Featured Art Gallery Artist: Kay Hofler

Posted in Art, Featured Artists, Home Design, Residential Design on June 26, 2017

Kay Hofler has been a professional artist and a member of The Artists Gallery, located in Virginia Beach, since 1997. She has exhibited in many local shows, and received numerous awards for her unique artwork, in which she depicts...

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,...

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”...

Featured Art Gallery Artist: Kathleen Krishnan

Posted in Art, Featured Artists, Home Design, Residential Design on February 17, 2017

Artist Kathleen Krishnan says that when it comes to art, she wants one thing only – to play with paint. She delights in discovering all the surprising ways it allows her to express a lifetime of observation of things...

Feng Shui Tips to Romance Your Space

Posted in Accessories, Art, Bedding, Decluttering, Feng Shui, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on February 7, 2017

By Julie Ann Segal In the mood for love? Does your space feel the same way? If not – if it feels cluttered, drab, uninspired – the furthest thing from romantic – it’s time for some “Fun” Shui changes...

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...

Featured Art Gallery Artist: Jodi Reeb

Posted in Art, Featured Artists, Home Design, Residential Design on December 16, 2016

Jodi Reeb’s work oscillates between painting and sculpture. She uses solid substrates made of wood and circular acrylic panels using encaustic (beeswax) and acrylic paint as well as metallic paints that transform or react when combined. As part of...

Featured Virtual Art Gallery Artist: James Griffin

Posted in Art, Featured Artists, Home Design, Residential Design on October 11, 2016

Throughout his life, James has straddled different worlds and cultures, the classics and pop culture, abstract and realistic art. All these varied influences come through in his paintings. He works primarily with realism, but always with a consciousness of...

Redesign & Accessorize to Create Living and Dining Room Ambiance

Posted in Accessories, Art, Dining Tables, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lighting, Residential Design, Uncategorized on September 16, 2016

By Julie Ann Segal The party is planned – now is the house ready for company? Having guests is a sure motivator to spruce up your home. My client Cristine had never really finished her formal living spaces. Before...

Laguna Beach Condo Design Updates

Posted in Art, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized, Window Coverings on August 11, 2016

By Julie Ann Segal With several design updates, the Laguna Beach Condo is an even more inviting getaway for its owners. Finishing details are coming together to enhance the beauty and comfort of the space. Besides offering sweeping ocean...

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…...

Featured Virtual Art Gallery Artist: HeeJune Shin

Posted in Art, Featured Artists, Home Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on June 15, 2016

A native of Korea, HeeJune Shin dreamt of being a painter all her life. She came to the US to study nutrition, and received a master’s degree in public health nutrition. In 1998 she enrolled in art school, with...

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...
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