Five Elements of Interior Design – by Maxwell Alexander

Five Elements of Interior Design – by Maxwell Alexander

Whether you are working with existing furnishings and fabrics or “starting from scratch” with an empty room, you should always use the elements and principles of design as a guide in choosing everything. The elements are your tools or raw materials, much like paints are the basics to a painter. The elements of design include space, line, form, color, and texture. The principles of design relate to how you use these elements and are balance, emphasis, rhythm, proportion and scale, and harmony and unity. Element […]

Give Your Home Some Space! Interior Design Tips for Small Living - by Interior Designer Maxwell Alexander

Give Your Home Some Space! Interior Design Tips for Small Living

Give Your Home Some Space! by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander (Duncan Avenue Interior Design Studio) Whether your house is big or small, a stand-alone structure or an apartment, it will go through a facelift sooner or later. You will have to repaint the walls (or get rid of the wallpaper), jettison junk that as accumulated over the years, and perhaps go in for some new furniture. It is easier for us Millennials, just because we used to “living small”, however, it applies to everyone who’s […]

It's time to Reimagine Your Workspace – 5 Secrets of Productivity and Feng Shui from the Hudson Valley Style Magazine

It’s time to Reimagine Your Workspace – 5 Secrets of Productivity and Feng Shui from the Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Reimagine Your Workspace – 5 Secrets of Productivity and Feng Shui by Hudson Valley Style Magazine Editor, Designer Maxwell Alexander Designer Maxwell Alexander / Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Just a few months ago we featured Villa 9W – one of the Duncan Avenue Design Studio projects and analyzed it from the Feng Shui perspective. I like using Feng Shui concepts to make overly complicated scientific ideas more relatable and down-to-earth. It is fascinating how our knowledge of home design circled back thousands of years just to see […]