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Reupholstery Gone Right

By |June 18th, 2014|

A client aquired dining chairs from their homes previous owner whose color palette was rust, tans and reds which doesn’t suite the new owners ocean loving interior decor.  I suggested we reupholster the chairs since they have a great contemporary feel and are well made.  The seat fabric is: Pindler Pelham color Graphite which runs $73.75 […]

Custom designed kitchen island for a Spanish style remodel

By |May 15th, 2014|

Design professionals always say how important it is for home owners to hire design professionals and here is a great example why.
Our clients had numerous concept images they collected from Houzz.com and in a collection of meetings, we were able to finalize this design for them.  The owners did not agree on the overall look; […]

Faux Succulent Arrangements by PMI

By |April 21st, 2014|

Ever wondered how the pros get faux succulents to “round” up and look so real in a low planter like the one we specified here? Magic! Not really, but it’s called Rapid Expanding Foam (see attached picture). You can purchase it at any hardware store like Ace Hardware for roughly $5.99 for one 12 ounce […]

Luxury Condo Complex in La Jolla gets a face lift

By |April 1st, 2014|

Payte Miller Interiors has been working with Positano, a conversion community in downtown La Jolla on a wide range of interior and exterior renovations.  We are in the process of having the building professionally photographed but for now, here are the before and afters of what we’ve done so far.

The lobby, of which these images […]

Don’t toss it, paint it!

By |March 30th, 2014|

I aquired a vintage lamp from an antiques store in North Patk and repurposed to fit a Master Bedroom.  The floor lamp was in grest shape except it needed a new shade and the black finish had seen better days.  So, we purchased spray paint with primer to save time in the painting process.  The […]

Custom made window bench seat & table-put together piece by piece

By |March 26th, 2014|

NOOK BEFORE-what to do? SEAT & TABLE installed yesterday.  The bench was custom made by El Portal who also fabricated the chrome feet.  The bench wraps the corner and is flush with the kitchen cabinet on the left.  The upholstered seats on the bench are fixed, allowing the wood veneer exposure  at the ends and in […]

Urban Walk-Up Condo Progress

By |March 1st, 2014|

Payte Miller Interiors services all types of projects, large or small.  We’ve been working closely with a residential owner who has a beautiful three story walk-up style condo in a popular, urban part of San Diego.  We achieved this classic yet contemporary, mid-century modern influenced furnishings package by having the sofa, club chair and ottoman […]

Blurring the Lines Between Home and Office : Homepolish

By |February 17th, 2014|

Great things are happening in the world of design and we always want to give credit where credit is due. Innovation, creative thinking and unconventional approaches are all traits we admire here at PMI and one company in particular caught our eye in the February 12th, 2014 Business Insider article featuring Homepolish.

Thanks to pioneers like Google  […]

Reupholster your dining chairs-don’t buy new

By |January 18th, 2014|

A client came to us bored of his micro fiber taupe colored chairs he purchased years ago, but loved how comfortable they are.  The style has a classic, clean line contemporary feel so we decided to show him some ideas on using a mix of fabrics and simply reupholster, verses searching high & low for […]

A Guys Guide to the Perfect Home Office

By |January 17th, 2014|

Inspiration comes from many places and sometimes it sprouts from an unexpected source.  I don’t typically search men’s magazines or websites but today I felt the need for some testosterone infested design and what I found was surprisingly satisfying.  I wanted to quickly share a great article I found on Primer.com titled “The Intentional Apartment.” […]

Out with the Old in with the New!

By |January 1st, 2014|

Bringing in the New Year for us is usually a mix of anxiety preparing for the party, finding the perfect outfit, getting your hair done, figuring out which  shoes goes with what and then getting there before 3,2,1… Happy New Year!!  *sigh* and before you know it , it’s over.Lets take a quick step back […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Payte Miller Interiors

By |December 24th, 2013|

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday from us at Payte Miller Interiors.  We look forward to sharing a creative and inspirational 2014!  Much love:  Shannon, Janice & Brookelynn