A Showcase To Remember Part 1 and a Happy Father’s Day!

Hi Friends!  I hope everyone had a nice weekend!  Remember that LUXE showcase home where we constructed a 18ft island top from plaster?  Well I finally got the pictures back from the rest of the home and wanted to share with you!! Located in the heart of Memorial in Houston, it not only is a spacious lot but is situated on over an acre of land.  Amazingly this was a spec home.   Built and designed with the details of a custom, this dream team of architect, builder and designer have worked ...

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A Classic Home With Classic Finishes!

This year has certainly been great for real estate in Houston. Another of my favorite clients has put their home up for sale.  I spotted these pictures on HAR but this home sold before I could post. Thomas Cervone with Camelot Realty Group obviously did a great job marketing, but you will see this is a beautiful place! This 5 bedroom home rests on a quarter acre lot and resides in West University Place-a beautiful area of Houston close to down town and the medical center. I was fortunate on ...

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Designer Spotlight! Nest & Cot Interiors!

I have done so many wonderful projects with Nest & Cot Interiors that I wanted to feature some beautiful images of homes we have completed together as well spotlight it's owner; designer  and friend Whitney Janke. Growing up, Whitney admired her Mom's knack as an Interior Designer. She would go with her hand in hand to pick out fabrics, and rearrange furniture. We worked in Whitney's Mom's LOVELY  home and my son Matthew happened to be high school friends with her brother.  Small ...

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A Great Store, The Best Banana Pudding, And A Few Finishes!

Hi Friends!  I hope you all have had a wonderful week!  Before we talk Segreto's finishes I wanted to share the fun Mother's Day weekend I had in Georgia, announce the winner of Kristy Harvey's book trilogy and give you the recipe for the best banana pudding I have ever had! The Perfect Mother's Day! I was so excited to go back to my home state which I had not returned to since I was sixteen. So when Lisa owner of  The Front Porch of Vinings asked me to do a book signing, I was super ...

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A Tour of a Segreto Home!

Omgoodness so many of my clients are moving!! And so many who were in Segreto Style!  The good part is I will get to work with them again on their next project and some lucky family will be able to move into such a beautiful house!! This lovely home is represented by Patricia Garrison of Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty and I found these pictures at HAR.com. The elegant gated entrance is surrounded by a lush green entrance and flanked by lantern fixtures on each side of the ...

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Mother’s Day 2017: The Perfect Give-A-Way For You!!!

Everyday should be Mother's Day but traditionally we  celebrate on the second Sunday of May.  So whether you are a new mom, old mom or a grandmom we hope you enjoy our quotes, ideas, gift selections for all the deserving moms out there! Source My Perfect Day! I certainly feel this way about my sweet Mom and I hope my kids will say the same thing about me!  Everyone is different, but the kids and my husband always ask--What would be your perfect Day?   I wake up early and really love ...

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What’s Segreto Been Up To?!

Hello My Blog Friends!  I hope you have all had a wonderful week! I wanted to catch you up on some projects that I have been working on! This home is truly one of my favorites!  And good news!  The sweet homeowner has allowed me to professionally photograph the entire home! So.. I am just go to show you a few of my quick snaps to get you as excited as me to see the whole home when shot by an expert.  This house was very traditional to start!  By plastering, refinishing the floors in a ...

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We Are So Proud Of Andrea’s Mom Sally!

Hi Friends!!  We have a mother-daughter treat today! If you read the last post about my design assistant Andrea's flower wall you will see that talent runs in the family!  Her mother, designer Sally Condara, won the ASID award on a home that Andrea worked with her on the finishes!!  Before we begin I wanted to thank you all who sent me pictures of their Easter Table! You will all love seeing the photos for next years blog!  there is still time to send!  Email the pictures to ...

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A Beautiful Flower Wall!

Hi Friends!! I so hope you have had a wonderful week. With Spring time in the air, of course, I think of flowers and maybe a bit of romance!!! When my oh-so-talented finish designer, Andrea, created a giant flower wall for her sister, Erin's, wedding -- I had to share! Andrea has always loved creating party props ever since her first job working for her next door neighbor, assisting her in developing fabulous centerpieces and props for glittery events.  She helps to create the same ...

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Happy Easter!!

Source Easter bonnets, painted eggs, flowers in springtime colors-how couldn’t Easter be one of my favorite Holidays for tabletop décor?! Source White goes with everything so it’s a wonderful pallette to mix with accents of springtime tones!!  A little trick of mine is to use my white dishes and let the salad plates set the tone of the table.  They are much less expensive, easier to store and come in so many wonderful colors and designs.  Searching the web here are a few of my ...

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