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...

How to Downsize and Make Your New Space Multi-Purpose

Posted in Accessories, Art, Color, Decluttering, Feng Shui, Furniture, Interior Design, Residential Design on November 28, 2018

Have you decided to downsize? If so, I have a few helpful tips to make your smaller space work for you. A client I recently worked with named Jeannine decided she was ready to downsize into a single-family home...

Bringing Balance and Flow to the Workplace

Posted in Color, Commercial Design, Interior Design, Office Design on November 28, 2018

Sometimes you have to come to the design rescue. And that’s just what we did when our client, Infinity Direct, a marketing company in Minneapolis, contacted us, saying that the space felt a little busy and overwhelming. So, we...

Lake House Reflections: Combining Natural Elements to Create Custom Art

Posted in Accessories, Art, Feng Shui, Interior Design, Residential Design on August 8, 2018

“It was important to me that the art didn’t detract from the lake,” said Lake Minnetonka homeowner Jeannie. The project, led by Julie Ann Segal, involved infusing the refreshed space with art pieces that blended with the natural surroundings. Julie...

How to Make Every Day a Vacation

Posted in Accessories, Art, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle on June 5, 2018

Do you wish you could feel that same sense of peace, that release of pressure that you get when you’re on vacation, in your everyday life? You could do this in your own home by creating elements of what we...

How to Stage a Home for a Quick Sell

Posted in Art, Bedding, Color, Decluttering, Faux Finishes, Feng Shui, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Uncategorized, Window Coverings on February 9, 2018

Looking to sell your home? Staging your home is an important task that ensures a faster sale. At Metro Interiors, we like to make the home feel good for the potential buyer – they should be able to easily...

Featured Art Gallery Artist: Kristi Abbott

Posted in Art, Color, Featured Artists, Interior Design, Wall Coverings on February 9, 2018

Hidden gems abound in Minnesota collage artist Kristi Abbott’s detailed pieces. Her art is like a treasure hunt: intricately laid pieces of textured paper create a tapestry of pop culture details come to life. One of her pieces titled...

Featured Art Gallery Artist: Leon Zobel

Posted in Art, Color, Featured Artists, Home Design, Interior Design on December 19, 2017

A native Minnesotan, Leon Zobel says his soul is from Hawaii, and resonates more with the tropics and the oceans. He’s drawn since he was a young child, and painted for over 30 years, admittedly becoming less and less...