How do you Design a Den around a New Barbie Couch?!

Hi Friends!!  Before we start I wanted to show you the amazing showroom Vivaldi which I am going to speak at this Wed.! The first time I walked into this place I felt like I was in an art gallery!!  Although they also have a warehouse, they have a large showroom where the slab are mounted and back-lit!!! I know this one will be a really fun event!!!  Come with firends for lunch and walk with me though the gallery where I will show how different colors and finishes complement your ...

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Off to Round Top with Segreto Vignettes!!!

Hi Friends!!!   This has been a super exciting week for Segreto!!  Thank you so much to all of you for supporting the blog and voting!  Segreto Secrets made the short list of the AMARA INTERIOR BLOG AWARDS 2016, in the category of "Best USA Interiors Blog". I am honored and super touched by all of ya'lls support!  Thank you!!!  xo We had the book's big launch last Thursday at Back Row Home and it was a huge success!!  Now that the book is officially released, all of your orders have been ...

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A French-Moroccan Home with Old-World Charm

Hi Sweet Readers!! Before we get started I need your help!!  This is the last week to vote  for Segreto Secrets  who has been nominated for Best US Interior Blog!   I am definitely a small fish with the exceptional blogs in the running!! I so appreciate your support--spread the word!! I also would love you all to be by my side at the launch party for Segreto Vignettes on Septmeber 15th at Back Row Home!! September is an excited month for Segreto! We recently finished up work on a beautiful ...

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Modern Meets French Country Flare

A few weeks ago I shared a beautiful transitional home that had been featured in Luxe. Well, this week, I wanted to share another Luxe-featured home that I was so thrilled to work on! I can't wait to show you, But First... The Winner of Our Skinny Noodle Challenge!!! About a month ago, I declared my obsession with Skinny and Miracle Noodles and challenged you, my blog friends, to come up with a creative recipe using the no-cal shirataki noodles. Thank you so much for all the great ...

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Rose Quartz and Serenity: Color of the Year 2016

For the first time ever, the combination of two colors was chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year for 2016. A blush pink called Rose Quartz and a soft blue tone called Serenity. Source After a ten-year streak of vibrant pop colors, these more subdued hues are a welcome change of pace! According to Pantone's website, "Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure." "Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky ...

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A Transitional Home with Timeless Interiors

I was so excited to be published in this wonderful Luxe article by Laura Mauk featuring a gorgeous transitional home that we had done a little work in. Designed by the oh-so talented Ashley Goforth, the house is one I think you'll love: classic furnishings, a chic, timeless color palette, eye-catching contemporary art, and some fun surprise elements to keep things interesting! Here are a few excerpts from the article along with some additional commentary from me!! Source Photography by Tria ...

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A Home Tour – And It’s For Sale!!!

I love going back to homes we had done finishes in and visiting with clients, who, for me, are old friends! When driving up to this French beauty, I was surprised to find out it was for sale!!! I remember this one well. One, because it was a super sweet homeowner, and we had a ball making this home her own. And two, because of the challenges we faced when doing the project! The house was originally painted in a high sheen enamel.  While lovely, it showed all the imperfections in ...

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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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What’s Cook’n at Segreto!

Hi all my blog friends! I hope you have had a great week. This week we have been busy at Segreto and I wanted to show you a project we just completed and a healthy eating recipe to die for!!! These pictures are just from my iPhone, but I just couldn’t wait to share!!! Designed by Julie Dodson, this house is a beautifully modern twist to a French! These built-ins flanking the fireplace are constructed like large-scale armoires, demanding a finish which gave them importance. Glazed in a ...

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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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