Segreto Finishes...Taking Designs To Another Level!

Let me introduce you to Leslie Sinclair...the owner and creative mind behind Segreto Finishes...

I had been working, and in and out of the rain all day long (the reason for looking so lovely) when I ran by Cobblestone and Vine to see Leslie because she was doing a book signing and I was so excited to finally meet her in person.  We had emailed back and forth for a while , so I wasn't going to miss this chance. regardless of my day.

We hit it off instantly...love so many of the same things...

She is a wonderful talent and business woman and her books serve as frequent inspiration for our design business.  If you are a design enthusiast you need her books....Two in print...and a third will be released September 2015.  

 

The first book...mine is looking really tattered ...it's just awesome...

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This book was released November 2014 and it's really good too..

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Look for this one September 2015...

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In visiting with Leslie I found that she is NOT just a faux finisher.

 She is an artist and designer as well.  When an interior designer comes to her to do a project...they talk vision and then Leslie comes back with the ideas...she lays out a plan for finishes that are appropriate, cohesive and authentic. This sets her apart from other faux finishers.

Segreto Finishes becomes  a part of the design team...

I could share so many images...but I've picked a few of our favorites...and then you just have to go to her website to view more...believe me...you will want to.

 

Love this dining room...casual and so French...

 

One of our favorite powder rooms ever...

 

Everything is so soft and serene in this beautiful living room...

What an awesome way to treat a long hallway...

 

Oh my... the built in doors with  such a fabulous finish...

The plaster finish is so subtle and pretty...and I really  want those inset architectural pieces on either side of the fireplace.  Too die for!

 

Yes, yes, and yes...just love those painted columns in the corner...May be hiding something...may not...they are just fabulous and add great architecture to the space.

I may be one of the few that loves and appreciates this...but actually one of my favorites ...So authentic...Nothing over done and cheesy ...So French...Just love it...

Always a  superb job on furniture pieces and cabinets...

What a gorgeous living room...

Love the way they treated these doors rather than the expected dark stain...

Painted ceilings...either wonderful...or you know what I mean...Not so much!  

This is really beautiful.  

There is an art to faux finishing...It's not just painting old furniture.  Leslie and her team are true artisans who continue to perfect their craft.  

To visit Segreto Finishes website for more incredible inspiration click here.  And you can also order Leslie's books on Amazon by clicking here..

It has been an honor to introduce you to my new friend.

What do you think about her work?

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

Antique Leather Books...

Books...Books...and more books...

We love all kinds of books...

Beautiful Decorating and Design books are at the top of the list... Favorites on our shelf...

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Bobby Mcalpine 

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Leslie Sinclair 

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John Saladino 

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Brooke and Steve Giannetti

These are just to name a very, very few...we actually have hundreds...

We love fabulous bookshelves filled with novels,magazines and things that our clients love to read...

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But we also love, love...gorgeous antique leather books...

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We encourage you to read...to collect books and surround yourself with the ones that you love ...but in addition to that if you are not already in love with the beauty of antique leather books...we urge you to look again.

They are a fabulous accessory not only in a bookshelf...but on a table or mantel...it may be that bit of the past that you need to add to your decor...regardless of your style...the perfect accesory.

Take advantage of our Summer Sale and receive 20% off of all leather books...we have a fabulous selection.

Contact us for details...Click here.

What do you think about antique leather books?

It's your turn.  Let's Talk.

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Images via: Pinterest, Google, Velvet and Linen,Providence Ltd.

It's Friday and it's Fabulous...Porch Love

 

We hope that you get to spend some great time outdoors this weekend...

Wouldn't this be a fabulous spot?

 

 

 

Design by Julia Blaylock and Segreto Finishes...they do fabulous work...

 

Do you have the new book Segreto Secrets To Finishing Beautiful Interiors by Leslie Sinclair?

 

 

 

One of our favorites!

Happy Weekend!

 

 

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