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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Segreto Vignettes! My Advanced Copy Has Arrived!!!

I had a surprise package today!!! An advanced copy of Segreto Vignettes came to the office! My staff wanted me to open the box in front of them, so when I walked into the office I had a rush of people coming my way with their big surprise!! Yes, I had approved things along the way but never had seen the book all together and bound! The printer would send me a bound book with no writing to approve the binding and the paper. Next, the book hardcover jacket, then the printed pages and ...

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Great Seating Ideas: How to Mix Chair Styles in Dining Rooms!!!

I don't know what it is about mixing chairs in a space, but it has always been one of my true design loves!! Maybe it's my quirky side, but to me, mixing chair styles makes a room so much more interesting! This dining room is one of my all-time favorites! We plastered the room and hand-painted a design inspired by a historical Swedish wall covering. This home by designer Brooke McGuyer is featured in its entirety in Segreto Style!!  The tonal and textural combination of different chairs ...

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Fun Galveston Beach House Tours – Part II

I got so swept away while looking at beach house decor on HAR, I found a few more beautiful Galveston beach homes I had to share with you!! I was really surprised to see such a diversity in styles... they're not all what you might expect when you think "beach house"! If you missed last week's house tours, click here to catch up. Source The heart of the home, this kitchen has all the makings for great gatherings and easy everyday living. The massive butcher block island provides seating ...

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Fun Galveston Beach House Tours – Part I

With summer upon us, I thought it would be fun to look at some beach houses, and being in Houston, what better place to look for beach interiors than Galveston! The historic city, best known for the catastrophic 1900 hurricane, has been rebuilt several times since and has more than 30 miles of beaches!!! John and I recently went down to Galveston as a last-minute getaway for our 29th anniversary!!! We stayed at Hotel Galvez, the historic landmark and treasured beachfront hotel that's been ...

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Modern Meets French Country Flare

A few weeks ago I shared a beautiful transitional home that had been featured in Luxe. Well, this week, I wanted to share another Luxe-featured home that I was so thrilled to work on! I can't wait to show you, But First... The Winner of Our Skinny Noodle Challenge!!! About a month ago, I declared my obsession with Skinny and Miracle Noodles and challenged you, my blog friends, to come up with a creative recipe using the no-cal shirataki noodles. Thank you so much for all the great ...

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