Gorgeous gray rooms are all the rage this year. Peruse any interior design magazine and you’ll see bedrooms, hallways, kitchens and baths in all different shades of gray – and trust me, there are many ranging from a dark slate to an almost silver shade. No longer considered a drab color - gray brings a modern elegance and will enliven any space. And, it's the perfect palette to pair with different textures and bold or muted colors. We even designed our office using an array of grays. 

Here are a few rooms to inspire your home design. Click here to follow us on Pinterest for more interior design tips.


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Principal Broker/Owner
Halter Associates Realty

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Marbletown, situated less than 100 miles north of New York City, is a rural town with large swathes of farm fields, unspoiled mountain views, meandering streams and an array of charming neighborhoods and villages. It includes historic Stone Ridge, home to many iconic colonial stone homes, quaint inns, antique shops and restaurants. High Falls is home to the area's farmer's market, flea market, great restaurants and home furnishings destination stores like Lounge. The area’s real estate runs the gamut from traditional colonials and those historic stone homes to mid-century ranches and cottages, all with easy access to year-round outdoor fun. Here's an example of what's on the market: 

115 Buck Road, Stone Ridge NY - - See Full Listing HERE

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Whether you enjoy dining al fresco, gastro pub fare, gourmet meals or simple home cookin', the Hudson Valley has an array of restaurants and food choices to entice gourmands from all corners of the world. Here are a few of our favorites: 

Miss Lucy’s Kitchen / Saugerties NY

At Miss Lucy's you will find great food with great ingredients. With a commitment to serving fresh, house made food using the finest produce from our local farmers, this is your place for farm-to-table dining. 

Kovo Rotisserie / Kingston NY

Kovo is a Greek-inspired casual restaurant with a focus on rotisserie meats and fresh, seasonal salads in Uptown Kingston, NY. Owned by the same folks behind the also delicious, Boitsons. 

Duo Bistro / Kingston NY


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Calling all designers that LIVE for farmhouse chic - we have five fabulous homes on the market that will dazzle and delight your imagination. Like you, we adore the possibilities of designing the interior and exterior of a farmhouse; especially when a home is drenched in history and architectural detail, and you give it a contemporary spin. Think weathered wood meets architectural metal, neutral palettes meet bold accents, and rustic details meet soft cozy fabrics and furniture.  Follow us on Pinterest for more  Farmhouse Chic inspiration and take a look below at the farmhouses we have on the market today. 

73 Cross Patch Road, Woodstock NY / $449K  - Click HERE for full listing

Beautiful, serene, mountaintop farmhouse with semi-finished…

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This month we get the real deal with Brad Will, co-founder of Ashokan Architecture and Planning (AAP), based in Kingston, NY, in the heart of the Hudson River Valley. Brad has been involved with award-winning residential projects, two major senior living centers, public design competitions, a new office high-rise, and pro bono assistance for non-profit organizations. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Architecture in 1984, and became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2004 with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). AAP brings state-of-the-art design and building technology to the practical challenges of getting good buildings completed on time, and on budget. The firm built its reputation on bringing subtle and…

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87 Ryan Drive, Hurley, NY - $385K / Click HERE to see the full listing. 

Welcome to 87 Ryan Drive! Located on a dead end road with homes that all are lovingly cared for, this 2,700 square foot contemporary has been recently renovated, bringing a fresh and modern feel everywhere you turn.

The layout makes for easy entertaining and room to roam. The first level offers a bright and spacious living room w/cathedral ceilings, formal dining room, both rooms with hardwood floors. 

The kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, ample cabinet space, breakfast bar and is open to the cozy family room with brick fireplace. The laundry room with new washer & dryer, new half bath and mudroom are all located off the…

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Just West of the city of Kingston NY, you'll find Hurley NY and this stunning renovation of an early 1700s Newkirk home. This extraordinary stone farmhouse overlooks the Hudson Valley and has everything you could possibly desire. With waterfall, stream, meadows, 2 antique barns, 74 acres of woods and private trails, a brand new guest house addition and in-ground black gunite pool you will never want to leave. 

Featured in Elle Décor magazine, this state-of-the-art remodeled home, beautifully designed by the aforementioned renowned architect, offers an elegant lifestyle, in an ideal setting in the Hudson Valley.

Quality workmanship is evident throughout the bright, spacious yet intimate living spaces in which original features…

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Windows are the mediator between your interior and exterior world – between private and public, between shadow and light. When you live in a place as gorgeous as the Hudson Valley, a window welcomes nature into your home. For all of these reasons, windows are an integral expression of design for a house. Below are an array of windows to inspire your renovations. For more window design tips be sure to follow our Pinterest board:  Windows Make a Room.

If you are looking for a great home to install your favorite windows - give us a call! We'd love to find the perfect match for you! 

Lisa Halter
Principal Broker/Owner
Halter Associates Realty

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