June 2015 archive

Turning a House into a Home

MakeoverThis spring season (now getting into the beginning of summer) we have had the opportunity to stage a handful of empty houses as well as give some lived-in residences a PMC home makeover.  Staging an empty house comes with no design restraints, so the process is fairly painless.  The challenges arise when decorating or redecorating a home.  People often feel they must stay within one style element in order to create an attractive interior.  Paul Michael Company designer, Jenny, believes people often limit themselves when thinking they must stay within the confines of certain design.  “It happens all the time.  People think they can’t buy new pieces they are in love with because it won’t mix with their existing decor,” Jenny says, “But it is so easy to integrate new pieces with existing decor seamlessly.”

Here at Paul Michael Company, we believe turning a house into a home entails knowing what style you like, but also keeping an open mind when it comes to integrating new pieces into your existing design; giving a house personality is when it really becomes a home.

Recently our Monroe store manager, Debra, moved into a new house and immediately requested Jenny’s assistance when making this space her own.  Debra gave Jenny free reign when it came to putting this look together, other than telling her she gravitates toward “shabby chic” designs.  Integrating new pieces with Debra’s existing decor and adding a bit of flare, Jenny and Monroe employee, Ashley, transformed an empty house into the home Debra hoped for.

Dining Area Madeover

Dining Area

Dining Area Madeover

Dining Area

Dining Area Madeover

Dining Area

Dining Area Madeover

Dining Area

Click for reclaimed oak dining table, white acrylic chairs, black ceramic vase, framed bird art, hydrangeas, bone inlay boxes, metallic mirror, standing tin cowtin flower pots, and pewter hand mirror.

Cow hide rug, reclaimed window console, reclaimed wood mirror, antique crates, bookshelf, resin cow head, pendant chandelier, blue lamp, amethyst, reclaimed door panels, and French dressing chairs are available at Paul Michael Company store locations.

Living Room

Living Room

Click for blush pillow, red pillow, sheepskin pillow, and white shag pillow.

Pink quilt pillow, reclaimed door panels, coffee table, petrified wood bowl, and large sheepskin rug can be found at Paul Michael Company store locations.

Living Room

Living Room

Living Room

Living Room

Click for coral lanterns.

Ceramic bird bowl, crystal geode, antique glass jug, potted bromeland, and abstract painting available at Paul Michael Company store locations.

Living Room

Living Room

Click for geometric rhino, geometric elephant, geometric giraffe, coral pillow, mint pillow, and ivory collina chair.

Reclaimed corbels, reclaimed window frames, reclaimed wood mirror, abstract art, reclaimed spindle candlesticks, and floor lamps available at Paul Michael Company store locations.

Living Room

Living Room

Click for ivory collina chairsmint pillows, and coral pillow.

Curtain panels available at Paul Michael Company store locations.

Living Room

Living Room

Click for hippo, black ceramic vase, and tin flower pot.

Abstract art, white ceramic planter, reclaimed wood column, reclaimed corbel, matte black planter, reclaimed spindle side table, hexagon side tables, wood side table, black wood side table, marble bowl, and amethyst available at Paul Michael Company store locations.

Living Room

Living Room

Living Room

Living Room

Click for floral pillow, framed bird art, and gallery art blocks.

Abstract art, floral prints, column side table, and bench available at Paul Michael Company store locations.

Front Porch

Front Porch

Click for butterscotch pillows, gold portico pillow, and cypress scroll bench.

Mirrin accent tables and gold diamond pillow available at Paul Michael Company store locations.

-Ainslea Hooton-Snellenberger