Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dinner with the Sinclair Sisters


What a small world! My friend Heather is sister-in-law to Leslie Sinclair of Segreto Finishes in Houston!

Heather was visiting Leslie when we were there, so for our last night in Houston, we were invited to Leslie's home for wine, and later dinner at the best Mexican restaurant I've ever been to! That's Leslie on the left, Heather on the right. How cute are they?

We were greeted at the door with a "Big Fat Houston Welcome:"
This grand stairway and the very hospitable "Sinclair Sisters."

Maureen and Heather toasting. What a fun evening! Six women, all glad to meet each other, sip wine and share our common love of design and antiquing.

We were so happy to get a tour of Leslie's home, starting with the kitchen. The cabinets were finished in a lovely sage green. I love how she mixed the different finishes, especially for the cooktop, giving it a feel of a large piece of furniture.

Here is her living room. What a visual feast!

This is a close-up of her fireplace mantle that of course has a wonderful Segreto Finish.

The ceiling has an intricate stencil pattern. No surface in Leslie's house goes untouched!
In many ways, it is like her laboratory!

She is such an artist. Here is an example of turning a typical mahogany four poster bed into a work of art.

I was loving the linen bedcovering Leslie had made for her bed as well as the aubusson pillows.

I couldn't believe this built in cabinet was once white! She gave it an old world finish, complete with faux marble top!

This trumeau mirror and daybed is in the master bathroom. Gorgeous finishes in here too.

Like this lovely mural which surrounds the bathtub. What a nice way to take a mini vacation to Italy!

This is Leslie's office. The walls are lined with framed projects and magazine articles. Photos of her with the late Patrick Swayze and Beyonce. She has worked so hard to build her business. Just this month, her work was featured in House Beautiful and on the cover of Veranda. Please visit her website for more examples of her work here.

Thank you Leslie and Heather for a fun evening. And thank you Leslie for inviting us four California girls into your home. I look forward to your visit to California so we can reciprocate!

Because Segreto Finishes is such an example of transforming furniture and surfaces into works of art, I'm linking up to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.

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17 comments:

kim said...

Wow, Delores, thanks for the wonderful tour. Her home is breathtakingly gorgeous. How lucky of you to get to visit her home.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a beautiful home - thanks for sharing it with us. Sounds like a fun evening.

Sarah said...

Beautiful home. Thanks for sharing your visit!

The Sewing Loft said...

What a treat to get to see inside this lovely home, and take in the fabulous art work. Leslie has such a gift, thank you for sharing.

Barb

LDH said...

Beautiful Home! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos! Your lilac bush is lovely too. It saddens me that they do not do well when cut as I love to bring them into the house and enjoy their beauty and fragrance.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

What an elegant home and what how lovely these sisters are to have welcomed you to their home. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall to hear the interesting conversations you must have had.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This is a gorgeous home! Thanks for sharing with us.

Denise said...

What a Fabulous home!
Thanks for sharing.

Allison Shops said...

What a gorgeous home! Thanks for sharing.
Allison

Kathysue said...

Delores, what a warm and beautifully appointed home. What fun it had to be for all of you to visit and talk about Design, our favorite subject! She has lots of eye candy. Just like your beautiful home. Kathysue

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Delores, how exciting! Thank you for sharing this stunnning home with us. You truly live THE life! laurie

xinex said...

Wow! How lucky of you to see her home first hand. It is absolutely gorgeous!...Christine

jerriann said...

I found you through Met Monday and I looked all the back to March 2nd post. I must say the photographs on that post made my heart hurt. That was the response I had from the beauty.

Thank you.

Pat said...

An absolutely beautiful home! How wonderful that all of you could get together ~ I'm sure it was a delightful evening. Thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

I have gone back over the pictures a few times, because I didn't want to miss anything. Wow...amazing and beautiful! She is a true artist and so very talented! Thank you for sharing with us!!
Wendy

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Bee-You-Tee-Full! What wonderful photos! I hopped over from Between Naps on the Porch and am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same! until later...

Scribbler said...

This is quite a house! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by and for the sweet comments.

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