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...

Feng Shui for Commercial Spaces – 5 Areas That Need Your Attention

Posted in Art, Commercial Design, Decluttering, Feng Shui, Furniture, Interior Design, Lighting, Office Design on November 18, 2017

What’s the Feng Shui of Your Space? Whether it’s where you live or where you work, setting up a space that provides support, peace and inspiration is a necessity. By adjusting design and décor based on Feng Shui principles,...

Creating an Art Gallery – Nokomis Square

Posted in Art, Featured Artists, Interior Design, Residential Design on October 12, 2017

Curation & Installation: Nokomis Square Senior Living Community What a fun project this was! We were hired by the Nokomis Square Design Enhancements Committee to create an art gallery in their residential hallways. It turned out to be a...

Keys to Positive First Impressions in Commercial Design: Artwork

Posted in Art, Commercial Design, Interior Design on September 15, 2017

Artwork: the SOUL of a space First impressions of a place are made in seconds. You only have brief moments to wow and entice prospective renters, whether they’re touring the space or looking at photos online. Set your commercial...

Keys to Positive First Impressions in Commercial Design: Color

Posted in Color, Commercial Design, Interior Design on June 23, 2017

How do you want the space to feel? Positive first impressions of a building are based on feelings – when people enter they have an immediate reaction as to whether they want to linger or leave. Color has the...

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,...

Keys to Positive First Impressions in Commercial Design: Lighting

Posted in Commercial Design, Interior Design, Lighting on May 16, 2017

Do you want renters? First impressions of a building and its amenities have a big impact on whether people decide to rent from you or not. People are attracted to buildings that not only look good, but feel good...

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”...

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...
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