16 April 2012

Segreto Finishes Does Joni Webb



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Sitting area of bedroom in a house I designed.

A few years ago I worked on a house (above) where Leslie Sinclair painted some of the finishes.  Her company, Segreto Finishes, provides some of the most beautiful paint finishes you could ever find.  At this particular house, her crew changed plain cabinetry into a work of art.  The finish had depth and texture – and added so much to the rooms!  I was hooked and became a huge fan of Leslie’s.   And why not?  She is one talented lady.  She is also an incredible businesswoman – today she employs over 25 people who help her run Segreto Finishes.  Her specialty is a plaster finish that you have to see to believe how gorgeous it is!  
Besides the paint finishes business, she has an art gallery.  Recently, we had Leslie on the Skirted Roundtable to talk about her latest endeavor – her new book.  If you haven’t ordered it – DO!  It is absolutely gorgeous, page after page of the most beautiful interiors that Leslie has worked on over the years.  It is remarkable.   I can’t remember seeing a design book that is so big, and so lush, and just so wonderful.   On top of all her accomplishments, Leslie is also a wife and mother to three grown children, some in and some out of college.   But, most importantly,  she is a nice person, one of the nicest that I’ve been truly blessed to have known.
SOOOO, imagine my delight and sheer excitement when Leslie called to tell me she was having her photographer Wade Blissard take pictures of the house I designed that Leslie had worked on.  And imagine my further delight when she informed me the house might be published soon in a national magazine!!  I am still reeling from the news.   And, to top all that, Leslie has featured me on her blog, Segreto, The Secret to Beautiful Living, HERE where she shows pictures of that house!!    

Will you please click over to Leslie’s blog and read her story “Classic Design – Joni Webb?”  I would really love for you to help me show support for her story! 


Also, starting today, you can now order Segreto on my blog.
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Leslie’s book – large and lush.  Page after page of beauty!


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The book is filled with images like this gorgeous kitchen. Kara Childress design


And this beautiful foyer with its faux walls. Joyce Horn Antiques


To order Leslie’s book, please go to the upper left corner of my blog for the link.   Look for the cover, pictured above.   When you order the book, you will be asked “How Did You Hear About Us?” – please write “Cote de Texas” there.  
Note:  Leslie will be signing books this April 19th in Baton Rouge.  More information about the signing can be found on her blog.


If you missed it the first time around, please listen to Leslie Sinclair on the Skirted Roundtable, HERE.

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to read the story “Classic Design Joni Webb” on Leslie’s blog – please go HERE.

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I know I don’t say this enough, but I truly appreciate all the love and support you have shown me through the years!


63 comments:

  1. Maybe my most favorite house of all time- just gorgeous!!!!
    -linda,ny

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  2. Charlotte Des FleursApril 16, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Absolutely gorgeous! Jeanne Antoinette Poisson would feel right at home. Joni, you are a terrific bloggeresse, but your greatest talent is still design. Ooo-la-la!

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  3. Joni,

    Wow! That's the most beautiful of your work yet...and that's sayin' a lot!
    Can you share the trim paint color you used? It is gorgeous!

    Thanks for your inspirational blog!
    DixiePearls@blogspot.com

    dixiepearls@yahoo.com

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  5. Joni;
    I am so glad to see this beautiful home... and can't wait for the "Keeper issue"- please let us know when it is out! The house is simply stunning- I adore the master and study.... just so soft and elegant-(loved the kitchen too.) great collaboration with Leslie.

    OK. now we want more! Congratulations- but we are not surprised, just so pleased for you!

    Alice A.

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  6. The house is lovely, so soft and pretty and calming. I felt my blood pressure decrease just looking at it. I hope the book does well.
    Margaret

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  7. Isn't it inspiring and deeply satisfying when people, whether individuals or groups, strive for excellence?

    When they put their hearts and minds to the test and challenge themselves to be the very best they can be? Doesn't it enrich us all?

    We need not all agree on any particular color or texture or design choice or approach but I hope we can agree that it is the soul of beauty to seek to attain the best one can. Not so much in comparison to others as in expression of the highest one has to offer.

    Segreto reflects that ethic and that aesthetic.

    And, in so very many ways, so does this blog. You, Joni, hold yourself to a higher standard than absolutely necessary. You never settle for just getting by. Not in your generous offerings, not in your responses to your readers, and not in your openness in entertaining a myriad of viewpoints.

    We are enriched by you, Joni. We are enriched by Segreto--whether we ever have the privilege of engaging their services or not.

    We are enriched by our fellow travelers on this planet when each of us gives his or her finest.

    And when that happens, I, for one, am grateful. Thank you.

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  8. Yahoo! Joni I know you're on cloud nine, Let us know when the issue is out, so we can add it to our buy list

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  9. You deserve it. You seem like such a nice person. When nice things happen to you, you always seem so grateful, down to earth, and lovey about it.

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  10. Joni how very exciting i have heard so many fabulous things about Segreto Designs!!

    On my way to see the articles!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  11. Joni,

    I may never be blessed to me you in person, so I will tell you now how your blog has opened my eyes to elegant design that is also functional and comfortable. It is helping me to create my little dwelling into a sensuous and lovely place to call home. You are truly talented and this blogs is the by far the best on the internet. The interiors you designed for the house in this post brought tears to my eyes, looking at all of that perfection. So much class and beauty goes into your work.

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  12. Congratulations Joni! Just saw Leslie's post and the house you designed is just gorgeous. I'm so happy for you to be published and can't wait to read the article.
    You deserve it. I love that kitchen you featured too. It is very timely, as I'm having my cabinets painted like that. Only wish I could fly Leslie and her crew here
    to do it! She is so talented and absolutely lovely too. Congratulations again! ~Delores

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    1. Oh, and that terra-cotta floor is to die for!

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  13. Your work is absolutely beautiful Joni! Thank you for your lovely blog. It is so educational and inspiring, and I completely agree with what Francene said.

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  14. Congratulations Joni your work along with Leslie's is beautiful. I have Leslie's book and agree with you if someone hasn't ordered please do it' so informative and beautiful. Leslie is one talented lady and I loved seeing more of your work Joni.

    XX
    Debra~

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  15. Joni, I stumbled onto this article already yesterday while searching for a couple of articles you had referenced in one of your comments. I think you have occasionally posted a picture or two of this project and they have always been impressive but when seen in the totality of this home, the job is simply beautiful. Congratulations on being published. This is well deserved. Loved all of the rooms and soothing and warm truly describes them.

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    1. By the way, I forgot to add this question in my comment. How long ago did you do this project?

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  16. Joni!! Your work is so beautiful and I am so honored to be able to post it on my blog!! xo Leslie www.segretosecrets.squarespace.com

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  17. Hi Joni,
    I love your work. The colors are beautiful. I purchased Leslie's book when it first came out, it is one of my favorites. What a fabulous book full of inspiration.

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  18. What beautiful work they do. Yes, have the book and love drooling over the many beautiful images. I love that first room, its so elegant and restful. Thanks for sharing.....you both are very talented.

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  19. Yet another "pinch me moment"...yah! franki

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  20. I've seen her work and it is unbelievable. Thanks for reminding me. Mary

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  21. Joni, you and Leslie are tops here in Houston! I bought Leslie's book last Fall and every time I look at it, I see something new. We are so fortunate to have both of you in Houston. I wish I could have both of you over to my house to work your magic!! Congrats. Joni on the magazine article. I can't wait to read it. Beth

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  22. I have this book and absolutely love it!! Thanks for sharing.

    Shauna

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  23. For all you do, we love you, too!

    xox

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  24. Congratulations Joni, you do beautiful work and I am thrilled for you! Can't wait to see the magazine. Segreto is one of the most gorgeous books ever published. Great opportunity for you both. The best always! Janice

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  25. What a great post over at Segreto. I am excited for you that your work and hers will be featured...very well deserved by both of you.
    All the best...Victoria

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  26. Joni- Congratulations!!!! This home is absolutely beautiful and can not wait to see it in print. So, so happy for you! Leslie is a lovely person and her work stunning, so the two of you make a great pairing!

    xojoan

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  27. These rooms look absolutely amazing. There are so many things to consider when you Design A Room. I have found that Simply Decorate really makes it easier to picture the finished space, as well as find great ideas, inspiration, and pieces. While I do work for them, they are honestly worth checking out and have really helped me design my home.

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  28. Joni, I remember that beautiful French barometer and console from a while back, and I loved seeing more of the house. You and Leslie have done such beautiful work, and it deserves to be published. How exciting!

    Jane

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  29. ...bravo...cannot wait for a joni encore...

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  30. Wow! Beautiful interior design job and such authentic looking finishes!

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  31. Joni, I'm ordering the book today.

    Tikaa
    Green Acres Brenham.blogspot.com

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  32. Joni, I am beyond impressed! That home is lovely and you did a beautiful job creating it! Congratulations on this honoring of your talent and hard work!

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  33. Well Congratulations! So nice to have the tables turned and have someone "do" you! I checked it out the house is gorgeous and I can see the "Joniness" of it all over the place....And with Leslie's work, it's like the Dynamic Duo! Leslie is a doll was recently here at a book signing. I agree the book is amazing, inspiring and beautifully photographed.......Looking forward to seeing you both in print!Maryanne xo

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  34. Breathtaking ! Joni, I found Leslie through you about a year ago and I am a huge fan of the gorgeous work you both do! Your talents and Leslie's are incredible! My dream now is to move to Houston IF I can have you both collaborate on a home for me ! That kitchen has so much character. The whole house is beyond fabulous!

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  35. Wow! You need to show your work more often!!! That home is simply stunning! You go girl!! Your blog is my all time favorite!!

    Best Wishes,
    AB

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  36. I've already ordered the book. Look forward to reading it. I have always been a proponent of a Cote de Texas book. Your Dear Cote de Texas series might be the jumping off place. Just sayin'

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  37. Leslie and you are indeed a "a dynamic duo" . I have been fortunate enough to procure Leslie's inspirational book " Segreto" - it is an absolute treasure and a definite "must have" for those who are interested in interior design and finishes.
    Warm wishes

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  38. Joni
    The home you designed is just lovely. I am someone is "tooting your horn" for a change. You have always been so generous in your support of all of us! I am still waiting for your book to come out!

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  39. whoops there should have been a glad after am!

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  40. Joni,

    This home is absolutely breathtaking!
    I can't wait to find out which national mag this is being printed in......I've got my running shoes on.....I want to make sure and get my copy!
    Hugs~

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  41. So happy for you! That home is stunning and I can't wait to see it in print!
    As others have said, you deserve it!!
    And to those who haven't listened to Leslie's SRT interview yet, please do . . . it was a really informative chat and she is clearly a lovely woman.

    Jennifer

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  42. Very dreamy kitchen. Love it!

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  43. Yay for you! what a beautiful home and I'm so excited for you to be published!!!

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  44. Congratulations! You've earned the recognition. Enjoy the attention, you and your work deserve it.

    B

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  45. What a truly gorgeous home. Can't wait to hear when and where it will be published!

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  46. Joni, I haven't commented here in quite a while, but I must tell you how thrilled I am for you to be published in this book. Like others have said, you have worked hard and deserve all the best this business offers. This home is absolutely gorgeous! I hope this puts many of the "anonymous naysayers" in their places! Congrats!

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    1. I don't think "anonymous naysayers" as you call them doubted Joni had talent. I think they probably thought she was stuck in her comfort zone. We don't know how much the owner had acquired already when Joni began the project, but it certainly is a lovely space and the house has great bones which is a plus for any designer. It is a space that one would not be likely to tire of (if ever) for a long time. That's what speaks to me about this project.

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    2. Some people call it a comfort zone while some call it a designer's signature look. Either way, kudos Joni!

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    3. WHEN I started the job, there was a grey velvet sectional, and edward fields graphic rug, dark gray walls, a square brown marble coffeetable, a large round tufted leather ottoman and large abstract art canvases.

      the study had a a gray contemporary sofa with matching contemporary chairs.

      the bedroom was...more of the same.

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  47. Just ordered Leslie's book and cannot wait to read it!!!
    -linda,ny

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  48. WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..

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  49. Heading over to to Leslie's blog now! Happy Wednesday!

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  50. OMG! Just went "over" and viewed Leslie's post about you... and that GORGEOUS house you designed.. absolutely stunning! I love the butter cream paint with the gray trim..... the whole house exudes serenity, comfort and beauty.... just so beautiful Joni!

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  51. Just beautiful. Wonderful to see your work, Joni!!

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  52. Thank you SOOOOOOOOOo much everyone for your kind comments. It makes me feel so good!!!! You are all so nice - I really appreciate it.

    Joni

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  53. I just received Leslie's book, and it is as amazing as you had promised.....Oh, to live in Houston one day and have you and Leslie team up to design and plaster the interiors....Heaven!
    A girl can dream
    -linda,ny

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