Thursday, November 3, 2011

This Week on The Skirted Round Table::Leslie Sinclair of Segreto Finishes


This week, Linda, Joni and I sat down with Houston based, Leslie Sinclair owner of Segreto Finishes. To be honest, until I had seen her book, which is a catalog of stunning interiors and the varying finishes by Segreto, I had reservations about this idea of wall 'finishings'.

 


I've seen some pretty awful Venetian Plaster jobs and homeowner's weekend adventures with rag rolling and glazing. As you can see, by the image above, things have moved far away from the crackle finishes and do it yourself top glazing of the 90s. These days, newer homes are being given that antiqued patina that only an expert artisan can re-create and that's exactly what Leslie and her crew (of over 200) can do.


This is a really interesting conversation about the trends in today's wall finishings (subtle and subtle textured wins over vibrant color and layered obvious finishes) and how this business woman used her acumen to create a booming business. Actually, she reminds me a bit of Toby Fairley in her prowess for success in the design industry.


Come have a listen it was a great hour of information and if you're like me, you'll learn a ton. Also, leave a comment to enter your name for a chance to win her inspirational book.

4 comments:

leofender said...

I would LOVE to read her book!!!

Saving Grace said...

It would be great to win a copy of her book!!

Brittney said...

I'm intrigued and would LOVE to read her book (and see the photos inside!!).
-Brittney
brittneynsmart@yahoo.com

Internet Marketing Plan said...

Love to have that book too.

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