Christmas Decor: Creating Displays, Tablescapes and More from Sentimental Items!

I went to a lovely Christmas party last year that's inspiring me to mix up my own home's holiday decor this year! The wonderful hostess, Nancy, had Christmas everywhere, but what I loved so much is that she grouped items with sentimental meaning in every room. This was an especially fun gathering for me because I was able to bring my two daughters, who knew Nancy's son from college!! He was in charge of the peppermint martinis, which it looks like they all have in hand! Of course, ...

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The Jack-O-Lantern: Then and Now!

Hi Friends!!  Before we start today I wanted to give you my warmest gratitude for all of your support.  Last week in London Amara Interior Blog Awards announced the winning blogs in different categories. The way it works is that first blogs were nominated, then all of you voted (THANK YOU!) for your favorites in each category to form the short list!  A panel of prestigious judges researched the chosen blogs and  picked their favorite! And the winner for the Best US Interior Blog ...

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My Favorite Ideas for Decorating Easter Eggs!

For me, along with its spiritual meaning, Easter is always the official kickoff to Spring! Flowers are blooming, bunny and chick motifs abound, and lovely pastels make winter seem oh so far away! Plus, there are plenty of wonderful traditions, a few of which I learned more about last year. But, out of all the traditions, my favorite has to be decorating eggs!!! No doubt my excitement for Easter eggs stems from my obsession with all other finishes - plaster, murals, stencils, aged ...

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A Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt!!

It's Valentine's Day again! So how do you show that special someone that you care? With my husband of 28 years, I have found that it's never the monetary gifts never that show him how special he is to me – after all, his eyes don’t light up at a blue Tiffany box like mine do!! But he always appreciates little notes and handmade gifts which bring out that youthful smile I fell in love with all those years before. When we first married, we were as different as black and white, but ...

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A Mother’s Love

I hope each of you will have a wonderful Mother's Day week!! We have still been having trouble with the blog sending out, so if you haven't been getting the articles, hang in there and go back and read the last several posts--SOME GREAT PROJECTS!!!  I thought about doing this year's holiday blog on gifts and recipes, but realized most of you are Mothers yourselves and are, hopefully,  busy being treated on this special day! Instead, I am sharing with you a cherished family photo, some sweet ...

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Book Signings and Shopping Galore !!!

It has been an exciting and eventful few months for Segreto Style; with so many fun book signings coupled with shopping events!! In between signing books and visiting with friends, I spied some wonderful gift ideas at each event which I wanted to share!!! With the season just beyond the horizon, the timing could not have been more perfect! From the incredible launch party at Joyce Horn Antiques  all the way to the Longoria Collection, each event has been a joy to attend and I love sharing ...

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