Invaluable Architecture and Design & Inspiration At Home in the United States – Historic Hudson River Valley in Upstate New York

Last week I had the privilege of traveling to New York City and the incredible historic Hudson River Valley in Upstate New York.

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On the first night in New York City as I was walking from the famous Waldorf Astoria,  the Beautiful Art Deco hotel, to Rockefeller Center, Madison Ave and the JP Morgan Building,  I was in “Awe” by the history that surrounded me.   I kept asking myself, “If these building could talk” what fabulous stories I would hear.  Such beautiful Architectural details to inspire us in this historic/treasure city.

Original Hardware - Waldorf NY
Original Hardware – Waldorf Astoria, NY

Driving to the Hudson River Valley I was amazed by the trees, the autumn color leaves.  Beautiful landscape details.

Rich orange, brown and green.

Beautiful Fall Day - Hudson River Valley
Beautiful Fall Day – Hudson River Valley
Beautiful Fall Day - Hudson River Valley
Beautiful Fall Day – Hudson River Valley
Twig Bench
Twig Bench

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Charming garden area
Charming garden area

 

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Olana Gardens
Olana Gardens

 

Schuyler 1891 Wrought Iron detail
Schuyler 1891 Wrought Iron detail
Belongs Here
Belongs Here
Transition to Fall - Reflections
Transition to Fall – Reflections

Some of the highlights included Lyndhurst  (A Gothic Revival Mansion) , Boscobel (Federal style Architecture) and Olana (Persian style Mansion).

Lyndhurst Tarrytown, NY -Gothic Revival Home to NY Mayor William Paulding & Jay Gould RR Magnate
Lyndhurst Tarrytown, NY -Gothic Revival Home to NY Mayor William Paulding & Jay Gould RR Magnate
Clemont Manor House
Clemont Manor House
Interior Lyndhurst - Arched hallway , stained glass detail
Interior Lyndhurst – Arched hallway , stained glass detail
Lyndhurst interior entry - Faux finish interior ceiling details
Lyndhurst interior entry – Faux finish interior ceiling details
Lunch in Tarrytown- charming town
Lunch in Tarrytown- charming town
Boscobel: Premier example of Federal Style Architecture
Boscobel: Premier example of Federal Style
Architecture

Locust Lawn - 1814 Farmhouse built for Colonel Josiah Hasbrouck

Exotic Persian Style Mansion
Exotic Persian Style Mansion
Olana Persian Decorative Details
Olana Persian Decorative Details
Piano room Schuyler Mansion 1861
Piano room Schuyler Mansion
1861
Dinner feast at Schuyler Mansion 1891
Dinner feast at Schuyler Mansion 1891
Stair Detail
Stair Detail
Washington Hair
Washington Hair

Thayer Hotel - West Point - Gothic Revival

Albany - Capital Lighting
Albany – Capital Lighting

I hope you enjoy some of the images and once again what a privilege to have so much HISTORY right in our backyard.

Of the hundreds of photos that I took of Architectures, Landscapes and furnishings, I have a treasure for our future design projects.   I hope these photos inspire you to enjoy Architecture and Design throughout our great country, and also inspire you!

Monique Lafia

 

 

 

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