What’s Segreto Up To?

Hi Friends!!  I hope you are having a wonderful week.  Grab your coffee or glass of wine while we walk together through some projects which we have just completed. It is fun to see how diverse my week has been! I always love working with designer Leslie Strauss!  Not only can I remember her name(ha-ha), she has a flair for the soft contemporary and unique!! This dining room will be a showstopper when finished, but it is off to a good start with the built-in wine room, painted wood floors ...

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Welcome Hello Lovely for a Visit!!

  Hi, friends! I hope you have all had a wonderful week!!  This week Michele from Hello Lovely  and myself thought it would be fun for our readers if we switched posts. ....soooo, this week welcome my friend Michele, a published writer and artist who blogs at Hello Lovely, where you'll find inspiration for interiors, renovation, and lifestyle. It's such a blessing to trade places with my talented friend Leslie. I hope it's okay to get personal and to journey beneath the surface of design ...

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What’s Trending for Your Thanksgiving Tablescape?

Hi Friends!  Well we have so much to be thankful for this year and I am excited to share with you ideas for my favorite thing to do which is setting the table!! First I will show you how my table ended up for Thanksgiving 2016 and then I will share what I think is trending for Thanksgiving 2017!  Last year my friend inspired me when I saw her table set!  Queen of layering, I tried to take to heart some of her tips!  To see her home go here! I loved her plates which she bought from ...

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Two Projects With Dodson Interiors-Always Super Cool!

Hi Friends!! This week has been a super great one for me! I want to share a an amazing new home I have been working on and an article which featured some of our work--both with the talented designer Julie Dodson of Dodson Interiors. There she is, always smiling even this early in the morning, making rug selections for this magnificent dining room.  Look at the interesting mix of the two chandeliers. Julie has mastered eclectically mixing the old and the new in her design projects. I ...

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Herb Gardens Inside and Out!

Hi Friends!  I hope this week will be special for you all!! When I was little and lived in Georgia, my Dad moved us out to the country to live in an old farmhouse built in the early 1800's. With land, and a barn, he wanted to complete our experience by having us plant a garden.  Thinking big, he plowed an acre and we planted lettuce, tomatoes, squash, turnip greens, carrots green beans and more. Although it was fun seeing how things grow, the amount of work it took to weed, harvest and can all ...

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I Just Love Before and Afters!

Hi Friends!  Thank you to so many who voted for the blog.  The top 5 blogs with the most votes  created the short list.  They will be judged by a panel of experts for the winner. And Guess What? Segreto Secrets made the short list!  I am more than appreciative and grateful to my blog followers!  I love each of you, my friends who I connect with each week!!  Thank you , Thank you, Thank you!!  So here is your next post!! I hope you never get tired of looking at beautiful interiors because I ...

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A Home for Horses

Hi Friends!! I have done the homes of so many wonderful people but recently were were asked to finish the interiors for a bit different client and I just had to share! source Stables have been around since our love and need for the horse! Horses historically have gotten us where we wanted to go, transported our wares, hauled timber for building and plowed our fields. So, I was excited when asked to design the finishes for stables that would house 6 of our loyal friends. Searching the ...

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SegretoStone-Our New Line!

Hi Friends!  Thank you so much for all your well wishes and helpful tips to all of us effected by Hurricane Harvey! I updated last Friday's post on Houston and Hurricane Harvey with more information on how to get help and where to donate. Please go to the end of the blog on Harvey for the updated information.  Although we sadly still have many subdivisions underwater, other streets are lined with dumpsters, ruined furniture, carpet, and debris.  This shows that we are beginning to rebuild which ...

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New Projects From Segreto and and Cauliflower Pizza Crust!

Hi Friends!  I hope you had a great week! It is so fun posting about projects we have done!  I love seeing them again and I hope you all get inspirations from them on your own projects!!! I know I have posted about hoods before but this is a new concept we have collaborated on with Designer Elizabeth Garrett and Cupic Custom Homes. The base of the hood was built from wood and then covered with sheet rock.  We then applied a polished plaster finish in the same tones as the walls.  The ...

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California Dreaming and the Most Beautiful Succulents!

Hi Friends!  I hope you all have had a great week! Well for me, it was California beach house dreaming when we got back from a vacation to see John's family. John grew up in Torrance, and lived in Marina Del Ray before he moved to Houston at the ripe old age of 35. When we visit his family we stay in Hermosa beach at The Beach House, which is the only hotel located right on the beach in the Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo beach area. Growing up close by, these beaches are where he lived ...

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