5 Inspiring Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer for Your Next Project… Plus, 3 Myths Busted!

Posted in Interior Design on May 3, 2022

Have you thought about redecorating your space? Maybe a bunch of little projects has added up to an overwhelming overhaul. Or maybe you just really want to add some pizzaz, like plants, pillows, a new wash of color on...

Book Excerpt: Learn How to Love the Energy of Your Space in my Upcoming Book “Spaces: Change Your Space to Change Your Life”

Posted in Accessories, Art, Color, Decluttering, Feng Shui, Flooring, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, News, Office Design, Residential Design on October 25, 2021

Note from Julie Ann: This is an excerpt from my upcoming book “Spaces: Change Your Space to Change Your Life”, specifically a rough draft of a section of Part One: Living With Intention, Chapter One: What is Energy? As...

How to Transform an Office into a Glamorous Soaking Tub Room

Posted in Accessories, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Residential Design on August 31, 2021

Who would’ve thought a home office could be the perfect space for a soaking tub? Turns out it was exactly what Dr. Barbro Brost was hoping for, after seeing this inspirational photo in a magazine:        ...

How to Efficiently Live in the Lap of Luxury

Posted in Accessories, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle on June 29, 2021

“Luxury is a state of mind.” – L’Wren Scott In the interior design world, the word luxury might conjure up images of oceanside living, sprawling mansions, private swimming pools, and marble-laden everything. And you would be right! If you...

Manifesting Your Dream Life—And Space—Through the Powerful Energy of Crystals

Posted in Accessories, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Office Design on April 27, 2021

The earth is so abundant with healing energy. Recently, I went on a vacation to Sedona, Arizona, where I found myself once again visiting one of the most beautiful landmarks in this country: Cathedral Rock, a natural sandstone butte...

Letting it Flow at the Art Gallery at Nokomis Square Cooperative

Posted in Art, Feng Shui, Interior Design, Residential Design on February 23, 2021

In Feng Shui, water is associated with abundance, movement, cleansing, and the flow of emotions. This is probably why residents at the Nokomis Square Cooperative in Minneapolis are lapping up the latest water-themed art installation on the 6th floor...

Shining Some Light on 2021

Posted in Commercial Design, Home Design, Interior Design, Lighting, Office Design on December 18, 2020

“To love beauty is to see light” – Victor Hugo One way to shed some light on the new year is by looking at how we light our rooms. There are so many beautiful choices when it comes to...

How to Create an Inviting and Exciting Office Space

Posted in Color, Commercial Design, Feng Shui, Furniture, Interior Design, Lighting, Office Design on April 7, 2020

Feng Shui design principles aren’t just for the home. It is equally important to create good energy in the workplace, where there’s a need for concentration, collaboration, and creativity. Recently I updated the new corporate office space of Omega...

7 Expert Tips for Infusing Feng Shui Design Into Your Space

Posted in Accessories, Art, Color, Commercial Design, Decluttering, Feng Shui, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Office Design, Residential Design on February 4, 2020

Are you looking to refresh your home or office? The best way to do that is to consider how Feng Shui design elements can impact the space in lively and life-changing ways. Consider these 7 transformational tips for incorporating...

What Does it Mean to Design Green?

Posted in Accessories, Bedding, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle on December 3, 2019

Have you ever wondered what your furnishings are made of in your home? Unfortunately, things like bedding, carpet, flooring, textiles, and furniture can be made with toxic materials that can lead to health problems and environmental damage. I learned...

Infusing Energy Into a Partial Kitchen Remodel

Posted in Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on August 7, 2019

In with the new, out with the old…unless the old has sentimental value. You don’t always have to jump into a full-scale remodel; updating only what’s necessary will raise the energy of the room. Who doesn’t want that fresh...

6 Ways to Create a Sleeping Sanctuary

Posted in Accessories, Art, Bedding, Color, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design on June 4, 2019

Looking for tips on getting a good night’s sleep? I recently had the pleasure of redesigning long-time clients Janis and Barney Klecker’s guest bedroom. With their last of six children about to leave for college, Janis found that she...

Why You Should Hire an Interior Designer Before You Shop Online (or Try DIY)

Posted in Accessories, Color, Furniture, Interior Design, Window Coverings on March 26, 2019

There is a wealth of information available online about designing and buying items for your home. Social media sites such as Pinterest, Houzz, Instagram, and others provide beautiful household images and give people ideas on how they can decorate...

Bringing Life to the Party

Posted in Color, Commercial Design, Feng Shui, Furniture, Interior Design on January 29, 2019

Are you looking for a common room refresh at your apartment building? Recently, I renovated the party room at the River Pointe Apartments in Fridley, MN to give it a little life. My main goal was to lighten up...