It’s Round Top Time Again!!!

Good Morning Friends!!  It’s time to put our boots(or comfy sneakers) on and head to Round Top, Texas for my favorite antique show! Can’t wait to hit the fields and search for new treasures! Source Each year the Antique Show gets bigger and bigger and with so many vendors it’s nearly impossible to hit them all!  With more than 60 venues to visit, and over 2000 dealers, this show has certainly put the small Texas town of Round Top on the map!!! The Round Top - Warrenton area shows take ...

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Transforming Stained Wooden Surfaces Without Stripping Them!

Whether we start with raw wood, a stained surface, or painted pieces, I am amazed at how wood surfaces can be glazed, finished and altered to reveal stunning outcomes and transformations!! In this home designed by Eleanor Cummings and featured in Segreto: Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors, the sheetrock surfaces were plastered, but the beams here are reclaimed and stunning! Many people like that aged, reclaimed look but either can't find beams they are in love with or need ...

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Pattern, Pattern, Pattern!

Hi blog friends! I hope everyone has had a wonderful week!! I wanted to share with you how painted patterns can create such a wonderful effect in any room, whether they're on walls, ceilings or floors!!! This amazing girl's suite, designed by Julie Dodson, mixes a contemporary stainless steel and glass staircase with beams that feel reclaimed for loft-style living. Rather than using a carpet runner, they brought us in to apply a stencil design to the stairs and....... Paint ...

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The Power of the Paneled Room

As early as the late 15th century, the world was introduced to the paneled room: insulating the structure and protecting the home owners from severe drafts and cold weather. Source Becoming more decorative, intricately carved bosieries became popular in French interiors during the 17th and 18th centuries. Look at the Palace of Versailles or one of my favorite rooms: this dressing area Segreto glazed for designer Kara Childress, published in Architectural Digest, and used as the cover ...

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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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