Design Inspiration: Bayou Bend & Ima Hogg

Hi, blog friends! I hope you're all having a fun-filled July 4th weekend! If you're looking for some food and decor ideas to celebrate Independence Day, be sure to check out last year's post and this one too! One of my latest jobs has me thinking about all the people who've gone before us... I had so much fun looking into part of Houston's history to inspire a room we were doing recently!! Designer Marti Stewart asked us to create a wall mural inspired by the dining room at Bayou Bend, a ...

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Segreto Style Launch Party!

This week has been such a whirlwind as Segreto Style made its grand debut at a Launch party hosted by Joyce Horn Antiques!! French antique connoisseur and dear friend, Joyce Horn, along with her awesome staff, worked so hard to create the perfect evening! Arriving early because I knew she had also received a new shipment that day (and ya'll know how love to shop!) I took a moment to browse alone. I loved seeing all of the beautiful antiques and the personal touches that had been included ...

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Rusty Arena – Couture Fabrics and Wallcoverings

What a treat for me! One of my "heroes" in the art field - renowned fabric designer Rusty Arena - gave me a private tour of his studio!!!   The intricate designs and depth of color he obtains on these velvets is truly remarkable!!!  Designed entirely by Rusty, his fabrics are not only made in America, but created only by him and his long-time staff of 4. He's dedicated to preserving and developing new hand printing techniques that are impossible to replicate through computer ...

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