The Holiday Table & Bering’s Book Give Away!

Nov 28, 2014

Bering’s, one of the largest sellers of the Segreto books, has graciously offered to host a Segreto Style book give-a-way in support of Small Business Day and their Season of Style Event, in which I will be signing books and my friend, designer Ellie Bale, will be displaying beautiful holiday table settings using Bering’s extensive collection of amazing tableware!

I can’t wait — setting the table is my favorite part of entertaining!!! Look at the beautiful setting above which Ellie created for the November / December issue of Veranda Magazine!!!! And Juliska is my fav. dinnerware!!

As a side note, I have always been in love with these Berry and Thread dishes from Juliska which Berings carries.  They come is blue but I have always coveted the white ones!! When I told my sweet Mom, who is always asking what I’d like to receive for birthdays and Christmases, that they would be a great item which she could add to over the years, I thought my gifts would be taken care of for years to come!!

So excited that she had found something that I wanted, she appeared at my door the very next day with 16 place settings of all of my grandmother’s antique Wedgewood dinnerware!! I am truly appreciative but I realized my Juliska dinnerware dream dishes went poof!!!!

I first met Ellie when I worked with her on the finishes in her own home! Loving her mix of French furnishings and contemporary art, I did a blog post on her home and featured it in Segreto: Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors! Stunning!!!!

Working on so many projects together since, this lovely home is the first home tour featured in Segreto Style!!! Named ‘Welcome Home’, it encompasses her design style – comfortable, livable and beautiful!

So you can see why I became so excited when Bering’s asked to host an event for us both and coupled it with a book-give-away!!! Ellie, who has set countless tables for her client’s big events, and me, who provides the backdrops for these elegant dining spaces!!! Whether you are a new entertainer and want to see how to set a formal table or a consignment one looking for new ideas, Ellie’s designs using Bering’s dishes, will inspire your imagination and solidify your holiday table!

Look how beautiful a formal Christmas affair would be with this setting using a Radko Ornament, Royal Crown Derby Plates and Arte Italica chargers!!!

Or Ellie’s sparkling gold tabletop complete with Santa welcoming each guest to their plate?!

The Event……

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Look how cute Ellie is!!! The Season of style event is Thursday December 4th, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the 6102 Westheimer location.

And now for the book give-a-way!!!……..

All you need to do is make your way over to Bering’s Hardware Facebook page and give them a ‘Like’ to be entered to win a signed copy of Segreto Style!!! The contest starts in honor of small business Saturday and will run through midnight, December 4th which happens to be the evening of the Season of Style Event!!!


What else is exciting at Segreto?!!!!!!!!

Definitely an exciting Monday for Segreto Style!! Houston native and star of the hit Bravo TV reality show, Shahs of Sunset, Lilly Ghalichi publicly declared love for this closet we did the finishes in for designer Shelia Lyon!!


Known for her love of glam, we were so thrilled she posted about this beautiful space featured in my new book!!! It got over 25,000 likes and 700 comments!  Amazing!!!

And the most exciting for me……..?! My staircase and front entry is done!!!!! Next week, I will take you on a tour from start to finish of my new (hehe it’s grand to me!) entrance!!! I hope to see you at the Season of Style Event and good luck in the giveaway which ends December 4th!! Have a great week!! Tis the season!!!


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