Sherwin Williams Color Match for May-The Louvre

In honor of the passing of one of my favorite architects I.M. Pei, we are highlighting the colors of the Musee du Louvre in our Sherwin Williams color match for May. Pei designed the Louvre in the early 1980s and was the focus of much controversy due to the glass and steel pyramid design. I say, forget the critics. This building is breathtaking to behold in person. Pei...

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Some of our Favorite Girl’s Bedroom Lighting

Today we’re doing a very specific lookbook of lighting for a young girl’s bedroom. There are so many fun details you can go with when designing a feminine child’s room, and one of our favorite things to play with is the lighting options. We found really eclectic pieces that have accents of flowers, butterflies, and birds that will make the space look so...

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Met Gala “Camp” in Interior Design

The Met Gala is one of the most important and iconic annual events in the fashion industry. Every year on the first Monday of May the MET hosts a lavish fundraiser filled with celebrities dressed in absolutely crazy yet gorgeous looks. There’s a different theme each year to guide the attendees, and some of the most important celebrities and fashion designers...

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Five Ways to Freshen Up Your Home For Summer

Summer is just barely around the corner, and we can definitely feel the heat coming. And with every new season, it always feels good to freshen up your home. A good spring cleaning is necessary, and a few key pieces to make your home ready for holiday. We’re discussing easy and affordable ways to make your home welcome to the barbecues, longer days, and plenty of...

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Designer Spotlight: Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto was a Finnish architect, furniture designer, and overall craftsman whose career spanned from the 1920’s to the 1970’s. He was inspired by the Central European greats such as a Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius. He had an exhibit in the MOMA New York in 1938, and by then he was only the second architect to have a showcase there. This followed positive...

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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 bringĀ 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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