SEGRETO impressions: Making a Mark With Living Works of Heart

Segreto Impressions: Making a Mark With Living Works of Heart is bound to enlighten and awe you with glimpses from the new book by Leslie Sinclair.

SEGRETO impressions explores stellar design work from Segreto Finishes with colors and innovative finishes in an eclectic mix of sophisticated homes. However, keep in mind gorgeous images in this post are only the beginning of the story. There are so many more moments of timeless beauty inside this book you will treasure!

From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. A quiet-toned newly constructed kitchen incorporating antiques from France. #frenchkitchen #frenchcountry #frenchantiques #bespokekitchen
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. A quiet-toned newly constructed kitchen incorporating antiques from France glows with warmth as well as charm. Architectural Consultant & Designer: Sarah West – Building Designer: Robert Dame Designs – Builder: Parker House – Photographer: Wade Blissard.

What un privilège rare to share some of my favorite interiors with you today, thanks to the soulful journey of Leslie Sinclair and Segreto Finishes.

SEGRETO impressions: Making a Mark With Living Works of Heart

Few things delight the design freaky me more than a space or home transformed into a living work of art. But when the dream team includes Segreto? Such a transformation surely becomes a living work of heart.

While SEGRETO impressions seems destined to impress with its finish artistry and breathtaking house tours, it also demystifies and inspires our own creative mark making.

Segreto impressions by Leslie Sinclair - book cover.
SEGRETO impressions by Leslie Sinclair

Even though I fully anticipated remarkable intérieurs and interior design inspiration in this book (Leslie is a kindred spirit after all!), it delivers unexpected gifts of loveliness as well. You will discover within these pages much more than a pleasant aesthetic escape or a photographic feast.

From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. An 18th-century altar from Touraine in the entry of a newly constructed home with antique and reclaimed design features. #frenchantique #religiousantiques #plasterwalls #oldworldstyle
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. Lovely plastered walls whisper elegance in a traditional English Country style newly constructed home with hand-scraped wood floors. Designer (Furnishings): Allyson Tracy Plummer – Designer (Hard Surfaces): Tracy Design Studio – Builder: Montecito Builders – Photographer: Wade Blissard.

A Feast of Segreto Finishes

While SEGRETO impressions rolls out a delicious feast of finishes, a richly nourishing design education is also on the menu.

Since my appetite for inspiring interiors is fierce and ever present, this week I carved out time each evening for satiating study and communion with this ultimate source for color and finish inspiration.

What an uncommon treat for a hungry creative soul!

Segreto impressions by Leslie Sinclair book upon my kitchen counter - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio…this beautiful book will leave you breathless indeed.

In this fourth installment of her design book series, more than 400 richly photographed pages illustrate how color and finishes enhance a home’s overall allure. Finishes from Segreto do not simply grace walls; you’ll also discover artful finishes for wood, cabinets, furniture, murals and more.

My copy of Segreto impressions book by Leslie Sinclair in my studio with my pointe shoes and prayer beads - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio…certainly a new favorite design book!

Is the book a reference guide for interior designers? Yes, indeed! A source of inspiration for home decorators, builders, and artists?

And howwwwww…let’s count the ways.

Lovely Plaster Walls + French Antiques

From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. An 18th-century altar from Touraine in the entry of a newly constructed home with antique and reclaimed design features. #frenchantique #religiousantiques #plasterwalls #oldworldstyle
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. An 18th-century altar from Touraine in the entry of a newly constructed home with antique and reclaimed design features is a Hallelujah design moment indeed. Architectural Consultant & Designer: Sarah West & Associates – Building Designer: Robert Dame Designs – Builder: Parker House, Inc. – Photo: Wade Blissard.

I’m not fibbing about my quality time spent with this quality book..

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Hello Lovely Studio…in case you admire French country inspiration.

…you can too!

Light a candle and luxuriate in uncommonly beautiful projects within SEGRETO impressions, where thoughtful details, mood, and creative vision were carefully considered indeed.

From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. Magnificent plaster walls and ceilings in the entry of a charming newly constructed Country French home. #staircase oldworld #frenchcountry #plasterwalls #interiordesign
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. Magnificent plaster walls and ceilings as well as soothing color grace the entry of a charming newly constructed Country French home. Design: Lucas/Eilers Design Associates – Architect: Architectural Solutions – Builder: Abercrombie Custom Homes – Photo: Wade Blissard, Julie Soefer.
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From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. This great room incorporates beams from the homeowner's South Texas ranch as well as 18th-century doors from Avignon. #interiordesign #frenchcountry #plasterwalls #greatroom
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. This great room incorporates beams from the homeowner’s South Texas ranch as well as 18th-century doors from Avignon. Architectural Consultant & Designer: Sarah West – Building Designer: Robert Dame Designs – Builder: Parker House – Photographer: Wade Blissard.
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Hello Lovely Studio…certainly a new favorite design book indeed.

Enchanting, Fresh, and Old World

BEHOLD a breathtaking kitchen in a newly constructed home with 16th-century mantel used for the kitchen hood and French street lamps converted to pendant lighting as well as an Italian console with a SegretoStone integrated sink.

From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. French antiques, plaster finishes and Old World style in a showstopping modern functioning kitchen. #kitchendesign #frenchkitchen #antiques #oldworld #plasterwalls
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. French antiques and plaster finishes as well as Old World style in a showstopping modern functioning kitchen. Designer: MoL Design – Architect: Charles W. Ligon – Builder: Kristal Construction – Photographer: Wade Blissard.
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Masterful Finishes Unite Antiques & Reclaimed Materials With New Fixtures

What a statement this kitchen island makes in a newly constructed European country style home! It’s a re-worked 17th-century cabinet from a French sacristy which has been modified to work for a modern kitchen.

From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. A quiet-toned newly constructed kitchen incorporating antiques from France. #frenchkitchen #frenchcountry #frenchantiques #bespokekitchen
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. A modern functioning kitchen with all the charm of a French château is certainly a work of heart. Architectural Consultant & Designer: Sarah West – Building Designer: Robert Dame Designs – Builder: Parker House – Photographer: Wade Blissard.
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. This great room incorporates beams from the homeowner's South Texas ranch as well as 18th-century doors from Avignon. #interiordesign #frenchcountry #plasterwalls #greatroom
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. The stone mantel in this magnificent great room is from a farm in France’s Lorraine region. Architectural Consultant & Designer: Sarah West – Building Designer: Robert Dame Designs – Builder: Parker House – Photographer: Wade Blissard.

A polished white finish on the walls in this kitchen (below) blends seamlessly with SegretoStone countertop surfaces.

From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. French antiques, plaster finishes and Old World style in a showstopping modern functioning kitchen. #kitchendesign #frenchkitchen #antiques #oldworld #plasterwalls
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. Timeless and tranquil kitchen featuring Segreto’s signature line of plaster countertops is certainly a breath of fresh air. Designer: MoL Design – Architect: Charles W. Ligon – Builder: Kristal Construction – Photographer: Wade Blissard.

Ethereal Mood With Unexpected Glam

Beautiful plaster walls impart so much character and interest!

From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. Mohair chaise lounges in the dramatic 'vintage glam' living room of designer Sarah West. #livingroom #plasterwalls #interiordesign #vintageglam
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. Mohair chaise lounges in the dramatic ‘vintage glam’ living room of designer Sarah West are certainly inviting indeed. Architectural Consultant & Designer: Sarah West & Associates – Photographers: Wade Blissard, Par Bengtsson.

Even the “too new” black staircase railings were intelligently addressed by Segreto. Artisans softly layered the wrought iron with umber and gray glazes, creating a pleasing patina more harmonious with the beautiful reclaimed wood stairs.

From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. Plastered walls and ceilings as well as reclaimed wood flooring sing in a newly constructed, timeless European country inspired home. #interiordesign #plasterwalls #oldworld #staircase
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. Plastered walls and ceilings as well as reclaimed wood flooring sing in a newly constructed, timeless European country inspired home. Architectural Consultant & Designer: Sarah West – Building Designer: Robert Dame Designs – Builder: Parker House – Photographer: Wade Blissard.
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. French antiques, plaster finishes and Old World style in a showstopping modern functioning kitchen. #kitchendesign #frenchkitchen #antiques #oldworld #plasterwalls
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. The countertops in this stunning kitchen are also from Segreto…certainly inspiring indeed! Designer: MoL Design – Architect: Charles W. Ligon – Builder: Kristal Construction – Photographer: Wade Blissard.

Patina Perfected

The day pantry and refrigerator in this glorious Old World style kitchen are hidden behind newly constructed doors finished exquisitely by Segreto.

From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. A quiet-toned newly constructed kitchen incorporating antiques from France. #frenchkitchen #frenchcountry #frenchantiques #bespokekitchen
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. The grand statement island is a cabinet from France dating to the 1600’s…certainly exquisite. Architectural Consultant & Designer: Sarah West – Building Designer: Robert Dame Designs – Builder: Parker House – Photographer: Wade Blissard.
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. A waterfall island and SegretoStone hood distinguish this warm Spanish revival style kitchen and keeping room. #spanishrevival #segretostone #kitchen #interiordesign
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. A waterfall island and SegretoStone hood certainly distinguish this warm Spanish revival style kitchen and keeping room. Architectural Consultant & Designer: Sarah West & Associates – Renovator: Parker House – Photographer: Par Bengtsson.
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. A quiet-toned newly constructed kitchen incorporating antiques from France. #frenchkitchen #frenchcountry #frenchantiques #bespokekitchen
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. Magnificent French antiques as well as reclaimed materials inspired the design and finishes in this newly constructed timeless kitchen. Architectural Consultant & Designer: Sarah West – Building Designer: Robert Dame Designs – Builder: Parker House – Photographer: Wade Blissard.
Beautiful classic traditional dining room with pale blue color palette in SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. #interiordesign #diningroom #classic #traditionalstyle
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. In case you admire pretty blue dining rooms with classic style! Designer: Shannon Crain Design – Builder: Riverway Development – Photographer: Kerry Kirk.

Architectural & Finish Splendor

And here is where (at last!) I’ll hush since the loveliness of these interiors needs no further commentary…

From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. The unique flooring in this Spanish-style home's master bath is actually antique Parefeuille ceiling tile. #oldworld #interiordesign #spanishstyle #bathroom #plasterwalls
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. The unique flooring in this Spanish-style home’s master bath is actually antique Parefeuille ceiling tile…certainly unique. Architectural Consultant & Designer: Sarah West & Associates – Renovator: Parker House – Photographer: Par Bengtsson.
Beautiful classic traditional dining room with pale blue color palette in SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. #interiordesign #diningroom #classic #traditionalstyle
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. In case you admire pale blue in a dining room! Designer: Shannon Crain Design – Builder: Riverway Development – Photographer: Kerry Kirk.
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. A waterfall island and SegretoStone hood distinguish this warm Spanish revival style kitchen and keeping room. #spanishrevival #segretostone #kitchen #interiordesign
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. Mid-century modern velvet chairs feel cozy as well as modern with an antique Spanish breakfast room table in a Spanish revival style home with plaster finishes from Segreto. Architectural Consultant & Designer: Sarah West & Associates – Renovator: Parker House – Photographer: Par Bengtsson.

Creating Context for Collected Treasures

From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. A massive 17th-century stone surround from Chateau Domingue leads to a sunken wine room. #oldworldstyle #frenchantiques #interiordesign #frenchcountry #stonesurround
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. A massive 17th-century stone surround from Chateau Domingue leads to a sunken wine room…certainly dramatic indeed. Architectural Consultant & Designer: Sarah West – Building Designer: Robert Dame Designs – Builder: Parker House – Photographer: Wade Blissard.
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. French antiques, plaster finishes and Old World style in a showstopping modern functioning kitchen. #kitchendesign #frenchkitchen #antiques #oldworld #plasterwalls
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. In case you admire a lovely kitchen with Old World style and French antiques. Designer: MoL Design – Architect: Charles W. Ligon – Builder: Kristal Construction – Photographer: Wade Blissard.
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. A waterfall island and SegretoStone hood distinguish this warm Spanish revival style kitchen and keeping room. #spanishrevival #segretostone #kitchen #interiordesign
From SEGRETO impressions (2019) by Leslie Sinclair. This warm Spanish revival style home’s kitchen and keeping room feature a Spanish style plastered fireplace as well as reclaimed wood ceiling. Architectural Consultant & Designer: Sarah West & Associates – Renovator: Parker House – Photographer: Par Bengtsson.

Merci beaucoup, Leslie and Segreto Finishes – for sharing this lovely book introducing us to breathtaking work from exemplary artisans, architects, and designers as well as offering us the inside scoop our curious minds desire! I’m a great admirer of your work and am certainly recommending the new book to everyone!

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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2 Comments

  1. November 8, 2019 / 8:50 am

    Omgoodness! What a treat to see the new book on such a well written inspiring simply Lovely blog! You are so creative in all that you do and inspire so many not only with your posts but with your strong spirit and kind heart which comes across in everything that you so! xo sweet friend

    • Michele
      Author
      November 8, 2019 / 9:03 am

      I hope the updated version of the post was the one you saw this morning – a previous unedited version first aired, and oh my, I think I corrected the parts that didn’t save properly! Oy vey – what a lovely feast you have given us, Leslie. Thank you so so much for all of the labor and thoughtfulness that went into this new amazing book. While I knew it would be sensational, it unexpectedly moved me in significant ways. These are the sorts of interiors to aspire to! Thank you for the opportunity to share the design goodness overflowing from the pages of SEGRETO impressions. Hope to see you in person and congratulate you face to face someday soon! 🙂

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