What’s Segreto Been Up To?

Sep 12, 2016

Hi, blog friends! I hope you’re all having a great week! I really love sharing all the different projects we do, and this time they have been so varied!!! It’s certainly proof of the power of paint!!!


Before we get started I want you to know you are all invited to the Book Launch for Segreto Vignettes which will be at Back Row Home!!! I would love to celebrate with you all and…these Ladies and Gents sure know how to throw a party!! This is by far my favorite Segreto book to date!!!

What's Segreto's Been Up To - Dog Portrait Painting by Segreto Gallery Artist

This little cutie, “Bella,” was delivered to the happy owner to hang in a special place in her home! Even Bella was barking at her oh-so-pretty portrait! Our Segreto artists are so talented when it comes to painting personalized commissions.

What's Segreto's Been Up To - Plastered Bathroom for Sarah Eilers

It was move-in time for this homeowner, and designer Sarah Eilers was thrilled at how the plastered walls and cabinet finishes made such an impact in this lovely master bath! Look at the mosaic inset in the floors – it was a perfect color inspiration for us!!

What's Segreto's Been Up To - Green Blue Plastered Powder Room with Tuscan Style

This powder also received plaster!! The green-blue tone really set off this unusual sink basin design!!

What's Segreto's Been Up To - Wood Plank Bathroom with Plaster Finish

This was a new finish for us over these planked walls!!! I am obsessed with the way this sanded-back plaster looks over the wood. Giving the surface a wax finish really authenticated that “been there” look and gave the walls such a unique luster!! Thank you, architectural consultant Sarah West, for inspiring me to come up with a new finish!!

What's Segreto's Been Up To - Aged White Gray Doors

In the same home, we were given totally new, primed white doors, delivered to our shop by builder Parker House! Sarah couldn’t find reclaimed doors to fit the space, so she asked us to make these feel old and reclaimed!

What's Segreto's Been Up To - Kitchen by Parker House and Sarah West

Installed, they felt just that way!! This kitchen will be one for the next book – haha (I didn’t say “Book 4,” did I?!). It will have an amazing antique piece as an island that’s going to totally finish off the look!

What's Segreto's Been Up To - Aged Door Finish with Hardware

In the master suite, these shutters were built from new cedar! Finished in gray and limes, they took on a whole new look! Don’t worry, Sarah, we will age that black hardware as well!

What's Segreto's Been Up To - Close Up of Aged Door Finish by Segreto Finishes

Here is a close up of the new finish!!!

What's Segreto's Been Up To - Painting Vents to Match Wallpaper

Sometimes masking vents and plugs is our only job at a house! This wallpaper now looks seamless as talented Alex works his magic over all the vents in the space!

What's Segreto's Been Up To - Door Finish with Antique Mirror

These closet doors make such a pretty statement now that they have a finish applied. The antique mirrors really are a nice touch to a closet entrance!!!

What's Segreto's Been Up To - Door Finish by Segreto Finishes

Here they are up close… all the pretty molding details really stand out!!!

What's Segreto's Been Up To - Lovely Hand-Painted Tree Mural for Girls Room by Ashley Goforth

Starting with a cute pup, I had to end with a lovely accent mural we painted for designer Ashley Goforth in a girl’s room!!  This will last her through elementary all the way to adulthood! I would love this behind my bed!!!


Enjoy your week, and look around your own home! Tell me how Segreto’s power of paint could make a difference for you!!!! I look forward to seeing you all–who have been so supportive of me at our upcoming September events!!!

xo, Leslie


  • Taste of France
    Posted at 06:10h, 12 September Reply

    You do amazing work. I am in the south of France where homes are full of the real thing–the stones, the plaster, the aged wood. And your work, I can attest, looks completely authentic. You make new homes look like they’ve been picked up and moved from France to the U.S.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 06:28h, 12 September Reply

      Wow, what a super sweet thing to hear at the start of a new day! I can’t imagine what you are able to see each day. I love France-the colors and textures there are simply breathtaking! Thank you so much! Have a great week, xo

  • Cara
    Posted at 06:58h, 12 September Reply

    I agree with “taste of france”. I adore these finishes! They take me back to Italy. Such fortunate people to live in these homes. They are so warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 10:24h, 12 September Reply

      I wan’t to move into each and everyone of them!! thank you for your comment!! Have a nice week!!!

  • michele@hellolovely
    Posted at 20:46h, 12 September Reply

    mmmmmm. so much aged to perfection goodness to behold here. i can’t get enough of that distressed grey/lime lovely! congratulations on such beautiful projects, leslie! xox

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 07:30h, 13 September Reply

      Hi Michele! I wish my age looked as pretty as the aged wood we do! Happy Happy week! xo

  • sherry hart
    Posted at 07:01h, 14 September Reply

    Leslie….everyone is talking about your book….I am so excited for you! Can’t wait to get my own copy and I have to tell you your outside house makeover is almost hard to believe that it is the same house! Jaw dropping transformation! Talent for days!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 05:59h, 15 September Reply

      Hi Sherry!! I am so excited about this book! I hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I did putting it together!!I do love the new look of my home! It seems like a brand new place! xo

  • Lidy@FrenchGardenHouse
    Posted at 08:58h, 14 September Reply

    Lesli, your finishes make these walls and doors look like antiques with a storied past, just so gorgeous!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 05:58h, 15 September Reply

      Thank you! It is always a challenge to make new things look old! Cheers!

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