Monday, April 20, 2015

Segreto Style

Hi guys, hope your Monday is off to a great start. Our weekends always begin and end
 on the same note pretty much every week. Our tradition for as long as I can remember
 is dinner out on Friday nights, 75% of the time it's Mexican and 75% of the time I order
 fish tacos. :) Sunday evening we go to church at 6:00 and get home and finish up homework
 (truth be told - start homework)! We had a track meet, birthday celebration, work around the
 house, sports practice, a Costco run, all good stuff, just busy like everyone. It was a huge
 treat to carve out a little time to peruse the most beautiful book - and I couldn't help but 
style it on our coffee table. 

Segreto Style by Leslie Sinclair   

I jumped at the chance to review Leslie's book when she asked, I'd heard it was 
gorgeous, but it was so much more than I expected. 
A stunning over-sized coffee table book with 300 pages of exquisite photos
of homes, detailing the finishes that give them a classic timeless style. 

My biggest surprise was in addition to the information and techniques on finishes 
it's a book I'll reference over and over to analyze design details. 
(Also invaluable sources for all paint colors and furnishings throughout the book) 
Just take in the eclectic mix of pattern, artwork and styles in this home, layered perfection!  

Chic, effortless style ~ French and Italian antiques combine seamlessly with modern pieces.
The finishes in this contemporary home were thoughtfully chosen to make the biggest impact.
One of my favorite white paint colors - Benjamin Moore Dove White is shown here.  

Inspiration at the turn of every page! 

"Whether using paint, carpet or tile, creative flooring is a great way to add personality to
 a small space, as evident in this home office with its charming reclaimed concrete tiles." 

 Reclaimed wood beams and plastered walls add warmth to this casual den. 

The small footprint of this living room created a design challenge. The solution was
a daybed that allowed one to see across the room without any obstruction. 

The book also includes some latest design trends ~ this painted bookcase and paneling and
 trim are a beautiful background for vibrant artwork.    

This stunning home is a new build, the homeowner wanted it to feel as though it had
 been lived in for many years. The plastered walls and ceilings create the perfect backdrop.

One of my favorite gifts to give is a book along with a magnifying glass
tied to the package with a satin ribbon. 
This would be perfect for Mother's Day!  

You can find Leslie's book on her website HERE, Amazon HERE
or her blog, Secrets of Segreto HERE

Leslie is as inspiring and beautiful as her book, the mother of three left a successful
 marketing career in the corporate world to start a plaster and decorative finishes
 company, Segreto Finishes. Located in Houston, TX she employs a staff of over 30
 artisans, her company's work has been featured in numerous publications
including Architectural Digest, Veranda, Traditional Home, and House Beautiful 
to name a few. 

Thank you for sharing your book with me Leslie, it was a delight to have
the opportunity to share it with my readers!


Anonymous said...

I look forward to getting Leslie's book. She has incredible taste.

Unknown said...

Wow! She had me at the beautiful cover. Your coffee table is styling perfection, Pam.

Cassie Bustamante said...

that emerald sofa and that last fireplace.... love!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

That book definitely looks like a keeper. I love that she shares the paint colors - not many books do that!

Julie said...

I want to get that book asap! And I am swooning over that green velvet sofa!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Hi Pam, I met her when I went to Round Top...shes a very nice lady and when I went back to buy her book she was gone. My friend wanted to buy her old one and new one, but didn't want to carry them around.

Dana Frieling said...

I'm so impressed with the new build made to look old. Fantastic!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the idea of the magnifying glass with a gift of a book!....and Leslie's is phenomenal...and so is her book!!!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

This book looks fantastic Pam!! Thanks for sharing!

Leslie Sinclair said...

Goodness I want to style the book on my coffee table like you did yours!! so beautiful!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful post!!! I truly love what I do and am so blessed to be able to share!!! xo Leslie Sinclair

René said...

Looks like a good one, I'll have to look for it. Isn't it funny how we are busier as the kids get older?

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Looks like a great resource packed full of inspiration!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Talk about TALENT! Now I know what to ask for for Mother's Day :)

Unknown said...

Thank you for introducing the book. Beautiful interiors on every page!

Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...

Wow so pretty and I agree a beautiful book is the perfect gift

cindy hattersley design said...

I need to add this to my collection!!

cindy hattersley design said...

I need to add this to my collection!!

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