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,...

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...

When You Need an Interior Designer and When You Don’t

Posted in Color, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on July 21, 2014

By Julie Ann Segal As featured in Exploring TOSCA magazine, Spring 2014 issue. Find it here. Your home is important to you. Day in, day out, it’s there – welcoming you back, offering comfort. Whether you’ve been there for...

Choosing the Right Granite

Posted in Color, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on May 2, 2013

Adding an element of granite to your home? How do you know what granite will work best in your space? When selecting granite, take a look at the space it will be going into, and what colors you would...

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....

Feng Shui for Your Bedroom: Energize Your Love Life

Posted in Bedding, Color, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Residential Design, Uncategorized on November 27, 2012

By Margie Kampf Ready for a new look in your bedroom? Remake your bed this winter to not only keep warm, but also energize your love life! When using Feng Shui in interior design, we enhance or balance energy...