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Holiday Mindfulness

By |December 7th, 2015|

In all the hustle and bustle of the season, along with the normal every day life of work and family, I find myself reflecting on what really matters, at least to me, and having what I call “holiday mindfulness”.  It’s been a great year for Payte Miller Interiors, lots of forward moving growth, exciting projects, great […]

Halloween Front Entry Decor

By |October 22nd, 2015|

In the spirit of Halloween? Not yet? You better get on it! My family is on Halloween overload! We have already carved our pumpkins and costumes are in the making. Nothing compares to Halloween as a child then maybe Christmas, at least in our home. This fun Halloween front entry decor idea caught my eye […]

Photoshoot of Welk Resort Marketplace

By |November 21st, 2014|

The best photographer in town, John Christenson Photography!  Having a great time shooting the new Marketplace at the Welk Resort San Diego “We Proudly Serve Starbucks Renovation” just completed. 
Photoshoot of Welk Resort Marketplace

Residential install

By |November 12th, 2014|

Ever wonder how Designers pull off accessorizing a home after the remodel is completed and its time to layer the “fluff”?  It’s not always To The Trade only companies we order from, but good ol’ local retail stores where the masses shop as well.  This is what my day looks like today!

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#marshalls
#bedbath&beyond
#target
#ross
#potterybarn
#westelm
#residentialinteriordesigner
#interiordesign
#sandiegointeriordesigner

Time to have some […]

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 […]

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 […]