"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
It's that time of year again - people are getting their homes ready for the holidays. Sometimes all your space needs is festive décor to set the stage. Sometimes
a redesign can help you prepare for company
- moving existing furniture around for better flow, comfortable seating or ambiance - possibly adding in some new accessories for a finishing touch that pulls the room together.
Looking for some holiday decorating ideas?
my Pinterest board
We enjoy helping clients with their home's interior design, whether the project is large or small. Sometimes a
are so worn or outdated that a full remodel is necessary. But if that's not the case, it's possible to create a whole new look integrating what you already have - and even that has the power to lift your spirits and make you feel positive about the space, and your life.
Did you know it's also possible to get interior design advice virtually? If you haven't heard about them yet, my
are worth checking out!
See more below
, they're an easy way to tweak design elements in your space, or go deeper to explore how
Feng Shui adjustments
can work to support you. Life can be challenging - but Feng Shui can help!
In this issue, I'm also excited to feature the
Before & Afters of our Interior Designer, Margie's lower level remodel
. This space turned out beautifully, and the homeowners love how perfectly it suits their lifestyle.
Also featured here is one of our
Virtual Art Gallery Artists, James Griffin
. James' work is colorful and striking in its beauty. Take a look! If interested, I have some pieces available in my office.
And don't delay -
Schedule a Consult with us
to get started on your project before the holidays. Time goes fast!
P.S. Did you know we offer a Referral Bonus?
If you love our work, share!
More details below...
VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS WITH JULIE ANN
Interior Design & Feng Shui Advice - VIRTUALLY!
CHANGE YOUR SPACE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Make your home a relaxing, stress-free space that supports the goals and vision you have for your life.
Via Skype, FaceTime, or by phone
Let's discuss how to create harmony + positive energy
Make your intentions a reality
Have a big change happening in your life - or want to change something? It's the right time to get a
Julie Ann will help you with
adjustments, tools, and design changes to ease the transition, and make your intentions a reality.
BEFORE + AFTER
Lower Level Living Room with a Tuscan Flair
See What We Did
Our clients Shelly and Joel contacted us to re-create the space in their home's lower level for their lifestyle now. Their use of the space and style had changed, and they needed a fresh, updated design - one that felt warmer, and better suited for their love of entertaining.
to see what the room looked like before, and design highlights in the "After" photos. The space is timeless, and has a simplicity and warmth that feels inviting. It's much more refined for a new phase in life.
"Margie is great! It was an extreme pleasure working with her on the remodeling of our lower level. We love the new space. I will definitely recommend her to friends and family."
VIRTUAL ART GALLERY
Featured Artist: James Griffin
Throughout his life, James has straddled different worlds and cultures, the classics and pop culture, abstract and realistic art. All these varied influences come through in his paintings. He works primarily with realism, but always with a consciousness of the abstract just beneath the surface.
Subject matter varies widely, from vibrant tropical and rocky northeastern landscapes and seascapes, to large, expressive floral paintings. Though every painting is unique, running throughout is a keen sense of light and shadow, color and design.
James' paintings are emotional. His years as an illustrator have taught him to communicate clearly and powerfully in visual terms. The paintings catch the viewer's attention, but then have lasting interest as they unfold over time.
One of the leading illustrators in the book publishing world, James has created thousands of cover and inside illustrations for major publishers like Random House, Harper Collins, Viking Penguin and more. He's particularly known for romance novel cover illustrations.
Read more about James here or view his work in the Virtual Art Gallery
To purchase a piece, Contact Julie Ann
"99.9% of the artwork in my home is my own, including some large-scale paintings. When we had to take them down for renovations, the space felt lonely, the walls looked sad. When they were up again it felt cheerful, lived in - full of personality. Artwork is so transforming."
- James Griffin
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:
Fall 2016 Issue of Exploring TOSCA
Find Julie Ann's latest article,"A Space Designed for Wellbeing - Applying the Principles of Biophilic Design"
, or scroll to page 63 in the full issue.
$100 REFERRAL BONUS
Know someone who needs design services?
Whether you're a past client, colleague or a friend, we love it when you share about your experience with us.
Refer someone you know and when they sign a design contract with us, we'll reward you with $100!