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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How do you Design a Den around a New Barbie Couch?!

Hi Friends!!  Before we start I wanted to show you the amazing showroom Vivaldi which I am going to speak at this Wed.! The first time I walked into this place I felt like I was in an art gallery!!  Although they also have a warehouse, they have a large showroom where the slab are mounted and back-lit!!! I know this one will be a really fun event!!!  Come with firends for lunch and walk with me though the gallery where I will show how different colors and finishes complement your ...

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In the Limelight this Month and More!!!

Hi Friends!! I have some wonderful homes and articles this week to share with you on projects where Segreto's work has been published!! I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I did when we did the work! The first is a wonderful local publication, Houston House & Home, where they showcase bedrooms from Segreto Vignettes!! Cindy Witmer happened to design these two and I worked on the color schematics, finishes and even some of the art! I had fun speaking with Marsha, ...

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What’s Segreto Been Up To?

Hi, blog friends! I hope you're all having a great week! I really love sharing all the different projects we do, and this time they have been so varied!!! It's certainly proof of the power of paint!!! Before we get started I want you to know you are all invited to the Book Launch for Segreto Vignettes which will be at Back Row Home!!! I would love to celebrate with you all and...these Ladies and Gents sure know how to throw a party!! This is by far my favorite Segreto book to ...

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A French-Moroccan Home with Old-World Charm

Hi Sweet Readers!! Before we get started I need your help!!  This is the last week to vote  for Segreto Secrets  who has been nominated for Best US Interior Blog!   I am definitely a small fish with the exceptional blogs in the running!! I so appreciate your support--spread the word!! I also would love you all to be by my side at the launch party for Segreto Vignettes on Septmeber 15th at Back Row Home!! September is an excited month for Segreto! We recently finished up work on a beautiful ...

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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! 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 ...

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Extreme Chair Makeovers – Project Reveal!!!

It's Friday!! And, you know what that means...it's time to reveal some Extreme Chair Makeovers from these talented and fabulous bloggers! Please click on all these other wonderful designers and bloggers who have done their own chair makeovers! If you haven't seen my chair redo's from last week's blog they are at the bottom! Before you leave, I would love your vote for the Amara Interior Blog Awards!  I am so honored to be up for this year's short list!!! More information below! ...

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Project Design: Extreme Chair Makeovers!

  When I was asked to participate in the upcoming project design on Extreme Chair Makeovers, it started me thinking about all the chair makeovers I had done at my own home!  Although it would be wonderful going into a store and seeing the perfect chair with the perfect fabric, this rarely happens to me!!! Below you will see my chair makeovers and Friday we will post the link to other top design bloggers' outcomes to their chair challenge!  So stay tuned!!! Here is just a small ...

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