Christmas Decor: Creating Displays, Tablescapes and More from Sentimental Items!

I went to a lovely Christmas party last year that's inspiring me to mix up my own home's holiday decor this year! The wonderful hostess, Nancy, had Christmas everywhere, but what I loved so much is that she grouped items with sentimental meaning in every room. This was an especially fun gathering for me because I was able to bring my two daughters, who knew Nancy's son from college!! He was in charge of the peppermint martinis, which it looks like they all have in hand! Of course, ...

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How to Pick the Best Down Comforter!

While I'm so excited about our new vacation home in Colorado (see the before pics here), it's starting to hit me just how many things you need in order to set up a new house! Pots and pans, glassware, towels, sheets, dishes, shower curtains, cleaning supplies...... and that doesn't even get me started on furniture!!! Lately, I've been focused on getting new bedding, which means I need to buy down comforter inserts. There's such a wide range of prices, depending on fill quality, stitching, ...

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What Segreto’s Been Up to!

We have been busy with so many fun projects that I thought it was time to share! I have had so much fun seeing some of the homes we have worked on, furnished!! This is a stately, established home where the bones are amazing and the homeowners just wanted an update. The original moldings and floors remained but the walls were coated with plaster in a soothing warm tone. Before, the moldings were white, but toning them to the plaster put focus on the architecture and floors and really ...

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A Home Ready to Give Thanks!

Hello to all my blog friends! Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I wanted to share a home with you that is decorated and ready to give thanks for one of the most special holidays of the year--Thanksgiving!! When I showed up to add a few touches to this home, which was featured in Segreto Style pages 50-59, there were touches of Thanksgiving décor inside and out! I loved this home's transformation. An older home, it truly showed how finishes and furnishings could give a total ...

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Styling Your Bar Cart!

Originating as tea trolleys in the Victorian era, bar carts became popular in the 1950s at the end of Prohibition when cocktail hours were the rage. Now, the bar cart is here to stay and has become a staple accessory in home decor. Just like when you're designing a space in your home, a well-styled bar cart begins with a plan...and a great bar cart! I've gathered some great tips to get the good times (and your fantastic bar cart) rolling in time for the holidays! source 1. Find a Fabulous ...

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How do you Design a Den around a New Barbie Couch?!

Hi Friends!!  Before we start I wanted to show you the amazing showroom Vivaldi which I am going to speak at this Wed.! The first time I walked into this place I felt like I was in an art gallery!!  Although they also have a warehouse, they have a large showroom where the slab are mounted and back-lit!!! I know this one will be a really fun event!!!  Come with firends for lunch and walk with me though the gallery where I will show how different colors and finishes complement your ...

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A Day on the Farm!

It is so much fun working on ranch or farm homes. Texas has so much land and beautiful places so close to home!!! I just had to share this wonderful homestead that I was so blessed to work in. I am always in such a hurry to get back to Houston to make the next appointment, but here I just wanted to stay!!! I had done work for the couple here in Houston and when they were remodeling their kitchen in their farmhouse in Bellville, I got to take a field trip! Bellville, population 4,097, was ...

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The Jack-O-Lantern: Then and Now!

Hi Friends!!  Before we start today I wanted to give you my warmest gratitude for all of your support.  Last week in London Amara Interior Blog Awards announced the winning blogs in different categories. The way it works is that first blogs were nominated, then all of you voted (THANK YOU!) for your favorites in each category to form the short list!  A panel of prestigious judges researched the chosen blogs and  picked their favorite! And the winner for the Best US Interior Blog ...

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In the Limelight this Month and More!!!

Hi Friends!! I have some wonderful homes and articles this week to share with you on projects where Segreto's work has been published!! I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I did when we did the work! The first is a wonderful local publication, Houston House & Home, where they showcase bedrooms from Segreto Vignettes!! Cindy Witmer happened to design these two and I worked on the color schematics, finishes and even some of the art! I had fun speaking with Marsha, ...

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The Launch Party was a Ball!

Hi Friends!!  Thank you so much to all of you who made it out to the Segreto Vignettes launch party!  And to those who couldn't be there, I wanted to share the excitement with you!!! The party this year was hosted at Back Row Home! A 16,000 square ft. showroom that carries antiques, art, bedding, gift items, and home accessories located at 8570 Katy Fwy. in Houston!! Two of the owners, Tracey (left) and Kelly (right), are long time gal pals of mine! Tracey, a painter in her own ...

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