There are 39 amazing residences shown in Segreto Style showcasing the work of a team of very talented interior designers, architects, builders, craftspeople and artists. The focus of my review and the images Leslie provided me for this blog is to talk about the finishes. The walls, ceiling and trim are the major players in the success of the spaces. There are some great before and after pictures which demonstrate the power of the color palette and finishes like this study. I love the effect the addition of wall panels added to the room. Many of the homes use reclaimed wood. The beams and the great finish add a lot to the character of this space. As I read the book I knew my impression of the power of the finishes would be the subject of my blog.
This kitchen is another great before and after. Cabinet refinishing and plaster have really transformed this space.
More beautiful cabinet refinishing with artistry to the panels. Love the pewter countertop. The finishes tie everything together.
Wonderful mural is perfect with the reclaimed doors from Chateau Dominque and antique chests from Carl Moore Antiques.
Perfect touch of artistry on the hood in this kitchen as well as handsome palette for the island and kitchen cabinets.
Painted mural on gold leaf.
Terrific plaster ceiling with just the right touch of gold. Plaster moldings from American Masonry Supply. Railing designed by Sheila Lyon Interiors Inc. and fabricated by Metal Railing of American, Inc.
Love the faux finish on these iron closet doors which were converted into wine cellars.
Love the cabinet finish.
This French-style paneling and molding started with raw wood, textured primer was applied for an aged look and glazed to bring out the details, silver leafed and and stained to tone the bright silver to champagne. The plaster was applied to walls and ceiling.
This is just a peak at the beautiful work in Segreto Style. One of my favorite homes is a renovation started in 2007 of a French Chateau designed in the 1930s by architect, John F. Staub. The designer Kara Childress along with a great team is doing a spectacular job. Purchasing items from around the world such as a chandelier that once belonged to Napoleon III and restored sixteenth-century ceiling panels that originally hung in a villa new Parma, Italy.
Leslie Sinclair and her talented staff of artists.
More greige color palettes for inspiration.
So soft and pretty with beautiful door panels.
Greige compliments just about any color.
Wonderful with powder blue.
The color of ornament.