New Projects From Segreto and and Cauliflower Pizza Crust!

Aug 21, 2017

Hi Friends!  I hope you had a great week! It is so fun posting about projects we have done!  I love seeing them again and I hope you all get inspirations from them on your own projects!!!

I know I have posted about hoods before but this is a new concept we have collaborated on with Designer Elizabeth Garrett and Cupic Custom Homes. The base of the hood was built from wood and then covered with sheet rock.  We then applied a polished plaster finish in the same tones as the walls.  The brass strapping was applied after the fact lending a version of an enamel and brass hood in more cost effective fashion.

In the same home, we plastered the dining room and embellished it with a hand painted mural pulling subtle tones from the den fabrics which are seen from the dining room.  I love the hand-painted murals as they can be customized in tones, types of flowers and even insects and birds, just to the clients liking! The above is the start to a beautiful room.

In a totally different project  a floral mural  was painted in the inset paneling of a clients entry way. Pulling the tones from her fabrics our artist got to work!

Here is a close up of a flower he is working on.  LOVE!!!

When we start the mural process we hand sketch in charcoal the design before we start painting.  Yo can see the charcoal marks here still that haven’t been painted yet.   Hand-painting is typically less expensive than the papers available today and is so custom.  This exact design will never be repeated!

As you know sometimes its the small things that really complete a room.  This plug is one of many which were installed on the tile distracting from its beauty.

By painting it to blend with the glass tile it almost goes away.  Why not paint the center plug? It can chip and peal with heavy use and will not pass code.

Who doesn’t love a little bling and on the ceiling.  Silver and gold leafing, although expensive, is stunning! It will make this jewel box bathroom!.

Wanting a dramatic old world finish we aged these doors in a pop of color which really sets off the fireplace and pulls in tones from the kitchen.  These doors hide the TV audio equipment, games and toys.

I just had to share with you my new find from Trader Joes!  I have been wanting to make pizza crust from cauliflower, but this is yummy and so much easier!!!

It also has cornflower in it so it isn’t as low calorie as if you made it yourself but at 80 calories vs 186 calories still so much better.  I sautéed veggies and tomatoes  in olive oil, layered that on the crust then added spinach, grilled chicken, and parmesan cheese.

Served with Trader Joe’s kale mix, it was a big hit!!!  I hope everyone has a wonderful week! Send me any of your Trader Joe finds!!!

Still Time to vote!

I am so honored to find out that Segreto Secrets has been nominated again for the Amara Blog Awards.  Last year, because of you, we won the Best US Design Blog.  This year we are in the running for Best Design Inspiration Blog ! With your help maybe we can win for a second time running. I would be so appreciative if you could take a minute to vote for Segreto Secrets!  First we have to make the shortlist so spread the word.

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  • Cheryl
    Posted at 08:17h, 21 August Reply

    Amazing hand painted wallpaper …beautiful! Love what was done with the wall projects are always ” a feast foe the eyes”

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 07:23h, 23 August Reply

      Hi Cheryl! You are so cute! I think almost all of my emails and comments have spelling mistakes. Typing–the only class in school I made a c in!

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 08:18h, 21 August Reply

    Correction..FOR the eyes! 😁

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 12:03h, 31 August Reply


  • classic • casual • home
    Posted at 18:14h, 21 August Reply

    That powder room ceiling is gorgeous and I can’t wait to try the pizza!!! Thanks.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 07:22h, 23 August Reply

      Hope you have a great week!! I want to find a place in my home for that ceiling! LOVE!!

  • Lisa Walker
    Posted at 18:28h, 22 August Reply

    Love, love, love all that you have in this post! The vent hood is BRILLIANT!
    Segreto does it again! Congrats, friend! So proud of you, always.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 07:21h, 23 August Reply

      We need wine time!!! love you!

  • michele@hellolovelystudio
    Posted at 19:38h, 22 August Reply

    I hope you win again, Leslie! The subtle mural is beyond lovely, and the wheels are turning as I consider which one of my artist buddies I might talk into painting one here at the fixer. We got worn out before all of the finishing touches were done, and I need to get energized again…I’ll try whipping up a cauliflower pizza crust for my gluten-free husband. He has lost more than 20 pounds after cutting out gluten because of GI stuff, and he wasn’t even overweight to begin! xox

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 07:21h, 23 August Reply

      Gosh maybe I should cut out Gluten! One more thing to try! thanks so much for your continued support!

  • Julie Abadie
    Posted at 07:05h, 23 August Reply

    I just LOVE when you show us creative tricks to get the, “look for less”!!! That hood is gorgeous! Thanks Leslie!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 07:20h, 23 August Reply

      Hi Julie! It honestly is one of my most favorite things we do!! Thank you for following along!

  • Luisa Patterson
    Posted at 12:27h, 24 August Reply

    Wonderful work like always 🙂

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 12:02h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you so much!!! xo

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