Dressing Up a Powder Room

Posted in Art, Color, Home Design, Interior Design, Lighting, Residential Design, Uncategorized, Wall Coverings on May 7, 2015

An ordinary, practical space doesn’t have to stay that way. Even in a small space, you can dress things up. In this powder room, we used a dramatic flair and special touches to beautify the space. Since the powder...

Feng Shui & Art – A Conversation with Carole Hyder

Posted in Art, Color, Featured Artists, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on April 6, 2015

By Julie Ann Segal The way Art enhances Feng Shui is easy to identify in a space. Art is the soul of a room. It gives it energy and life. But how does the practice of Feng Shui influence...

Virtual Art Gallery Featured Artist: Carole Hyder

Posted in Art, Color, Featured Artists, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on March 23, 2015

As a Feng Shui expert, teacher, international speaker since 1992, Carole Hyder has been adamant about designing and creating balance in residential and corporate spaces. Understanding the results of being in an environment where harmony has informed physical expression,...

2015 Las Vegas Market Finds

Posted in Art, Commercial Design, Dining Tables, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Lighting, Residential Design, Uncategorized on January 21, 2015

We didn’t have much luck playing slots, but lots of luck with new discoveries and connections at the 2015 Las Vegas Market! In two days, Lisa Gambiana and I scoured all three buildings, 5,000,000 square feet of furniture and...

Virtual Art Gallery Featured Artist: Bonnie Cutts

Posted in Art, Color, Featured Artists, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on January 19, 2015

Bonnie Cutts believes the process of painting is as important as the finished artwork; what is not visible is as important as what is seen. The images are reflections of distinct periods of the creative journey that is her...

New Website! With Interior Design Resources, Art & Feng Shui

Posted in Art, Color, Commercial Design, Decluttering, Featured Artists, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, News, Residential Design, Uncategorized on September 15, 2014

CHANGE YOUR SPACE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE Minneapolis, September 15, 2014 – After 20+ years in business, local interior design firm president Julie Ann Segal announces the firm’s name change, from Metropolitan Interiors to Metro Interiors, and the fully redesigned...

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....
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