Today we have the privilege of hearing from a guest blogger, Author Leslie Sinclair! She is truly a talented writer and designer. She will be signing her new book at the Marburger Farm Fall Show.

It is time again for one of my favorite events: The Marburger Farm Antique Show in Round Top, Texas!! I am looking forward to reuniting with so many amazing vendors from all over the world, not to mention, shopping!! I always find the most amazing treasures for my own home!!! The fall 2016 show runs September 27 – October 1.


If we haven’t met at a past show, I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Leslie Sinclair, wife, mother of three and owner of Segreto Finishes, a premier home finishes design firm in good old Houston, Texas! Loving all aspects of design and art, I also own a boutique, gallery and author the blog Segreto Secrets where I enjoy writing about the wonderful finds at Marburger Farm as well as many of the amazing projects we have been a part of!! I am so blessed to work with so many talented designers, and to have Segreto’s work published in so many publications including Architectural Digest, Luxe, Veranda, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Country French and Elegant Homes.  It’s from these projects and many more that the Segreto Design Book Series began and has been used as a resource and inspiration reference by many. 

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I have premiered each of my design books on opening day at this amazing antique extravaganza and I am so excited that I will be there this year as well, bright and early signing my newly released Segreto Vignettes! I will be set up across the office by the food court so come by and say hi before that bell rings at 10 to hit the tents!!

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My favorite book to date, Segreto Vignettes which illustrates finishing trends with additional chapters on kitchens, baths and bedroom retreats. Loaded with inspirational ideas, tips on technique, advice from experts and stunning designs, this indispensable guide not only charts popular colors and finish treatments but also follows the latest styles in furniture, lighting, architecture, flooring and surfaces – all of which are sourced for you.  


The thrill of the discovery at Marburger is so much fun: from French, to English, to early Texas or mid-century modern! It is all there and it is displayed to perfection!! Segreto is so fortunate to work in so many homes where these treasures serve as the inspiration for designing a room! These one of a kind antique finds are part of what gives each individual space its soul and personality!


These sconces found at Marburger have an old European manor feel and were the piece de resistance once Segreto stenciled over textured sheet rock mud! So beautiful!!


And sometimes the antique finds are for my own home! I came across these stunning mirrors and knew they would be absolutely perfect in my newly remodeled master bath!!


They were even better than I had imagined!! Don’t you agree??


There is such a wide range of glorious finds here, something for the interior designer, the collector, the treasure hunter and shoppers alike!


Look at this pup’s favorite booth for the day!! One of mine too!!!


There will be every price point, era and style!!


I love these chairs and quote below–it always amazes me that, now, Europeans are coming here to purchase antiques!!!

“It’s hard to find mid-century antiques in Germany. So when we go on holiday, we come to antique shows in the U.S. Marburger Farm is always the most interesting show that we go to.” -Munich, Germany shoppers Martina and Gustav Richter


I love the hunt as well. I find a lot of special furniture treasures at Round Top.  Although there are many whose finish is perfect as is, I look for pieces with good lines that I can refinish. (a Sneak Peek of Segreto Vignettes!) And… my sweet Grandmother Florene; her love of design has always inspired me! I have redone so many of the pieces she has given me, giving them a whole new look.


Whether shopping for your store, your own home or a client, come take a sneak peek of my newest design reference book- Segreto Vignettes

Tuesday, September 27th, 8:30am – 2pm and Wednesday, September 28th, 9am – 2pm (across from the office by the food court)

I am excited to meet you all there!!!

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 Leslie Sinclair

Segreto Finishes


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