What Segreto Did This Week – Part II

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! I know we did here at Segreto… This week in addition to moving our offices ot our new space, I really had the opportunity to see some absolutely beautiful homes.  Our first project was for designer Julie Dodson in an incredible home with a modern twist.  The first room was a very cool loft for the homeowners’ daughter.

Julie had the staircase and upstairs area painted white for us to start. Using fabric for color inspiration, she wanted us to do add a simple design on the staircase. I love the satin nickel and glass railings – so chic!!!

The great lighting in the adjoining bath gave us another blue to complement for the staircase design as the sconces going up the staircase were similar.

We chose a damask pattern, painting it up the steps in Sherwin Williams 6225.

It’s such a fun prelude to the daughter’s upstairs hangout!

Once you reach the top, you’re greeted by this beautiful monogram that we hand drew and painted!  What a fun space for a girl!!!

In the fabulous and spacious back powder of the same home, Julie wanted a dramatic fabric ceiling to draw out the colors of the border tile. She chose to keep the walls white for the homeowners’ wonderful artwork.

Love the sconces, tile and marble in the vanity area! The acrylic antlers entwined with the light are so unique!

Here we go on the first step!!!  Starting with Sherwin Williams 7672, we created shadows in various shades of SW 7673. The ceiling has so many angles and shapes that we took some extra time to ensure that the “fabric” folds would fall in a realistic way.

Wow! I love the sophistication and whimsy of this space.  It is definitely a one-of-a-kind back powder.

Next, we did a plaster job for Beverly, an oh-so-fun homeowner that I had a blast working with. Don’t worry… when she finishes the wonderful house, I will photograph the whole home.

When I first met with her, the walls were the same beige as the ceiling and the rest of the home. I loved the soft green-blue trim on the drapes and in the fabric for the skirted round dining room table. By pulling that tone into the plaster, the room becomes truly cohesive.

I really adored her new art – a two-piece series for one wall.  The waxed plaster looks stunning, both with the art and the French decor!

The outdoor summer kitchen features this built-in box for a TV. To make this look more like art, the homeowners provided a few paintings for inspiration and we got started!

What a clever way to hide a TV or other electronics! The possibilities for painting styles are endless!

The next stop is her bathroom. I love the nook for the tub – it feels like a little vignette so it’s the perfect place to add a few touches to make the space more special. Beverly loves birds so we decided on this Nordic-inspired design.

I am later going to pick one of the bird colors for Beverly to use when painting the ceiling in a pale blue.

The detail in the mural is so beautiful!!! I love it so much I’m planning to paint a similar design in the powder bath of my new shop since there are no more walls left at my home – Yikes!!!  I hope with the kids back in school everyone is winding down to their routine.  Have a great week!!  Till next Monday!!!  xo  Leslie


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  1. Love the mural in the bathroom. and the stencil on the stairs. You do amazing work.

  2. Wow, I'm smitten by the stairs with the damask pattern and the monogram on the floor! So beautiful! Can't wait to see both houses finished. You really do a great job, Leslie. Congrats to you and your team, and thanks for sharing them with us. I love to see how you transform the rooms.

    Have a lovely week!

  3. These finishes are amazing and I love the monogram on the floor. It's really clean and simple yet makes a huge impact!

  4. WOW! This is some really fun, creative and beautiful work. I love it all but my favorite is the bathroom with the beautiful blue birds. Thanks so much for sharing and I am looking forward to seeing your new space. It is very exciting.

  5. Leslie your artwork is stunning; I adore the ceilings the fabric folds are marvelous!!
    The bird mural is so lovely!! Bravo on the very fine work!

    Art by Karena
    2012 Artists Series Featuring Harrison Howard

  6. the nordic design is so tranquil and transporting. perfect for that nook. cannot wait to see what your team accomplishes next, leslie! i am still savoring summer and have 2 days of my no-routine-slacking-surfer lifestyle.

    smiles to you.


  7. I am not sure if my comment got posted so I am repeating! Love the damask design on the lovely staircase. Love the tv closet. It is perfect for that space. Wonderful work this week it is all amazing. Great post this week!

  8. The talent at Segreto is amazing I love, love, love the fabric painted ceiling. Your employees should be extremely proud of the work they do. That is one lucky daughter to get such an amazing space of her own.


  9. amy @ Maison Decor says:

    loved the staircase damask and the floor monogram~always finding such great inspiration when I visit your blog Leslie!!

  10. laslaboresdelmiercoles says:

    Que maravilla es todo precioso.PAZ Y AMOR

  11. Leslie, your new office space is absolutely gorgeous!… and seeing it in person was a real treat. That plaster pine treatment on your office ceiling is going to look amazing in my clients new home, as will the shutter doors that you are doing for us!

  12. Magnificence everywhere!!…amazing murals and details….I am so partial to the bird murals…and those chandeliers…exquisite!