A Showcase To Remember Part 2!

Hi Friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day!! It is always nice for  me as I get to see the kids too! If you missed the first part of this LUXE showcase home you can still visit it in the previous blog. The first part shares all of the main living areas and this one focuses on the study (through the front window on the lower left side of the home), powders, outside living areas and the upstairs. The study which is across from the living room and to the left of the ...

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A Showcase To Remember Part 1 and a Happy Father’s Day!

Hi Friends!  I hope everyone had a nice weekend!  Remember that LUXE showcase home where we constructed a 18ft island top from plaster?  Well I finally got the pictures back from the rest of the home and wanted to share with you!! Located in the heart of Memorial in Houston, it not only is a spacious lot but is situated on over an acre of land.  Amazingly this was a spec home.   Built and designed with the details of a custom, this dream team of architect, builder and designer have worked ...

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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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A Tour of a Segreto Home!

Omgoodness so many of my clients are moving!! And so many who were in Segreto Style!  The good part is I will get to work with them again on their next project and some lucky family will be able to move into such a beautiful house!! This lovely home is represented by Patricia Garrison of Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty and I found these pictures at HAR.com. The elegant gated entrance is surrounded by a lush green entrance and flanked by lantern fixtures on each side of the ...

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What’s Segreto Been Up To?!

Hello My Blog Friends!  I hope you have all had a wonderful week! I wanted to catch you up on some projects that I have been working on! This home is truly one of my favorites!  And good news!  The sweet homeowner has allowed me to professionally photograph the entire home! So.. I am just go to show you a few of my quick snaps to get you as excited as me to see the whole home when shot by an expert.  This house was very traditional to start!  By plastering, refinishing the floors in a ...

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A Beautiful Flower Wall!

Hi Friends!! I so hope you have had a wonderful week. With Spring time in the air, of course, I think of flowers and maybe a bit of romance!!! When my oh-so-talented finish designer, Andrea, created a giant flower wall for her sister, Erin's, wedding -- I had to share! Andrea has always loved creating party props ever since her first job working for her next door neighbor, assisting her in developing fabulous centerpieces and props for glittery events.  She helps to create the same ...

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Spring Limelight Edition

I am so blessed to work for so many talented designers that Segreto's work is featured in so many magazines! I wanted to share five recent publications with you all! I am always on pins and needles to receive my issue of  Antique Shops & Designers magazine! Posting stories from around the world, I am super honored to be a contributing editor and share my thoughts with all of their readers!! Typically their cover is a bit more old world, posting rooms that are from century old ...

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Segreto is off to Fredericksburg!

We recently all packed up to work on a beautiful home in Fredericksburg Texas.  The last time I had been there was 25 years ago, when hubby and I stayed at a bed and breakfast-something they are known for!  I was excited to revisit this quaint Texas town! Source I found this historical home for sale which is a great example of all the beautiful stone work on all of the older homes, both the inside and out! Can't you just imagine a whole village with structures like this back in 1846 ...

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Colorado Update Part 3-Bedrooms and Baths!

Well here is the last in the series!  Thank you for all your wonderful comments!! The house isn't completely done yet but close! I really wanted to plaster the house but due to my crews heavy schedules and the contractor's timeline it just didn't work out!   This was my inspiration board for the bedrooms!  What did I use? I loved the fabric behind the bed designed by Susan Blankenship(house is in Segreto Vignettes!) but with my lower ceilings and small room, I decided it wouldn't ...

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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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