What’s Segreto Up To?
Hi Friends, what a couple of weeks. So many parts of the country have been hit by extreme weather and those of us in Texas just had no idea what was in store. Houston was blanketed by snow, which totally shut down roads and businesses and left millions without heat, water, or internet. My week was full of boiling water to wash dishes, reworking schedules, and responding to clients whose pipes burst. We had just put a generator in last year so we had a full house and were so fortunate to be warm. So many were not. I sent this quote to my staff with their new schedules…
and one of my most loyal staffers sent this quote back to the team.
Most of us were back to work on Friday at jobs with no heat or water and this just made us smile! Their determination to pull together, is the best part of our team! I wanted to share with you some projects big and small that has made a difference in our client’s homes and lives.
We are almost ready to launch our new palette deck with 135 signature colors to choose from. Gallant Night one of our rich blues seems to be a big hit.
What a dramatic difference it made in this study, Revival Living Interiors selected this Segreto Paint color that sets a mood only that perfect shade can create!
Putting the final touches in a master bath before move-in, this mural applied over plaster with thinned paint, creates a serenity that cannot be achieved with artistry applied over paint. Just the mood JJ Designs wanted for their client’s master bath.
In the same house, we created a SegretoStone floating sink to complement the pheasant wallcovering.
And of course don’t forget our favorite game of “I Spy”! This vent which stuck out like a sore thumb was painted like the wallcovering to make it magically go away!!
This is the before dining room. All the furnishings were dark stained. They are special family pieces so it was decided to re-stain the table in a walnut tone and reinvent the chairs to give them a totally different perspective.
With the new stripped and bleached finish and the lovely new chair coverings, it would be hard to imagine where they started. Notice the newly plastered Venetian walls as well! Same dining room, totally different feel.
With dogs and a constant floor of family gatherings, this client was tired of constantly replacing rugs. By painting her floors, this room said “special” while being easy to wipe up spills and maintain!
We are so blessed to have life long clients. It was fun to remember completing this powder room 15 years ago, still classic and timeless with its polished plaster walls. I loved the little chair the client had added for hand towels- so creative.
Taking a vintage chair and turning into an art piece with a painting in the back was brilliant! Always think about how you can reimagine things you have- it will open up a world of possibilities in your own homes décor!
Don’t forget the little things when updating a space. Finishing off the rubber piping to read like chrome, takes away an eyesore allowing you to focus on the beautiful elements in the room.
I can’t write a what’s Segreto Up to without showing what our SegretoStone crew is up to! A perfect complement to this room, the fireplace is clean in design, natural in composition and oh-so -chic!
I have decided to focus on life from this perspective! Each year there have been challenges and often times I catch myself saying I can’t wait till next year. Well with Hurricane Harvey, then the Pandemic and now extreme weather, I think I will just take one day at a time and appreciate all the wonderful things in life along the way! Stay safe, be happy and choose to stay positive! Till next time! xo Leslie