A Great Store, The Best Banana Pudding, And A Few Finishes!

Hi Friends!  I hope you all have had a wonderful week!  Before we talk Segreto's finishes I wanted to share the fun Mother's Day weekend I had in Georgia, announce the winner of Kristy Harvey's book trilogy and give you the recipe for the best banana pudding I have ever had! The Perfect Mother's Day! I was so excited to go back to my home state which I had not returned to since I was sixteen. So when Lisa owner of  The Front Porch of Vinings asked me to do a book signing, I was super ...

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What’s Segreto Been Up To?!

Hello My Blog Friends!  I hope you have all had a wonderful week! I wanted to catch you up on some projects that I have been working on! This home is truly one of my favorites!  And good news!  The sweet homeowner has allowed me to professionally photograph the entire home! So.. I am just go to show you a few of my quick snaps to get you as excited as me to see the whole home when shot by an expert.  This house was very traditional to start!  By plastering, refinishing the floors in a ...

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We Are So Proud Of Andrea’s Mom Sally!

Hi Friends!!  We have a mother-daughter treat today! If you read the last post about my design assistant Andrea's flower wall you will see that talent runs in the family!  Her mother, designer Sally Condara, won the ASID award on a home that Andrea worked with her on the finishes!!  Before we begin I wanted to thank you all who sent me pictures of their Easter Table! You will all love seeing the photos for next years blog!  there is still time to send!  Email the pictures to ...

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A Wonderful Home With Segreto’s Finishes for Sale!!!

Hi Friends!!  Before I show you this amazing home, I wanted to say how fun it was for me to meet so many of you at Round Top! I hope you all found wonderful treasures and had so much fun with your friends and hubbies!  The weather was great, the vendors brought such unique and special wares with them, but most of all putting so many faces with names was the best part of all for me!!  Thank you so much to Marburger Farms Antique Show, Arbors and Susan Horne for hosting me at Texas's biggest ...

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Two Entrepreneurial Woman-Two Creative Homes!

Hi Friends!  We have been inspired by the break and have been working on some new projects at Segreto!!! These two have been super fun as each were spearheaded by super creative entrepreneurial women. The first home is Susan's, a long time friend who owns and runs Multiplicity, a venue, boutique and artisan school in Old Town Katy, Texas. Along with hosting weddings and events she and her staff teach group or private lessons on jewelry making, sculpture and a multitude of crafts--what a ...

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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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What’s Segreto Been Up To?

Hi, blog friends! I hope you're all having a great week! I really love sharing all the different projects we do, and this time they have been so varied!!! It's certainly proof of the power of paint!!! Before we get started I want you to know you are all invited to the Book Launch for Segreto Vignettes which will be at Back Row Home!!! I would love to celebrate with you all and...these Ladies and Gents sure know how to throw a party!! This is by far my favorite Segreto book to ...

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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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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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A Week with Segreto!

I hope everyone has had a great week! I am so happy to share a few pics of a house we did where I happened to be over while they were moving in furniture! I love seeing the transformation and thought you would, too! Best of all, it was so fun catching up with my friend Ohara Davies-Gaetano from California! She was the designer on the project and has been published in Veranda, so I knew it would be AMAZING!! She does look like a California beauty, doesn't she? Notice on the staircase we ...

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