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...

2015 Las Vegas Market Finds

Posted in Art, Commercial Design, Dining Tables, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Lighting, Residential Design, Uncategorized on January 21, 2015

We didn’t have much luck playing slots, but lots of luck with new discoveries and connections at the 2015 Las Vegas Market! In two days, Lisa Gambiana and I scoured all three buildings, 5,000,000 square feet of furniture and...

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...

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...

New Space, New Art

Posted in Art, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Residential Design, Uncategorized on February 27, 2013

By Julie Ann Segal The Baumann’s, a beautiful couple we have been working with, just added the piece of art pictured here to their upper-level apartment overlooking Lake Calhoun. Shari and Tom have been so fun to work with....

Meeting a Homeowners’ Needs in Small Space

Posted in Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Residential Design, Uncategorized on December 18, 2012

How do you make a small space look good, feel good, and support you in life? Here’s some advice from our Designer Victoria Mott: This small “efficiency” condominium is part of a luxury condo high rise in downtown Minneapolis,...

Using Feng Shui to Improve Your Life: What Your Thoughts Have to Do With It

Posted in Feng Shui, Lifestyle, Uncategorized on December 11, 2012

By Julie Ann Segal Applying Feng Shui principles to your space–to improve your life–doesn’t happen simply by selecting design features with the right color, texture or shape. And it’s not just about placing items in such a way that...

Creating Harmony at Home – For Your Bedroom

Posted in Bedding, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Residential Design, Uncategorized on December 4, 2012

By Julie Ann Segal Probably the most important place to put extra-special attention into creating your own retreat at home is in the bedroom. Bedrooms are often one of the last places people put energy into decorating, but they...
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