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Spring Townhome Living

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With spring flowers blooming and new, sophisticated furniture and fixtures providing us with fresh inspiration, decorating this blank canvas seemed less like an obstacle and more like an opportunity to create and renew.  Using soft colors and structural pieces, we gave this townhome the look of luxury without the fuss.

Spring Townhome Living

Spring Townhome Living

Click for gold accent vase, crochet throw, cowhide bucket chair, stoneware dinner plate, stoneware salad plate, stoneware bowl, and patterned accent chair.

Find our shutter cabinets, wall art, small dough bowl, gold globes, Bardot sofa, weave baskets, gold pillows, leaf sprays, and gray tufted chair at Paul Michael Company locations.

Spring Townhome Living

Spring Townhome Living

Click for patterned accent chair, wooden succulent box, and beaded pillow.

Find our gold side table, blue vase, burgundy sprays, white lantern, wooden pillar, lion head planter, coffee table, tortoise bowl, Bardot sofa, gold pillows, blue splatter rug, and shutter cabinet available at Paul Michael Company locations.

Spring Townhome Living

Spring Townhome Living

Click for wooden succulent box.

Find our shutter cabinet, tufted gray chair, brown pillow, desk, black metal stool, metallic vases, wooden pillar, mango wood photo grame, terrarium, wood wall art, and globe at Paul Michael Company locations.

Spring Townhome Living

Spring Townhome Living

Click for steer horn finial, stoneware dinner plate, stoneware salad plate, stoneware bowl, beaded pillow, red metal bar stools, galvanized organizer, and crochet throw.

Find our Bardot sofa, gold pillows, brown pillow, natural weave pillow, blue planter, leaf sprays, bar sign, weave baskets, galvanized mirrors, and photo frames available at Paul Michael Company locations.

Spring Townhome Living

Spring Townhome Living

Click for steer horn finial, stoneware dinner plate, stoneware salad plate, stoneware bowl, and galvanized organizer.

Find our bar sign, blue planter, and leaf sprays at Paul Michael Company locations.

Spring Townhome Living

Spring Townhome Living

Click for stoneware dinner plate, stoneware salad plate, and stoneware bowl.

Find our blue planter and leaf sprays at Paul Michael Company locations.

Spring Townhome Living

Spring Townhome Living

Click for hanging asparagus bush, metallic vase, and wooden succulent box.

Find our cow skin rug, lush chairs, teakwood dining table, floral sprays, Fleur de Lis side table, bronze mirror, mango wood frame, silver vase, and window mirror available at Paul Michael Company locations.

Spring Townhome Living

Spring Townhome Living

Click for arrow table and metal mantle clock.

Find our wood carved dresser, turquiose lamp, teak wood bowl, galvanized mirror, gold frame, alabaster lantern, and palm spray available at Paul Michael Company locations.

Spring Townhome Living

Spring Townhome Living

Click for doggy jewelry holder, rabbit ring holder, small stacking apothecary jar, medium stacking apothecary jar, and succulent bucket.

Find our orchid vase and jewelry at Paul Michael Company locations.

Stop in any of our store locations or shop with us online for a breath of fresh looks!

-Ainslea Hooton-Snellenberger

 

 

How-To Simple Mardi Gras Wreath Video from PMC Lafayette

Mardi Gras is upon us. For some of us, King cakes replace breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Krewes prepare for elaborate balls and parades. Decorative wreaths adorn the front door. Outfits are planned. Meals are made. Beads are thrown. Some of you may wake up with the rare French disease, Le Hangovaire.

If you haven’t put your Mardi Gras swag up, don’t fret! Just check out this Simple Mardi Gras Wreath How-to video filmed in our store with our customers & staff by Lafayette’s local newspaper, The Advertiser.

Thanks to reporter Sundra Hominik & Mardi Gras aficionado / PMC customer Sandra Booher for letting us show you how we do Mardi Gras. Check out the article about our fab decor here. Hope y’all find the video by Sundra featuring our own designer, Jordan Guidry, super helpful! Contact us at help@paulmichaelhome.com for more instructions. All Mardi Gras decor and materials can be found in our Mardi Gras section online.

Purple & Gold Mardi Gras Mesh

Purple and Gold Mardi Gras Mesh

Colorful Ball Work Wreath

Colorful Ball Work Wreath

6"x10yd Mardi Gras Ribbon

6″x10yd Mardi Gras Ribbon

Set of 4 4in Mardi Gras Ball Ornaments

Set of 4 4in Mardi Gras Ball Ornaments

4"x10yd Fleur De Lis Ribbon - NOW 50% OFF

4″x10yd Fleur De Lis Ribbon – NOW 50% OFF

21"x10yd Purple Mesh

21″x10yd Purple Mesh

4"x10yd Fleur De Lis Ribbon

4″x10yd Fleur De Lis Ribbon

Share with us your Mardi Gras on Facebook & Twitter! What simple Mardi Gras tips do you have to share?

-Elizabeth Michael

Sofa Styling Tips

It happens to the best of us…sometimes you just get stuck in a design rut. You feel like you’ve made an investment and that you need to stick with it. Well if you start out by buying some neutral basics it’s fairly easy and inexpensive to give it an update! You can completely transform a room by changing out the accessories. Take a look at how we styled the same sofa three different ways.

1. Monochromatic

Paul Michael Company + Updated Traditional + Grey +Modern

Use the same color in different shades to create a harmonious palette. Jazz it up by mixing patterns and textures. When mixing patterns remember that scale is your friend. If you select patterns with different scales then you won’t have to worry about them trying to compete…no one wants a pillow fight, or do they?

2. Personality Plus

Paul Michael Company + Gypsetter + Global +Tribal

If you are into a more eclectic approach to design, incorporate items you picked up on trips or inherited from family. If you hate your grandmother’s table and can rarely find the time to travel, no worries we’ve got you covered! You can get the “collected” look you desire by shopping at our stores or online at http://www.paulmichael.company.com

3. Pop of Color

Paul Micael Company + Cozy Colonial

This nearly neutral arrangement has a lot of spunk and just a little bit of color. We love mixing the warm red hues with a cool blue. It’s a nice contrast with an Americana flair. Notice how the white gourd lamps and plates give this mostly rustic look a refined feel.

At the Paul Michael Company we have a variety of items that will separate your home from your neighbor’s. We know that this is your most personal space and we want to help you create a home that is comfortable and stylish…just like you!

Ettiquette 101: The Proper Way to Set the Dinner Table

Setting the perfect dinner table involves more than just laying out the proper utensils. A good host will also consider the aesthetic details of the process as well. Here are some great tips for setting an inviting and beautiful dinner table.

Add Color: Placemats and chargers are an excellent way to add color and excitement to your dinner table.

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A Little Fragrance: Flowered centerpieces are both eye- and nose-catching but take care not to make them too high or too aromatic. 

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Use Multiple China Sets: Contrasting dinnerware is an easy way to add complexity to the décor of your dinner table. The look should result in an eclectic feel that is definitely going to be a great icebreaker at the start of your dinner party.

Place the Silverware Properly: Forks on the left, knives and spoons on the right. Also, be aware of which glasses to use for water, red and white wines.

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We carry a large variety of napkins, place mats, aprons, cookbooks, and glassware that would be great for any home. For information about the best ways to set your dinner table or for other home design ideas, visit us at the Paul Michael Company website or join us on Facebook. We’d love to share with you the latest trends and styles.

Color Your Garden with Decorative Planters

Now that spring has returned, it is officially gardening season and Paul Michael Company is currently bursting with a variety of ceramic pottery that is perfect for container gardening.  Container gardens are a wonderful way to add some color to your front porch or your patio, but they can also create beautiful variety in your garden or landscape.

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Celebrity gardener and lifestyle guru, P. Allen Smith, offers some excellent advice on his blog to help you create a successful container garden.  Here are some of his tips:

  • Make sure you choose the right size container for the plant you intend to place in it.  You also need to ensure that the container has a drainage hole.
  • Get soil that is meant for use in containers, and if you can match the type of soil to the type of plant that’s all the better.
  • When watering your plants, water the plant at the bottom of the pot to reach the roots more quickly.

Choosing the right plants for your container is important for a successful container garden, but you should also consider the design of the container itself.  Don’t settle for cheap plastic containers or boring terra cotta either; you can make a statement with the containers you choose, and high-quality pottery will last you a lifetime.  Stop by any of Paul Michael Company’s locations to see containers that can add personality to your porch or garden.

Brighten Your Home with a Touch of Spring-Like Decor

Spring time is the perfect excuse to refresh your home decor and make your house feel like new inside, especially after a long winter of being cooped up indoors.  Although you may want to focus on a single bedroom, there are marvelous ways to add a spring-like touch throughout your entire home!

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What you’ll need are uplifting new colors and decor that’ll add a fresh touch. Here are a few tips on incorporating spring hues into your home this season:

  • Traditional spring colors translate well to many rooms, and they work especially well in spaces that get lots of natural sunlight.
  • Pair a pretty pastel with a solid color to keep rooms from looking like it was taken over by the Easter bunny. A soft blue along with a neutral is a great example of how to tone down a spring color in the home.
  • Don’t forget the spring green! This season is all about getting back outside and enjoying nature, and we all know that green is the most natural color there is. Be sure to infuse it throughout your home for an organic touch.
  • If bright spring colors are not your style, you can still add spring cheer with more muted tones like cream or beige instead of outright yellow.

Of course, we’ve got plenty of spring inspired decor items right here for you at Paul Michael Co.! What do you think about these?

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Infusing Southwestern Design Style into Your Home

When it comes to designing and decorating at home, there’s always so much talk about modern, contemporary, traditional and the like. But what if none of those design styles tickles your fancy? What if you’re looking for something a bit more… rugged?

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Let’s take a deeper look at what’s known as Southwestern design style. Here’s a few features that it often includes:

  • Vibrant colors that produce old Western look and feel… deep Earth tones are very predominant
  • A healthy blend of both old and new elements
  • An overall sense of a particular time and place… there’s no mistaking when you’re in the midst of a room decked out with Southwestern style
  • Homage to what’s natural: deserts, mountains, sunsets, parks, animal hides and longhorn skulls
  • A hint of cowboy/cowgirl flair with boots, hats, lassos and the like

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If you’re an outdoorsy person who enjoys all that good old Mother Nature has to offer, then Southwestern style might be the perfect design style for your home. Don’t forget that Paul Michael Co. has plenty of accessories that’ll blend perfectly for your home’s Southwestern look, so be sure to visit one of our locations to get shopping!

 

 

Bring a Coastal Atmosphere Into Your Home

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If you love the sea and would like your house to have a decidedly nautical atmosphere you can use some home decorating ideas to redecorate. When your house reflects your personality and your love for the coast, you will feel happier and energized when inside the house. You don’t have actually to be at the beach to enjoy your home.

Here are some simple ideas that can get you started:

  • Use blue and green colors on the walls. In fact double shaded or textured walls even add to the design quotient of the interiors.
  • Have light colored furniture inside. Wicker adds a casual and beachy element to the décor.
  • Driftwood wall décor or even small tables give a coastal feel.
  • Bamboo and light-weight curtains complement the light and airy atmosphere.
  • Sea-themed paintings, boats or fish décor give a maritime look to your house.
  • Some colorful accessories can add interesting highlights as home decorating ideas.
  • Have large picture windows to let in light and air and also give a feeling of openness.

We have lots of interesting décor pieces at our stores. You can also share your inputs on our Facebook page!

Need a New Hobby? Think Antiques!

Collecting antiques can be more than just an interesting and timeless way to decorate your house; it can also be a fun hobby! You’ll have the thrill of discovery every time you find the perfect piece for your home, and collecting antiques has several benefits both to your home and to the environment.

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Stories of the Past
Just the thoughts that will come when you look at that nineteenth century lantern on your fireplace mantle will have you appreciating your new hobby all the more. Who owned the lantern when it was first made? Who else thought this vase would be perfect for their home?  A good antique can connect you to people of similar tastes from the past.

Built to Last
Antiques are still around for a reason, and that is due to the fact that they were built to withstand the years of use.  Additionally, regardless of what trends come and go in design, your antiques will always be in style.

Environmentally Friendly
Buying antiques is better for the environment than purchasing newly manufactured items, especially those that aren’t built to last and may need to be thrown away in a few years.

The Paul Michael Company carries unique antique finds, and we would love to have you come in and visit at any of our locations. Come to our Facebook page too; we’d be happy to share with you many ideas on decorating with antiques.

Lovely Ideas for Decorating with Red

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Decorating with red can be intimidating. If you’ve ever tried to find that perfect shade of red lipstick, or just the right paint color, you know just how hard it can be. With Valentine’s Day inching closer, we’re all well aware that the color red signifies love. But you can show your adoration for this vibrant hue year-round with a few creative home decorating ideas. Let’s dive right in!

  1. Wow them at the front door. Nothing is more inviting or intriguing than a red door. Choose a shade of red paint that’ll pop against your home’s exterior.
  2. Accessorize. Sometimes less is more – add a hint of red in unexpected places such as your coffee table, throw pillows or mantle.
  3. Show your artistic side. An injection of red through a painting or a piece of art can draw your eye to an otherwise invisible area of the room.
  4. Step on it. An area rug infused with red permeates warmth throughout the space without being overwhelming.
  5. Weave your way. A pillow or throw can add function and beauty to your space while complimenting other fabrics in the room.

The Paul Michael Company has all kinds of great accessories for your home, so stop in and visit us today.

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