5 Tips for Hiring the Perfect Designer for YOU

Hiring a Designer Series – Pt. 2 Once you have decided to seek professional help for your design project, the next step is finding the right person to do the job! This step of deciding who to hire can be just as difficult, or more difficult, as the previous step of deciding to hire a professional. So, we have provided you with some tips that should help you find the...

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Worlds of Wallpaper

By now, you have probably noticed that Wallpaper is making a BIG come back in the Interior Design World. Who would have guessed 15 years ago that Wallpaper would be the most-wanted textile of the decade? Not us! But we are actually loving it! Below are some of our favorites from 9 different categories of Wallpaper. 1. Floral Wallpaper – Florals are great for...

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Are you Ready to Hire an Interior Designer?

Hiring a Designer Series – Pt 1. Are you wanting to update your living or work space? Are you debating seeking professional help? We know it can be a difficult decision, so we have 5 questions that can help you decide if you are ready to hire an Interior Designer! [more details to follow the image]   1. Do you have a realistic budget for new items and...

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Tricks of the Trade: Designing With Multiple Mirrors

Tuesday’s Tricks of the Trade   Today we are excited to feature our first “Tuesday’s Tricks of the Trade” Video! This particular feature talks about the potential pitfalls you may face designing with multiple mirrors in a Master Bathroom.   We will be posting monthly videos to share our interior design “insider” tips,...

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By: Nature

In the design world Nature has become the theme everyone is working around. Whether it’s having a live-plant wall on your back patio, or a tree stump coffee table, or even simply using natural colored paint, people want traces of Mother Earth integrated in their interiors. We recently visited Pacific Shores Stones and were inspired by the colors of the huge,...

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Faux Plants? No longer Faux Pas!

If you come from the South, you have probably heard people say: “Your grandmother would roll over in her grave if she knew you had that fake plant in your house!” But, if you have a black thumb (like me) and a strong desire to not shame your ancestors, I am here to tell you how to make a faux plant no longer a “Faux Pas” in your home! Faux comes in Plastic,...

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Shiny, New Year

With a new year comes new trends & this year it’s BRASS! You can forget your grandma’s cheap brass door knob placed on every production home in the 1990’s that you’re probably picturing. Today we’re talking about an updated, cool kind of brass that we’re starting to see in everyone’s home and work place! [more after the picture]   Brass has been...

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Luxe Magazine Winter 2015

PAI is excited to be included in the Winter 2015 issue of Luxe Magazine–featuring a 10 page spread on her Lake Austin project.  Look for it in a store near you! Want to go paperless?  Luxe Magazine also offers the full copy on your iPad or Tablet: https://luxe.sandow.com/subnew1r.aspx?PC=LX&PK= Click here to see more Details on this...

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5 Interior Design Resolutions for 2015

Looking for ways to make your living or work space more stylish in 2015? We have 5 simple solutions that can make the world of a difference! 1. De-Clutter your Closets Getting rid of old clothes & accesories that you have not worn in the last 1-2 years is an easy way to start fresh this year! Don’t keep your “fat clothes” or your “skinny clothes”. ...

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Holiday Wish List

What are you wishing for this Holiday Season? As an Interior designer, clients always ask if the things I am recommending for them, is something I would want in my own home. So, this December, the Paula Ables Interiors team pondered the clients’ question and put together a list of items we would all want in our own homes! Below is a preview of some of the pieces...

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Happy Thanksgiving Table Decor

What are you setting your Thanksgiving table with? We’re loving bright Texas sunflowers mixed with metallics to make for a fun and inviting table!  Paula Ables Interiors would like to wish everyone a relaxing Thanksgiving Holiday!    Click here to see other blog posts by Paula Ables...

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An Evening with Eames Demetrios

                              Paula attended a talk with Eames Demetrios, the grandson of Charles and Ray Eames, over the weekend and came away with a new love and appreciation for the design as well as the designers. The Eames legacy lives on through their children and grandchildren who strive to...

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