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...

Art Review by Julie Ann: Gary Borse’s Wekiva Chief

Posted in Art, Color, Featured Artists, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on April 25, 2013

By Julie Ann Segal (Originally published in Exploring TOSCA Magazine) I was attracted to “Wekiva Chief” because its bold colors command attention. After speaking with artist Gary Borse and learning his creative intentions, the piece was even more striking....

Transformation Through Decluttering

Posted in Decluttering, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on March 5, 2013

Before, this room had a lot of visual clutter – making the eye distracted and the feel of the room heavy and uncomfortable. With careful editing and more intentional placement of things – for beauty and balance – this...

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,...

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...

Accessorizing Your TV Console

Posted in Accessories, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Residential Design, Technology, Uncategorized on November 8, 2012

By Victoria Mott Do you use a console for your flat screen TV? Design tip:  you don’t always have to put your T.V. in the center of your console. Yes it looks nice, but sometimes the unexpected can look...

Semi-Custom Window Treatments

Posted in Feng Shui, Home Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized, Window Coverings on October 30, 2012

Are your windows feeling naked? Having well-chosen window treatments not only enhances the design of a room, but it can also work to enhance its feng shui. Bare windows create the energy of vulnerability in your home, so it’s...
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