New Projects From Segreto and and Cauliflower Pizza Crust!

Hi Friends!  I hope you had a great week! It is so fun posting about projects we have done!  I love seeing them again and I hope you all get inspirations from them on your own projects!!! I know I have posted about hoods before but this is a new concept we have collaborated on with Designer Elizabeth Garrett and Cupic Custom Homes. The base of the hood was built from wood and then covered with sheet rock.  We then applied a polished plaster finish in the same tones as the walls.  The ...

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Wow What a Difference a Great Renovation Makes!

Hi Friends!!  I can't wait to show you this amazing transition of a renovated home we just completed.  Although Houston still is going gangbusters with the tearing down and building new phase, there are still many homeowners, loving the bones of their home, who decide to renovate instead.  The one below is so well done that I just had to share! This is a shot of the after.  Stunning isn't it? The homeowners put together JJ Design Group and Goodchild Builders to help them with the ...

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A Week With Segreto!

Hi Friends!   I hope you all you and the family are having fun this summer and going to some pretty special places! How can I leave Houston with all of these super fun projects that are going on.  Here are a few I would like to share with you!! Twinkle Twinkle little star!  That is what this little girl will say when she moves into her new room designed by Munger Interiors!  This stencil application we painted will certainly last her through childhood.  I would love it in my ...

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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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