To Dallas, To Dallas, To Dallas We Go!!!

I love going to Dallas and Market is always fun!!!  Best part is I get to take my son Matthew out to dinner at the end of the trip! Of course the big event for me was on Saturday with Aidan Gray who hosted a book-signing!!  Long time friends, their showroom is featured in the painted floors section of Segreto Vignettes.  I always can't wait to see their window display--this was last years where they won best of show!  AND THIS YEAR?........ Equally as beautiful!! You can see ...

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A Colorado Update Part 2!

After months of construction, (see last week's post) we were on our way to install the furnishings. Hubby John, daughter Kirby, and I went up there for a whirlwind 3 days to install all the furnishings and to see the unit in person for the first time. It was especially nerve-racking for me as I was unable to visit the job site during the entire renovation process. All details were relayed by texts and emails. Well hang on, it's quite a change! Here is the entrance before. Welcome ...

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Styling Your Bar Cart!

Originating as tea trolleys in the Victorian era, bar carts became popular in the 1950s at the end of Prohibition when cocktail hours were the rage. Now, the bar cart is here to stay and has become a staple accessory in home decor. Just like when you're designing a space in your home, a well-styled bar cart begins with a plan...and a great bar cart! I've gathered some great tips to get the good times (and your fantastic bar cart) rolling in time for the holidays! source 1. Find a Fabulous ...

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for All Types of Moms

Mother's Day is right around the corner!!! This quote is so true! And the older I get with grown children, the more I appreciate my sweet mom. She's my biggest supporter and best fan, and she has always offered the most amazing encouragement for all my crazy ideas!! Though I'm not much of an advanced planner, I decided to post my top gift-giving ideas early so you'll have plenty of inspiration when it's time to treat your mom, mother-in-law or grandmother to something special! 1. For ...

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A House Redone, Part 2!

With so much to share about how Little Leslie updated her new home with Hubby Charles, this is the second part of the series. If you missed last week, catch up here to see the gorgeous dining, living and kitchen renovations! Moving from the kitchen to the breakfast and den areas, the rest of the home is just as impressive!!! Here is an after shot – so beautiful!! But... how did she get there? Here's the den, breakfast and kitchen area before! So pretty but Leslie's taste veers more ...

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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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Build Your Fall Around a Feast Board!!

Before you start to think about autumn decorating and holiday entertaining, consider the feast board! A feast board is as simple as it sounds: a big, beautiful board ready for your food, flowers, meats or sweets. Think Thanksgiving, holiday open house, or any gathering that calls for a feast! This is definitely my new favorite fall trend!!! Here is where you start... Source ... and the results can be this enticing! Source Imagine your feast board running down the middle of ...

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Accessorizing Your Kitchen!!

What makes those rooms from the magazines look so amazing!  Many have beautiful furnishings, surfaces and lighting, but its the final accessories which put them in the over the top beautiful category!!  Kitchens are no exception!! Look at this one from my kitchen Pinterest board, with its pretty white serving bowls, stainless cookware and a bit of green to offer contrast. All chopping boards are both functional and beautiful accents to a kitchen!!! I found this beautiful pic on one ...

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What’s Cook’n at Segreto?!

Good morning to all my design-enthusiast friends!!  With the Houston building boom, we are working on so many new construction projects --  with so many unique and fun ideas! From the full wall of tile above the stove, to the decorative style of the back, right cabinets, to the custom-made pocket doors -- which Segreto finished to look reclaimed -- this kitchen, designed by Trisha McGaw, has winning bones. There is nothing prettier than painting a stencil over plaster.  In this ...

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Meaning in a Simple Blossom

  No matter where you live, I hope something is blooming in your garden. By August, gardens in Houston are struggling in the heat, but I am happy to report that my roses and lavender are alive and well! I buy big heads of white hydrangea because I love the way they look in dining room arrangements. And sunflowers, found at the farmers' markets, look summery and fun in a pitcher out by the pool. source I thought it might be fun to look at the meaning and symbolism of a few of my ...

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