Creating A Home With Soul!

Hi My Friends!!  I hope you are getting into the holiday spirit no matter which holiday you are celebrating.  It is a time for miracles, kind words and random acts of kindness!!   This is an article I wrote for a magazine that I though you would all enjoy!! New, bright and shiny certainly have their appeal.  Stocked materials are manufactured in standard sizes, readily available and easy to install, which can streamline projects and lower expenses.  But there is something about incorporating ...

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What’s Segreto Up To?

Hi Friends!!  I hope you are having a wonderful week.  Grab your coffee or glass of wine while we walk together through some projects which we have just completed. It is fun to see how diverse my week has been! I always love working with designer Leslie Strauss!  Not only can I remember her name(ha-ha), she has a flair for the soft contemporary and unique!! This dining room will be a showstopper when finished, but it is off to a good start with the built-in wine room, painted wood floors ...

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Welcome Hello Lovely for a Visit!!

  Hi, friends! I hope you have all had a wonderful week!!  This week Michele from Hello Lovely  and myself thought it would be fun for our readers if we switched posts. ....soooo, this week welcome my friend Michele, a published writer and artist who blogs at Hello Lovely, where you'll find inspiration for interiors, renovation, and lifestyle. It's such a blessing to trade places with my talented friend Leslie. I hope it's okay to get personal and to journey beneath the surface of design ...

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The Evolution of a Mural!

Hi Friends! I hope that you are having a wonderful week!  I have had so much fun seeing this mural evolve daily I thought you might enjoy as well!! The art of the mural is still going strong in today's interiors!!  Something incredible about murals is that unlike a canvas painting which may take months to complete, these art pieces many times have to be mastered in a week! Day 1: This mural is in  a wine room for a project we are working on with Designer Trisha McGaw and Allan Edwards ...

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Lime Washing has so Many Applications!

HI Friends!  I hope that your week was full of laughter and good things to come! Thank you so much for all who supported me during the awards ceremony!!  Because of all of you Segreto Secrets made the short list!! I was honored to be a part of this amazing group of bloggers.  Check out the winner-Alice in Scandiland!   She has an awesome blog! Today I wanted to spread some joy I have gotten from some beautiful projects we have completed with lime washing! Remember that post I wrote on ...

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Segreto’s Designer Spotlight-Sarah Eilers!

Hi Friends! I hope you all have had a wonderful week.  I was working on posting pictures of homes we have worked in which I haven't shared yet and I spied this beautiful home by designer Sarah Eilers so I decided to introduce her to you! Sarah who is a traditionalist a heart, was a perfect choice for homeowner Jamie who wanted a timeless interior with a warm French influence.  Being an accomplished cook, it is no wonder the first colors we picked  were for her kitchen cabinetry. This blue ...

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Two Projects With Dodson Interiors-Always Super Cool!

Hi Friends!! This week has been a super great one for me! I want to share a an amazing new home I have been working on and an article which featured some of our work--both with the talented designer Julie Dodson of Dodson Interiors. There she is, always smiling even this early in the morning, making rug selections for this magnificent dining room.  Look at the interesting mix of the two chandeliers. Julie has mastered eclectically mixing the old and the new in her design projects. I ...

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The Hunt For Reclaimed Elements!

Hi Friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful week!!  Well Round Top Antique Fair is right around the corner so I thought I would pay tribute to the hunt for reclaimed elements and how one special client built them into her home!! Although these elements have come from many sources, many were found treasures from Round Top!!! We are still in the planning stage, but I have so enjoyed seeing how homeowner Lisa creatively has incorporated so many unique items into her home! She and her ...

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I Just Love Before and Afters!

Hi Friends!  Thank you to so many who voted for the blog.  The top 5 blogs with the most votes  created the short list.  They will be judged by a panel of experts for the winner. And Guess What? Segreto Secrets made the short list!  I am more than appreciative and grateful to my blog followers!  I love each of you, my friends who I connect with each week!!  Thank you , Thank you, Thank you!!  So here is your next post!! I hope you never get tired of looking at beautiful interiors because I ...

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A Home for Horses

Hi Friends!! I have done the homes of so many wonderful people but recently were were asked to finish the interiors for a bit different client and I just had to share! source Stables have been around since our love and need for the horse! Horses historically have gotten us where we wanted to go, transported our wares, hauled timber for building and plowed our fields. So, I was excited when asked to design the finishes for stables that would house 6 of our loyal friends. Searching the ...

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