How to Get Your Home Ready for Summer in the Hudson Valley

We asked local design experts what is the one thing they do to get prepped for the coming season.

We asked Hudson Valley design experts about the one thing they do to get prepped for the sunniest season in the region.

“I design a new landscape project for my property. In recent years it was a koi pond, a fire pit, and a formal garden. This year we will plant a privacy screen for my hammock.”

– Daniel Contelmo, Daniel Contelmo Architects, Poughkeepsie

“I will be working to incorporate a new outdoor ‘shed’ structure into my landscaping, and extending my vegetable garden so my boys can have their own planting beds to grow their favorites.”

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— Melissa Adams Gruber, Adams Interior Design, Hopewell Junction

“One of my essentials to mark the change of seasons is to change all of my linens to crisp solid white — all bedding, towels, shower curtains, and bath rugs. There are few things quite as heavenly as getting into a plump, inviting white bed at night.”

— Debra Funt, Debra Funt Interiors, Scarsdale

“The first thing I do to get ready for summer is wash the awnings, which offer a lovely respite from the hot sun — making it more comfortable to relax or have barbecues with family and friends.”

— Maria LoIacono, Maria LoIacono Interiors, New Rochelle

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