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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Herb Gardens Inside and Out!

Hi Friends!  I hope this week will be special for you all!! When I was little and lived in Georgia, my Dad moved us out to the country to live in an old farmhouse built in the early 1800's. With land, and a barn, he wanted to complete our experience by having us plant a garden.  Thinking big, he plowed an acre and we planted lettuce, tomatoes, squash, turnip greens, carrots green beans and more. Although it was fun seeing how things grow, the amount of work it took to weed, harvest and can all ...

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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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SegretoStone-Our New Line!

Hi Friends!  Thank you so much for all your well wishes and helpful tips to all of us effected by Hurricane Harvey! I updated last Friday's post on Houston and Hurricane Harvey with more information on how to get help and where to donate. Please go to the end of the blog on Harvey for the updated information.  Although we sadly still have many subdivisions underwater, other streets are lined with dumpsters, ruined furniture, carpet, and debris.  This shows that we are beginning to rebuild which ...

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Houston & Hurricane Harvey!

Hi Friends! I know many of you are living though hurricane Harvey and others have been watching it on TV.  Thank you for all for your emails and texts from around the globe to make sure we are ok.  I can't tell you how much it is appreciated.  So.... I thought I would send you a bit of what we experienced at Segreto. Friday was business as usual, although the roads were barren and the only commotions and crowds were at the grocery stores and gas stations as people prepared for the ...

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