What’s Cookin’ at Segreto!

Jan 25, 2016

We have completed so many beautiful projects I wanted to share.  so many people think we only work in entire homes but many times we fluff  just one room, one cabinet or one piece of furniture!! Each project is just as special to me!!!


Stenciling over plaster with metallic paint gives the most romantic glow to any room! This application was perfect to marry the formal elements in this powder by designer Sarah Eilers.  With tall ceilings, an over-scaled stencil was used to proportionally fit the room and the balance the large mirror.


Here is another metallic jewel we plastered and stenciled for designer Maria Tracy! This small-scale pattern makes a big impact in this powder off the living room!


Because the scale was so good, the homeowner bought this piece from the home’s previous owners. We revamped the finish from shabby chic to more formal in feel with just paint! Which one would you prefer in your home?!


Mixing the old with the new, designer Julia Blailock chose this geometric stencil in pearl metallic over a white plaster. This pattern I love! It’s the same one I used in  my powder over the hand-painted tree design.  It looks great and so different without the other pattern underneath!


Floors, floors, floors!!! I always love a painted floor! The original floor was the darker brown, and we applied a gray distressed finish, creating a checkerboard pattern for designer Lisa Neblett and Goodchild Builders! When sealed, it should be as durable as a stain!!!


“Zebra wood” is what we have named this finish!! You can see we’ve stained the front black, and then the side is complete with a liming which enhances the woods grain! This looks amazing in this ultra contemporary home!!!


Don’t forget to look up! This allover stencil we applied for designer Trisha McGaw makes a great statement in this mudroom area! Look closely and you can tell we applied the pattern right over the vents!


For a more traditional dining space, we drew by hand and painted this French medallion, complementing the fixture, for designer Sarah Eilers.


Starting from raw wood, this cabinet was distressed and aged to feel reclaimed and blend with the colorations of the sink and tile! I love all the surfaces designer Peggy Hull selected!


Is this wallpaper? No, it’s plaster and paint!!! The first time for this design, I love how it turned out! There are literally thousands of patterns to choose from for stencil designs and an unlimited color palette from which to choose!


This little boy will have quite the treat in his new room with a giant, graphic world map!! What a fun room to grow into by designer Elizabeth Garrett!


You know I am so inspired by all the hand-screened papers out there. This is our rendition of a painted version! Rather than on a wall, we painted this on built-ins flanking a fireplace!

What’s Cookin’ in My Kitchen?!


Segreto’s Healthy Cauliflower Fried “Rice”



  • 1 head of Cauliflower
  • 1 T. Sesame Oil
  • Beef, Chicken, or Both
  • 1 package Frozen Diced Carrots
  • 1 package frozen Peas
  • 6 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • Soy Sauce (Low-Sodium)
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • Sriracha Sauce
  • Small White Onion, diced
  • 2 Green Onions, chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • Salt, Pepper, Ground Cayenne Red Pepper


  1. Blend the head of cauliflower in a food processor to get to rice consistency. If I can, I love to just get two bags of cauliflower rice from Trader Joes – so much easier!!!
  2. Marinate the chicken and/or beef in teriyaki sauce for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours. (For lower sugar content, just season with salt and pepper.) Then cook on the grill… I use the George Foreman Grill!
  3. Cook the carrots and peas by adding water and microwaving until soft. Meanwhile, place a large pan on the stove. Add sesame oil to the pan and heat. (To cut out the fat, you can use a couple tablespoons of low-sodium chicken broth instead.) Toss in carrots, peas, garlic and chopped onion and sauté for two minutes until onions are soft and veggies are caramelized. Add cauliflower “rice” into pan, along with soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce to your liking.
  4. In a separate pan, pour the eggs. Do not scramble! Instead, fry and flip until well cooked! Remove from heat, and chop the eggs.
  5. Add eggs and meat to the rice in the pan and season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste. For a little extra heat, add sriracha to taste. Mix well in pan. Then, serve, garnishing with diced green onion. Enjoy!


Join Us for Segreto’s Store-wide Clearance Sale!

Clearance Sale at Segreto Boutique and Gallery

Hope you’ll join us at the Segreto Boutique for our big clearance sale… Enjoy 50% off store-wide and 25% off art!!! It’s this week only – through January 29th – so be sure to drop by while the savings last!

Have a wonderful week! Till next week!

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  • Karena
    Posted at 15:10h, 26 January Reply

    Dear Leslie,

    These projects are all so beautiful!
    I love how you take so much care on smaller projects as well as with the large ones!

    The Arts by Karena
    Dreams of Spring!

  • Josie
    Posted at 08:01h, 22 February Reply

    Your job is beautiful. I am looking for wallpaper for a powder room and can not find exactly what I like would you help me with the stencils ideas?

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 10:31h, 23 February Reply

      Hi Josie!! Thank you so much!! I wold love to help you with your room. Call the office at 713-461-5210 or email me at 713-907-5222

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