What’s Segreto Up To?
Hi Friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! I had all my kiddos in town and they threw me a big Mother’s Day bash!! The best gift of all is we were all together! Today I wanted to share some beautiful projects we were lucky enough to collaborate on! Follow along to see what’s Segreto up to?
Designer Elizabeth Garrett always seems to capture classic beauty in her designs. From the flooring to the beautiful arch detail to the lanterns and simplistic elegance of the furnishings, our plaster enhances the bones of this special home, giving warmth to a clean and elegant space.
First brought into vogue in the 18th century, hand-painted chinoiserie wall coverings are still all the rage in today’s design. They are stunning no doubt, but the cost of them has kept our Segreto artisan’s busy, as we are able to customize and create unique designs for our clients at a fraction of the expense of the wall coverings.
This one we implemented for designer Mary Patton started over a metallic silver background and brought to life the carefully selected fabrics which were slated to be used in the room.
“It can take 15 years to train an artist in China, and traditionally they spend eight to ten years copying someone else’s work before they can do their own,” says Claud Cecil Gurney, founder of British wallpaper house de Gournay. –ADPRO We decided to start Brynn on her road early!
Guided by our talented muralist, I think she is getting the hang of it, don’t you? Some interesting things I learned about Mary is that prior to starting her design firm, Mary worked in the fashion industry for Calvin Klein and Theory. After several successful years in New York, she moved to Houston and launched the acclaimed Mary Nichols Handbag Collection – a collection that was featured nationally in People Magazine, InStyle, and Brides. She is certainly a multifaceted talent!! See more hand-painted chinoiserie style murals here!
We are finishing an amazing project for Designer Trisha McGaw. A sneak peak of the wine cellar we plastered the walls and ceiling-look at the staircase wall which goes up three floors and installed a SegretoStone countertop! An amazing space with the brass shelves and unique installation of the wine walls- bottles appear to be floating against the glass.
The breathtaking custom chandelier took weeks to hang, and well work the effort, creating a dramatic art piece against the plastered walls in Flake White from our Segreto Palette Deck.
We also created some incredible art pieces for Tricia like this sculpture art piece coated in charcoal plaster. That is installed on its new walls on white plaster walls. The Segreto Paint Flake White marries perfectly with the plaster walls in the same tone, so there is no distraction when viewing space, and the special elements like art, floors, and special doors remain the focal point.
These large scaled plaster flowers were also fun to make!
And created a lovely complement to the floral wallcovering a cool vibe of this sweet baby girl’s nursery!!
I never get tired of a good transformation. Whether you are transforming an entire exterior or an interior fireplace, lime wash makes a huge difference. The trick is toning the wash to mask and transform the underneath colors of the varied stone while still giving it a natural appearance. Looks like our team in their new navy shirts have got the mix just right!
We have been installing Tadelakt showers for close to 10 years and they are really becoming quite the design trend. Constantly improving our process this is one we installed for Designer, Marie Flanigan, Houston’s design darling quickly becoming known for one of the country’s best. If you haven’t ordered her book, The Beauty of Home, it is one of my favorites in my design library.
I am off to Seattle Washington for a job this morning! I am excited about the trip as I have always wanted to go there since seeing “Harry Met Sally” in 1989! Have a wonderful week! Till next time, xo Leslie