Who Wouldn’t Want To Live Here?

It is so fun to see homes for sale which we have worked in! Love seeing both how they look years later and also any changes in furnishings that have been made.  This one, interiors by Munger Interiors, was featured in my second book Segreto Style and several blogs I had written because I love the before and afters. It remains as beautiful today as when we left the home!!! I found these pictures on Har.com. The home is listed by Kelley Austin with Martha Turner Sothebys International Realty. ...

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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 Spring Refresh for a Lighter, Brighter Look

Hi blog friends!! With spring in the air, many of us are redoing and reorganizing our homes to lighten, brighten and make our spaces more functional! I wanted to share a sweet client's home that I've been working on over the years and show what she has done to refresh her spaces. But, first, it's time to reveal the winner of last week's giveaway!!! Congratulations, Natalie S. - you've won a free copy of Kristy Woodson Harvey's new book, Lies and Other Acts of Love! I hope you enjoy it ...

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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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The Power of the Paneled Room

As early as the late 15th century, the world was introduced to the paneled room: insulating the structure and protecting the home owners from severe drafts and cold weather. Source Becoming more decorative, intricately carved bosieries became popular in French interiors during the 17th and 18th centuries. Look at the Palace of Versailles or one of my favorite rooms: this dressing area Segreto glazed for designer Kara Childress, published in Architectural Digest, and used as the cover ...

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Signing & Shopping in Dallas

I spent the last weekend in June in Dallas. With a co-worker and a sister-in-law in tow, I road tripped to the Dallas Market Center  for one of my favorite events -- shopping at market! Goodness! It is always so overwhelming to walk in and look at the 15 floors I need to tackle!  And this is only one of the three buildings!! This year I was fortunate to be able to combine the already exciting trip with a book signing at Aidan Gray's absolutely beautiful showroom!! This is one of ...

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Not Your Mama’s Colored Stoves!

One of my favorite kitchen accessories is the colored stove! Though colored appliances are hardly new, today’s generation of hued ranges serve as the crowning jewels in even the most classic kitchens. In January of 1955, GE, an industry leader in appliances, introduced bright, bold color options to go with its classic white. The Mix and Match lineup included Petal Pink, Canary Yellow, Cadet Blue, Turquoise Green and Woodtone Brown - all popular shades of the decade! Other appliance ...

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At Home with Jennifer Martinez

You’ve probably heard the saying 'a cobbler has no shoes', but in designer Jennifer Martinez’s case, she has a bunch! I have worked with Jennifer on many jobs and always loved her colorful and eclectic style.  I was very excited when I got the call to work on a project in her own home!!! I couldn’t wait for a tour!!! Walking in, you immediately see her whimsical flair. Not the typical composition; the art continuing below the console really creates a statement in her front ...

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Segreto’s Organization Challenge – Reader Submissions!

Last week we hosted Segreto's very first Organization Challenge! Seven amazing blogs came together to share their projects - everything from pantries to closets, offices to master bathrooms! If you haven't had the chance to see them yet, visit our previous blog here, they were all so great! Today we have submissions from our wonderful readers on their own organization makeovers!!! Below we have four of our favorites to share!! Enjoy these inspiring spaces! Teresa's Pantry ...

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Segreto Style Launch Party!

This week has been such a whirlwind as Segreto Style made its grand debut at a Launch party hosted by Joyce Horn Antiques!! French antique connoisseur and dear friend, Joyce Horn, along with her awesome staff, worked so hard to create the perfect evening! Arriving early because I knew she had also received a new shipment that day (and ya'll know how love to shop!) I took a moment to browse alone. I loved seeing all of the beautiful antiques and the personal touches that had been included ...

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