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 Farewell to Segreto: Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors

With Segreto Vignettes off to press (Yay, finally! Yes, I'm very excited!), it is time to say a farewell to Segreto: Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors. A great learning experience for me and a true labor of love, this book – my first attempt at sharing the wonderful homes I have been a part of – is totally sold out! In the coming months, I'll be sharing several posts of the rooms featured in the book so those who don't own a copy can sneak a peek and those of you that do have the ...

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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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My Pantry Renovation!

With so many great organizational tips from Pinterest and bloggers, I couldn't wait to redo my pantry/bar/butler's area to gain more space. In this "before" photo, the closed door is my original pantry. At no more than 2.5 ft by 3 ft, it was neither big nor efficient. I stored the glassware in the bar and my china in the furniture piece to the right. We decided to combine pantry and bar -- making that one big food pantry -- and to build a new bar/butler's space where the furniture piece ...

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