A Week with Segreto!

I hope everyone had a wonderful week! Last week I went to a preview of the Marburger Farms Antique show in Roundtop!!!  As usual, the wonderful dealers have totally outdone themselves with some fab finds!  Here are some of my favorites!

We have certainly been busy at Segreto! Over the last year, I have hired and trained new people to try to get to my WONDERFUL clients in a timely manner.  We have finally done it!! Now on a larger job we can typically get to you in 3-6 weeks vs 3-6 months!!! Thanks to everyone for your patience while we were going through growing pains!!! I so appreciate your business and support, so keep on calling!!!  Here is a small sampling of some fun projects we are working on!

This finish, done like the olden days, is made from homeade paints, waxes and yes even beer and cottage cheese. Gives you that very rustic feel, perfect for this kitchen full of reclaimed woods, antique doors and fireplaces dating back to 1702! Sarah West, architectural consultant, was the sweet person we worked with on this one!!!

Formal and refined, this nook behind the master tub needed a finishing touch.  This dogwood design for designer extraordinaire, Sarah Eilers really did the trick!

Wanting to add a bit of “Frenchy” blue to her island, we applied a furniture quality finish for this homeowner, to give the kitchen a bit more pizazz!!!

Just in the midst of it–this mural is coming to life on a powder bath wall!!  Full of drama, it is a true conversation piece!

In this kitchen, there was a wooden relief above the cabinetry that seemed a bit bare untouched.  We did a glaze to give it some depth and then stenciled a design to add an extra special touch!

Love this kitchen we have started for Designer Tami Owen!!  The hood is already plastered and now we are starting on the cabinet work. Love those lanterns!

This client wanted to create a special space for grandchildren visits and the door to the toy closet just seemed to lack fun! We painted a fireplace scene on top including handpainted delft tile, brick molding and a painting of this special grandmother with her little one! SO cute!!!

I love the transformation that applying glazes over raw wood can make.  This study built with pecky cypess felt dated to this owner.  They wanted to transition from an orange tone to a light gray. We applied glazes directly over the existing finish, which eliminated the the need to strip the woodwork and start from scratch!


I always love to see the transformation that our workshop creates with the furniture pieces they work on!  What a change, I wanted to keep this one!!!!

Even before the final clean these floors are full of fun and whimsy!!  This design, inspired by a fabric, makes a big statement in this home office we did for Designer Bobby Farkas.

AGAIN – Thank You all for your patience in waiting for your jobs to be completed!  Spread the word that we are caught up and ready to quickly get to your job!!  As an appreciation to our customers, we are offering you 20% off on any item at our store during our trunk show extravaganza next Thursday April 10th from 10:00- 7:00PM!! Just say you saw the discount on the blog,  Stock up for graduation and for Mother’s day!!! See the invitation below!!  xo  Hope to see you next Thursday!!! Leslie

And the Renovation Continues... Master Bath Edition!
Picking out my Fixtures at Acero Bella


  1. I would love to see what you would come up with for my cherry kitchen cabinets. You would be the only one I would trust to do it and I would trust you 100% to pick the finish. Such talent!!

  2. Elizabeth Stephens says:

    Your team and you are amazing! I always look forward to your postings and this was no exception 🙂

  3. Gosh you have so many varied projects on the go, I think my favourite above is the lovely stencil border in the kitchen and although the incredible mural might not be my style, it is stunning, the colours are so rich and I imagine it will be an amazing talking point. So very clever.

    Lee 🙂

  4. leslie, your work and that of your artisans is inspiring and incredible. i cannot imagine seeing this sort of transformation every single day. i just may pick up a brush and fiddle with a stain for our staircase which has grown orange-y over time and truly appalls me. also so encouraged that new construction can come off feeling so ageless. bravo.


  5. Wow love that chair transformation!