So Many Cool Things to Share!

Jun 17, 2019

Hi Friends!! I can’t believe it is already summer. I hope many of you are in cool fun places enjoying family and friends. We have been busy creating and I wanted to share some super fun projects with you!

This is a Harvey home in which these wonderful homeowners have just been able to move in. It has been a long journey. The black plastered walls have a mirror-like finish. Just the right treatment for the dramatic elements that designer Julia Blailock has in store for this beautiful room.

I love how these doors we finished are inset into our plaster walls. Design team Slovack Bass‘s vision was to incorporate an aged furniture feel to the refrigerator doors creating a design element to a typically utilitarian element in a kitchen.

This is a challenge we typically don’t get to attempt. All residences in this Houston high-rise have two standard tan metal elevator doors that open onto a private lobby before you get to the residence’s front door. Wanting to dress these doors and tie them into the design of the front door, we use the egg and dart carving as inspiration.

Painting them high-gloss black first, we began to layout the design.

It is looking dimensional- as if it was truly carved!!

We decided to create a medallion in the center of the design rather than exactly creating the doors knob. This was not an easy project as it seemed as soon as we were on a roll painting, someone would come up to the unit and the doors would open mid paint stroke!

Painting on high gloss is not an easy feat but the high sheen to these doors really added to the effect! They were mirror like, you can see me and the room’s furnishings captured in the image.

Here is one complete–one down one to go!

How can I share without incorporating my favorite game of I spy. Painting electrical plates are a finishing touch that makes a huge difference in any space!!

One thing I LOVE about SegretoStone is that cabinet doors can be inset, lending the effect of seamless counters and styles!!! This is a pantry to the most amazing kitchen by Cindy Witmer and Stonhendge Classic Homes. You will get to see it in my next book Segreto Impressions!!

This SegretoStone blush counter is such a perfect match to this beautiful tile backsplash! You know me-I love PINK!

In the same house, I really loved this super creative shelving unit that was custom built for her home office!! I want one, lots of storage and beautifully designed.

This custom SegretoStone floating pedestal with an integrated sink is ready to be installed in an oh-so-chic powder bath. These can be created in any size, shape and in 30 colors!

Wanting to see their grandkids more than when they were actually swimming in the pool, we painted their portraits on the walls right outside the pool house’s guest bath. If you look closely you can see the doting grandparents sitting on the porch watching their cherished ones taking a swim.

Twinkle, twinkle little star makes the perfect decorative element to this master’s pop up ceiling! When decorating don’t forget to look up!!! I hope you have an amazing week. Take time to enjoy the small things even if you are super busy. My goal this week. Till next time! xo Leslie

  • Cindy
    Posted at 07:10h, 17 June Reply

    Your talent never ceases to amaze me!!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 17:10h, 19 June Reply

      Hi Cindy!! Love your store and miss seeing you!! Gal time this summer? xo

  • Debbie Walker
    Posted at 07:33h, 17 June Reply

    What beautiful work! The elevator doors are AAAMAAAZINGGG!!! Thanks for sharing. It’s always a treat to peek into the homes you’re working in.
    Happy summer!!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 17:10h, 19 June Reply

      Hi Debbie!! Happy summer to you! I love the home tours I get to see daily!! SO much FUN!!

  • susan patt
    Posted at 07:35h, 17 June Reply

    leslie…you are SOOO talented !!! the elevator doors are amazing!…xoxo

  • Kd
    Posted at 07:46h, 17 June Reply

    Always love seeing what amazing things you are up to. Have you seen the de Gournay tile that cle is making?

  • Tracy
    Posted at 14:28h, 17 June Reply

    Just 😮 WOW! …and that swimming pool mural. Such talent.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 17:08h, 19 June Reply

      Hi Tracy–In this Houston weather I want to dive right in. But then I would have to wear a bathing suit–yikes!!

  • maxine c mueller
    Posted at 17:54h, 17 June Reply

    Phenomenal work. There is nothing you are afraid to try and succeed . Congratulations on all these amazing ideas.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 17:07h, 19 June Reply

      Hi Maxine!! so good to hear from you! I hope you are doing well. Happy summer!! xo

  • sharon
    Posted at 23:36h, 17 June Reply

    Wow is all I can say about the AMAZING elevator doors…..a custom touch like that makes the space! You are sooooo talented and so is your team of artisans! Wish you lived in CA.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 17:07h, 19 June Reply

      Hi Sharon! I love California and we go out there all the time because my husband is from there–What part do you live in?

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