Meet the Artist – Inside the Blue & White Art Gallery with Israeli Artist Udi Merioz

Posted in Art, Featured Artists, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on April 10, 2014

By Julie Ann Segal On my recent trip to Jerusalem, it was a true pleasure to meet artist Udi Merioz at his Blue & White Art Gallery. In speaking with him, and getting the inside story on his career...

Interview with Laguna Beach Artist Dedre Sines

Posted in Art, Featured Artists, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on October 7, 2013

By Julie Ann Segal Laguna Beach, California has a sizeable artists’ community. On a recent working trip there, I was fortunate to be able to interview one of the many, talented fine artist Dedre Sines JS:  How did you...

Before and After Framed Art at the Spa House in Laguna Beach

Posted in Art, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on May 30, 2013

By Julie Ann Segal At my most recent trip do some design work at the Spa House in Laguna Beach, CA, I had a custom frame made for this piece of art. (Read our earlier post about the framer,...

Change Your Space, Change Your Life

Posted in Art, Feng Shui, Home Design, Uncategorized on May 23, 2013

In the recent article “Change Your Space, Change Your Life” in Twin Cities TOSCA magazine, discover how Julie Ann and the Metro Interiors team go beyond creating spaces that look good, to ones that feel good too. Featured Here...

Framing Art for the Spa House in Laguna Beach

Posted in Art, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on May 14, 2013

By Julie Ann Segal I’m here in Laguna Beach working on the Spa House again! Besides being here for general maintenance items, I’m working on some elements of the design. A piece of art I needed framed led me...

Art Appreciation at Any Age

Posted in Art, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on May 9, 2013

By Julie Ann Segal I talk a lot about how the art you have in your home can change your life. Recently, I was pleasantly surprised when my son Josh selected an original piece of art for his 10th...

Art Review by Julie Ann: Gary Borse’s Wekiva Chief

Posted in Art, Color, Featured Artists, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on April 25, 2013

By Julie Ann Segal (Originally published in Exploring TOSCA Magazine) I was attracted to “Wekiva Chief” because its bold colors command attention. After speaking with artist Gary Borse and learning his creative intentions, the piece was even more striking....

New Space, New Art

Posted in Art, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Residential Design, Uncategorized on February 27, 2013

By Julie Ann Segal The Baumann’s, a beautiful couple we have been working with, just added the piece of art pictured here to their upper-level apartment overlooking Lake Calhoun. Shari and Tom have been so fun to work with....

Metro Interiors Newsletter – 3 Reasons to Subscribe

Posted in Art, Commercial Design, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, News, Residential Design, Uncategorized on October 9, 2012

Does the Metro Interiors newsletter come to your inbox? Since 2008, the Metro Interiors quarterly newsletter has been providing subscribers with information they can use and enjoy – design advice, before & afters, news about the firm, special offers...

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,...

Use Heirloom Dishes in Your Decor

Posted in Art, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on August 9, 2012

By Victoria Mott Have you ever considered using heirloom dishes to decorate your home?  There is no need to keep them stored in the cupboard or in a box in a closet. They’re special to you – show them...

The Life Enriching Love of Art: A Peek at Gary Fink’s Personal Collection

Posted in Art, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on August 1, 2012

Read Julie Ann’s recent article about art lover Gary Fink in Twin Cities TOSCA magazine. Discover his perspective on art, and how it can bring your space and your self into harmony – to facilitate your living with passion. Featured Here – in the...

What We’re Working On: Contemporary Apartment Design

Posted in Art, Color, Commercial Design, Uncategorized on July 19, 2012

By Julie Ann Segal We’re continuing work on transforming a brand new, empty apartment into a sophisticated place to call home. The unit is in the new 1800 Lake Street Apartments across from Lake Calhoun. To fit the unit’s...

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...
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