Graduating from the University of Texas with a business degree, Leslie left her corporate job in 1995 to start Segreto Finishes, naming the company after her husband’s family. Segreto, which means secret in Italian, rolls up all of Leslie’s passions -- architecture, interior design, art, people and business-- into her idea of the perfect job.
Leslie’s talent for color, bringing innovative products to Houston, hiring and training a quality staff and working with people on their individual needs, built Segreto’s reputation. By mixing paints and plasters, conceiving new cabinetry finishes and devising architecturally interesting ceiling designs, she adds spark to interiors.
Leslie's decorative painting firm, Segreto Finishes, has received accolades from channel 13, The Houston Business Journal, Luxe, 002 and Biztec. Her work has been published in both local and national magazines including Veranda, Home, USA Today, Beautiful Homes, Beautiful Baths, Traditional Homes, Kitchen and Bath Ideas, Decorating Spaces, Houston Lifestyles and Homes, Gloss, Southern Living, and Houston and Design Resources (view all Press). She also writes for the Antique Shops and Designers magazine.
Leslie has recently opened an Art Gallery, showroom and furniture-refinishing studio, and is working on her first book. The book will be ready for purchase Summer 2011.