Honoring The Cathedral of Notre-Dame

Everyone has heard the news by now… everyone at the PAI team, and anyone who has a passion for architecture, art history, Christian works of art, or France is absolutely shocked and heartbroken over the destruction of this masterpiece. The Cathedral has thousands of oak beams which made it extremely difficult to put out the fire. Apparently within the first 20...

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Sherwin Williams Color of the Month: Blue Sky

Sherwin Williams chose April’s color of the month named Blue Sky. It’s a fresh, almost minty, blue that works really well with cool tones. We think this paint looks especially good in a kitchen or bathroom to bring a calm, beachy feel to a space. It definitely has the brightening effect that we like to see this time of year because it’s fun yet soothing...

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Our Favorite Modern Outdoor Seating

Once we start hitting spring, we always like to do a post dedicated to revamping your outdoor patio, deck, or even front porch! Today we’re discussing seating specifically- lounge chairs, sectionals, and even swingers. We took a very modern approach to this theme with modular pieces, some Carl Hansen & Son, and adult-beanie bag-esque seating. You’ll see...

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Sustainable Building Materials You Should Consider

When building or remodeling a a new home is taking place, there are so many aspects to consider. The design process overall is extremely tedious. with countless steps. But when building and designing is beginning to take place, one of the things everyone should consider is using sustainable materials. From flooring to backsplash, we’re going to discuss some of the...

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Color Combinations We’re Loving Right Now

We’ve done quite a few color related blog posts lately, and we want to keep riding this through. We’ve been inspired by some unique color combinations we’ve seen lately and wanted to gather four that have really caught our attention. Highly contrasting colors will always be in, but there are some shades that are more in trend to the design community....

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Sherwin Williams Color of the Month: Distance

Sherwin Williams comes out with their specialized color of the month every. single. month. We love the concept just to see the direction that things are going in from time to time. The color they chose for March is called, “Distance.” It’s a very calming, cool blue shade that can work as neutral as a gray. And since gray is veering out lately, we love a...

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March Color Inspiration from Slim Aarons

March is here and so is Spring Break, and if you have the privilege to be in Austin then so is SXSW! The heat is coming back and daylight savings is about to be over… we are really ready for that Texas sunshine to be in full bloom. For our color inspiration this month we looked to Slim Aarons. He was an incredibly talented photographer who was known for capturing...

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Oscars Looks with Coordinating Furniture

We came up with this idea two weeks ago after The Grammys and received so much positive feedback that when The Oscars rolled around again, we knew we wanted to do it again. In case you missed it last time, you can click the link here to read it. The concept of this is to find some of the best dressed attendees and find furniture that coordinates well with that look....

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Current Favorite Home Decor Under $50

Since we do mostly high-end design, and feature a lot of pieces that are out price range for the majority or people, we wanted to do home decor favorites under $50! Even if you have the money to spend, a lot of us don’t like to go overboard on pillows and lamps that will get switched out within a couple years. Who doesn’t love a good deal, right? We sourced...

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Grammy’s Looks with Coordinating Furniture

The Grammy’s always has amazing performances, surprising awards, and heart-worthy speeches. But the biggest thing we look forward to, as with all award shows, is the red carpet. Taking a look at all the designer dresses, best dressed suits, and playful styles that excite us every year has got the be the best part. Immediately when eyeing some of the gorgeous gowns,...

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February Color Inspiration from Wisteria

When we think of February, Valentine’s Day comes to mind as does the beginning phase of leaving winter behind. While it is still quite chilly, I think we’re all mentally preparing for the warmer days ahead of us. We wanted to take color inspiration from something soft, whimsical, and full of color. We started looking at gardens and different types of flowers...

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Moody Paint Colors that are Almost Black

Have you ever had the urge to paint all your walls black? It doesn’t need to be as depressing as Mick Jagger makes it sound… There are some absolutely stunning examples of homes with strong black walls that actually look quite elegant. It creates a kind of drama that no other color can compare to. The decision to go black is a huge one, and it is not the right...

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