I had a surprise package today!!! An advanced copy of Segreto Vignettes came to the office! My staff wanted me to open the box in front of them, so when I walked into the office I had a rush of people coming my way with their big surprise!!
Yes, I had approved things along the way but never had seen the book all together and bound! The printer would send me a bound book with no writing to approve the binding and the paper. Next, the book hardcover jacket, then the printed pages and lastly, the cover!
I was thrilled to see it all put together!! I love the cover, a Talbot Cooley interior. And that cute pup who just didn’t take a bad picture. The title is foil stamped in a champagne metallic and in case you want to take off the cover…
…the book is just as pretty with the jacket removed!!!! I have learned from my daughter Kirby, that it’s just as important to make coffee table books an artful accessory as it is to fill the pages with beautiful inspirations and useful information!
It’s hard to believe that this is the third in the series and that Segreto has been so blessed to be able to customize the backdrops for so many beautiful interiors while working with so many talented designers, architects, builders and homeowners! Without them, these books would not be possible and certainly not as inspirational. A heartfelt thanks!
But…what makes this book so different is listening to you!! Reading all of the emails from people who purchased the book and seeing how my clients were using them as a design reference, to not only learn about finishing, but to view different cabinet styles, lighting options, staircase railings, floors, beams, counter surfaces, furnishings and more. By showing these examples to their designers, builders and architects, they were able to translate what they wanted into their own home.
The first part of the book is divided into sections describing different finishes such as plaster, stone, finishing beams, creating reclaimed elements, and much much more!!!
Illustrated with stunning rooms, this edition really shows how finishes truly effect a room’s overall allure! I used a local color correction firm this time who did such a great job on correcting the colors so they truly look like the tones of the rooms we did!
One of my favorite sections–Painted Floors!!!
The second half of the book is divided into sections on your favorite room types–kitchens, baths, and master retreats!
Filled with one-of-a-kind examples, I listed more color and source information than ever before!
There is even a section on creative ideas of how to disguise a T.V.!
The last major section of the book contains tips from experts, including builders, designers, architects, and tradespeople.
And, of course, tips from me on how to choose sheen, pick paints and paint on fabrics.
Being frustrated on finding information on which surfaces are the most durable and how to care for them once installed, I interviewed companies at the top of their trades to gain insight on these topics.
A big treat for me was Joni Webb’s contribution, of not only rooms she designed, but in writing my forward and an article on slip-covering furniture. Joni is a designer, author of Cote de Texas and such a sweet lady! I was thrilled to share some of her insight with you!!
And what would a Segreto book be without an incredible resource directory?! It truly takes a team to create one-of-a-kind interiors. I am happy to share information which allows you to see the designer’s, builder’s and architect’s portfolios and source wonderful stores and craftsmen.
Be the first to receive your signed copy with 35 bonus pages or take advantage of my special “2 Ways to Save” offer when you pre-order!!! Packaged in boxes of three and perfect for sharing, giving to clients or gift-giving, a 15% discount will be applied!! Or…special pricing is offered on Segreto Style (limited quantities left) when you pre-order your signed copy of Segreto Vignettes. A $170 value, this package is being offered for $135. This book was so fun for me to put together!! My wish is that you enjoy pouring over the pages as much as I enjoyed implementing the finishes and writing the book. Cheers!!!!
On another note…we are honored that Segreto Secrets Blog has been nominated for the 2016 Amara Interior Blog Awards! Voting opens today, the 8th, and closes September 9th! Your vote would be so appreciated!! And, I would love if you shared with friends, too!