A Week with Segreto!

I hope everyone has had a great week! I am so happy to share a few pics of a house we did where I happened to be over while they were moving in furniture! I love seeing the transformation and thought you would, too!

Segreto Secrets - Leslie Sinclair with Ohara Davies-Gaetano

Best of all, it was so fun catching up with my friend Ohara Davies-Gaetano from California! She was the designer on the project and has been published in Veranda, so I knew it would be AMAZING!! She does look like a California beauty, doesn’t she? Notice on the staircase we took the plaster down to the stair treads, giving that clean European feel!!!

Segreto Secrets - Plastered Bedroom by Ohara Davies-Gaetano

This master suite is just dreamy with the soothing, pale blue-green plastered walls!!!

Segreto Secrets - Plastered Bedroom by Ohara Davies-Gaetano

I love how they took the dark-stained walnut floors to a more natural bleached look. It’s furnished to perfection with the console hiding the TV at the end of the bed. I would love to stay here!

Segreto Secrets - Bathroom with Plastered Terra cotta border

This bathroom previously had a mosaic border design in a deep terracotta circling the room.

Segreto Secrets - Plastering Over Tile - Segreto Finishes

Rather than removing it, we thought it would be interesting to just plaster over the tile and let a portion of the design show though! What do you think? Super cool, right?!

Segreto Secrets - Light and Elegant Dining Room

The dining room is really lovely with its massive fireplace and soft textural furnishings. I especially like the mix of painted and stained furniture. Mixing it up makes a home so much warmer and unique! This house is so beautiful it makes me want to start book four!!! I am hoping to photograph it once it’s completely done!

Segreto Secrets - Credenza Furniture Finish

This was a fun piece of furniture to redo! Previously, this was all stained like the top. Wanting some relief from the stained chairs, we finished the bottom in a greige tone using an aging technique to balance her eclectic mix of furnishings.

Segreto Secrets - Cool Staircase Runner Idea

I wanted to share how this homeowner had done her staircase runner so it extends onto the floor! I get so many great ideas visiting all of my job sites!

Segreto Secrets - Old English Style Bathroom with Wallpaper

With so many homes moving to the contemporary side, it was really fun being involved in this traditional English one!  Full of rich colors and lots of pattern, glazing the painted cabinet to read like stained wood and faux finishing the wainscoting and molding really brought focus to the wallpaper and floral sinks.

Segreto Secrets - English Bed and Breakfast Style

Blue was the theme of this guest suite bath! Bringing tones from the floors and the counters into the cabinet tied all the colorations together in the space. I really love when sconces are placed on mirrors – it seems to work well in any design style!

Segreto Secrets - Floral Design on Furniture Piece

To alter this once shabby chic, peely paint finish to one of refinement, florals were added into the panels, totally transforming this piece. So many existing furniture pieces can be revamped with paint to go in a new decor style! If the shape and scale is right, consider paint!!

Segreto Secrets - Leslie Sinclair Artwork for Commission - Segreto Gallery

While all the construction was going on at my home and my garage studio was filled with building supplies, I took a long break from painting. Nerve wracking as it was, I just finished this commission for Marie Flanigan Interiors.

A Week with Segreto! Segreto Secrets Blog!

It was so fun to see one of my pieces of art hanging in the space. What a beautiful room they designed!!! I was so happy to be a part of it!!!

A Week with Segreto! Segreto Secrets Blog!

Marie had photographer Julie Soefer shoot a close up of the art! So sweet, they even accessorized the mantel with a Segreto Style book!! Thanks, gals! It inspires me to paint more…I know what I will be doing this weekend!!!

I hope everyone has a great week!

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Only a couple of more weeks until voting ends for the Amara Interior Blog Awards and I am nominated for best Interior Blog!! I would appreciate your vote!! Thank you so much!!

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And Pre-Order your copy of Segreto Vignettes scheduled to be released mid-September!!

xo, Leslie


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  1. What a beautiful creative space. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. LOVE it all! You look great Leslie!

  3. I love the traditional bathrooms you did that is up my alley. I really enjoy your blog and voted for you👍🏻

    • Leslie Sinclair says:

      Hi Kris!! Thank you so much!!! I am a small fish in the big pond of bloggers!!! I really had so much fun working on that house–it was classic!! thanks for following!!!

  4. Leslie! You are so multi-talented! I love your art piece–is it a geographical interpretation of our beautiful world? Because that is what it is speaking to me. This project is beyond beautiful. The furniture piece with the 2 drawers that you gave the greige treatment…can you share any details with me? It looks like just the finish i am desiring for my builders-grade kitchen cabinets here in arizona where i am doing some work at the moment. So inspiring and your pieces and projects always have such a rich level of depth that can only be achieved with artistry and patience and secrets! love to you. xox

    • Leslie Sinclair says:

      Hi Michele! Thanks so much for that! It inspires me to put my self out there with my art! That chest was one done with cottage cheese and beer believe or not! it is a hard one to explain and get there with. You might try using a tinted primer to the color you want or a chalk paint and then glaze with a darker color on top. It should give you a similar effect. You can email me when you are attempting it!! xo

  5. What a gorgeous home, absolutely beautiful, so elegant, yet livable. Each space has its own personality, but all the rooms have that stunning flow. Thank you for sharing!