I am THRILLED to introduce Leslie Sinclair’s newest book – “Segreto Style!!”
Leslie is the owner of Segreto Finishes, the Houston based company that specializes in custom paint finishes for walls, cabinetry, floors – and furniture. Just a few years ago, Leslie branched out and wrote her first book, “Segreto Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors,” which has been my favorite design book. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used that book when looking for inspiration.
Leslie’s First Book Cover
And, here is the cover of Leslie’s newest book: “Segreto Style” The cover shows the beautiful hand painted finish on the cabinetry – this paint technique is a trademark of Segreto Finishes.
After the huge success of her first book, Leslie set out to write her second one entitled – “Segreto Style” and I have to say it’s even better than the first. The houses shown are a bit more varied this time out. Besides the Houston Look, there are many other design styles such as – Georgian, Modern, French, Romantic, Spanish Revival, Louisiana Inspiration, Nantucket Style – and more. There is also a nice variety of interior designers and builders to match the different styles. Throughout the book you will find many examples of Segreto finishes that add more to interiors than almost anything. I still attest that Leslie’s interior stucco finish is the diamond on the ring, the icing on the cake, the hub cap on the tire. OK, maybe not the hub cap!!
The book is HUGE. It’s large and thick and heavy. It’s full - loaded with large images after larger images. Lately for some reason I’m noticing that design books are shrinking. Some of the newer books are tiny. But, not this one. It will take you weeks to get through it all. Weeks. And I promise you will love every minute of it. Here are a just a few images from Segreto Style:
This modern entry has the surprise of a green velvet tufted sofa in the stair hall by Munger Interiors.
Sarah West designed this guest cottage which is used both for company and for entertaining.
Richard Coleman designed this dining room using beautiful Gracie wallpaper. So pretty!
I love this family room by Ellie Bale with antique doors and light blue fabrics.
In this bar, Segreto Finishes copied the homeowners’ favorite wine label and painted it under the sink: Cote de Beaune!! Love that name!!
A young girl’s hideaway, named after her friend that passed away. Leslie’s company painted the floor in the large pattern. Love this French styled sitting room.
Here are the details. The book will be coming out this November 1. You can pre-order it now. I would suggest you get your order in as soon as possible – it’s going to be a popular item.
First – here is a list of places and events where you can go and get your book signed and meet Leslie. She’s so sweet – if you have never met her, try to come out! You will love her!!! These are dates in Houston – more dates elsewhere will be added soon. HERE.
Second – here is a list of stores around the country where you will be able to purchase the book after November 1. HERE.
Third – here is where you can preorder your book now. When you order you will have to put down where you heard about the book, so just say Cote de Texas in that space. ORDER HERE.
You can also still purchase her first book AND you will see on the order form that Leslie has a THIRD book coming out next year called “Segreto Vignettes.” Can’t wait! Leslie is amazing. Three books. Wow!!