Segreto-Jingle Jingle, We are on our way!

Dec 16, 2019

Hi Friends! I hope you are all in the holiday spirit!! As you know, this is our busiest time of year getting people’s homes move-in or holiday ready! The sleigh bells have been ringing in many of our client’s spaces!


One of our clients purchased this house right before the holidays and wanted to infuse her own personality into this dining space.

Loving the dramatic effect of the Venetian plaster we installed in her last powder room, she felt this was the perfect application for entertaining in her new space. Do you recognize the room? It is in Segreto Impressions!

Painting the walls Farrow & Ball Hauge Blue, designer Jennifer Rigamonti wanted to mix things up and create a dramatic effect on the ceiling. We made a couple of samples to compliment the wall color and then our elves went to work.

What an amazing difference color and finishes can make. I love the drama on the ceiling. Imagine the room during night time entertaining when the light from the chandalier is reflecting off the Venetien’s glass-like finish. Don’t worry, painting the vents, cans and speakers are next!!

This SegretoStone fireplace mantle and hearth is center stage for enjoying that cup of cocoa by the fire! We are starting a line of pre-made fireplaces to order. With off-site construction, our clients’ wait time is cut in half!!

Working with design talents give me so much inspiration and Dallas designer Mersina Stubbs, definitely falls into that category. Her collected style of mixing the old and the new is quite breathtaking.

Such creativity and vision she used to transform this previously heavy, dark Mediterranean style home into a light, classic and updated feel.

So when I was called in to work with her on a home designed by architect legend A. Hays Town, of course, I said yes! Mersina chose a pale blush plaster to compliment her organic printed grasscloth. I can’t wait to show you this home in its entirety!

With so many clients moving to high rises, with their beautiful views and ease of living, creating personalized spaces so when the elevator doors open it feels like home has become quite a challenging feat. Architect Dillon Kyle, typically known for his very contemporary designs, did an amazing job with this London Penthouse in the sky. Plastered in blush we added a floral plaster relief just above the door entrance.

A fireplace can be the heart of the home.  To dream of a fireplace can ask us where our heart is, where our sense of home is. Maybe that is why so many rooms are designed around a fireplace. Or maybe this SegretoStone one is so Santa can come down the chimney!

The warehouse has become Santa’s workshop. Forming a new top and giving the previously black base a lighter finish has totally transformed this piece!

Site visits are fun, especially when it combines the work we have done for two special clients! The stenciled walls were done for the previous client and it was fun to see how this furniture piece painted years ago for another sweet client found its home against a more contemporary backdrop!

Built by the carpenter, the wood was replaced with a stone top, giving it life in its new surroundings.

This mix of old world with the contemporary works so well!! Both finishes done years ago still are relevant today! Love that!

Since we started with a ceiling I thought we would end with one!! This light Venetian plaster will look amazing with the elaborate wallcovering going on the walls. Super fun to see as well, the paint in the room was part of our new Segreto Paint line!

I can’t say how thankful to each of you I am. With your support, we have been able to develop so many different things to share with you!! Well, it is the last book signing event of the year. Please join me at The Hive-a wonderful pop-up boutique full of curated gift items, clothes, accessories and me!! If you can’t make it we are happy to wrap and personalize your book for free. Organize with and you can pick up at our offices next week. Xo Leslie

  • Suzanne D. Grabe
    Posted at 20:01h, 24 January Reply

    What finishes did you use on the dark blue ceiling?

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 06:37h, 26 January Reply

      Venetian Plaster! It is beautiful, isn’t it? so dramatic!

  • Suzanne Grable
    Posted at 20:02h, 24 January Reply

    As usual everything is beautiful.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 06:36h, 26 January Reply

      Good morning Susan! You are so sweet! thanks so much! Here is to 2020!xo Leslie

  • Betsy
    Posted at 16:56h, 26 January Reply

    What paint color are the built ins beside the fireplace?

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 06:31h, 05 February Reply

      Hi Betsy, I am so sorry, it is such a lovely color but I am not sure. I wish I could be of more help. thanks for reading along!

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