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The behind the scenes pics and all of the images of the Southern Living House in Little Rock Arkansas designed by the Sisters of Providence Design...Read More
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.
We have worked all summer on a living room for a client. It finally came together yesterday!
All three of us spent all day at the house transforming the space, so when the client returned it would be complete, down to every detail.
Lets take a look at some of the before pics!
We started with all new furniture and accessories. The client was really wanting a lighter fresher look with pops of color.
We found a fabulous original abstract art piece that was full of color. We built the rest of the room around the piece!
Below you can see the artwork hanging above one of the two new white sofas.
The second matching sofa is directly across the room.
We used the coffee table and two ottomans to anchor the space and fill in the width of the room. The ottomans can be pulled closer to the second sofa for propping feet up, or moved around the room for extra seating.
We decided to gallery hang the wall behind the second sofa to help fill in the space. We used two abstract prints, as well as an original abstract by another local artist. To add some dimension we finished it with two deer antlers mounted on white plaques.
The garden stool is used to service the sofa like a side table would.
The blue velvet and linen striped pillows, combined with the green silk and blue monogram of the other pillows paired perfectly with all the art.
Finally we started from scratch with the fireplace mantel. We wanted it to have a collected over time look, rather than just another piece of art, so we started with a starburst mirror, sprayed gold. Next we added an original black and white abstract art piece by an artist who studied under Picasso. To anchor the other side we used a blue glass bottle filled with clippings from the clients yard, and a piece of white coral.
In front of the fireplace sit two beautiful new chairs in a white geometric fabric.
We all had so much fun with this project, and love to see how it all comes together.
What do you think of this before and after?
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We are spending our Fabulous Friday hard at work creating beautiful spaces.
We are feeling inspired by this awesome home of actress Reese Witherspoon in Ojai, California
How are you spending your fabulous Friday, and upcoming weekend?
Its your turn. Lets Talk!