Travel the World at the Nokomis Square Cooperative 3rd Floor Art Gallery

Posted in Art, Commercial Design, Residential Design on January 5, 2022

These days it may be a little challenging to travel the world, so these beautiful art pieces will help you see the globe from your computer. At the end of 2021, I finished helping with the latest art installation...

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...

Letting it Flow at the Art Gallery at Nokomis Square Cooperative

Posted in Art, Feng Shui, Interior Design, Residential Design on February 23, 2021

In Feng Shui, water is associated with abundance, movement, cleansing, and the flow of emotions. This is probably why residents at the Nokomis Square Cooperative in Minneapolis are lapping up the latest water-themed art installation on the 6th floor...

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...

Artist Spotlight: Avraham Loewenthal

Posted in Art, Featured Artists on October 2, 2019

Art can have deeply spiritual meaning, and the work of Avraham Loewenthal is no exception. Growing up in a Jewish family in Michigan, Loewenthal became interested in spirituality and meditation while attending college at the University of Michigan. He...

Lights, Camera, Action! Movies Take Center Stage at Nokomis Square Cooperative 7th Floor Art Gallery

Posted in Art, Color, Residential Design on September 30, 2019

Who doesn’t love going to the movies? Hot buttered popcorn, soda, and candy. The dim of the lights. Cozying up to a loved one. The glare of the big screen. I captured the feel of the theater by placing...

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, ...

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...

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...

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...