|Joyce Horn Antiques and Segreto Finishes - Plaster Finish|
Have you caught your breath? This stunning, old world room is in the home of Joyce Horn of Joyce Horn Antiques, Houston, Texas. The plaster finish isn't in an old Château, it is the artistry of Segreto Finishes. Leslie Sinclair, who owns the Houston-based Segreto Finishes , produces the most beautiful and specialized paint finishes: plaster, cabinets, decorative, faux, ceilings, murals, furniture, and kid's rooms. Unparalleled in texture and depth, adding richness and age to any room. Sinclair, who owns Segreto Finishes, which means Secrets in Italian and named for her husband's family, has been published in both local and national magazines including: Veranda, Southern Living, Traditional Homes, Antique Shops and Designers, and Beautiful Baths just to name a few. And if I may, she is one of the nicest and most generous people. I had the pleasure to meet Leslie by email, after she wrote a nice comment on my very new blog and I am still thrilled!
Her very successful first book, Segreto: Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors, is still in print. If you do not already own this must have book, you can order it from her website at this link: Segreto Finishes.
Her second book, Segreto Style, is due to be released in November. The cover photo is from the dressing room of a historic home in Houston, designed in the 1900's by architect John F. Staub. The interiors are by the famed designer Kara Childress, who's interior design is always gorgeous, with a new finish by Segreto on the original paneling. Segreto Style features color and technique styles from Leslie, as well as incredible before and after transformations. Personally, I can't wait.
|A Sneak Peak Inside|
The cover of Leslie's third book, Segreto Style 2, features a plastered entrance hall complimenting the interior design of Talbot Cooley. (I hope the sweet dog comes with the book, don't you?) A great design resource for ideas, Segreto Style 2 showcases a wide range of finishes as well as extensive sections dedicated kitchens, beds, and baths. Segret Style 2 is slated to be published in the spring of 2015.
|A Sneak Peak Inside|
Both books can be reserved by contacting Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited quantities will be available.
When I started this post, I had a very hard time choosing which photos to feature. Each one seemed more beautiful then the next. Below are just some of my favorites. Enjoy!
|That's not wallpaper, it's a hand-painted finish.|
|Kara Childress Inc. and Cabinet Finishes by Segreto|
|Gorgeous Wall and Ceiling Finishes|
|Designer Nicole Zarr|
Congratulations Leslie on your very great success!
You can view more of Leslie's work on her website: segretofinishes.com/ or contact them at:
1414 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77055