"What you have in your home creates your story.
I want you to surround yourself with what you love - to be able to express yourself and live in comfort."
- Julie Ann
I'm just getting back into the swing of things after enjoying some time away in Laguna Beach.
While there, I visited the
Sawdust Art Festival
. It's such an enchanting environment and fun experience; I highly recommend it if you're ever there during the summer months. The way it's set up with nature surrounding it, the great art...I even brought some back to show clients.
Surrounding yourself with nature, and working nature into the design elements of your space is a powerful way to restore your wellbeing. Below, I've got an article about applying
Biophilic Design principles
to create "feel good" spaces.
Also below I've got my design advice in answer to a common question, "Is it ok to mix metals?" See what I have to say about
I hope you're enjoying the high points of summer!
And DON'T MISS THIS:
It's an exceptional time to get a jump on any changes you want to make in your space - through September we're offering an
with our newest Designer, Cory. Details below!
P.S. We have BIG NEWS coming soon about a new way to get a design consultation for your home - virtually! Watch for our next newsletter for details.
$99 INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL!
With Our Newest Designer, Cory Gould
Up to 2 Hours - $99 + tax
- Color Consultations & Space Planning
- Furniture, Flooring, Lighting, Wall Coverings
- Custom Upholstery
- Accessories, Art & Framing
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Expires September 30, 2016
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Interior Design by Nature
What does it mean to create spaces that not only
4 Ways to Apply Biophilic Design to Create Environments that Enhance Wellbeing
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; hearing the happy melody of song birds; feeling the warmth of a crackling fire; or being soothed by flowing water...
One design concept I use to create "feel good" spaces is Biophilic Design. Based on the research and findings of
Biologist Edward Wilson
, Biophilic Design connects people to nature in their interiors, which has a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.
"I chose to work with Julie Ann because of her Feng Shui expertise, and will use her again. She has excellent taste, and was so creative."
Mix Metals - Don't Be Afraid!
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 no-no, or a that there's a rule against it. Or, they're just not sure how to do it.
My advice is to not be afraid to mix metals in the design of your space - it's all about the right application.
In the photo above, you can see that we have mixed chrome, brushed nickel, copper and gold metal in this
. We paid careful attention to where we placed each metal selection - for the furniture accents, light fixtures, and wall art. It's also coordinated with the wall and carpet colors in a balanced way.
TWIN CITIES TOSCA
Theatre, Opera, Shakespeare, Culture, Art
Read the latest issue of Exploring TOSCA, the region's only Arts By Category magazine and the most comprehensive directory of arts events in the Twin Cities.
Click link below to view:
Summer 2016 Issue of Exploring TOSCA
Find Julie Ann's latest article,"At Home in the Office"
, or scroll to page 46 in the full issue.
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