Segreto Vignettes! My Advanced Copy Has Arrived!!!

I had a surprise package today!!! An advanced copy of Segreto Vignettes came to the office! My staff wanted me to open the box in front of them, so when I walked into the office I had a rush of people coming my way with their big surprise!! Yes, I had approved things along the way but never had seen the book all together and bound! The printer would send me a bound book with no writing to approve the binding and the paper. Next, the book hardcover jacket, then the printed pages and ...

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What Segreto Did Last Week!

It is really fun to go back and see what rooms we have worked on! This time, it is certainly a varied mix!!! We have really been working hard to come up with some unique and contemporary new finishes!! I am in love with how this one we tested in my media bath turned out. The dimensional, soft graphic we created with by combining metallics and plaster offers a to-die-for textural combination!!! Imagine all the color combos that could be created! This home was a sentimental one for ...

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Transforming Stained Wooden Surfaces Without Stripping Them!

Whether we start with raw wood, a stained surface, or painted pieces, I am amazed at how wood surfaces can be glazed, finished and altered to reveal stunning outcomes and transformations!! In this home designed by Eleanor Cummings and featured in Segreto: Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors, the sheetrock surfaces were plastered, but the beams here are reclaimed and stunning! Many people like that aged, reclaimed look but either can't find beams they are in love with or need ...

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