Monday, December 1, 2014

Meet Author, Entrepreneur and Artist Leslie Sinclair with her latest book, Segreto Style!

I am so excited to present my friend Leslie Sinclair's latest book, Segreto Style. This is a woman who has truly made her dreams come true! She started out as an artistic  young mother doing decorative painting to becoming a female business owner employing 36 artisans and craftsmen who work on gorgeous homes all over the United States.

Fine Art by Leslie Sinclair

Creating homes with fine plaster walls, ceilings, cabinetry, and decorative painting is the specialty at Segreto. Add to that styled flooring and stenciled walls combined with artistic touches and you have true Segreto Style!

In this custom kitchen even the range hood has a plaster luxe finish and wood beams that seem to have been embedded in the ceiling for years.

Take in the gorgeous floor design of these custom closets and dressing rooms. See how the ceiling shape has been beautifully emphasized by Leslie's fine decorative finish.

Stunning decorative motif ceiling and frieze treatments by Segreto.

In her new book, Segreto Style you will view thirty nine breathtaking homes that Leslie has transformed by using her passion for Art, Architecture, Interior design, and Creativity. Also, look forward to the release of another exquisite book, Segreto Vignettes to be released in 2015

Leslie and her team can work magic with finishes, moldings and decorative motifs to  make a room seem to be right out of the 17th Century!

Entrepreneur, Artist and Author: Leslie Sinclair

Links to Leslie's sites:

Purchase any or all of the very talented  Leslie Sinclair's stunning Books at, or at AmazonThis is the perfect holiday gift for anyone you know who loves beautiful homes and seeing how they can be transformed!

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Theresa Cheek said...

Leslie has always set the standard for our industry and her new book is a delight! Thanks for sharing it Karena

Lynne said...

That kitchen took my breath away...

Splendid Market said...

Such beautiful touches, I love the walls throughout, but especially those in the final shot with the parquet floors and the settee... beautiful.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I sighed through this whole much beauty! I want to live in that kitchen.

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Hi, Karena,

I notice in the 8th photo of matching frieze and ceiling that the balustrade picks up the motif as well. A great attention to details.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I have to have this book! I love their work, and they are so very talented.
Thank you for sharing with us!

Segreto Secrets said...

Karena! I am so honored for you to do such a nice post on the book!!Thank you so much! I truly love what I do and hope that comes through!! xo

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I have her first book and love sure her second is just as good!

Vel Criste said...

I have to grab this book! thanks for the intro!

Unknown said...

Simply stunning Karena! Each photo is more beautiful than the next. I must follow this artist. Gorgeous post!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a nice surprise to see Leslie here...what a great talent...I am always amazed at her gorgeous work...the book has to be beyond amazing!...

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

What a lovely book. Plaster walls add history and charm to a room. Beautiful.

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Beautiful. That dining room at the top is stunning. Thanks for sharing!

La Contessa said...

The Bits and Bobs......are not bad either!Three chandeliers over one island in the people really live like this?!!

Pura Vida said...

Her work is amazing. I hope you have a wonderful December!

My Notting Hill said...

Beautiful, high quality work!

Jennifer said...

The plaster work is amazing! I love each and every room she's designed. They're all so soothing and elegant, I could move right in! I must have this book. Thanks for sharing her talent with us!

Lucy and Jenn said...

Realy lovely-- I especially liked that green velvet sofa against all the neutrals. Jenn at East Meets South

therelishedroost said...

LOVE Segreto the finishes are wonderful I especially love the plaster work!!

Paisley Curtain said...


Thanks for introduction, I do enjoy occasional visits to Ms. Sinclair's blog. The finishes are amazing..

Best wishes.

MJH DesignArts said...

Incredible talent. Love the mismatched crystal chandeliers. xoxo Mary

VM Creation Atelier said...

Oh,it looks really amazing,dear Karena!
Love the style and somych finishing touch details,beautiful!!!
Thank's a lot for your visit,
It's very pleasure to me:)))

Sending to you my warm thoughts,

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

WOW. Just wow. The incredible detailing is just breathtaking! The staircase, the old world finishes, that ceiling! Be still my heart, you've found a winner with this one!

Thank you for visiting sweets, would love to get your thoughts on my latest!

Xx- Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

Haute Khuuture Blog

Burlap Luxe said...

Karena, I love her style,
I so want to move I to the home with the welcoming beauty of that staircase and the foyer with the green bench style sofa. What a pop of colour that draws you into a site of grandeur.

How are you doing my dear friend, are you getting ready for the holidays, would be beautiful to see all you are creating and perhaps a painting you are working on or have just finished.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts in a comment over here with me and my French theatre.
You always know how to cheer a girls day.

Blessed you are with the beauty you so offer freely.

A beautiful all is calm this Joyeux Noel.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet Karena! HELLO!

I just won this fabulous book from Tina at the Enchanted Home. Last weekend, I thumbed through each page and bookmarked many rooms that I love. I sent ms. Sinclair and email to let her know I much I am enjoying this book and she was kind enough to reply and we chatted a few email exchanges - what a delightful woman!

We are going to whitewash our exposed beams this Christmas holiday! And I will be looking at many of these pages to guide me to see how much paint to swipe off to achieve this look!

Thank you precious friend for coming to visit my post. Happy weekend! Anita

chateau chic said...

Leslie is an amazing artist. Her work is stunning!
Mary Alice

Unknown said...

Leslie's work is stunningly beautiful and original! This looks like a must have book, as I'm sure her next one will be.

Thank you so much for sharing her talent with us!
Hope your holidays are merry and bright!

xoxo Elizabeth

Pura Vida said...

I had to come back for a visit to this amazing post...hope you have a great weekend!

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