It’s The Little Things in life!

Jun 28, 2021

Hi Friends! I have been thinking about the little things a lot lately, my child’s smile, a compliment, a beautiful job, a great meal,  a glass of wine, nature–there are so many wonderful moments to enjoy. As I get older I see that these little things make up the big picture of our lives. Sometimes, it’s also the little things we do at Segreto that put the finishing touches and make a big difference in the rooms we are a part of. We have an entire team, we name our magicians, dedicated to making things magically disappear. So, together, let’s play my favorite game of “I Spy” and discover the magical impact of the little things.

Dining Room featured in Segreto Impressions
photograph by Laurey Glenn from Segreto Impressions

This beautiful room has so many amazing features which Goodchild Builders and Newberry Architecture pulled together. From Custom Floors Unlimited reclaimed flooring to the leather chandelier from Ngala Trading Company. it is a magical place to dine. Imagine the difference if all the cans vents and speakers in the ceiling were stark white. Where would your eyes go? In this shot of half the room there are 6 eyesores that would stand out. Can you spot them all?

Disguised Lights and Plates

Here is a close up of three. See how they now magically disappear into this lovely wallcovering from Stark?

Disguised Plates

We are currently working on a project with designer Eleanor Cummings, Architect Marshall Porterfield and Windham Builders. This home is beyond exquisite, and although our plaster and cabinet work is stunning, these finishing touches of our magicians are getting all the buzz. See if you can spot the plugs that were painted to match the tile. I spy two in this shot! If you have time visit all three of the website of this dream team. What a beautifully curated collection of homes and talent!!

Disguised Plates

In this shot I spy two as well. Do you?

Disguised Lights

Many of the ceilings in the home are constructed of reclaimed wood. Painting the lights, mini vents and diffusers made a huge difference! I spy 5!

Disguised Plugs

This pecky cypress media room we finished is stunning. With today’s code requirements the plugs in the room spaced regularly really did stand out! Emulating the grain of the planks they rest on allow you to see the woods beauty without the distraction of these utilitarian necessities. You would spy about 15 in this room alone!!

Hand painted knots

What was done here? Can you guess? This is wainscoting which we stained in a fashion that removes all the natural orange undertones of the wood. Because it surrounds a cabinet made of reclaimed wood the design team felt it looked too new. We added hand-painted knots, cracks and worm holes so the new wood married perfectly with its antique counterparts. Loving the warmth and character it created, the windows in the upstairs bedrooms were treated in the same fashion!

Disguised Plates

Our magicians, or true artists have to match any surface they are thrown to match! This flat plug even looks dimensional!!

Disguised light and diffuser

Now you see it now you don’t!! Look at the difference the light and diffuser make in the effect that this dramatic ceiling has when these elements magically go away!

Plates to blend with wallpaper

They also have to be muralists!! This beautifully hand done uber expensive wallcovering looses some of its impact when white plates and plugs interrupt the design.

Plates to blend with wallpaper

First you see them now you don’t!!

Wallpaper tear

This wallpaper panel was taken off the walls from a clients old house and framed for her new one. In the process the paper was torn and the bottom 6″ by 6″ piece was missing!!

Wallpaper Repair

Can you spy how far this goes up? Believe it or not from the bottom left diamond to the second one up! Magical!

Concrete to look like brick

Can you spy what was done here?

Concrete to look like brick

I wish I had taken a before we started shot on this one!! This was a concrete base along the perimeter of an outdoor patio. No brick was there!! We lime washed the entire house to transform the red brick to a subtle gray. One of our magicians painted the concrete slab first to look like brick.

Concrete painted to look like brick then limewashed

Then he lime washed it to get the exact look of the brick above.

Disguised plugs

Without the before picture, I don’t think you would be able to spy where these plugs rested on this intricate tile!! I had a hard time spying them when in the space!!

disguised light switch

Can you spy what we did here? Look for the light switch to the right of the bed!

Winnie the Pooh Quote

I hope you liked playing “I Spy” together!! Play more of my favorite game here and here. Look at the little things in your life that make such a big difference! Till next week! XO Leslie

  • Sarah H West
    Posted at 06:06h, 28 June Reply

    Your team always does such a fabulous job on our projects! From massive spaces to the smallest details, Segreto teams will always create beautiful work!
    Sarah West & Associates

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 05:12h, 29 June Reply

      And we love creating all of your unique and one-of-a-kind designs. You sweet friend keep us on our toes!! xo

  • Danielle Eilender
    Posted at 07:31h, 28 June Reply

    You have an amazing team of artists. This type of attention to details is so rare today,

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 05:11h, 29 June Reply

      Hi Danielle- I am certainly blessed!! I am so appreciative of you following along on our daily adventures!! Best to you and yours! Leslie

  • Sandy Lucas
    Posted at 16:12h, 28 June Reply

    Oh be still my heart, you are the miracle worker! I just love that we can call on you to “fix” everything under the sun (or inside!) Thanks so loving these details as much as I do!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 05:10h, 29 June Reply

      Hi Sandy!! I hope you are doing well! I hope you are getting some rest from your world book tour!! I miss seeing you!! xo

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