Friday, April 20, 2012

A Beautiful Giveaway then Off to Market!!!

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(Designer: Kara Childress)
When I first saw the work of Leslie Sinclair, owner of Segreto Finishes, I was mesmerized by her plaster finishes, wall treatments and cabinet finishes.
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(Designer: Tami Owen)
A room touched by Segreto is transformed from ordinary to extraordinary under her careful direction.
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(Designer: Tami Owen)
A true artist and accomplished business woman, she oversees a staff of 25 and her company, Segreto Finishes, creates some of the most coveted rooms today. Leslie recently released a new book, Segreto – Secrets To Finishing Beautiful Interiors, a wonderful book that has the blogs and Pinterest buzzing. So when she contacted me and asked if I would I like to review a copy, of course I said yes. Then I asked her if she would also be willing to host a Giveaway for you, and she generously agreed.
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(Designer: Kara Childress Architectural Consultant: Sara West)
As I was enjoying page after page of this lovely book I was struck by the beauty and peacefulness her interior finishes convey. Segreto’s trademark favors soft neutrals, texture and depth, over bright colors.
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(Designer: Talbot Cooley)
The book is a gorgeous collection of page after page of dream interiors. As a coffee table book for inspiration, its worth its weight in gold.
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But, the book also provides wonderful tips, hints and insider information on choosing the best finishes for your own interiors. This book ranks as one of my favorite design books of the year!
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Thanks to Leslie Sinclair’s generosity, a lucky reader will be receiving this treasure soon. To enter to win the gorgeous Segreto – Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors book just visit Segreto’s website HERE, come back and comment which finish inspires you. I will announce the winner next Friday!
To see more of Leslie Sinclair’s work and Segreto Finishes click HERE
To visit her blog: Segreto – The Secret to Beautiful Living click HERE
To listen to Leslie interviewed on The Skirted Round Table click HERE
To order a copy of this gorgeous book click HERE
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(Bunny Williams – BeeLine Home)
Finally, I am off to meet by BFF, Diane, at Market in High Point, NC! We’ll be shopping for clients and scouting out the new trends!! Can’t wait to bring back lots of pictures and inspiration for you!! See you a few days!!
(Note: Willow Décor receives no compensation for book sales)
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72 comments:

  1. I just subscribed to the blog! What lovely pictures and ideas! Love the plaster and faux finishes!

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  2. I love her furniture finishes...I would love to read the book...Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Love the ceilings...I love looking up! Truthfully everything is beautiful!

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  4. Oh My Goodness--the Furniture Finishes are so beautiful--and the Plaster Finishes are just gorgeous. I would love to win this give away...

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  5. I enjoyed listening to Leslie on the Skirted Roundtable. What a wonderful business, and labor of love she has created. I love her plaster walls and her murals. Count me in for the book! I can pay if there is extra shipping for Canada. And have fun at High Point!

    xo Terri

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  6. I have been a fan of Segretto for a while now. I am particularly fond of the plaster finishes. Although I have to rush and say the decorative effects are exquisite as well. Tried to post with an email, but can't seem to make that work-sorry.

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  7. Amazingly enough, her book is one that I don't own yet! I love the plaster and furniture finishes. I would be absolutely thrilled to win Leslie's book.

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  8. thank you so much for such a wonderful review of the book! a great surprise to wake up too. I love putting it together! What an honor to be one of your favorite design books! good luck to the winner! Much love leslie

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  9. I could spend hours savoring her website and will while my husband channel surfs between Wicked Tuna and Deadliest Catch! The kid's rooms are enchanting and provide inspiration for my inner child to want to redecorate something.

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  10. Faith - Interiors UniqueApril 20, 2012 at 7:38 AM

    I love the furniture finishes. I have purchased several pieces at auction that need refinishing and these finishes were certainly an inspiration. Love to win their book. Enjoy High Point. Not going this spring, maybe in the fall

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  11. I love the plaster finishes for the depth they give the walls, but I must say, my favorite is the ceiling that looks like silver tea paper. Gorgeous, yet elegantly subtle. Leslie and her team do beautiful work in every category.
    All the best...Victoria

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  12. Her plaster and faux walls are stunning!!! She captures an "old" look which is so difficult!!! Love...love...love!!! Would love to win her book!!!! Thank you for such a generous giveaway!!! Safe travels.....

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  13. Leslie's work is simply amazing!!! I loved how she captured the "old feel" in her plaster and faux wall finishes!!! I would be thrilled to win her book. Thank you for such a generous giveaway. Safe travels to High Point!!!

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  14. the plaster finishes (especially in the arches are beautiful.

    kfmclain@gmail.com
    kim mclain

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  15. love the plaster walls....adds character and a richness sheetrock can never achieve! Definitely want this book!

    kim

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  16. OMG...creamy and dreamy!
    I love the plaster finishes, makes every room seem like it has history, which is how a home should feel. And the reflective ceilings are beautiful! I would be so excited to win the book!!!!
    looking forward to all the high point updates.
    Chris
    lucarino@contegreen.com

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  17. Fabulous giveaway! I would love a home with plaster finishes!

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  18. the furniture finishes are AMAZING...not an easy accomplishment...I have refinished several pieces and would be thrilled if any of mine were close to the beauty they have achieved...I would cherish this book...thanks for the opportunity..and safe travels and good times at market.
    skmatte@aol.com
    Sharon

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  19. I love the warm plaster finishes on walls & ceiling!

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  20. The plaster finishes on walls and ceiling are my favorite!
    - sarapmartin@yahoo.com

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  21. This one just "stirs my soul!" I've read many blogs expounding this book....good company! To Maket to Market to buy a ... ... franki fmparde@gmail.com

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  22. Oh, if I could only have my house look like one of Segreto's! *Sigh* The plaster finishes make walls look as if they had seen centuries pass by and hold wisdom and secrets.
    Please add me as a book hopeful. pictrix@hotmail.com
    Pictrix

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  23. I love the furniture finishes. They are just gorgeous. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway! -Bee

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  24. Thank you for this opportunity! We are preparing to redo our kitchen after many years of saving and I have unknowingly saved many of Leslie's cabinet finishes and kitchens in my idea file. Happy to see more of her amazing work!

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  25. I love the furniture finishes, they are beautiful. Thanks for such a great giveaway! -Bee

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  26. What a lovely book! The murals are amazing - and I particularly love those painted on the ceilings. A wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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  27. I love the grays with the aged finish she uses on her cabinets. There is so much depth and personality. It would be a dream to have a kitchen using her finishes. I am currently in the process of designing my kitchen and her website is a great source of inspiration. thanks for the giveaway.
    ndawson410@verizon.net
    Nancy

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  28. Hello,
    Thank you so much for hosting this fabulous giveaway! I found myself glued to Leslie Sinclair website for two days since Cote de Texas posted an article about her.
    Amazing job.
    I love her Decorative finishes section. The finishes are so elegant and enchanting, never overly done, never too feminine... Love, love work of this amazing artist!
    I would love to have this book if...
    Thanks for the fun opportunity.
    kbolsh@kbdesign.us

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  29. I love the plaster finishes in her rooms. The untrained eye wouldn't be able to decipher where the magic emanates from but you and I know it is from the soft whisper of the walls. Her plaster finishes give depth to an otherwise flat plane and the art work is complimented by the subtle colors that seem to move on the surface. I want to touch them they are so beautiful. All the best, Paula

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  30. Beautiful interiors. Cant wait to see pictures of high point.

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  31. The subtle tones and depth in the plaster finish is the reason it is by far my favorite. I have always admired plaster finishes and would love to learn how to apply them the right way-which is why I would love to own this book. Thank you for the opportunity. wood9775@msn.com

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  32. I live in Houston & have been in houses with the Segreto touch. There is no favorite, EveryThing she & her group touch is gorgeous. I wish I could get her to refinish ME! Haven't bought her book yet, hoping to get one when she is signing.
    Love your blog!

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  33. I would love to sip wine in any one of those magnificent rooms!!!

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  34. I love the reflective finish on the ceilings. Stunning works of art.

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  35. I couldn't choose between the decorative finishes and the furniture finishes - they are so tastefully done - not pretentious and so beautiful! What beauty! My fingers are tightly crossed.

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  36. Oh BTW, I love, adore and am fascinated by Plaster.

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  37. Love the finishes especially the ceiling treatments that really highlight the light fixtures design elements. Would love to have her book!

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  38. I simply L O V E the plaster finshes. Such depth and visual pleasure.
    diane

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  39. I love the plaster and the ceilings! Really I love it all! chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  40. Thanks for a great giveaway. This book looks amazing! My favorite inspirational finish would have to be plaster.

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  41. I love the cabinet finishes as well as the plaster!
    Many thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Angie
    aabomba@comcast.net

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  42. Each room is a work of art! I am mesmerized at each page. The murals are stunning. I am particularly enchanted by the plaster finishes....I would love to own a copy of Segreto and learn a secret or two!

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  43. Her furniture finishes are amazing! I think she could take any piece of furniture and make it a piece of art! She make me want to redo my whole house.

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  44. Have become a fan of her's through Pinterest. So thrilled to have found her work. Her furniture finishes are amazing. Her work inspires me to take on some projects in my home. What a talented lady!

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  45. I LOVE the train kid's room. I can just imagine a kid climbing up the yellow ladder into the bed, watching his train appear from the dark tunnel. The colors are wonderful and it is genius to use the train wheels to keep a little one from falling out of bed. The colors of the room are sure to captivate any child.

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  46. I LOVE the kid's room with it's bright colors and wall mural of the train exiting from the tunnel.What kid would not enjoy climbing up the yellow ladder into his own train engine to go to sleep. It is true genius to use the wheels next to the bed to keep little ones from falling out of bed. The colors are just joyful!

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  47. I own the book so no need to count me in but just wanted to say I too am a fan of their magnificent work!! You highlighted some of my favorite rooms that they have done.

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  48. The ceiling finishes are just so beautiful, wish I could renovate and choose one.

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  49. I've just spent the last hour drooling over the pictures on Leslie's website. Her work is simply awe inspiring. My favorites are the wall and ceiling treatments especially anything with scroll work. Her ceiling medallions are fabulous! Thank you for turning me on to her work!

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  50. I just spent the last hour drooling over Leslie's website. Her work is so elegant and tasteful, exactly my style! My favorites are the decorative ceilings and wall, especially anything with a scroll motif. Her ceiling medallions are fabulous!

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  51. Looove the kitchen so stylish but still contry cosy.
    Ha a nice week-end!

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  52. thank you for the introduction! love their work, and was all over leslie's website and blog. my fav finish is the plaster. even saw a plaster ceiling that positively glowed!
    xo
    debra

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  53. I love her plaster finishes. It is so hard to make (some) decorators in India to understand this kind of work and finish that I'm half-tempted to get a copy of the book just to show them what their work should aspire to!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. Love the cabinet finishes........oh for a redo of my kitchen.

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  55. Love the cabinet finishes........oh for a redo of my kitchen.

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  56. I LOVE the bathrooom with gold scrolls painted on the wall. I want to do this someday!
    m a r t i h e r n d o n 2 at g m a i l dot c o m

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  57. Absolutely stunning! I love the chandeliers paired with the brick chimney. Gorgeous!

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  58. This book is not a coffee table book...it is a dream book. I love the plaster walls. So calming and meditative. The work in her finishes is obvious yet everything seems subtle, nothing overstated or garish. Just my style. I would love to win a copy of this book!
    Thanks!

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  59. All of the finishes are beautifully done! I used to have a decorative finishing company so I tend to be critical of finishing, however this is top notch! Really well done, classic techniques, very timeless. I especially love the plaster work, it feels very European, and soft not jarring! Very impressive!

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  60. I am in love with the kitchen cabinet finishes. Also the gilt in the powder room! Spectacular! I'd love to win this book!

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  61. karen@karenday01@yahoo.comApril 23, 2012 at 2:27 AM

    I too am in love with her kitchen cabinet finishes. I know I would spend hours pouring over the beautiful pictures in this book.

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  62. Oh my! Love her work! I adore the plaster finishes but the cabinet finishes just knock my socks off! Truly an artist!!!

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  63. What a gorgeous blog - I just stumbled upon you and have fallen in love! Thanks so much for sharing... I will be back because I am now your newest follower!
    BTW - I am a huge fan of Segreto work ( and a huge fan of their works in kithens)
    Have a great day. Jalon

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  64. Love the plaster finishes on the walls. Love Segreto blog and would love to win the book.

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  65. Hello Gina~
    The rooms you highlighted are fabulous! Although I love Segreto Finishes & Leslie's work, it is the marriage of the designers she works with and Segreto's beautiful backgrounds and accents that is truly amazing to me. It is always so seamless like the hand or mind of one person.
    Thank you to Leslie and to you for the generous giveaway.
    Hugs~

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  66. I love Segreto finishes! I had seen all of that recently when I discovered I loved her work in a showroom here in Houston. All the distressed blue/grays on cabinets, I love. Can't decide which one is my favorite!

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  67. I just found you through Leslie and a year ago I found Leslie through Joni Webb! I an enthralled with Leslie's glorious work. She is a one in a million! I'd be thrilled to win her book!

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  68. It's so hard to pick a favorite finish. All of Segreto's finishes are breathtaking. However, I must say that I'm particularly fond of their white furniture finishes that resemble lime paint. I wish I could duplicate that look on one of my pieces. I'm definitely asking for the book as a Mother's Day present :)

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  69. Leslie is SO talented! LOVE her plaster finishes but also think her decorative designs are just exquisite!

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  70. My favorites are the powder rooms. The painted designs are beautiful.

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  71. I love the bold, decorative floor designs. Beautiful! I am currently painting my daughters new home. If I had Segreto's book, I think I would have the inspiration to put my dreams on her walls. sduke8739@gmail.com

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