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...

Before and After Master Bedroom at the Spa House in Laguna Beach

Posted in Bedding, Faux Finishes, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Residential Design, Uncategorized on June 13, 2013

By Julie Ann Segal A bedroom should be a place that draws you in, and makes you feel comforted and pampered. Before, this master bedroom was not so inviting. Although it had some higher-end features, it lacked warmth, and...

Before and After Framed Art at the Spa House in Laguna Beach

Posted in Art, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on May 30, 2013

By Julie Ann Segal At my most recent trip do some design work at the Spa House in Laguna Beach, CA, I had a custom frame made for this piece of art. (Read our earlier post about the framer,...

Framing Art for the Spa House in Laguna Beach

Posted in Art, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on May 14, 2013

By Julie Ann Segal I’m here in Laguna Beach working on the Spa House again! Besides being here for general maintenance items, I’m working on some elements of the design. A piece of art I needed framed led me...

Art Appreciation at Any Age

Posted in Art, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on May 9, 2013

By Julie Ann Segal I talk a lot about how the art you have in your home can change your life. Recently, I was pleasantly surprised when my son Josh selected an original piece of art for his 10th...

Choosing the Right Granite

Posted in Color, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on May 2, 2013

Adding an element of granite to your home? How do you know what granite will work best in your space? When selecting granite, take a look at the space it will be going into, and what colors you would...
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