AO Journal

Fall Getaway: Explore the Charms of the Hudson Valley

If you are looking for the ideal weekend getaway, nothing beats the Hudson Valley. Located 150 miles from Manhattan on the Hudson River, the area is known for its scenic landscapes, fabulous antique shops, historical sites, wineries and a mecca for farm-to-table foodies.

This fall be sure to mark your calendars for the Kingston Design Connection Showhouse where talented local designers and artisans transform a stunning 19th-century landmark house. Clinton Avenue in Kingston. Held Friday, October llth to Sunday, October 27th, the intriguing mix of contemporary and period furnishings is the work of designers such as Michael Cox of Foley & Cox, Catherine Gerry Interiors, Ana Claudia Interiors, Amanda Sanchioni and Kelsey Ter Meer (house exterior) and many more.  

Be sure to check out the Kingston Design Connection’s website for lectures and showhouse tours. And while you are in the Hudson Valley, be sure to visit a few of our favorite antique haunts such as (insert prospective dealers here).

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Kingston Design Connection


Ana Claudia Design

Interior designer Ana Claudia Design’s floral ceiling provides a beautiful focal point in the showhouse dining room. 

Catherine Gerry Interiors

Vintage meets contemporary in a sitting room designed by Catherine Gerry Interiors.

Foley & Cox

Michael Cox of Foley and Cox went with bold and dramatic for the living room interior.

Brooke Nelson

Brooke Nelson of Transformative Spacing’s selection of vintage antiques and accessories in a dining area reflect the region’s rich history.

Mercer Interior

Mercer Interior’s showstopping kitchen is accentured with bamboo cabinets and pale green and grey tones. 

Simone Eseld

A charming vintage children’s room by Simone Eseld of Reset Your Home gets a colorful plaid backdrop.