Book Excerpt: Learn How to Love the Energy of Your Space in my Upcoming Book “Spaces: Change Your Space to Change Your Life”

Posted in Accessories, Art, Color, Decluttering, Feng Shui, Flooring, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, News, Office Design, Residential Design on October 25, 2021

Note from Julie Ann: This is an excerpt from my upcoming book “Spaces: Change Your Space to Change Your Life”, specifically a rough draft of a section of Part One: Living With Intention, Chapter One: What is Energy? As...

How to Transform an Office into a Glamorous Soaking Tub Room

Posted in Accessories, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Residential Design on August 31, 2021

Who would’ve thought a home office could be the perfect space for a soaking tub? Turns out it was exactly what Dr. Barbro Brost was hoping for, after seeing this inspirational photo in a magazine:        ...

How to Efficiently Live in the Lap of Luxury

Posted in Accessories, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle on June 29, 2021

“Luxury is a state of mind.” – L’Wren Scott In the interior design world, the word luxury might conjure up images of oceanside living, sprawling mansions, private swimming pools, and marble-laden everything. And you would be right! If you...

Manifesting Your Dream Life—And Space—Through the Powerful Energy of Crystals

Posted in Accessories, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Office Design on April 27, 2021

The earth is so abundant with healing energy. Recently, I went on a vacation to Sedona, Arizona, where I found myself once again visiting one of the most beautiful landmarks in this country: Cathedral Rock, a natural sandstone butte...

7 Expert Tips for Infusing Feng Shui Design Into Your Space

Posted in Accessories, Art, Color, Commercial Design, Decluttering, Feng Shui, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Office Design, Residential Design on February 4, 2020

Are you looking to refresh your home or office? The best way to do that is to consider how Feng Shui design elements can impact the space in lively and life-changing ways. Consider these 7 transformational tips for incorporating...

What Does it Mean to Design Green?

Posted in Accessories, Bedding, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle on December 3, 2019

Have you ever wondered what your furnishings are made of in your home? Unfortunately, things like bedding, carpet, flooring, textiles, and furniture can be made with toxic materials that can lead to health problems and environmental damage. I learned...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

3 Tips for the Best Laundry & Mud Room Design

Posted in Accessories, Art, Color, Decluttering, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design on June 19, 2017

Laundry and mud rooms are utilitarian spaces, but that doesn’t mean that they have to look the part! Because they’re the place where families likely enter the home most often these days, it’s important that they be functional, organized,...