Wow What a Difference a Great Renovation Makes!

Hi Friends!!  I can't wait to show you this amazing transition of a renovated home we just completed.  Although Houston still is going gangbusters with the tearing down and building new phase, there are still many homeowners, loving the bones of their home, who decide to renovate instead.  The one below is so well done that I just had to share! This is a shot of the after.  Stunning isn't it? The homeowners put together JJ Design Group and Goodchild Builders to help them with the ...

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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?

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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Modern Meets French Country Flare

A few weeks ago I shared a beautiful transitional home that had been featured in Luxe. Well, this week, I wanted to share another Luxe-featured home that I was so thrilled to work on! I can't wait to show you, But First... The Winner of Our Skinny Noodle Challenge!!! About a month ago, I declared my obsession with Skinny and Miracle Noodles and challenged you, my blog friends, to come up with a creative recipe using the no-cal shirataki noodles. Thank you so much for all the great ...

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A Home Full of Whimsy!!!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week!  It has been beautiful in Houston with springtime weather!! I first worked on this home in 2006 for the Pink Ribbon Showcase Home. It has been fun working with the current owner over the years and incorporating her artful, whimsical style into this classical French-style home!!! Even before you reach the entrance, you know this home is full of laughter and fun starting with the wonderful bronze sculpture of bunnies dancing in the ...

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My Dining Room Finale!!!

Well, sometimes the first room you start is the last room you finish. This was certainly the case in my dining room! Starting the transformation in 2014, I'm happy to announce it's finally finished!! You got a sneak peek back in December in this post about the artwork I chose, and today I'm so excited to share the completed look! Here's the before! Moving from a traditional look with a Country French flair to a more contemporary style that still incorporates older elements, I was able to ...

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