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...

Feng Shui for Your Bedroom: Energize Your Love Life

Posted in Bedding, Color, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Residential Design, Uncategorized on November 27, 2012

By Margie Kampf Ready for a new look in your bedroom? Remake your bed this winter to not only keep warm, but also energize your love life! When using Feng Shui in interior design, we enhance or balance energy...

Creating Harmony at Home

Posted in Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Residential Design, Uncategorized on November 20, 2012

By Julie Ann Segal It’s important to pay special attention to how we design and maintain our homes, so that they serve us, and our families, well. We want to cultivate a sense of harmony at home. The outside...

Custom Home Office Solutions – Filing

Posted in Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Office Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on October 16, 2012

By Julie Ann Segal How do you make a home office less “officey”? Beautiful, custom furniture with plenty of storage! For this home office, the last thing we wanted to do was overpower the cozy, inviting design details with...

What We’re Working On: Window Treatments for the Spa Home

Posted in Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Residential Design, Uncategorized, Window Coverings on October 2, 2012

By Julie Ann Segal I’m in beautiful Laguna Beach getting new window treatments installed in the “Spa Home”, a vacation home I’m designing with special touches to make it a comfortable, relaxing getaway. It’s situated on a hillside, overlooking...