Follow Segreto this Week – Segretostone, Murals, Painted Floors and More!

Mar 16, 2020

Hi Friends! Wow there is a lot going on in the world and our country right now. I hope you all are feeling well, safe and stocked up. I know so many have canceled their travel plans, including my daughter whose bachelorette trip was for next week. Keep in mind your older loved ones. My Mom and second Mom (Aunt Gayle) who live at a retirement community have been asked to stay in their rooms. They are stir crazy and feeling depressed. Reach out, facetime and keep everyone close! It will really make their day!! I started a Sunday Brunch facetime event with my Dad who lives in Santa Fe, which gives us both something to look forward to. Distractions are good so here are a few amazing projects we have been working on to share with you.

What do you do if your built-in fountain in your entrance of your high rise won’t work? Rather than ripping it out and having to redo the floors, we painted a water feature on an inset board placed inside this fountain’s base. The rocks, fish, and water are all a painted illusion. By using a special coating system that layers the clear, a perception of depth was created! No need to feed these Koi!

Getting ready for pool time weather we were excited to install these SegretoStone loungers for California Designer Shan Hinton’s client here in Houston.

With the feel of an art sculpture, these are formed with comfort in mind, as a magnet is built into the piece, allowing a pillow to float as a headrest. For examples of other ways you can use Segretostone in your own home, you can read another blog of ours here or just search for Segretostone on the blogs search line.

Still a work in progress, this high rise project for Ivy Hall has been a joy to be a part of. As you can see, Goodman Even has done a beautiful job with the build-out. Our part in this kitchen?

We formulated a custom tone for the kitchen cabinet paint color to marry perfectly with the glorious stone slabs! Its name? Penthouse of course!

Love the marble shelves as an inset of the waterfall feature on the island! To die for!

We did not want these light plates to stand out, so they were painted out to read as part of the marble. My favorite game of I Spy!

Look at the size of this hood in a home we are working on with designer Trisha McGaw! With my operations manager as a scale- this marble hood is certainly an art focal in this to-be-outfitted kitchen space.

These are some renderings for some floor designs we are working on. It is so amazing to see how the same pattern can look quite different when combined in other ways! Which do you prefer? Sample 1 or…

……….sample 2? We are in the progress of painting these floors as we speak for Designer Eleanor Cummings room in the Milieu Showcase home!! We are proud sponsors and so excited to the everyone’s finished rooms!! Pull up both these websites!! Eye Candy for sure!!

This master bath had so many different angles. Thus, wall covering would have definitely been a challenge to install. Starting with the beautiful scones, a stencil was selected which could be adjusted when hand-painted to wrap around the many angles in the space.


You know how I love a beautiful pantry! For example, this one was so well organized and easy to keep, with baskets to contain the many treats!

These acrylic lazy susans keep everything so organized and visible.

You can do a bit of on line shopping at Bed Bath & Beyond and be productive is at home!! These turntables come in 9″, 11″ and 14′ sizes great for organizing kitchen bath or craft supplies and just the right size for a multitude of shelf depths! We are forever strong and forever together. I would love to hear your stories and how it feels in your neck of the woods!! I hope you all have a wonderful week! Stay strong and look at the bright side in all situations! Much love, Xo Leslie

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. – Hellen Keller

  • martha adger
    Posted at 04:33h, 16 March Reply

    Leslie: so exciting. I am very happy all is going so well for your firm. so many great ideas in this blog!! thank you

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 05:21h, 16 March Reply

      HI Martha, thank you so much! It was so fun seeing you on Olympia! Can’t wait to see the changes there.Have a great week!!

  • Christine Hilton
    Posted at 08:33h, 16 March Reply

    Good morning!
    I am known to be opinionated.I dont really think this is a problem because l am usually right.😊 The first sample is probably better because in the second the white looks very stark.So now l guess the better pattern depends on the colours used.Happy pondering.
    Here is another thing for you to ponder.It is very difficult for many people to fully understand the right way to deal with this virus.I am so happy you do.Thank you from my immune disabled family.Your actions may save us.I tell people pretend you have just tested positive.Would you go to a restaurant,party,mall and pass it on? It is the only way to understand isolation and slowing this thing down.
    I am taking full advantage in our countries(Canada) shutdown living in my pajamas for days and getting all those planned projects in my workshop finished.
    Have a wonderful week and thank you again.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 06:25h, 17 March Reply

      Hi Christine!! I can’t wait to show it to your complete, we actually on the job did a sample 3!! Please send me those projects!! They may inspire us all!! xo

  • Luisa
    Posted at 14:12h, 16 March Reply

    Thank you for sharing amiga πŸ™‚
    Safe, loving and good blessings sent to you and your beautiful family from your amiga Luisa from Kansas.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 06:23h, 17 March Reply

      Hi Luisa! How is it in Kansas! Hopefull the heart of America doesn’t have as many cases! xo

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