In the Limelight this Month and More!!!

Hi Friends!! I have some wonderful homes and articles this week to share with you on projects where Segreto's work has been published!! I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I did when we did the work! The first is a wonderful local publication, Houston House & Home, where they showcase bedrooms from Segreto Vignettes!! Cindy Witmer happened to design these two and I worked on the color schematics, finishes and even some of the art! I had fun speaking with Marsha, ...

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I Love That Sample!!! Where Will it Go?

I was trying to get a bit ahead of my blog writing and stumbled onto a post I had started in 2011! I had so much fun looking back at how some of our techniques have evolved and especially how my house has changed over the years!! I thought you would too... You've probably heard the old saying that a cobbler doesn't have shoes. Well, that doesn't apply to me. In my case, a finisher definitely has finishes!! If you look at the "My Home" section of this blog, you can see that no space has been ...

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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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A Remarkable Home!!!

This new construction, built by Goodchild Builders and designed by Rudy Colby, has turned into one of my favorites we completed last year. Designer Nicole Zarr's addition of pops of color and contemporary elements truly makes this Tuscan style home unique!!! The entire home was plastered in warm tones and then the entrance and gallery waxed to set those areas apart! Here you can really see the plaster and what a difference it makes on the upstairs landing! To the right of ...

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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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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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