What’s Cook’n at Segreto!

Apr 06, 2015

Hi all my blog friends! I hope you have had a great week. This week we have been busy at Segreto and I wanted to show you a project we just completed and a healthy eating recipe to die for!!!


These pictures are just from my iPhone, but I just couldn’t wait to share!!! Designed by Julie Dodson, this house is a beautifully modern twist to a French! These built-ins flanking the fireplace are constructed like large-scale armoires, demanding a finish which gave them importance. Glazed in a two-toned fashion, the design was enhanced; creating a statement without overpowering the space.


As you can see, the living space is open to the kitchen. I love Julie’s use of the white slipcovers with an infusion of lavenders and grays!!! The result is interesting and soothing while maintaining a fresh, current aesthetic.


The kitchen, light and bright, houses glazed white perimeter cabinetry and a gray island. Look at that three inch mitered Calcutta top — LOVE!!!! The vent hood, softened by metallic, maintains a metal appearance and is a wonderful compliment to the coloration in the marble mosaic back splash!! The twin chandeliers give that Parisian flair to this totally modern kitchen.

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Such a great feature! Built into the kitchen island, a pull out cabinet functions as concealed paper towel and cleaning supply storage for quick, easy access!


The powder, narrow and tall in scale, is coated in a lovely blue-gray plaster. In order to give the appearance of lower ceilings, a large scale stencil border was applied. Creating a jewel box effect, this lovely little bath is finished off with a French mirror, chandelier, sconces and a skirted sink basin.

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Boy this dining room, is beautiful! How graceful the chair’s shape is!

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These newly built wine room doors were finished to appear old and include a wire mesh insert on top to give a peek into the beautiful room beyond!

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In the mud room, a skirted table perfectly softens the space as well as hides away all sorts of things underneath!


Too cute to leave out, this adorable kids room features a planked wood wall and super fun bedding!!! There is so much more to this house! It will be featured in Segreto Vignettes due to be released this fall!!

Healthy Recipes!!!

For the Super Bowl we fell in love with my friend Karen’s version of the classic Mexican 7 layer dip. Giving it a Mediterranean twist, she made a healthy appetizer which we all loved more than the original.

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Karen’s 7 Layer Mediterranean Dip

Serves 4-6


(1)    Cucumber, grated

(1)   Small red Onion, diced

(1)    Medium tomato, diced

(2)    Cans black olives, drained & chopped

(3)    Tsp. fresh dill, chopped

(1)    Bunch cilantro, chopped

(1)    Tsp. garlic powder

(1)    Cup Greek yogurt

(1)    Container crumbled feta cheese

(1)    Container Roasted pepper hummus

For Tzatziki Sauce:

Grate cucumber and put in a colander or on several layers of paper towels. Sprinkle with pinch of salt and allow to drain for 30 minutes. Combine cucumbers with one cup Greek yogurt, fresh dill and garlic powder. Mix all together.


Layer One – Tzatziki sauce  | Layer Two – Hummus | Layer Three – Mixed chopped tomato, onion and olives

Garnish with crumbled feta and cilantro. Serve with Stacy’s Garlic and Herb Pita Chips or sliced cucumbers. Enjoy!!

 Little Rock, Arkansas here I come!! I would love to meet you if you live close!!!! Spread the word–the first 20 people who arrive get a free book!!



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  • Kim
    Posted at 08:35h, 06 April Reply

    Love those doors in the first room and of course all the other rooms. Wow, that thick marble! Thanks for sharing that recipe. Looks yummy!

    • Leslie
      Posted at 06:00h, 07 April Reply

      I love painted doors!! Trying to figure out how to paint mine at my house now!! It always take me longer to decide for myself!! have a good one! xo Leslie

  • Karena
    Posted at 09:05h, 06 April Reply

    Leslie I am amazed as always by your gorgeous projects and all of the very special features! Love the lavender touches!! Oh and your recipe is one that I KNOW is delish!!
    Hope all is well with you, and you will visit soon busy lady!!

    The Arts by Karena

    • Leslie
      Posted at 05:58h, 07 April Reply

      The recipe is delish!! Its been a bit crazy here but all in a good way!! Take care sweet friend! xo

  • Lucy
    Posted at 18:21h, 06 April Reply

    I wish you would come to Ft Worth- we need you in Cowtown.
    I’m building a home in the Rivercrest area.
    The cabinets have arrived and texture done.
    Wish you could come and use my home for a class??!!


    • Leslie
      Posted at 05:57h, 07 April Reply

      I love Fort Worth!! My Mother is from there and I have such great memories visiting my Grandparents every year!! You will have to send me pics when done!! xo leslie

  • Design Chic
    Posted at 08:54h, 07 April Reply

    Just love seeing all of your beautiful images – the armoires flanking the fireplace look incredible. Hate we can’t see in Little Rock…know it will be amazing!!

    • Leslie
      Posted at 02:47h, 08 April Reply

      I hopefully will make it to your neck of the woods one day!!! xo

  • Taylor Greenwalt
    Posted at 08:25h, 08 April Reply

    So pretty…what a beautiful home!

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