A House Redone, Part 1!

I don't know if y'all remember Leslie Simmons, my senior designer. I've done blog posts on her past townhouse and her amazing wedding to hubby Charles!!!! If you have time, you should definitely check those out. Leslie and Charles have just purchased their first home, and she was anxious once again to put all that she has learned at Segreto into the renovation. This was the home before! Walking in, there was a small entry that led into a massive room. This shot is from the back of ...

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Kitchen Update-The Final Reveal!

Today I am going to show you the final reveal of my kitchen after months of Pinterest pinning and sweet Goodchild Builders implementing all of my ideas! Hang on Friends, this is a long one!!! Last week I showed the before's.  Here is the final reveal! Daughter Kirby likes the changes as much as I do.  So light and bright, this space incorporates organized areas and much more counter space! The previous design had a bar top connected between the post and the window wall, limiting ...

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A House Update – Exterior Reno!

On the home front, so excited to see my baby Sammy model for Bethie Life, a high style fashion blog. She had so much fun!! They styled her with full makeup, hair, clothes and jewelry all for this week’s Ladies in Red at Saks!!  See the entire shoot  at BethieLife.com.  Below the house update! February 2015 marked the passing of one year since I've been renovating our family home of 29 years. I am grateful for this blog for chronicling the progress! Today I'm so excited to share an update ...

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What Segreto is Working on!!!

We have been busy at Segreto! My favorite transformations are when we alter existing elements in the home to give them a whole new feel. This house has some pretty substantial beams in their great room!! Although the owners liked the architecture of them, they didn't like their dark shiny finish. We were brought in to make them look older and transform the tone to a weathered gray.  If you look in the top left to the right of the red scaffolding you can see our sample! Here is a ...

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A Limewashed Facelift for my Exterior

I have researched the web high and low to find the best solutions for altering my exterior brick. My husband for the last 28 years has loved the brick and finally is letting me change it. I debated between a slurried brick finish (mortar troweled or brushed a top of the brick), a painted brick or a lime washed surface. I finally decided to go with the lime wash. Source Lime washing can be done many different ways. It can be applied to give full coverage over the brick or you can let ...

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And the Renovation Continues… Master Bath Edition!

Well my house renovation is in full force and underway!!  My bathroom is gutted and I am trying to finalize all of the selections. Marble is the topic today!! Here is my inspiration picture!  I love the way the marble comes down onto the cabinet!!!  As you can see, we are going a totally different direction than the original floors —from brown to white!! I have been shopping the globe for slabs and finally realized it is best to find your flooring first. It is easier to get a sample of the ...

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