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…...

Feng Shui Definition – What is Good Energy?

Posted in Decluttering, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Office Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on May 13, 2016

As a Feng Shui consultant, I’m often asked what it means to have “good energy” in a home. Or, “What should I do to create good energy in my office?” The International Feng Shui Guild, which I’m a member...

Bedroom Feng Shui – Creating Your Sanctuary

Posted in Accessories, Bedding, Color, Decluttering, Feng Shui, Flooring, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Lighting, Residential Design, Uncategorized, Window Coverings on March 9, 2016

Many times the bedroom is a room that’s either overlooked or last on the list. The public spaces in the house get more attention because they’re what everyone else sees. Your bedroom needs the attention first. It’s where you...

Top 5 Ways to Use Feng Shui in Your Space

Posted in Decluttering, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Residential Design, Uncategorized on February 10, 2016

The power of Feng Shui… What can it do for you? Are you looking for a change? Feng Shui improves the flow of positive energy in your home or workplace, which can have a profoundly positive impact on your...

An Easy Way to Find Artwork for Your Home or Office

Posted in Art, Commercial Design, Featured Artists, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Office Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on November 24, 2015

By Julie Ann Segal What do you have on your walls? Does your art reflect who you are, or what’s important to you? If they’re bare, what’s stopping you from displaying something that makes you smile? As an interior...

Feng Shui & Art: Placing Art with Intention

Posted in Art, Color, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Residential Design, Uncategorized on October 6, 2015

By Julie Ann Segal We place art in our spaces for many different reasons – because it’s beautiful, inspirational, or because it makes a statement about who we are or what we believe in. With Feng Shui, the placement...

Navigator, Lake Minnetonka Lifestyle Magazine Feature

Posted in Art, Commercial Design, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, News, Residential Design, Uncategorized on September 17, 2015

Recently, I was interviewed and featured by Navigator, which was exciting press, and I was honored to be included. If you’re not familiar with it, Navigator is a lifestyle magazine local to the Lake Minnetonka area. They also shared...

Featured Artist: Duncan McClellan

Posted in Art, Color, Featured Artists, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on August 4, 2015

By Julie Ann Segal While traveling to Florida in June, I had the lucky opportunity to meet glass artist Duncan McClellan. I visited his gallery there – the Duncan McClellan Gallery – which is very unique. Housed in a...

Virtual Art Gallery Featured Artist: Cynthia Starkweather-Nelson

Posted in Art, Color, Featured Artists, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on July 9, 2015

Cynthia Starkweather-Nelson’s paintings are part of a practice of “intentional viewing”, working to discover what in the subject demands attention, and finding the means to convey that beauty in layers of form, color and light. Her works explore the...

Before & After: Warm & Functional Family Room

Posted in Accessories, Art, Color, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on June 8, 2015

With a 3-year old and newborn baby, this busy young family hadn’t yet gotten to making their family room an ideal, usable space. A dull color palate and hand-me-down furniture didn’t make it feel very warm, or function as...

Dressing Up a Powder Room

Posted in Art, Color, Home Design, Interior Design, Lighting, Residential Design, Uncategorized, Wall Coverings on May 7, 2015

An ordinary, practical space doesn’t have to stay that way. Even in a small space, you can dress things up. In this powder room, we used a dramatic flair and special touches to beautify the space. Since the powder...
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