I like to think I know a thing or two about painted finishes...I
have been working on them for years now and am
always turned on by a nice looking paint job!
Some of the nicest finishes are the ones that don't hit your
over the head, but instead lure you in closer, asking for a second
glance or the brush of your hand across the loveliness.
In this category, the painter standing at the
top of the heap is Leslie Sinclair.
She started a decorative painting business
which is now recognized as the best of the best,
and lucky for us, she has captured her work in book form.
Luscious thick glossy pages holding beautiful images
of real homes by real designers with her amazing painted finishes.
The book cover alone is a knockout, isn't it?
Look at those cabinet doors! Such fabulousness!
So who is this book for? Its not just for someone like me who
is totally into painted finishes, not at all.
Its for people who love beautiful homes,
great design and tips and ideas on how to copy
some of these same looks in your homes.
Hundreds of amazing looking homes, all shared in
these lovely glossy pages. I adore this huge book!
From country style to elegant and posh....
rustically elegant dining rooms...
stunning yet approachable....
Over the top glamorous French style...
Old world manor style....
with decorating inspiration for all of your rooms!
So take a trip through some of the most beautiful homes you have ever seen,
and learn how they came to look so amazing at the hand of Segreto.
You will see before and afters and learn what techniques were used
in each of the rooms. Leslie shares so much in these pages, it was
so interesting to read an in depth description and not just a little blurb.
She divides the homes into their style classifications
and then the tour begins for each of the homes showcased.
You will fall in love with this elegant and inspirational book!
I would order one for myself for Christmas, but I already have it
upon request to write this review as I just adored her first book!
So pull a Secret Santa and order one for yourself :-)
Leslie shares paint colors and paint techniques for those of us interested,
and every page has full blown images of the most current design trends going.
Lots of stenciled walls, tinted plaster walls, cabinetry and furniture
painted finishes~all of them more gorgeous than the next.
This large beautiful design book has an interesting story
that you may not know, and its that Leslie published it herself!
So it is a true labor of love, by a small business
woman who had a vision for sharing her incredible work.
I love this part of the behind the
scenes story, how she just decided to finance and publish it
and hoped it would appeal to
readers. So you will only find it for sale in independent decor shops,
antique shops and other small businesses who love Leslie's work
as much as I do. You won't find it in book shops or the big box stores,
because it was published by an independent~Leslie!
Leslie has it available online for purchase with ten dollars shipping,
which is a good deal, because it is huge and heavy.
So open up the door and the pages to a world filled with beauty.
Trust me, you will be glad you did. This is one book you
will love keeping on your coffee table to grab for
leisurely and pleasurable reading many times over!
To purchase Segreto Style from Leslie's website click here
She has it on Amazon too, click here
Know that when you do purchase you are
shopping small from independent businesses
like Leslie and mine this holiday season.
And thank you for that!