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,...

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...

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...

How can you hide a TV?

Posted in Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Technology, Uncategorized on April 15, 2014

By Julie Ann Segal Let’s be honest – everyone wants a TV, but not everyone wants to look at one. Especially in spaces where you entertain, like the living room or kitchen…or in spaces where it looks out of...

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...

Elegant Window Coverings

Posted in Home Design, Interior Design, Office Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized, Window Coverings on April 3, 2014

By Julie Ann Segal Before, my client Mary Beth’s home office windows had metal mini-blinds. Their harshness did nothing to soften the room, like she wanted. For the redesign (read the full story here), we removed the mini-blinds, and...

Working With an Interior Designer: 3 Common Misconceptions

Posted in Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on January 20, 2014

By Julie Ann Segal When the time comes to update a few things around the house – light fixtures, furniture, paint colors for example, or to redecorate entire rooms, many people start off on the DIY, or Do-It-Yourself route....

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...

Custom Cornice Board

Posted in Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized, Window Coverings on August 29, 2013

  By Julie Ann Segal Window treatments can be a finishing touch that tie a whole room together. For a client we’re working with now, we scanned fabric images into the computer to see how they’d look on this...

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...
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