Spring Limelight Edition

I am so blessed to work for so many talented designers that Segreto's work is featured in so many magazines! I wanted to share five recent publications with you all! I am always on pins and needles to receive my issue of  Antique Shops & Designers magazine! Posting stories from around the world, I am super honored to be a contributing editor and share my thoughts with all of their readers!! Typically their cover is a bit more old world, posting rooms that are from century old ...

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Segreto Vignettes! My Advanced Copy Has Arrived!!!

I had a surprise package today!!! An advanced copy of Segreto Vignettes came to the office! My staff wanted me to open the box in front of them, so when I walked into the office I had a rush of people coming my way with their big surprise!! Yes, I had approved things along the way but never had seen the book all together and bound! The printer would send me a bound book with no writing to approve the binding and the paper. Next, the book hardcover jacket, then the printed pages and ...

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A House Redone, Part 1!

I don't know if y'all remember Leslie Simmons, my senior designer. I've done blog posts on her past townhouse and her amazing wedding to hubby Charles!!!! If you have time, you should definitely check those out. Leslie and Charles have just purchased their first home, and she was anxious once again to put all that she has learned at Segreto into the renovation. This was the home before! Walking in, there was a small entry that led into a massive room. This shot is from the back of ...

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Accessorizing Your Kitchen!!

What makes those rooms from the magazines look so amazing!  Many have beautiful furnishings, surfaces and lighting, but its the final accessories which put them in the over the top beautiful category!!  Kitchens are no exception!! Look at this one from my kitchen Pinterest board, with its pretty white serving bowls, stainless cookware and a bit of green to offer contrast. All chopping boards are both functional and beautiful accents to a kitchen!!! I found this beautiful pic on one ...

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Kitchen Update-The Final Reveal!

Today I am going to show you the final reveal of my kitchen after months of Pinterest pinning and sweet Goodchild Builders implementing all of my ideas! Hang on Friends, this is a long one!!! Last week I showed the before's.  Here is the final reveal! Daughter Kirby likes the changes as much as I do.  So light and bright, this space incorporates organized areas and much more counter space! The previous design had a bar top connected between the post and the window wall, limiting ...

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Not Just A Door…

Doors- so much more than just a means of passage. Whether they lead to a guestroom, your shoe closet or welcome others into your home, doors greet and bid farewell to us all! Read along as I explore all of my favorite trends and ideas for beautiful door design! Source First impressions mean the most and a reclaimed door is a wonderful way to announce a space long before it’s entered. What used to be reserved for just the front door, doors with personality and character have made their ...

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At Home with Jennifer Martinez

You’ve probably heard the saying 'a cobbler has no shoes', but in designer Jennifer Martinez’s case, she has a bunch! I have worked with Jennifer on many jobs and always loved her colorful and eclectic style.  I was very excited when I got the call to work on a project in her own home!!! I couldn’t wait for a tour!!! Walking in, you immediately see her whimsical flair. Not the typical composition; the art continuing below the console really creates a statement in her front ...

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Antique Shops & Designers’ New Issue!

The new Antique Shops & Designers magazine is out, and this issue is better than the last!! The family team, who puts this artful publication together, created a fall cover that is merveilleux! (marvelous) My favorite article this issue is a glimpse into their own country retreat!! After thirty years of escaping to the Hill Country, mother and daughter Dot and Dana  decided it was time to build ‘The Barn’;  a dream come true for themselves and their respective families to get ...

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Segreto Style is Done!!!

 Yahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!! My next book Segreto Style, due to be released in November has finally shipped off to print!!!  With 524 pages I found I had too much to share for just one book,  so I separated the material into a series of two publications and Segreto Style 2, slated to be published in Spring of 2015 was born.  I am blessed to have so many amazing projects to write about and share with each of you.   With so many beautiful rooms, it was nearly impossible to pick the cover shot of each ...

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Joyce Horn Antiques opening party!!

If you haven't heard of Joyce Horn Antiques, the founder Joyce is one of the most long standing French Antique dealers in Houston! Although I knew her before, I really got to know her when I worked with her on the finishes in her home over 12 years ago. Now I am lucky to call her my friend. Her home, as beautiful as her store, features a beautiful French blue tinted sheetrock mud applied to appear as if it had been chipped away to reveal the under layers. Published in Segreto: Secrets to ...

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