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SEGRETO vignettes

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Look at what came in the mail today! I have been anxiously waiting for this book all week! I am so unbelievably honored to be reviewing Leslie Sinclair’s newest book, “Segreto Vignettes”. While I absolutely adore her two previous books, (Segreto and Segreto Finishes), this one is my most favorite.

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Here is a quick peek at what Leslie has included in this gorgeous book. You can see from the contents page that this book covers it all (well practically). I completely agree with her when she says this book is an invaluable guide to the world of creative finishes. There are thousands of ideas, all beautifully photographed. These pages come to life in this stunning collection of rooms all adorned with finishes by Segreto. As you can see from the “contents page”, she covers so many different aspects of design.

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I stumbled on Leslie’s work many years ago when I was swooning over a finish on some beautiful woodwork and have been following her ever since. You all know how much I absolutely love a beautiful weathered finish and she is definitely the truest talent to just that.

Look at this “before and after” photo of these most beautiful ceiling beams! I am always in awe of how she can transform a newer piece of wood into the most elegant weathered finish. This book is filled room after room of the most inspiring finishes.

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Leslie is known in the industry as one of the best of the best in the world of interiors, and for good reason. She works with so many talented designers, artists and photographers and many of them have contributed to this beautiful book.

Just look at this kitchen! The cabinetry and beams are gorgeous and really bring this whole room to a new level.

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I honestly had a hard time as to what photos to share with you all, seriously. It literally is page after page of beautiful rooms, finishes and techniques. This is way more than just a book filled with gorgeous photos (that wouldn’t be a bad thing), but this is so much more. Leslie covers “finishing trends” on furniture, walls, lighting and tile. There is even a section on “disguising TV’s”. This is huge for me! I think a TV can ruin the look of a room and this book includes so many beautiful ways to hide them.

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This book guides you room through room with one inspiring page after the other. I am swooning over this bathroom. Every little aspect of it is so beautiful.

You know I love a soft neutral palette and Leslie tends to stay in these tones, which makes me love her work all the more.

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There’s even a section on “styling with slipcovers” and “painting on fabric”, both are things I love.

segreto vignette clothandpatina 13How inspiring is this work space? “Stenciled floors” and “finishes” are just another area Leslie covers.

segreto vignette clothandpatina 0Simply stunning & inspiring! Every little detail about this. The details in this book are amazing.

segreto vignette clothandpatina 14 Whether looking for inspiration for your own home or business, this book is a must-have if you are interested in design on any level. (actually, all three of Leslie’s books are). You will NOT be disappointed – it is a visual masterpiece that you will refer to over and over again. Over 325 pages of beautiful, gorgeous color photos. It’s simply a book you will love.

Here is how you can buy any of the books.

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Thank you so much Leslie for including me in the group of bloggers who got the amazing opportunity to see this book early – I am so honored and know I will use this book as an inspiration in so many ways!!

tammy

Where Bloggers Create 2014

cloth and patina fabricsWelcome to my studio space here at Cloth and Patina and the 2014 Where Bloggers Create Link Party. This is my first year joining in and am so looking forward to browsing all of the creative space and to share my space here with you all. Continue reading

Day 2 – Studio Organizing, It’s All In The Details

cloth and patina home storage basketsJust a quick post today. I have been on a mission to get my studio space organized so I can get out there and work a bit. Continue reading

Soft Fresh Spring

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Spring finally made its way into my home. The pressure of everyone coming over for Easter put a fire under me to finish up all the little details. I figured I would share bits and pieces of the house in stages and today I wanted to share the entry table. As always, I like to keep things simple and light. This year I brought in more earthy elements with bits of twigs and moss. Continue reading

Spring Giveaway

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Oh happy day! The weather has been just beautiful lately and I have felt so inspired to create different pieces for Spring. You all have been so amazingly supportive in so many ways and I just wanted to give a little something back. I am forever grateful for your continued support, kindness and inspiration. Continue reading

Merry Christmas

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Just wanted to share a few pictures of my home for the holidays. Life kinda got in the way this year and I didn’t get to decorate as much as I wanted, but am happy with how everything turned out. I stayed pretty simple, but elegant. Here is a picture of my bedroom with some simple evergreen and a few of those little flower ornaments I was talking to you all about earlier.

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A simple tree that I added to a weathered urn. Added a bit of torn linen and one of those fabric scrip ornaments that I chased all over town for. I added a few of my vintage rhinestone brooches to the tree for a bit of sparkle.

3aI carried the same style over to the livingroom. Some evergreen, a few rhinestone here and there and a few of my paper mache trees I made last year.

4aI am in love with these spools of ribbon I found at Marshalls this year. I couldn’t help myself this year. I normally only buy handmade ornaments and pretties or make them myself, but there were really some pretty pieces this year.

6aI had to put up those little flowers everywhere I could.

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Here is the table that I have been working on. Still a work in progress, but have been having fun experimenting with the chalk paint® by Annie Sloan. I will go into more details later on the colors I used. I know I am going to be quite hooked and can’t wait until after the holidays when I have more time to play with the this.

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This grey piece came from the Maxwell House hotel in Nashville, TN. from way back when. It is the top portion to the writing desk that’s in my bedroom. I found it off of craigslist from an older couple just a bit north of here. It was a medium colored wood, but just had to add a grey wash to it. 10aI found these charming little burlap and linen stockings that I am going to add some vintage rhinestones to.

13aI am just so excited for Christmas this year. Me and my kids drove over to the other coast over the weekend to surprise my mom. That truly was one of the best Christmas presents for all of us. I’ve been trying to slow down a bit this year so I can enjoy all the little things the holidays has to bring. Hoping you are able to do the same. Well hoping you enjoyed a little peek into my home. I look forward to sharing more with you soon.

I am wishing you all a Christmas filled with love and laughter. Hoping you are able to spend the day with the ones you love, if not, take the time to yourself and enjoy.

Merry Christmas from my family to yours.

tammy

 

 

 

And So The Painting Begins

IMG_1629Look what was waiting for me today when I got home! I feel like the only one I know who hasn’t been painting with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. Either way I am happy to be on board and cannot wait to start painting! Continue reading

Counting my Blessings…

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As Thanksgiving is almost here, I can’t help but be reminded to be thankful for all the blessings in my life. My children mostly, who fill my heart with so much love. Our new adopted dog, Bob and cat, Sam. My business that continues to slowly flourish and fill me with a deep sense of pride and happiness. My faith, strength and trust and for the charming little cottage that we call home.

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For the continued support, encouragement, friendships and inspiration from all of the wonderful people who inspire me and follow along with me every day. For this, I send you big giant hug and a thank you from the bottom of my heart.

For these things I am grateful.

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I’ve been pretty sick over the past couple of weeks and haven’t felt up to decorating much, so kept things very simple. I added wheat bundles all over the house along with my little pumpkins and lots of candles. Sometimes though, simple is so much more.

I’d love to hear how you all decorate for Fall and Thanksgiving.

5a19755383c1e865ec0ef96892d9ff84I created a couple of my button messages to add a little sparkle.

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Here is a charming free printable from the Graphics Fairy. If you haven’t ever visited her site, it is an absolute must. She has so many wonderful free printables.

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Well thanks so much for stopping by!

Wishing you all continued blessings. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families and if for some reason you aren’t able to spend Thanksgiving with the ones you love, take the time to yourself, to remind yourself how important and special you are! Count the blessings that you have and be good to yourself.

 Blessings…

tammy