We Are So Proud Of Andrea’s Mom Sally!

Hi Friends!!  We have a mother-daughter treat today! If you read the last post about my design assistant Andrea's flower wall you will see that talent runs in the family!  Her mother, designer Sally Condara, won the ASID award on a home that Andrea worked with her on the finishes!!  Before we begin I wanted to thank you all who sent me pictures of their Easter Table! You will all love seeing the photos for next years blog!  there is still time to send!  Email the pictures to ...

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A Wonderful Home With Segreto’s Finishes for Sale!!!

Hi Friends!!  Before I show you this amazing home, I wanted to say how fun it was for me to meet so many of you at Round Top! I hope you all found wonderful treasures and had so much fun with your friends and hubbies!  The weather was great, the vendors brought such unique and special wares with them, but most of all putting so many faces with names was the best part of all for me!!  Thank you so much to Marburger Farms Antique Show, Arbors and Susan Horne for hosting me at Texas's biggest ...

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Look what I found at Hello Lovely!

Hi Friends!!  I was catching up on a favorite blog of mine, Hello Lovely, one Saturday morning and saw so many images on homes we have done where designer and Milieu magazine editor Pamela Pierce helped with the interiors. Some must have been from homes for sale websites and others from magazines, many were from over 10 years ago, things I hadn't seen in years!  I love the pictures and wanted to share a few with you along with a bit of insight to Michele, the talented and sweet author of the ...

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Who Wouldn’t Want To Live Here?

It is so fun to see homes for sale which we have worked in! Love seeing both how they look years later and also any changes in furnishings that have been made.  This one, interiors by Munger Interiors, was featured in my second book Segreto Style and several blogs I had written because I love the before and afters. It remains as beautiful today as when we left the home!!! I found these pictures on Har.com. The home is listed by Kelley Austin with Martha Turner Sothebys International Realty. ...

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Spring Limelight Edition

I am so blessed to work for so many talented designers that Segreto's work is featured in so many magazines! I wanted to share five recent publications with you all! I am always on pins and needles to receive my issue of  Antique Shops & Designers magazine! Posting stories from around the world, I am super honored to be a contributing editor and share my thoughts with all of their readers!! Typically their cover is a bit more old world, posting rooms that are from century old ...

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Two Entrepreneurial Woman-Two Creative Homes!

Hi Friends!  We have been inspired by the break and have been working on some new projects at Segreto!!! These two have been super fun as each were spearheaded by super creative entrepreneurial women. The first home is Susan's, a long time friend who owns and runs Multiplicity, a venue, boutique and artisan school in Old Town Katy, Texas. Along with hosting weddings and events she and her staff teach group or private lessons on jewelry making, sculpture and a multitude of crafts--what a ...

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Colorado Update Part 3-Bedrooms and Baths!

Well here is the last in the series!  Thank you for all your wonderful comments!! The house isn't completely done yet but close! I really wanted to plaster the house but due to my crews heavy schedules and the contractor's timeline it just didn't work out!   This was my inspiration board for the bedrooms!  What did I use? I loved the fabric behind the bed designed by Susan Blankenship(house is in Segreto Vignettes!) but with my lower ceilings and small room, I decided it wouldn't ...

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A Colorado Update Part 2!

After months of construction, (see last week's post) we were on our way to install the furnishings. Hubby John, daughter Kirby, and I went up there for a whirlwind 3 days to install all the furnishings and to see the unit in person for the first time. It was especially nerve-racking for me as I was unable to visit the job site during the entire renovation process. All details were relayed by texts and emails. Well hang on, it's quite a change! Here is the entrance before. Welcome ...

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What Segreto’s Been Up to!

We have been busy with so many fun projects that I thought it was time to share! I have had so much fun seeing some of the homes we have worked on, furnished!! This is a stately, established home where the bones are amazing and the homeowners just wanted an update. The original moldings and floors remained but the walls were coated with plaster in a soothing warm tone. Before, the moldings were white, but toning them to the plaster put focus on the architecture and floors and really ...

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Styling Your Bar Cart!

Originating as tea trolleys in the Victorian era, bar carts became popular in the 1950s at the end of Prohibition when cocktail hours were the rage. Now, the bar cart is here to stay and has become a staple accessory in home decor. Just like when you're designing a space in your home, a well-styled bar cart begins with a plan...and a great bar cart! I've gathered some great tips to get the good times (and your fantastic bar cart) rolling in time for the holidays! source 1. Find a Fabulous ...

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