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,...

Feng Shui Tips to Romance Your Space

Posted in Accessories, Art, Bedding, Decluttering, Feng Shui, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on February 7, 2017

By Julie Ann Segal In the mood for love? Does your space feel the same way? If not – if it feels cluttered, drab, uninspired – the furthest thing from romantic – it’s time for some “Fun” Shui changes...

18 Top Trends for 2017

Posted in Accessories, Color, Dining Tables, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on January 16, 2017

Click on the links below, and view my Houzz Ideabook and Pinterest Board for Photos of what’s trending now for Interior Design! Photo by Window Works – More contemporary bedroom photos   Accent Trends White accents Mixed woods and...

Redesign & Accessorize to Create Living and Dining Room Ambiance

Posted in Accessories, Art, Dining Tables, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lighting, Residential Design, Uncategorized on September 16, 2016

By Julie Ann Segal The party is planned – now is the house ready for company? Having guests is a sure motivator to spruce up your home. My client Cristine had never really finished her formal living spaces. Before...

Design Tip – Don’t Be Afraid to Mix Metals

Posted in Accessories, Art, Color, Commercial Design, Flooring, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lighting, Residential Design, Uncategorized on July 15, 2016

By Julie Ann Segal As an interior designer, I’m commonly asked, “Is it ok to mix metals?” And my answer is, “Of course! As long as they’re balanced in the room.” Some people think that is an interior design...

Bedroom Feng Shui – Creating Your Sanctuary

Posted in Accessories, Bedding, Color, Decluttering, Feng Shui, Flooring, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Lighting, Residential Design, Uncategorized, Window Coverings on March 9, 2016

Many times the bedroom is a room that’s either overlooked or last on the list. The public spaces in the house get more attention because they’re what everyone else sees. Your bedroom needs the attention first. It’s where you...

Before & After: Warm & Functional Family Room

Posted in Accessories, Art, Color, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on June 8, 2015

With a 3-year old and newborn baby, this busy young family hadn’t yet gotten to making their family room an ideal, usable space. A dull color palate and hand-me-down furniture didn’t make it feel very warm, or function as...

Accessorizing Your TV Console

Posted in Accessories, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Technology, Uncategorized on November 8, 2012

By Victoria Mott Do you use a console for your flat screen TV? Design tip:  you don’t always have to put your T.V. in the center of your console. Yes it looks nice, but sometimes the unexpected can look...

Displaying Collections

Posted in Accessories, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on September 27, 2012

Check out what Metro Interiors’ Designer Victoria Mott is up to… We all have collections that we’d like to display in our home, but it can be a tricky task. This “Before” photo shows a collection that a client...

Home Office Makeover

Posted in Accessories, Art, Color, Decluttering, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Office Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized, Window Coverings on September 18, 2012

By Julie Ann Segal Have you seen the latest addition to our portfolio? We’ve shared photos/features of a home office – formerly used for storage – turned Wonderland retreat. We created it to be both functional, for office activities,...

Repurposing For Design & Function

Posted in Accessories, Art, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Uncategorized on July 12, 2012

By Victoria Mott Many things you already own can be repurposed to furnish and decorate your home. For instance, an antique sewing table can be used as an end table or bedside table. They usually have many drawers that...