A Dramatic Entrance!

Hi Friends!! I hope that you are having a great start to the new year!!  I am very excited about what 2018 has to bring and and equally happy to share with you today a dramatic new entrance we have created for some super nice clients! Although it started with their bathroom which is straight down the entrance hall it evolved into so much more!!  Below the wainscoting will be painted a gray tone to complement the mural above. Because the door is almost always open, something dramatic was ...

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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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Taking Care of Yourself? What’s That?

Hi Friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and are excited about 2018! Let's together, learn this year how to take better care of ourselves. The concept of putting "us" first is a hard one. People always tell me I need to take better care of myself and honestly I had to google how that was done!  As I age, I am seeing that incorporating a bit of "me time" is becoming a necessity if I want to be present for my family, supportive to my friends and take care of my peeps at work. ...

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The History Behind Our Holiday Traditions!

Hi Friends! Christmas is approaching and all your gifts are probably bought and wrapped, dinner menu made and tablescapes planned.  I thought it might be fun to read about the History of some of our most familiar Holiday traditions and provide you with a bit of dinner conversation. The Christmas Card:  source Back in the day people wrote handwritten letters to all of their friends, colleagues and family members wishing them a Merry Christmas.  Henry Cole, stressed that he couldn't ...

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Christmas Décor -Spotlight on Regina Gust!

Hi Friends!!  I am so excited about today's spotlight on Regina Gust!  Not only do I love seeing how she transforms homes for any holiday, but both homes featured this year are for clients in which we also did the finishes!! House #1:  New York Savvy! Garlands Galore………. One of Regina’s trademarks  is her stunning garlands, all saturated with ornaments, ribbons and accessories, from elegant to whimsical, all her beauties really make you want to jingle all the way!! Veering away ...

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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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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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