On Solid Ground with New Flooring

Posted in Feng Shui, Flooring, Home Design, Interior Design on March 17, 2017

Our long-time client Janis Klecker (we first did her main floor redesign in 2008) contacted us about replacing her existing ceramic tile floor, which was cracking in many places. While discussing it, she had a Feng Shui “ah ha”...

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...

Biophilic Design – Interior Design by Nature

Posted in Feng Shui, Flooring, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Lighting, Residential Design, Uncategorized on July 5, 2016

By Julie Ann Segal What does it mean to create spaces that not only look good, but feel good? Imagine walking into a room and taking in the sight and scent of lush, fragrant herbs and vivid flower blossoms…...

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...

Before and After Stairway at the Spa House in Laguna Beach

Posted in Flooring, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on July 11, 2013

By Julie Ann Segal Before, this stairway at the Spa House in Laguna Beach, CA had a warm feel, with its deep brown wood tones, but the hard, shiny steps felt a bit harsh.       After adding...

What We’re Working On: Apartment Complex Party Room

Posted in Commercial Design, Flooring, Furniture, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Lighting, Uncategorized on September 13, 2012

By Julie Ann Segal Remember this photo we shared in August, of the carpet we’d selected for an apartment party room design? Things have been moving along nicely on this project; we still have a few fabrics and finishes to choose,...

Winning Condo Hallway Redesign Concept

Posted in Color, Commercial Design, Flooring, Interior Design, Uncategorized, Wall Coverings on September 7, 2012

By Julie Ann Segal Remember this hallway “Before” photo we shared on Facebook back in July? Drab, worn, dated – uninspiring? It’s in a large condominium complex in Edina. We created three material boards with different design concepts to revitalize...

What We’re Working On: Apartment Complex Party Room

Posted in Flooring, Lifestyle, Uncategorized on August 16, 2012

By Julie Ann Segal We’re in the midst of designing a party room for a large apartment complex in Roseville, MN. The carpet pictured here is just one of the selections which will make the space fun – its bold...