Parisian Townhome!

Hi Friends!  Well we have another Segreto Home on the market but this one went fast!! I had written a story on this during the finishing process and the kitchen is featured in Segreto Vignettes. It's fun to see the entire home complete! In the heart of River Oaks in Houston this community is inspired by the lines of Winfield House, a stately London property. Built in 2014, complete with rooftop summer kitchen and beautiful interior courtyards, it is almost 4300 square ft and  is complete ...

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Artist Spotlight-Claire Basler!

Hi Friends!  I wanted to introduce someone with you whose work I am truly obsessed with.  Her name is Claire Basler. A French floral painter, she resides at Chateau de Beauvoir,  a 13th century castle in France which is art in itself. Her interpretation of flowers are both realistic and surreal!  She has just come out with a book of her works which I ordered and cherish. I have quotes from her scattered throughout this post on what I would say is truly magical art. She, like me, ...

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What Has Segreto Been Up To?

Hi Friends!  I hope you have all had a wonderful week! I wanted to share with you a few transformations we have been working on. I need to get better on the before we start pictures! But... here are some durings and afters! Metal range-hoods are all the range but can be super pricey and have a long lead time to manufacture. In this kitchen we finished for designer Sarah Eilers, the range  was built from wood, and finished to read like real metal. I love the two toned ...

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Designer Q&A: Leslie Sinclair of Segreto Finishes

Hi Friends!!  I hope everyone is somewhere fun! I am in Colorado right now and my Dad came up from Santa Fe to visit!  It is certainly great to be out of the Texas heat!  I recently was interviewed by Southern Home Magazine about how I got started with Segreto, my favorite parts of my job etc.  Some of my most asked questions, I thought I might just share the interview with you. Hope you enjoy! After enjoying a successful career in corporate sales, Leslie Sinclair followed her passion for ...

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A Showcase To Remember Part 2!

Hi Friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day!! It is always nice for  me as I get to see the kids too! If you missed the first part of this LUXE showcase home you can still visit it in the previous blog. The first part shares all of the main living areas and this one focuses on the study (through the front window on the lower left side of the home), powders, outside living areas and the upstairs. The study which is across from the living room and to the left of the ...

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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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