Infusing Energy Into a Partial Kitchen Remodel

Posted in Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on August 7, 2019

In with the new, out with the old…unless the old has sentimental value. You don’t always have to jump into a full-scale remodel; updating only what’s necessary will raise the energy of the room. Who doesn’t want that fresh...

Simple Ways to Add New Life to a Room

Posted in Accessories, Color, Home Design, Residential Design, Wall Coverings, Window Coverings on August 7, 2019

You don’t have to do a complete overhaul to breathe new life into a room. One of my long-time clients, Janis Klecker, has been working with me to update her home—in stages. The most recent project was in the...

6 Ways to Create a Sleeping Sanctuary

Posted in Accessories, Art, Bedding, Color, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design on June 4, 2019

Looking for tips on getting a good night’s sleep? I recently had the pleasure of redesigning long-time clients Janis and Barney Klecker’s guest bedroom. With their last of six children about to leave for college, Janis found that she...

Moving? Liven Up Your New Space With a Little Help

Posted in Art, Feng Shui, Home Design, Residential Design on March 26, 2019

When you move into a new space, it can take time to get it to feel like home. To make it feel like your space. But with a little repurposing, we can help speed that process along. Richard Bachrach, ...

Why You Should Hire an Interior Designer Before You Shop Online (or Try DIY)

Posted in Accessories, Color, Furniture, Interior Design, Window Coverings on March 26, 2019

There is a wealth of information available online about designing and buying items for your home. Social media sites such as Pinterest, Houzz, Instagram, and others provide beautiful household images and give people ideas on how they can decorate...

Bringing Life to the Party

Posted in Color, Commercial Design, Feng Shui, Furniture, Interior Design on January 29, 2019

Are you looking for a common room refresh at your apartment building? Recently, I renovated the party room at the River Pointe Apartments in Fridley, MN to give it a little life. My main goal was to lighten up...

Artist Sherri Bustad: Self-Discovery Through Painting and Travel

Posted in Art, Featured Artists, Lifestyle on January 29, 2019

Abstract painter Sherri Bustad has been traveling much of her adult life. “I was constantly absorbing. I was traveling to various countries to live for about 3 months at a time, to feel the place, and then let it come...

How to Downsize and Make Your New Space Multi-Purpose

Posted in Accessories, Art, Color, Decluttering, Feng Shui, Furniture, Interior Design, Residential Design on November 28, 2018

Have you decided to downsize? If so, I have a few helpful tips to make your smaller space work for you. A client I recently worked with named Jeannine decided she was ready to downsize into a single-family home...

Bringing Balance and Flow to the Workplace

Posted in Color, Commercial Design, Interior Design, Office Design on November 28, 2018

Sometimes you have to come to the design rescue. And that’s just what we did when our client, Infinity Direct, a marketing company in Minneapolis, contacted us, saying that the space felt a little busy and overwhelming. So, we...

Beginning Again: Peter Neumann’s Photography Journey

Posted in Art, Featured Artists on October 3, 2018

Photographer Peter Neumann knows a thing or two about new beginnings. After majoring in Literature at Northeastern University in Boston, his photography career has been entwined with a variety of gigs: photojournalist, guitar player and composer, ad agency and...

How LED Lights Bask Your Home in the Perfect Glow

Posted in Accessories, Color, Lifestyle, Lighting, Technology on October 3, 2018

by: Julie Ann Segal Have you switched to LED light bulbs in your home? If not, you may want to consider the interesting ways they illuminate your space. LED (light-emitting diode) is not just for lighting your way through...

Lake House Reflections: Combining Natural Elements to Create Custom Art

Posted in Accessories, Art, Feng Shui, Interior Design, Residential Design on August 8, 2018

“It was important to me that the art didn’t detract from the lake,” said Lake Minnetonka homeowner Jeannie. The project, led by Julie Ann Segal, involved infusing the refreshed space with art pieces that blended with the natural surroundings. Julie...

Featured Art Gallery Artist: Paige Dansinger

Posted in Art, Color, Featured Artists on June 6, 2018

Paige Dansinger isn’t your typical artist. Her latest work involves projecting drawings of flowers onto the ceiling of the Minneapolis Central Library as part of the Northern Spark Art Festival this weekend. The unusual part is that the flowers are created in...

How to Make Every Day a Vacation

Posted in Accessories, Art, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle on June 5, 2018

Do you wish you could feel that same sense of peace, that release of pressure that you get when you’re on vacation, in your everyday life? You could do this in your own home by creating elements of what we...