What our Clients are Saying

The new clubhouse space turned out wonderful. We absolutely love it – it’s so bright and cheerful with the colors and the artwork. Julie Ann is super easy to...
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- Nancy, KMS Management, Community Manager – Woodland Pointe Apartments

Nancy, KMS Management, Community Manager – Woodland Pointe Apartments

The new clubhouse space turned out wonderful. We absolutely love it – it’s so bright and cheerful with the colors and the artwork. Julie Ann is super easy to work with. KMS has hired her for many projects. She listens, gives her opinion, and then we come to an agreement.

Julie Ann is a dear. We originally hired her to do a Feng Shui consultation, and the bedroom was where we started making changes. We love it now. Before,...
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- Jill Ouradnik

Jill Ouradnik

Julie Ann is a dear. We originally hired her to do a Feng Shui consultation, and the bedroom was where we started making changes. We love it now. Before, it had dark paint which we never liked much, so it was good to lighten it up. The custom bedding is really nice. We made some Feng Shui changes specifically for Partnership, including adding artwork of a couple. My husband and I are getting along well. It’s a more tranquil space for both of us, and that’s helped our relationship.

The whole house got a spruce after the bedroom. Julie Ann helped us pick out paint colors and we have had several other rooms painted. It feels freshened up. The whole process was fun. Julie Ann is great to work with – lots of ideas and very creative.

Margie is great! It was an extreme pleasure working with her on the remodeling of our lower level. We love the new space. When Margie came into our home...
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- Shelly

Shelly

Margie is great! It was an extreme pleasure working with her on the remodeling of our lower level. We love the new space. When Margie came into our home and discussed the design changes, she listened to everything that we were looking for, and found wonderful options for us. I just can’t say enough good things about her, and I will definitely recommend her to friends and family.
– Shelly

Motivated by having a party at our home, I hired Julie Ann to help me pull together the design of our living room and dining room. They look awesome!...
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- Cristine Beers

Cristine Beers

Motivated by having a party at our home, I hired Julie Ann to help me pull together the design of our living room and dining room. They look awesome! I received lots of compliments. Julie Ann knows what she’s doing. There were some things I wasn’t sure about, but she reassured me, and the space has come together so well. It’s so much nicer, and cozier. I love to sit in the living room now; I can look at and appreciate the art. And we use the dining room now. The space looks so much more put together. I’m looking forward to having Julie Ann’s help with our next project – a rug, artwork, furniture and window treatments for our informal dining room!

Julie Ann was a very big help in picking out color combinations. We needed help to cut down on multiple color combinations amongst our properties, and choose better color...
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- Dick Goldman, GreMar Apartments

Dick Goldman, GreMar Apartments

Julie Ann was a very big help in picking out color combinations. We needed help to cut down on multiple color combinations amongst our properties, and choose better color combinations for them. Some property’s previous owners chose colors that didn’t match. These Victorian homes that are converted to multi-unit housing have a lot of character, and if the colors aren’t coordinated it destroys the look of the house. It makes a significant difference in the overall appearance of the home when you use a professional. We’ve also hired Julie Ann to help us choose carpeting for our rental properties. If you want a good-looking property you can’t cut corners.

Julie Ann is lovely to work with. She’s friendly, energetic, responsive, and was always on top of the details to keep the project moving along. She has the whole...
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- Lori Weissman

Lori Weissman

Julie Ann is lovely to work with. She’s friendly, energetic, responsive, and was always on top of the details to keep the project moving along. She has the whole picture in mind, and an excellent sense of taste and style. We’re so pleased with how our family room turned out. It’s a classy look, and feels comfortable. Julie Ann knows her quality. Our new sofa is fabulous – so soft and comfy – and my husband loves it. The piece of art she helped us find is perfect. It really tied it all together. I would certainly give Julie Ann high marks for customer service. She was so thoughtful, and she has a great team working for her as well.

Our residents will love using this party room. It feels fresh, vibrant and more modern. It takes time to finish a room like this, and there are a lot...
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- Kimberley Beto, KMS Management, Senior Portfolio Manager

Kimberley Beto, KMS Management, Senior Portfolio Manager

Our residents will love using this party room. It feels fresh, vibrant and more modern. It takes time to finish a room like this, and there are a lot of details to handle. Julie Ann is great at making suggestions, but she also takes our input, and pulls everything together to make the space something that will work for our community.

I recently sold my 4-bedroom, 2-story home and downsized to a rental apartment. I hired Julie at Metro Interiors to help me make the transition to a significantly smaller...
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- Mary Louise Johnson

Mary Louise Johnson

I recently sold my 4-bedroom, 2-story home and downsized to a rental apartment. I hired Julie at Metro Interiors to help me make the transition to a significantly smaller living space. Julie was extremely helpful in selecting which pieces of furniture I should keep, what new pieces I should acquire and how the old and new could be integrated together and complemented with wall art, rugs and other decorative items to complete the look I was going for. Julie and her team were easy to work with, respectful of my tastes and have always had excellent follow up with the status of my orders and in answering questions. They also offer feng shui advice which I found very helpful in the rearrangement of existing pieces I had to make my rooms feel more hospitable. I would not hesitate to recommend Julie and her team to anyone seeking professional design services.

Julie Ann is wonderful to work with. She always has several options, and it’s a nice process. Recently, we worked with her on updating The Calhoun, a 1959 mid-rise...
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- Mike Lichey, KMS Management, Property Manager

Mike Lichey, KMS Management, Property Manager

Julie Ann is wonderful to work with. She always has several options, and it’s a nice process. Recently, we worked with her on updating The Calhoun, a 1959 mid-rise apartment building. Julie Ann had helped us with the space before, with artwork and other upgrades in 2008, but with lots of new buildings in the area, we wanted to make sure it fit in and stayed just as hip and trendy. Julie Ann did a great job helping us give it a fresh look with some of that “Uptown Flair.”

With new paint, wallcoverings, and other features it just feels better. You don’t walk in thinking “something needs a change.” It feels nice and new. There’s color and pattern; we added more lighting and unique columns around the doors.

I feel more confident in showing the space, now that it’s updated.

I would highly recommend Metro Interiors under Julie Ann’s direction to any firm, to enhance their space or begin as new. I have known Julie Ann for nine years....
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- Lori Goar, Office Manager, KMS Management Inc.

Lori Goar, Office Manager, KMS Management Inc.

I would highly recommend Metro Interiors under Julie Ann’s direction to any firm, to enhance their space or begin as new.

I have known Julie Ann for nine years. She has worked with KMS Management on design and remodeling longer than that. She is respectful of our ideas but has just the right flair for enhancing what we may suggest or what we hadn’t thought of. The projects turn out beautifully and will stand the test of time.

All of KMS spaces that have been completed through Julie Ann and her staff are finished on a timely basis. KMS has managed properties since 1982 and we have been fortunate to have Julie Ann direct where we should be and what would work best in enhancing our buildings for maximum appeal to new renters, as well as comfortable for our busy staff.

We recently moved our corporate office. Julie Ann was our designer and we cannot be more pleased with turning an 80’s décor with tight spaces into a warm, inviting space, but not escaping privacy for our staff and other vendors where needed. We did not budget a huge sum for new office furniture. No problem – Julie Ann’s ideas for colors truly enhance what we decided to keep in our new offices.

My father’s townhouse had unfortunate water damage – the sprinklers froze and burst – so it was destroyed inside. We had to take it down to the studs to...
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- Janis Klecker

Janis Klecker

My father’s townhouse had unfortunate water damage – the sprinklers froze and burst – so it was destroyed inside. We had to take it down to the studs to restore the structure, and fix the electrical and plumbing. We worked with Julie Ann and the Metro Interiors team on the finishing work. Unlike the work I’ve done with Julie Ann on my own home, this project had to be done quickly. We also had to be mindful of insurance guidelines. If I had to do it myself I would have been overwhelmed. It was so nice to work with Julie Ann; she made it doable – saving me so much time and brainwork. She knew what she was doing, and I knew I could trust her. The townhouse really is beautiful now. I am more than pleased. It came together as a whole so nicely. With the colors and style, each room naturally flows to the next, and it feels comfortable and cozy.

As with the office that Julie Ann redid, we absolutely love the new living room! It’s amazing what a change in color can do for a room. We went...
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- Marybeth Hoelzer

Marybeth Hoelzer

As with the office that Julie Ann redid, we absolutely love the new living room! It’s amazing what a change in color can do for a room. We went from dark red walls and furniture that was over-sized for the space, to what is now a much brighter room that appears to have almost doubled in size, yet actually has more furniture than before.

I like that Julie Ann was able to incorporate the artwork and light Oriental theme that we previously had and wanted to keep to some degree. We also were looking for a nice piece of art for above our fireplace, something special that could be a focus point for us. The original painting she found for us is fabulous and was within a reasonable price range, which helped immensely!

We finally feel like the space is being used appropriately and have even more room, which will make it nice come fall, as we do a lot of entertaining. Can’t wait to have people over!

Julie Ann and her team are so easy to work with and really seem to get a feel for you and what you like and dislike, unlike other decorators I’ve worked with that just seem to want to sell you what they think will look good –not what you feel will look good and be comfortable with.

I would recommend her highly.

Julie Ann did an excellent job on three rooms in my house, creating a tasteful and unique look, and figuring out creative solutions that far exceeded my expectations.
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- John Nealon

John Nealon

Julie Ann did an excellent job on three rooms in my house, creating a tasteful and unique look, and figuring out creative solutions that far exceeded my expectations.

I absolutely love my new office! It says something about me and who I am. Prior to the re-design, it was a cluttered, disorganized mess that really said nothing...
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- Marybeth Hoelzer

Marybeth Hoelzer

I absolutely love my new office! It says something about me and who I am. Prior to the re-design, it was a cluttered, disorganized mess that really said nothing about who I am. In fact, it was almost the opposite of what I like – having an organized space and having it designed around somewhat of a theme. I tended to use my office as a catch-all for things I didn’t know where to put or what to do with. Other than having some travel pictures up that I love, there was really nothing to it.

Now it’s well-organized, bright and seems to flow in the way it’s laid out. I love the desk and how it sits. I can either work by the window and look out at the garden and at the birds, which I love to do, or look out into the living room and be part of anything going on there. The artwork above the desk is beautiful too. It shows me that big doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

My work attitude and feeling of what the office is has definitely changed – I like to be there even when I’m not working. It doesn’t feel only like an office but is actually a relaxing place to be.

Working with Julie Ann was fabulous. I must admit that when my husband mentioned bringing someone in who does Feng Shui I was somewhat questioning as to what this really was and what it would do. But we made a definite connection when we first met. She was able to tell what I liked and wanted. And there wasn’t anything she showed me that I didn’t like – I even found some ideas that she liked better!

The whole process was great – I look forward to doing the next room!

I initially chose to work with Julie Ann because of her expertise in Feng Shui, and I will use her again because she has excellent taste, and was so...
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- Diane Dukes

Diane Dukes

I initially chose to work with Julie Ann because of her expertise in Feng Shui, and I will use her again because she has excellent taste, and was so creative. Julie Ann works with many unique vendors and artists, and she brought color and TASTE into my home. She is a good listener, so after the initial consultation, she understood what we wanted for our home. I would highly recommend her and her team for your next design project.

Metro Interiors is a great company. Julie Ann listened to my preferences and needs, and was able to transform a portion of my home. She kept our busy family’s...
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- Janis Klecker

Janis Klecker

Metro Interiors is a great company. Julie Ann listened to my preferences and needs, and was able to transform a portion of my home. She kept our busy family’s lifestyle in mind for the design, and created the calm and inviting space I longed for. I would highly recommend her services. She is great to work with and clearly has her clients’ best interests in mind.

A guest who’d never been here just commented on how beautiful he thought our home was. He said he loved the color, and thought it was cozy and inviting.  That is just the feel I was looking for when Julie Ann, with her grace and expertise, helped make it that way.  We so enjoy the space in our home – the colors and carpet in our new bedroom, the use we get in our front room and great room makes our whole house a welcoming and nurturing place to be. I am sure I will be calling Metro Interiors before long with yet another project!

I have been working with Julie Ann at Metro Interiors for over 10 years. She helped me decorate my last home, and helped with the design of my current...
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- Dana and Jim Schwieters, Lakeville, MN

Dana and Jim Schwieters, Lakeville, MN

I have been working with Julie Ann at Metro Interiors for over 10 years. She helped me decorate my last home, and helped with the design of my current home as we built it. She is a pleasure to work with! Julie Ann has a gift of helping you to design a beautiful, warm and inviting home as well as taking into consideration the practical side of how the room will be lived in. She helped me to expand on my own personal taste and style, and created a beautiful living space that I am complimented on time and time again. I will continue to use Julie Ann for my future decorating needs and would highly recommend her. I also appreciated that she works well within your budget needs.

Julie Ann is professional, creative and resourceful. I initially hired her to help me pick out some window treatments and paint colors for my home, and loved the results!...
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- Kerry McCabe

Kerry McCabe

Julie Ann is professional, creative and resourceful. I initially hired her to help me pick out some window treatments and paint colors for my home, and loved the results! She also helped me Feng Shui my home. We had great fun and I learned a lot. I am very pleased!

Julie Ann is a creative designer who entered my life just at the right time. For years I have collected ideas for decorating that have stayed in a folder...
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- Kathy Kerber

Kathy Kerber

Julie Ann is a creative designer who entered my life just at the right time. For years I have collected ideas for decorating that have stayed in a folder and never been touched. I could not get to the point of feeling confident on creating the decor in my room. Enter Julie Ann – she has helped me with pieces of the project over time and now I have this beautiful, welcoming living and dining room. Everyone who comes to visit wants to stay. They feel welcomed, comforted and refreshed. Julie Ann helped me with specific items as I could afford them. Examples: the blinds, the lamps, colors. In the end I have a gorgeous finished room.

Julie gets an A++ rating from me. We had a very difficult project and I wanted to hire someone who specialized in apartment interiors. I knew Julie had worked...
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- Stephen Ocvirek, Property Manager at Calhoun Towers

Stephen Ocvirek, Property Manager at Calhoun Towers

Julie gets an A++ rating from me. We had a very difficult project and I wanted to hire someone who specialized in apartment interiors. I knew Julie had worked for several of our competitors and she was recommended by some of my colleagues as well.

Our apartment hallways have low ceilings and are very short. The old design looked very antiquated, lacking color, giving it a very washed out effect.

Julie did a fantastic job by changing the entire character of the halls. The wallpaper was replaced with a pattern that looked very rich and elegant. This added depth to the walls and made you feel like you were in a luxury apartment building as opposed to a budget priced building as the old wallpaper reflected.

She also changed the color of the apartment doors from a plain white to a darker green which accented the doors. This really helped the apartment doors to stand out and introduce color to the halls. Julie also picked out some very contemporary artwork for each floors’ lobby along with a sitting bench. The carpet that Julie picked out was a very complementary design to the wallpaper and doors.

She worked with us and kept within our budget. Through some of her purchasing connections, we saved several thousand off the price of the project.

We have had a wonderful experience bringing Julie Ann into our beauty salon, Salon International to Feng Shui our space. We expressed to her what we wanted to happen...
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- Janel and Theresa, owners of Salon International

Janel and Theresa, owners of Salon International

We have had a wonderful experience bringing Julie Ann into our beauty salon, Salon International to Feng Shui our space. We expressed to her what we wanted to happen in our business and our personnel growth. We have certainly felt the change! We followed through with the changes she recommended to us, simple as they may have been, and really felt and have seen the growth in our business. It has been a pleasure meeting you Julie Ann and again thank you very much.

Since meeting Julie Ann Segal last year, I have had her consult with three of my sellers, in the art of Feng Shui for their homes. All three listing...
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- Mary Hansmeyer

Mary Hansmeyer

Since meeting Julie Ann Segal last year, I have had her consult with three of my sellers, in the art of Feng Shui for their homes. All three listing sold within 30 days and very close to asking price!

She made my sellers feel at ease and was able to guide them through the changes that were needed to sell in a very difficult market. I have personally hired Julie Ann to set up my new home and have felt the amazing benefits of Feng Shui! I look forward to referring you for many years to come!

I’ve been an armchair student of Feng Shui for more years than I can remember. However, after having lived in my new house for over a year, there was...
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- Merriam Residence

Merriam Residence

I’ve been an armchair student of Feng Shui for more years than I can remember. However, after having lived in my new house for over a year, there was something that was preventing me from getting a good night’s sleep. Having meet Julie Ann at a Holiday home sale, I eventually called on her for a consultation. She came to my home with a non-threatening list of what would be good to have in each room of my house. I already had many of her suggestions already in place. She did make some suggestions that gave me a better sense of peace but I was still having difficulty sleeping.

Being a good businesswoman, Julie Ann has taken the time and made the investment in creating and maintaining a website and an interesting newsletter. It was an article in her September newsletter that has changed my life. It was an article on how electromagnetic fields can disrupt your sleep. Since reading the article and making the changes recommended by the author, I am now sleeping better than I have slept for 15 years. So, in addition to being very knowledgeable in Feng Shui, Julie Ann has networked with other professionals in the field of home health which is an additional benefit for those to whom she provides her design services.

Thank you Julie Ann for being committed to your work. My life has taken a new direction that I attribute directly to the good fortune of meeting you!

I asked Julie Ann from Metro Interiors to come to my house to help me find the right style of blinds for my new home in Plymouth. It was...
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- Silvana LaCreta Ravena

Silvana LaCreta Ravena

I asked Julie Ann from Metro Interiors to come to my house to help me find the right style of blinds for my new home in Plymouth. It was a bit of a challenge, because my windows are very large and I needed to find a style that would fit the modernist, architectural concept of this Ralph Rapson house. Julie Ann perfectly understood the need for us to create some privacy while maintaining the sense of openness that Rapson designed, integrating the exterior and the interior. The blinds should not interfere with this concept. As an artist, I can be very demanding and exacting. Julie Ann was extremely respectful of my wishes and together we found the perfect solution.

We moved into a 19-year-old home. Julie Ann listened to what our tastes and our needs were. Together, with new paint, light fixtures, an extension of the wood flooring...
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- The Hagens

The Hagens

We moved into a 19-year-old home. Julie Ann listened to what our tastes and our needs were. Together, with new paint, light fixtures, an extension of the wood flooring into two other rooms, some wonderful paintings and a few new pieces of furniture, we have created a very lovely, updated space to enjoy. We recommend Julie Ann and her staff whole-heartedly, and were very pleased with the ease, and results, of our collaboration.

“Anyone can go out to buy a couch or chair for their home. It is true. But what I found is that by working with an Interior Designer the...
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- Mary Kenna

Mary Kenna

“Anyone can go out to buy a couch or chair for their home. It is true. But what I found is that by working with an Interior Designer the caliber of Julie Ann, a whole new world of “possibilities” opens up. I would never have found the material for my valance or thought of the various shapes available… and certainly wouldn’t have thought to put a row of crystals on the bottom! The nuanced lighting provided by the shades Julie Ann suggested was wonderful! The faux finish she suggested for the walls added a warmth that pulled the entire room together. One last thing… I am verrrrrry particular about the art in my home, and never would have thought that anyone could pick out a piece FOR me… well, Julie Ann was truly in tune with me and found the perfect art.”

“In the early part of the summer in 2009, with my daughter approaching 15, and entering high school, I wanted and needed to redo her bedroom. She still was...
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- Mary Butts

Mary Butts

“In the early part of the summer in 2009, with my daughter approaching 15, and entering high school, I wanted and needed to redo her bedroom. She still was using her white “little girl” furniture that she had since she was almost three years old! We didn’t know where to even begin and Julie Ann helped by starting us off in the right direction and let us design and create a bedroom that is so beautiful and elegant. It has such a classy look and, at the same time, it is warm and inviting. The whole process was so much fun and Julie Ann made it so enjoyable and we could not wait to see the end result which was way better than anything we could have imagined!”

My partner and I hired Julie Ann to help furnish our suite of offices. We were concerned about expense and that it would be difficult to address the needs...
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- Julie Moore Rapacki, founder and president of Polish Your Star, LLC

Julie Moore Rapacki, founder and president of Polish Your Star, LLC

My partner and I hired Julie Ann to help furnish our suite of offices. We were concerned about expense and that it would be difficult to address the needs of an accounting practice with an executive coaching and networking business in the suite. Julie Ann listened to our needs and provided great, practical consulting. She helped us make no cost changes to what we already had to make the space more professional and inviting. She also brought us an assortment of great pieces that allowed us to match our needs with our personal styles. I would hire Metro Interiors again and have referred friends to Metro Interiors.

“Julie Ann’s talent for appealing color and design has brought our vacancy to 1%.”
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- Dick Goldman, CEO-Gremar Apartments

Dick Goldman, CEO-Gremar Apartments

“Julie Ann’s talent for appealing color and design has brought our vacancy to 1%.”

“Our consultations with Julie Ann produced creative solutions to a variety of design challenges, enabling us to meet our project goals while saving both time and money.”
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- Brian Kelley, Director of Property Management, KMS Management Inc.

Brian Kelley, Director of Property Management, KMS Management Inc.

“Our consultations with Julie Ann produced creative solutions to a variety of design challenges, enabling us to meet our project goals while saving both time and money.”

“The new Townhouse I purchased needed to be completely renovated and redecorated. I knew that to accomplish having a beautiful, coordinated and comfortable home I needed a design professional....
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- Dave Knutson

Dave Knutson

“The new Townhouse I purchased needed to be completely renovated and redecorated. I knew that to accomplish having a beautiful, coordinated and comfortable home I needed a design professional. Through a friend I found Julie Ann Segal at Metro Interiors. Julie Ann coordinated all of the design for the project including color choices for all the walls, window treatments, fabrics, carpet, tile, wood floors, kitchen remodeling, furniture and additional art. In other words, a complete renovation. All the while Julie Ann kept me involved in the selection process and paid close attention to my goals and ideas. Thanks to Julie Ann I have a beautiful and comfortable home that I enjoy everyday.”

“I visited International Market Square 10 years ago and was given the name of several designers and their profiles. Julie Ann was the first one I called, and we...
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- Dana Schwieters

Dana Schwieters

“I visited International Market Square 10 years ago and was given the name of several designers and their profiles. Julie Ann was the first one I called, and we met at my home for a consultation. I had my skepticism, as many friends that have worked with designers had warned me that at times they can be very “pushy” and talk you into products that you don’t want or that are out of your budget. Julie Ann is as far from this as you can get. She has a knack for figuring out what my style and tastes are, keeping within my budget, encouraging me to find my own creativity and style, as well as doing a beautiful job helping me make my house a home. Every time a new guest comes into my home they comment on how beautifully decorated my house is. Needless to say, Julie Ann has helped me decorate 3 houses, and I know I will be a lifelong client.”

“When I walked into an interior design studio 16 years ago, I was completely overwhelmed with the task of remodeling my home. I had to select colors, wallpapers, carpeting...
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- Coreen Nordling

Coreen Nordling

“When I walked into an interior design studio 16 years ago, I was completely overwhelmed with the task of remodeling my home. I had to select colors, wallpapers, carpeting and furniture. I was introduced to Julie Ann Segal who calmly and patiently assisted me with decorating and furnishing my newly remodeled walk-out rambler. The furniture and color scheme choices we made 16 years ago still satisfy me today. I continue to feel grateful for the expert design advice that Julie Ann has given me throughout the years.”