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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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 Tale of Four Projects!!

Hope you are having a wonderful winter! In Houston, it already feels like spring, which definitely puts you in the mood for sprucing up the house!! For inspiration, here are some of the projects we've been doing about town!!! This project has been one of my favorites to date! Though it's a stunning home as is, the owners wanted a total exterior facelift. Rather than going for "new", they wanted something which could meld perfectly if it were placed in the European countryside so we ...

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Tweaking My Living Room!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Well, due to a tropical storm in Cabo, we ended up canceling the trip just hours before!!  Lucky that we didn't go as we had a pipe break in the house and spent much of the time cleaning and drying out. Unfortunately the room below was affected and we will have to once again redo the floors!! Water and wood just don't mix! I had already written this blog, so I still wanted to share the small tweaks I gave to my living room – keeping much of what I ...

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A Week With Segreto!!

Well, I love the new look of the website and blog but we are definitely having technical issues!! Please hang in there.  Our subscribers are not transferring over.  Please re-subscribe by entering your email address on the right, in the box titled 'Follow by Email' to insure the stories reach your inbox every Monday morning!  Just takes a second!! We were in full gear last year doing our best to get everyone’s homes beautiful in time for holidays! Although I'm not Santa, I am so blessed to ...

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Book Signings and Shopping Galore !!!

It has been an exciting and eventful few months for Segreto Style; with so many fun book signings coupled with shopping events!! In between signing books and visiting with friends, I spied some wonderful gift ideas at each event which I wanted to share!!! With the season just beyond the horizon, the timing could not have been more perfect! From the incredible launch party at Joyce Horn Antiques  all the way to the Longoria Collection, each event has been a joy to attend and I love sharing ...

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A Week With Segreto!!

With fall just around the corner we have started our holiday crunch; trying to get all of our sweet Segreto clients finished in time for holiday entertaining! Here are a few projects we have been working on this week!   With the orange stained ceiling beams trend falling in line with avocado green shag carpets, we are constantly busy transforming these architectural elements to a weathered gray antique look! Here is Jerry applying the first step to kill the orange undertones. Who says ...

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A House Update!

Well my house is really moving along! With my dream team of Newberry Campa Architects , Goodchild Builders  and architectural consultant Sarah West, my master suite area is really taking shape!!! I found this picture of the master bath when we purchased the house in 1987! Here is how we changed it way back then! What you can't see is the shower across from the tub.  We tore down a linen closet and made it into a shower so the shower was very very small. At a later date we ...

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Spotlight on Brooke McGuyer Interiors

It is so fun to work with up and coming designers—this project with the talented Brooke McGuyer was no exception!!! Talented as she is beautiful and sweet here Brooke is in her office. Her talent of mixing unique elements together to create an inviting and functional space is represented well in her own home office. From the custom window treatments (fabric Chenonceau by Shumacher) to the island that has been retrofitted to accommodate old French crates used as sliding drawers, to the fab ...

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