Featured Virtual Art Gallery Artist: James Griffin

Posted in Art, Featured Artists, Home Design, Residential Design on October 11, 2016

Throughout his life, James has straddled different worlds and cultures, the classics and pop culture, abstract and realistic art. All these varied influences come through in his paintings. He works primarily with realism, but always with a consciousness of...

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...

Laguna Beach Condo Design Updates

Posted in Art, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized, Window Coverings on August 11, 2016

By Julie Ann Segal With several design updates, the Laguna Beach Condo is an even more inviting getaway for its owners. Finishing details are coming together to enhance the beauty and comfort of the space. Besides offering sweeping ocean...

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...

Featured Virtual Art Gallery Artist: HeeJune Shin

Posted in Art, Featured Artists, Home Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on June 15, 2016

A native of Korea, HeeJune Shin dreamt of being a painter all her life. She came to the US to study nutrition, and received a master’s degree in public health nutrition. In 1998 she enrolled in art school, with...

Featured Virtual Art Gallery Artist: Gulgun Gigi Turker

Posted in Art, Featured Artists, Home Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on April 18, 2016

Gulgun (Gigi) Turker has been an artist for over twenty years. She began working mostly as a commissioned artist, then in early 2000, Gigi made a venturous artistic move and entered the competitive gallery world with her artworks. Today,...

Featured Virtual Art Gallery Artist: David Wells

Posted in Art, Featured Artists, Home Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on February 5, 2016

David Wells’ abstract artworks are known for their intense color, energy and motion. Utilizing acrylic paints and inks, and his knowledge of chemistry to change variables in his artistic process, every creation is dynamic, unique and has unexpected elements....

An Easy Way to Find Artwork for Your Home or Office

Posted in Art, Commercial Design, Featured Artists, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Office Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on November 24, 2015

By Julie Ann Segal What do you have on your walls? Does your art reflect who you are, or what’s important to you? If they’re bare, what’s stopping you from displaying something that makes you smile? As an interior...

Virtual Art Gallery Featured Artist: Dan Mackerman

Posted in Art, Featured Artists, Home Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on October 7, 2015

Dan Mackerman has been a full-time painter and sculptor for nearly 25 years. His career highlights include projects with: The Smithsonian Institute National Building Museum, Phipps Center for the Arts, Disney, Animal Planet Television, Prince’s Paisley Park Studio, Mayo...

Feng Shui & Art: Placing Art with Intention

Posted in Art, Color, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Residential Design, Uncategorized on October 6, 2015

By Julie Ann Segal We place art in our spaces for many different reasons – because it’s beautiful, inspirational, or because it makes a statement about who we are or what we believe in. With Feng Shui, the placement...

Navigator, Lake Minnetonka Lifestyle Magazine Feature

Posted in Art, Commercial Design, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, News, Residential Design, Uncategorized on September 17, 2015

Recently, I was interviewed and featured by Navigator, which was exciting press, and I was honored to be included. If you’re not familiar with it, Navigator is a lifestyle magazine local to the Lake Minnetonka area. They also shared...

Featured Artist: Duncan McClellan

Posted in Art, Color, Featured Artists, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on August 4, 2015

By Julie Ann Segal While traveling to Florida in June, I had the lucky opportunity to meet glass artist Duncan McClellan. I visited his gallery there – the Duncan McClellan Gallery – which is very unique. Housed in a...

Virtual Art Gallery Featured Artist: Cynthia Starkweather-Nelson

Posted in Art, Color, Featured Artists, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on July 9, 2015

Cynthia Starkweather-Nelson’s paintings are part of a practice of “intentional viewing”, working to discover what in the subject demands attention, and finding the means to convey that beauty in layers of form, color and light. Her works explore the...

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...
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