Herb Gardens Inside and Out!

Hi Friends!  I hope this week will be special for you all!! When I was little and lived in Georgia, my Dad moved us out to the country to live in an old farmhouse built in the early 1800's. With land, and a barn, he wanted to complete our experience by having us plant a garden.  Thinking big, he plowed an acre and we planted lettuce, tomatoes, squash, turnip greens, carrots green beans and more. Although it was fun seeing how things grow, the amount of work it took to weed, harvest and can all ...

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The Hunt For Reclaimed Elements!

Hi Friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful week!!  Well Round Top Antique Fair is right around the corner so I thought I would pay tribute to the hunt for reclaimed elements and how one special client built them into her home!! Although these elements have come from many sources, many were found treasures from Round Top!!! We are still in the planning stage, but I have so enjoyed seeing how homeowner Lisa creatively has incorporated so many unique items into her home! She and her ...

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I Just Love Before and Afters!

Hi Friends!  Thank you to so many who voted for the blog.  The top 5 blogs with the most votes  created the short list.  They will be judged by a panel of experts for the winner. And Guess What? Segreto Secrets made the short list!  I am more than appreciative and grateful to my blog followers!  I love each of you, my friends who I connect with each week!!  Thank you , Thank you, Thank you!!  So here is your next post!! I hope you never get tired of looking at beautiful interiors because I ...

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A Home for Horses

Hi Friends!! I have done the homes of so many wonderful people but recently were were asked to finish the interiors for a bit different client and I just had to share! source Stables have been around since our love and need for the horse! Horses historically have gotten us where we wanted to go, transported our wares, hauled timber for building and plowed our fields. So, I was excited when asked to design the finishes for stables that would house 6 of our loyal friends. Searching the ...

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SegretoStone-Our New Line!

Hi Friends!  Thank you so much for all your well wishes and helpful tips to all of us effected by Hurricane Harvey! I updated last Friday's post on Houston and Hurricane Harvey with more information on how to get help and where to donate. Please go to the end of the blog on Harvey for the updated information.  Although we sadly still have many subdivisions underwater, other streets are lined with dumpsters, ruined furniture, carpet, and debris.  This shows that we are beginning to rebuild which ...

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Houston & Hurricane Harvey!

Hi Friends! I know many of you are living though hurricane Harvey and others have been watching it on TV.  Thank you for all for your emails and texts from around the globe to make sure we are ok.  I can't tell you how much it is appreciated.  So.... I thought I would send you a bit of what we experienced at Segreto. Friday was business as usual, although the roads were barren and the only commotions and crowds were at the grocery stores and gas stations as people prepared for the ...

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Going, Going Gone!

Hi Friends! I wanted to thank all of you that have reached out about Hurricane Harvey. I will post about it later in the week when I have access to downloading my pictures. We welcome your prayers and support as, so far it has been devastating here with so many people affected and with more bad weather to come! For fellow Houstonians, my prayers are with you and for the storm to let up!!  Be safe!! xo So here is the post that I had scheduled in advance.  There is another Segreto home for ...

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New Projects From Segreto and and Cauliflower Pizza Crust!

Hi Friends!  I hope you had a great week! It is so fun posting about projects we have done!  I love seeing them again and I hope you all get inspirations from them on your own projects!!! I know I have posted about hoods before but this is a new concept we have collaborated on with Designer Elizabeth Garrett and Cupic Custom Homes. The base of the hood was built from wood and then covered with sheet rock.  We then applied a polished plaster finish in the same tones as the walls.  The ...

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California Dreaming and the Most Beautiful Succulents!

Hi Friends!  I hope you all have had a great week! Well for me, it was California beach house dreaming when we got back from a vacation to see John's family. John grew up in Torrance, and lived in Marina Del Ray before he moved to Houston at the ripe old age of 35. When we visit his family we stay in Hermosa beach at The Beach House, which is the only hotel located right on the beach in the Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo beach area. Growing up close by, these beaches are where he lived ...

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Wow What a Difference a Great Renovation Makes!

Hi Friends!!  I can't wait to show you this amazing transition of a renovated home we just completed.  Although Houston still is going gangbusters with the tearing down and building new phase, there are still many homeowners, loving the bones of their home, who decide to renovate instead.  The one below is so well done that I just had to share! This is a shot of the after.  Stunning isn't it? The homeowners put together JJ Design Group and Goodchild Builders to help them with the ...

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