Monthly Archives: July 2012


New Designer Retail Website – with a twist

By |July 31st, 2012|

You may have heard about this website already but for those who haven’t, I highly recommend checking it out.  I love the way its set up.  Basically, you log on and it asks you to pick which image appeals to you out of maybe 6 rotations.  It narrows down what your “style” is.  Here is […]

UK Theme Rug – Sale ONLINE

By |July 29th, 2012|

Found this online and thought I should share.  UK theme rooms are HOT right now!

Getting ready for San Diego Fall Home Show

By |July 25th, 2012|

Ikea here we come, we came & now we are about to embark on a weekend of Swiss furniture constructing! But, we love Ikea for these kinds of events.

SD Fall Home Show

By |July 24th, 2012|

It’s official, Payte Miller Interiors will be participating in the San Diego Fall Home Show at the San Diego Convention Center August 24, 25 & 26. I hope to see lots of friendly faces but except to meet many new ones! More to come as we launch the weekend events and plans to share […]

Teaching Hospitality Design starting Sept.4th

By |July 20th, 2012|

Just picked up the prior instructors class binder for Hospitality Design 251 at Design Institute San Diego so I can study and be prepared for the Fall semester. Looks like I’ve got quite a bit of reading to do…but worth it as its such a fantastic subject to teach!

Communal washroom

By |July 12th, 2012|

At the Atlantis Hotel ( adjacent the lobby is this communal washroom flanked by guest men’s & women’s restrooms. This idea has become more common in some progressive hotels & nightclubs throughout the world so surprised when I stumbled upon it in this historic property. This floor plan would work well in a […]

Ikea lighting spotted in upscale beachside resort

By |July 10th, 2012|

Spent the afternoon having lunch & exploring the beautiful Savannah Beach Hotel in Barbados ( and low & behold I spot the IKEA PS MASKROS Pendant lamp
Article Number: 901.474.65
in Drifters Restaurant.
I am a fan of many Ikea products and specify often for residential & corporate office spaces. Guess the Hospitality sector benefits too! Certainly I […]

4th of July – Barbados @ the US Embassy

By |July 7th, 2012|

BARBADOS CELEBRATES 4TH OF JULYDavid and I were invited to celebrate the 4th of July at the Embassy of the United States of America on Friday, July 6th.  It was a grand affair with three seperate tents serving traditional American foods, a popcorn machine & cotton candy maker…a real one!  The national anthem was sung […]

Rum Raisin Apple Pie

By |July 7th, 2012|

We celebrated the 2012 4th of July in Barbados this year and had the pleasure of cooking for the Head Chef of Sandy Lane, Jonathon & his wife Delia.  She’s from the States but he’s from the UK.  I created the typical bugers & dogs kind of affair but for dessert I wanted to do […]

Island inspired cane dining table & chairs

By |July 5th, 2012|

These pieces have such great detail I had to share. Dining at the Royal Westmorland Golf Club I couldn’t help but admire the detail. The club chairs quartered herringbone caning & twisted arm detail along with the soft leather creates an invitation to sit and enjoy. Barbados has a lot of fantastic […]