What Segreto Has Been Up To!
Hi Friends!! I hope you all are having a great week and that normal will be a part of your day. Between the floods, fires and freezes it seems that so many have had so much to deal with! I have been working with so many lately to help put their homes back together. So an ordinary week seems just great to me! I wanted to share just that with you a ” fun normal” work week looks like to me!!
This bar accent wall we installed for Designer Ben Johnston was soft but so impactful!! Using Venetian plaster, our artisans created an hombre effect! Super cool, my operations manager Isai wants a similar finish in his office at our new warehouse!! STAY TUNED!!
I wish I could show you this entire home!! Built by Allan Edwards with Interiors by Tricia McGaw, it is AMAZING! This extremely tall, dramatic entrance was difficult to plaster but the outcome was spectacular!! Look for this one being published in print.
Loving Galveston, it was really an honor to work on this historical, pre-1900 hurricane home. Full character, I will show you the home and all of its charm when complete. We have been working with designer Shirley Hill on this project. Such a creative talent!!
In the kitchen we have started a distressed diamond pattern on the floors!! Love the worn look–perfect for the age of the home!! If you like historical Galveston, I read a book recently, The Promise by ! I really enjoyed the read, heartwarming and emotional, it gave an insight of what it must of been like to live though one of the deadliest storms in America.
With all the hurricanes frequenting Houston, generators are becoming a common necessity. This one, having to be installed on the rooftop overlooking a courtyard, was an eyesore both for the homeowners and the bordering neighbor. Painting it the house color and transforming it into a bird house or hotel, it both became more discrete and a fun accent!
We had fun researching birds and the homeowner picked all of her favorites!!
I know this isn’t the best picture-sorry to the talented ladies from Ivy-Hall Designs who did an amazing job with this entire home!! I just wanted to show you how dramatic a subtle treatment can be. This metallic stencil on top of plaster complements the chandelier and creates a special feel to the tub area!! A tight squeeze working around a chandelier and tub–Jim Bob Taylor with Doyle construction really worked with us to make our job’s easier-many thanks!!
I never get tired of seeing how painting plugs to blend with the counter surface make such a big difference. This counter? Marble? Granite? Quartz? No it is petrified wood!! Beautiful!
Here is another example on marble–one complete one more to go!!
Ok here is little Charlotte, Isai’s little one, at my new happy place. I know it just looks like a big, ugly garage, but for me it is a world of possibilities!! A place that we can spread out and be creative!!
My Husband is excited too!! We took down part of the side fence and painted our new logo on it!! Neiter Creative came up with the design and I love it!!
Here it is up on the building!! I wish I knew when people were taking down old fencing! An inexpensive way to have reclaimed wood!! It has a wonderful natural look and can be use for interior planking, ceilings and cabinetry!! AND SO AFORDABLE! We coated it with three coats of exterior flat sealer to insure it lasts for years to come!!
Well you still see the dents, but the new paint color really helps!! We hope to move in soon so look forward to new updates!! I hope you have a wonderful, normal week, and find your happy place like this big garage has become mine!! Here is to dreams coming true!