"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
There is change in the air this fall at Metro Interiors! How about for you?

Design Assistant, Anna
Firstoff, we are happy to welcome the newest member of our team, Design Assistant Anna. She is a graduate of Century College, and comes to us with a variety of experience. She loves utilizing her creativity to design spaces, making them comfortable and beautiful, but also functional - and a place clients love.

In this issue we reveal some changes we've made to a dining room, to beautify and balance the space. Check that out here!

As you'll see with this dining room and all other spaces I design, artwork is VERY important. Not just to achieve the look or feel you want, but also to change the energy of the space so that it supports you in life. Read my personal story about how I've done that here.

Also this issue, I am lucky to be able to feature my art instructor, Dan Mackerman's pieces in our Virtual Art Gallery. Dan is a funny, warm and down-to-earth man, who has taught me so much to help me grow as a fine art painter; he's certainly changed my life. You can learn more about his many accomplishments and current work here.

And lastly, 'tis the season - is your home ready for the upcoming holidays? If not, schedule a consultation with me now, before it gets too late. I can help you change some things in your space to make it warm and welcoming for you and your guests.

Warmest Regards,   
Julie Ann

Interested in the artwork Dan has for sale? Contact me

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Dining Room - BEFORE

With this beautiful new construction home in the Southeast suburbs, our task in the dining room was to work with new and existing furnishings to give it a polished look.

Before, the room felt incomplete. It was somewhat empty without artwork and window treatments. Because the table was too small for the space, and didn't coordinate well with the light fixture, it felt imbalanced.

See How It Turned Out 
Click here to see design highlights in the "After" photos. Now the room feels softer, pulled together, and has a nice ambiance for our clients.

"Julie Ann was very nice to work with, always available and responsive to us. We really love the artwork in our dining room. It now makes the room feel unique and special."
- Client, Southeastern Metro
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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 of art can go one step further, and actually support our intentions - to create a sense of harmony, attract more wealth, support us in our careers, or enhance a relationship, for example.

When I first moved into my apartment after getting divorced, I needed to use Feng Shui to boost my energy. I was starting a new life. I moved in with no furniture, and only my favorite art and accessories. Low on resources, and recovering emotionally, I knew art would inspire me in work and to be happy. In fact, I made the choice to invest in art over furniture.

Hanging this brightly-colored piece of blooming flowers was one of the first things I did...

Read the full story, and tips for enhancing the Wealth energy in your home here

Featured Artist:  Dan Mackerman  
"Farm Stream" by Dan Mackerman 
Dan Mackerman has been a full-time painter and sculptor for nearly 25 years. His career highlights include projects with: The Smithsonian Institute National Building Museum, Phipps Center for the Arts, Disney, Animal Planet Television, Prince's Paisley Park Studio, Mayo Clinic and Children's Hospital of Minneapolis.

He's also been featured in over 40 public collections, and by several media outlets including KARE 11, Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, FM 107.7 Radio "The Ian and Marjorie Show" and Midwest Home magazine. Dan has received grants and awards in juried competitions through the years, and is currently represented nationally by several galleries.

Dan has been offering art instruction in his studio for over 14 years. He teaches both painting and drawing in a community ed format.

Read more about Dan here, or view his work in the Virtual Art Gallery

To purchase one of Dan's pieces, or see more of his work, contact me

"Great art can fulfill two purposes. First, it causes us to relish the act of seeing, when we admire the materials in which it was constructed, similar to admiring a flower or a beautiful landscape. Second, it can also transport us by what it represents and how it tells a story."   
- Dan Mackerman  
Last chance - don't procrastinate! 

Are you prepared to host holiday parties and out-of-town guests? 
Make sure your home is a warm, welcoming, and comfortable space - get started on any updates your home needs NOW, before it's too late.

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Email Julie Ann or call 952.920.2827
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Julie Ann Segal
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