What’s Up with Segreto?! Come See us at Roundtop!
Hi Friends! Thank you so much for all your input on the Palette decks! Below are our top three not in voting order. Please weigh in if you haven’t! Remember this deck not only represents our paint line but is also meant to be a color guide for our plaster, cabinet, and SegretoStone finishes! What feels timeless, fits many styles and would make you pick up the deck? On the next blog we will post the winners of the ” Pick that Palette” play to win game. You still have a vote! Select again and increase your odds! As October is almost over, we are busy trying to get our clients ready for the holidays!! I wanted to share a few of these special projects with you! Follow along to see what’s up with Segreto!
Here is a before shot of this slated kitchen update where Segreto designer Leslie Simmons handled the finishes for Emily and Stacie of Revival Living Interiors. Leaving the footprint the same, cosmetic changes were made to give this hub of the home a totally different perspective. Ready for the after?
WOW, what a great transformation! Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray was used to freshen up the cabinetry and the walls, ceiling and existing tile hood were coated with plaster. Yes, we can bond plaster to stone saving the cost of constructing a new hood! We added a layer of the wax to the hood to give this focal element more depth. The stone counters and backsplash were replaced with a new quartz and the center island grounded with a SegretoStone top in our signature color, “Insightful.” New lighting, and hardware were the finishing touches in reinventing this kitchen in a beautiful, cost effective way.
One of my favorite installations to date, Segreto hand-molded plaster dogwood branches on the wall above the tub. Such a serene retreat!
The kitchen is just as beautiful! I love the plaster over the beams, continuing on the ceiling walls and hood. This took a special process from us as plaster does not naturally bond to wood. The mix of stain, paint and plaster gives a warm feel to this clean bright inviting space. Julie Soefer, famed Houston photographer did a brilliant job in capturing this beautiful home! the article not only speaks to Marie’s new book The Beauty of Home: Redefining Traditional Interiors but also has a big announcement! Go Marie!
ED: What’s next for you?
MF: I am so excited to debut my lighting collection with Circa Lighting and Visual Comfort, available to order in January! The collection celebrates timeworn and organic materials juxtaposed with contemporary, refined details. The fixtures have traditional silhouettes that are reinvented in a refreshing new context.
We were excited to be contacted by Laura U Design, to put the finishing touches in their almost finished room. The dramatic Vanguard paper Arte No. 93600 from , in their Expressionist pattern looses it custom aura by being interrupted with the white cans and green speakers.
What a difference it makes to mask these utilitarian necessities.
Let’s play our favorite game of “I Spy”! Notice the far window was painted the same as the walls, drawing focus to the beautiful iron doors and drapery on the patio side. Well done!
Creating a “wow” factor in an entry can come from many sources. Lighting, ceilings, walls or in this case…
…painted floors! It is so fun to see the many steps it takes to create one our our one of a kind hand-painted design! The above is step is #5!
Working on step 7 here!
Step 8 is complete!
Exciting news! Not only will we be at Marburger Farms for opening day but our SegretoStone pieces will be at Market Hill at Ashley Radack’s booth. Look for Renouveau Antiques towards the left back. Here are our fluted bases which can be used for planters or toped and used with for a dining or side table!
She also is carrying our “Eleanor” cube tables, sinks and consoles! I love her antiques cabinet with our plaster furniture! If you don’t live in Houston this is a great way to see Segreto’s trademarked plaster used to create unique pieces.
Last Thursday, we were so excited to be apart of the AMARA Virtual Interior Blog Awards. The event takes place in London and this year we attended virtually! We, because of your help, were honored to make the top 5 with We Love Home, The Hill House Diaries, Breegan Jane and Atelier 55. A big congratulations to Atelier 55 for winning the Best Interior Lifestyle Blog! Tapiwa is the incredibly talented creative behind Atelier 55, she shines a spotlight on contemporary design, creativity and lifestyle from and inspired by Africa. Check her out here!!
WE KNOW IT’S FALL WHEN MARBURGER FARM, OUR FAVORITE SHOW IS OPENING! COME EARLY AND JOIN US!
Join us tomorrow, October 27th, at the Marburger Farm Antique Show Tuesday Tailgate! Follow along on Instagram (@segretofinishes) to see where our booth is located so you can come by to say Hi. I look forward to seeing you there! Let’s do our part to keep this country connected. Tell someone this week they are special to you! You, my friends, are special to me! Till next time! XO Leslie