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...

To order click here.

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!

Living It Up In The Living Room...

We have a lot going on right now, but this week in particular

we are working on bedrooms and living rooms...

We thought it might be fun to dig into our inspiration files for these jobs

and show you what we're up to...

Today it's a living room...

So many possibilities for living rooms...it's all about the floor plan

and how you live...

When  this project is complete we will show you the before and afters...

Straight from the file ... the inspiration for a job we are working on just outside of Houston...

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We've landed on a pair of Lee chairs to go with a gray  Lee sofa that the client already has...

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Here's the rug...

all wool and it's beautiful...

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This will be a custom ottoman...

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Working on a custom iron table similar to the one in the Houston Pink Ribbon House...

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We'll need accent tables and chairs...a mirror...

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Lamps...

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Drapes...and we will keep those neutral with texture..

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We have to have something antique...every room needs some history..

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Modern art...our inspiration

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Just a peek...

A few things we've landed on...so many more decisions to make...books...accessories...more art...pillows...splashes of color...This started out as an online consultation...but we have really clicked and are now headed there for a complete installation mid Summer...

Looking forward to showing you the completed project...it keeps growing!

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Images via Providence Ltd. Pink Ribbon House,Pinterest

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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Tips On Thursday...Powder Room Sinks

Powder Baths...so important...the only place that your guests will spend any time alone and soak up all of the details...and besides...depending on where they are located your family will frequent this spot as well. Don't cut corners in this space...

We have a fabulous resource tip today...Architecturals Supply.

These sinks are fabulous...

You will be surprised..,some are much more affordable than you would think...

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Click here to view the source of these beautiful sinks...

A little more inspiration...

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Providence Ltd.

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Segreto Finishes

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It's your turn.  Let's talk.

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