Keys to Positive First Impressions in Commercial Design: Color

Posted in Color, Commercial Design, Interior Design on June 23, 2017

How do you want the space to feel? Positive first impressions of a building are based on feelings – when people enter they have an immediate reaction as to whether they want to linger or leave. Color has the...

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,...

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...

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...

Get the Color Just Right: Painting A Home’s Exterior

Posted in Color, Commercial Design, Home Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on June 8, 2016

Before, this multi-unit Victorian home in the Uptown area of Minneapolis was looking worse for the wear. The company that manages it, GreMar Apartments, contacted us to help them select colors for new paint to freshen it up. Victorian-style...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Family Room Redesign – Sneak Peek

Posted in Color, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on March 26, 2015

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

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,...
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