Segreto Style


Have you ever been star struck? Well, I was when I received an email the other day from someone whose work I have admired for a few years. I have been following Leslie Sinclair of Segreto Finishes ever since I found her first book and blog. I was thrilled that she found me and asked little ole me to review her second book "Segreto Style".

This is one huge coffee table book with 301 pages of beautiful homes that Leslie and her team of artisans have created stunning finishes in. This book is full of gorgeous rooms that you will want to look at over and over.

 I have looked and studied the pages of this book several times and have many favorites marked.

Y'all know I love to paint furniture and I wish I could create the finishes they do. 

I snapped several of my favorite pages from the book to give you an idea of the gorgeous rooms that fill it.

I want to paint my bookcases in the great room and would love to recreate this finish, but I most likely will just paint them a solid color. 

I love all the beautiful muted tones on the walls and ceiling.

Look at the artistry of this stunning powder room.

I want this kitchen! Look at the floor, the cabinets, of course finished by Segreto Finishes, and the island with the reclaimed white French oak. Oh, and I want that cow.

I know a lot of you like the look of old chippy shutters. I gasped when I saw these. The shutters are really old and were added to open bookshelves to cover the shelves up. Then the bottom cabinets and mantel were aged to blend in with the tones in the rest of the room.

Here is an aged mantel from another home.

Beautiful powder room.

Close up of the stenciled wall. Plaster with a metallic finish.

This powder room's walls were hand painted. Amazing, right?

There is so much more and some beautiful before and afters. As I said this book is huge and you can look at it for hours and miss something. I promise you will want to look at it more than once.

I know most of us don't live in high end homes like many in the book, but you can find so much inspiration to recreate some of the things at a much smaller budget. I love getting ideas from books like these.

You can't find this book in stores, but you can order it from Segreto Finishes.
For three days only Leslie is offering my readers $20 off the price of the book. Just use the code
savvysouthern when you check out.
Be sure to check out Leslie's blog here.

Thank you, Leslie for sending me this book to review. I will be enjoying it over and over.

I was given the book to review and all opinions are my own.

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  1. Leslie and her team are phenomenally talented...I love seeing her work on her blog...such tremendous inspiration . . . and how great is it to be able to get that great inspiration through her book....Yes, breathtaking rooms and jaw dropping finishes!

  2. Wow that book is gorgeous. Woosie on that kitchen in the book. Sooooo gorgeous. I am going to check out her blog now.

  3. Beautiful! Those finishes are amazing and I want that cow too!

  4. I haven't bought a book in ages but I think I must have this one!!!! All of the rooms are soooooo amazing!!!! I certainly have kitchen envy now..........
    Thanks for the review!

  5. I'm putting this book on my list!

    1. Get it while you can get the discount.:) Not sold in stores!

  6. I am getting this book!!! OMGoodness, every picture you shared is jaw droppingly beautiful!!! Thanks for the review!!!

  7. This book is full of WoWs and jam-packed with inspirational eye candy.
    I can feel my heart race just looking at all those glorious images.
    Thanks for the intro, Kim. I'll look for it!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

    1. Linda, it isn't available in stores. I hope you use the discount code provided.

  8. wow!!! that book is gorgeous!!! habe a nice evening, angie

  9. What an amazing book! The inspiration seems to be pouring out of every page.

  10. Oh my...the rooms in this book are to. die. for.
    Mary Alice

  11. I guess I am odd man out. Certainly beautiful rooms you have shown, and I do love the wood floors, the wood topped island in the kitchen, etc. I guess I am just not one for the finishes. I am surprised you like these rooms so well Kim since you love color. I use neutrals - with color added, so I am looking for some color in these pictures. The rooms in your home appeal to me more. Really, since blogs and pinterest, I do not buy as many magazines and books anymore. The discount is very kind and I hope many take advantage.

    1. tina, I like neutrals, too especially finishes like these. These rooms are breathtaking to me. I love the floors, the beams, and the finishes on the cabinets.Any of these rooms can have pops of color added with accessories.

  12. I have been a fan of Segreto for awhile, their finishes are stunning and very inspirational! And that cow! Yes, I want it too!

  13. Hi Kimmie! Oh, what a lovely book and I can see why you love her style so much - the decorating looks like you! :) Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. What a gorgeous book! I love all of the inspiration in it. Thanks for sharing some of the pretty pictures. I agree there are a lot of things I'd love to copy from it too.

  15. I didn't know that Segreto had a book out - it looks gorgeous. They do such amazing work!

  16. Thank you so much, Kim, for reviewing Segreto Style!!! You are so sweet and it is an honor to be featured on your wonderful blog!! Sending my love from Houston!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

  17. I really like the look of white washed rooms and Leslie does a wonderful job at this, as well as incorporating warm woods.

  18. Waaaay to much eye candy for me! lol! Very gorgeous work, I love it all:) Kim, don't give up on your bookcases! Just pick up that brush, and keep layering, dry rub, sand a little...glaze! Try it all:D YOU can do it!!! I promise:)

  19. What a beautiful and inspirational book Kim!