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A Week With Segreto!

Goodness with the holidays coming up we have really been busy at Segreto! From painted furniture to plastered walls and stenciled bathrooms, we are busy trying to put the finishing touches on our clients' homes for friends and family to see!!

Cabinet, Furniture and Wood Finishes!!    


This cabinet previously had different doors on the bottom and open shelves on the top. After the piece was re-designed with new doors, we completed the look by applying an aged finish atop in one of my favorite colors "Blaygeen."

This piece was done in our furniture refinishing shop! Previously stained mahogany, this piece made quite a transformation and complements perfectly our clients' newly redone breakfast room!! 

This formerly inexpensive feeling stained piece transformed the bathroom's look when a textured much lighter finish was applied. The added gold leaf rubbed onto some of the carvings, dressed up the piece without making it too formal for the space!!

Yikes!!!! Caught myself in the mirror while I was photographing the finish we just completed on this pretty antique to help it blend with the mirror above.


This one was quite a challenge. Loving this early American antique from the 1700's, these clients had the bottom base added to give the piece more height and extra storage. Given to us in a raw wood state, I would say the guys did a pretty good job making it all look like one!! 

Wanting to tie in her new wood ceiling with the reclaimed beams installed in this sunroom renovation, we aged the ceiling to blend with the beams making it impossible to tell which is old and which is new. With the homeowners' wonderful taste in furnishings and designer Courtnay Elias' fab fabric and rug, this room is as charming as it is comfortable. Many of the accessories came from Segreto's new boutique store!!

The treatment was carried out onto the patio. Modern Masters makes a wonderful dead flat exterior sealer that protects the finish without any sheen or yellowing over time.


Who says stenciling is reserved for the walls!! This ceiling in an office really gives this space personality! Don't forget to look up when coming up with the finish designs for your room!!

Loving all the new geometric designs now available! This one looks so great with the drapes that Miss Mollie picked out for the space!!!

This back powder room had a major transformation with this damask stencil we applied to the walls. Leaving the base color of the cabinet the same, we gave it a furniture look with a series of soft glazes!!!

This range hood design felt a bit empty before we started applying the stencil. By hand embellishing the design, dimension was created. The right side is complete, while you can see the left doesn't have the embellishments painted that create a beveling effect. Way to go, Alex!!

What's New at Segreto Boutique!

We are so excited to have just received a shipment from Tizo, an Italian company that crafts beautiful home décor and gift items for men and women alike. The owner, Alex from LA, stopped by the store so we could meet him in person as he showed us the new items in their line!

For men, we now carry these handsome trays, coasters, picture frames, and clocks that would be perfect in a study or office.

Of course we ordered more colorful jewelry boxes for storing and organizing your jewelry collection!! And these gorgeous silver trays would look fabulous on a vanity or buffet. Love these!!

And my personal favorites are these unique acrylic and bamboo picture frames!! They come in various colors and sizes including 4x6, 5x7 and 8x10. Visit the boutique anytime M-F 9-5 to see all of the lovely new gift items from Tizo!!

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at what we've been up to lately here at Segreto. Everyone have a great week!! Till next Monday! Xo, Leslie

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Reader Comments (3)

Who made the beautiful panel doors in the first photo?

November 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMEG

Love the bamboo and acrylic! Holiday shopping here I come! xoxo

November 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey Herod

Where can you find the light fixture in the outdoor room? Thank you for the tip on Modern Masters the exterior sealer :)

November 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Stephens

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