What Segreto’s Been Up to!

We have been busy with so many fun projects that I thought it was time to share! I have had so much fun seeing some of the homes we have worked on, furnished!! This is a stately, established home where the bones are amazing and the homeowners just wanted an update. The original moldings and floors remained but the walls were coated with plaster in a soothing warm tone. Before, the moldings were white, but toning them to the plaster put focus on the architecture and floors and really ...

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European Jewel!!

I am so excited to take you on a tour of a home we recently finished!! Other parts of this beauty – not shown below – will be featured in my upcoming book, Segreto Vignettes! Here are some photos from the shoot by Wade Blissard as well as some of my own snaps! Enjoy! This home, designed by building designer Robert Dame and built by Stonehenge Classic Homes, has a classic European flair with warm woods and rich finishes. When I met the homeowner, she made it clear that she wanted a ...

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Becoming a ‘Blaygeen’ Believer!!

Discovering that perfect shade of neutral "blue" can be rather difficult. My clients are often looking for the ideal blue, gray or green. Not too blue, but a little muddy, sophisticated, but not depressing. I take a deep breath in as they describe their ideal color, and then I recommend what I’ve come to call "blaygeen!" Whether on walls, cabinets, trim or accessories, every design magazine, book and blog seems to be incorporating this elusive but much sought-after shade. It may appear as ...

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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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