Sylvia T. Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm. We have been honoring tradition and progress and delivering our clients’ vision for 25 years!

We’re a New Orleans-based firm with extensive experience in commercial, residential, and historical projects, both small and large-scale around the Gulf Coast region.

Historic French Quarter Creole Cottage

The results that Sylvia and her crew created for my cottage in the French Quarter exceeded my expectations. From the consult, to the color selection and previews of samples she created, to the professional way the work itself was conducted, but mostly to the final outcome. Not only do I admire the walls every day, but the number of compliments I hear also proves that the job is fantastic. The cost was more than for some other finishes, but it seemed very reasonable for the work involved and certainly for the result, which is so beautiful!

Corky Willhite - French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-09-11T14:39:18+00:00

Corky Willhite - French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

The results that Sylvia and her crew created for my cottage in the French Quarter exceeded my expectations. From the consult, to the color selection and previews of samples she created, to the professional way the work itself was conducted, but mostly to the final outcome. Not only do I admire the walls every day, but the number of compliments I hear also proves that the job is fantastic. The cost was more than for some other finishes, but it seemed very reasonable for the work involved and certainly for the result, which is so beautiful!

Cabinet Refinishing

Sylvia was great to work with. She provided me with several samples of stains for my cabinets and beams. She was flexible in her schedule and met all deadlines. Her work is very beautiful and I love all she did. I will hire her again for additional work I am considering.

Michelle - Covington, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-09-01T18:50:34+00:00

Michelle - Covington, Louisiana

Sylvia was great to work with. She provided me with several samples of stains for my cabinets and beams. She was flexible in her schedule and met all deadlines. Her work is very beautiful and I love all she did. I will hire her again for additional work I am considering.

Kitchen Renovation

We engaged Sylvia during the renovation of our kitchen. The work entailed changes to the wall colors, floor finish, counter tops, and repainting of the cabinets and island. Sylvia was instrumental in identifying the mix of colors and paint style that would complement the other aspects of our home. The overall creativity and knowledge of color matching and paint finishing were key factors in the overall success of the project. She always conducted herself very professionally and completed all work in a timely manner. Sylvia was very easy to work with both in the design and the implementation of the work. In addition, Sylvia developed a plan for repainting the wrought iron stair rail in our house. She worked to provide a truly unique product which aligns with and highlights the lighting and furniture in the foyer. Everyone who comes into our home is impressed with Sylvia’s work. We will use Sylvia again for future projects.

Lisa - Covington, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-09-01T18:27:47+00:00

Lisa - Covington, Louisiana

We engaged Sylvia during the renovation of our kitchen. The work entailed changes to the wall colors, floor finish, counter tops, and repainting of the cabinets and island. Sylvia was instrumental in identifying the mix of colors and paint style that would complement the other aspects of our home. The overall creativity and knowledge of color matching and paint finishing were key factors in the overall success of the project. She always conducted herself very professionally and completed all work in a timely manner. Sylvia was very easy to work with both in the design and the implementation of the work. In addition, Sylvia developed a plan for repainting the wrought iron stair rail in our house. She worked to provide a truly unique product which aligns with and highlights the lighting and furniture in the foyer. Everyone who comes into our home is impressed with Sylvia’s work. We will use Sylvia again for future projects.

Kitchen Cabinet and Bar Refinishing

We recently did a small renovation which included our 22-year old kitchen cabinets and bar being refinished by Sylvia. They are our favorite part of the project. The finish is much prettier than I have seen on new factory cabinets coupled with a significant cost savings. Her work is really amazing.

Rain Dance Irrigation & Landscape, Inc. - Mandeville, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-09-01T18:53:34+00:00

Rain Dance Irrigation & Landscape, Inc. - Mandeville, Louisiana

We recently did a small renovation which included our 22-year old kitchen cabinets and bar being refinished by Sylvia. They are our favorite part of the project. The finish is much prettier than I have seen on new factory cabinets coupled with a significant cost savings. Her work is really amazing.

Fireplace Refinish

Sylvia was very attentive to my style and wishes. She made a sample piece so I could see how it would look before she started. She was prompt and professional. Her price was reasonable.

Arnold - Covington, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-09-01T19:00:30+00:00

Arnold - Covington, Louisiana

Sylvia was very attentive to my style and wishes. She made a sample piece so I could see how it would look before she started. She was prompt and professional. Her price was reasonable.

Drum Table Refinish

Thank you for doing such a beautiful job on our drum table. What a transformation! The piece looks great in our updated living room. We are grateful for your wonderful work!

Lisa - New Orleans, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-10-08T20:53:51+00:00

Lisa - New Orleans, Louisiana

Thank you for doing such a beautiful job on our drum table. What a transformation! The piece looks great in our updated living room. We are grateful for your wonderful work!

Working with Sylvia T Designs

Sylvia and I have collaborated on numerous projects which include decorative finishes on walls, ceilings, millwork and cabinetry, as well as, murals, artwork and glass door panels. Working with Sylvia gives me a chance to create designs that are brought to life through her many artistic talents. She lends her expertise to each project and ensures the client's satisfaction. You will not be disappointed working with Sylvia T Designs.

Etalon Studio - Covington, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-09-01T18:30:21+00:00

Etalon Studio - Covington, Louisiana

Sylvia and I have collaborated on numerous projects which include decorative finishes on walls, ceilings, millwork and cabinetry, as well as, murals, artwork and glass door panels. Working with Sylvia gives me a chance to create designs that are brought to life through her many artistic talents. She lends her expertise to each project and ensures the client's satisfaction. You will not be disappointed working with Sylvia T Designs.

Historic Restaurant Renovation in the French Quarter

All of our projects start with the building. We find old buildings with great bones that deserve to be preserved and reintroduced to everyone so that they may experience the history and sense of place in New Orleans. Sylvia is literally the person single most responsible for bringing them back to life with her restoration and decorative arts work. Once we have an amazing old building that we think people should experience, we create an idea for what type of restaurant would be authentic to the space. We then work with Sylvia to bring those ideas and the place to life.

Robért LeBlanc, proprietor of LeBlanc+Smith Restaurant Group - New Orleans, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-09-01T19:06:35+00:00

Robért LeBlanc, proprietor of LeBlanc+Smith Restaurant Group - New Orleans, Louisiana

All of our projects start with the building. We find old buildings with great bones that deserve to be preserved and reintroduced to everyone so that they may experience the history and sense of place in New Orleans. Sylvia is literally the person single most responsible for bringing them back to life with her restoration and decorative arts work. Once we have an amazing old building that we think people should experience, we create an idea for what type of restaurant would be authentic to the space. We then work with Sylvia to bring those ideas and the place to life.

Longway Tavern – Historic French Quarter Restaurant

Each of our projects consist of two components. The first is the preservation of the history, culture and tradition of New Orleans and the sense of place implied by these old buildings. The second is populating these buildings with a team that embodies exactly what we think the 21st century New Orleans experience should be. Sylvia allows us to do both at the same time.

Robért LeBlanc, proprietor of LeBlanc+Smith Restaurant Group - New Orleans, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-09-01T19:09:22+00:00

Robért LeBlanc, proprietor of LeBlanc+Smith Restaurant Group - New Orleans, Louisiana

Each of our projects consist of two components. The first is the preservation of the history, culture and tradition of New Orleans and the sense of place implied by these old buildings. The second is populating these buildings with a team that embodies exactly what we think the 21st century New Orleans experience should be. Sylvia allows us to do both at the same time.
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Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans

 

“Sylvia T. Designs has been honoring tradition and progress for over 25 years in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast areas. We’re dedicated to respecting and perpetuating the craftsmanship and artistry that built the city. We celebrate NOLA’s history and culture through our work on every single project, every single day!”

~ Sylvia Thompson-Dias, Owner & Artist, Sylvia T. Designs

@SylviaTDesigns | #YourSpaceasaWorkofArt | #HonoringTraditionandProgress

Phone: (504) 435-8081 | Email: Contact “at” SylviaTDesigns.com

Make an Impression with a Feature Wall!

Make an Impression with a Feature Wall!

Pictured above – Custom Stencils in the foyer of Belle Époque, a sultry absinthe lounge in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Guests are greeted by two stencil designs on the walls as they exit Bourbon Street (a world away.) The designs we created were inspired by...

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French Quarter Creole Cottage – Dramatic Plaster Finishes and Gold Leaf Ceilings

French Quarter Creole Cottage – Dramatic Plaster Finishes and Gold Leaf Ceilings

Pictured above – Shot of the billiard room with a view of the parlor. Featuring a “dragged” plaster finish that combines the plaster and embedded gold tints. You can also see part of the gold leaf ceiling. We’re excited to share this terrific project we did in an...

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Several Sylvia T Designs Hospitality Clients Honored

Several Sylvia T Designs Hospitality Clients Honored

Pictured above - Claret Wine and Cocktail Bar - Photo Courtesy of Sam Hanna/New Orleans Magazine. We are honored and thrilled that fully five of the hospitality spaces we’ve worked on recently are included in New Orleans Magazine’s “Best Bars” issue! We are also...

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Claret Opens in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans

Claret Opens in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans

Pictured above - Claret Wine and Cocktail Bar in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans. Photo courtesy of Sam Hanna. Sylvia T Designs Delivers Another Great New Orleans Space! Claret, the new wine and cocktail bar by Latter Hospitality,...

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Hey All – We loved doing this special floor project so much, we wanted to show you the start-to-finish! It’s one of many deliverables we’re making happen at the soon-to-be-open Hotel St. Vincent in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans!

This custom harlequin pattern design merges cool burgundy and white tones over a (well-prepped!) aged wood base. It’s part stencil and part hand-painted in layers with a protective clear coat to ensure durability for what will be the hotel’s restaurant floor in this historic space!
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Hey All – We loved doing this special floor project so much, we wanted to show you the start-to-finish! It’s one of many deliverables we’re making happen at the soon-to-be-open Hotel St. Vincent in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans!

This custom harlequin pattern design merges cool burgundy and white tones over a (well-prepped!) aged wood base. It’s part stencil and part hand-painted in layers with a protective clear coat to ensure durability for what will be the hotel’s restaurant floor in this historic space!
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Hey All! As the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm, one of the things that sets us apart and helps define who we are is our attention to detail. It doesn’t matter what the job is, we bring it each and every time! Whether it’s an historic space, like that pictured here, or new construction, we take the trust our clients and partners put in is with the utmost seriousness!
 
We are restoring the grand stairwell in the coming soon Hotel St. Vincent in the Lower Garden District. There’s lots more to share on this component of the project we are delivering (stay tuned) along with several others. In this shot, we are matching the new spindles on part of the stairs to the still-existing original ones. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Hey All! As the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm, one of the things that sets us apart and helps define who we are is our attention to detail. It doesn’t matter what the job is, we bring it each and every time! Whether it’s an historic space, like that pictured here, or new construction, we take the trust our clients and partners put in is with the utmost seriousness!
 
We are restoring the grand stairwell in the coming soon Hotel St. Vincent in the Lower Garden District. There’s lots more to share on this component of the project we are delivering (stay tuned) along with several others. In this shot, we are matching the new spindles on part of the stairs to the still-existing original ones. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #businesswoman #businesswomen #neworleans #nolaphotoguild #neworleanshistory #showmeyournola #handpainted #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #stairs #architecture #staircase #wood #hotel
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Following up from our in-process shot yesterday, as promised, here’s the finished look! This is the restaurant floor for the soon-to-be open Hotel St. Vincent in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans. This historic space, a former orphanage, is striking. We’re delivering several things on this project (more on those soon.) Here, you can see the cool harlequin pattern where we combined both stencil work and hand painted elements. The floor was sanded and filled before the painting began to ensure a bit of an aged look while being sure to support the multilayered painted design properly. We then added some clear coating to provide the needed durability and protection.
 
Sylvia T Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm, honoring tradition and progress on any job – commercial or residential, historic or new, large or small! No matter your vision, we make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #frenchquarter #neworleans #itsyournola #nolaphotoguild #neworleanshistory #showmeyournola #handlettering #handpainted #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #floor #flooring #woodfloor

Following up from our in-process shot yesterday, as promised, here’s the finished look! This is the restaurant floor for the soon-to-be open Hotel St. Vincent in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans. This historic space, a former orphanage, is striking. We’re delivering several things on this project (more on those soon.) Here, you can see the cool harlequin pattern where we combined both stencil work and hand painted elements. The floor was sanded and filled before the painting began to ensure a bit of an aged look while being sure to support the multilayered painted design properly. We then added some clear coating to provide the needed durability and protection.
 
Sylvia T Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm, honoring tradition and progress on any job – commercial or residential, historic or new, large or small! No matter your vision, we make your space a work of art!
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Hey All – We’ve actually just about wrapped up this particular deliverable, among many, for a new Lower Garden District hotel coming real soon! But, here’s a recent shot of when we had just gotten underway in earnest (after a lot of prep)! This is the hotel’s restaurant floor on which we’re producing a special design. The harlequin pattern, in white and burgundy, is multilayered and is a combination of stenciling and hand painting across the entire space. No shoes required (meaning, you can’t wear ‘em just yet)!
 
We will have a lot more from both this portion of the job as well as the overall project in this historic space. Stay tuned! Sylvia T Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm, honoring tradition and progress on each and every job, each and every day! We make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #frenchquarter #neworleans #itsyournola #nolaphotoguild #neworleanshistory #showmeyournola #handlettering #handpainted #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #floor #flooring #woodfloor

Hey All – We’ve actually just about wrapped up this particular deliverable, among many, for a new Lower Garden District hotel coming real soon! But, here’s a recent shot of when we had just gotten underway in earnest (after a lot of prep)! This is the hotel’s restaurant floor on which we’re producing a special design. The harlequin pattern, in white and burgundy, is multilayered and is a combination of stenciling and hand painting across the entire space. No shoes required (meaning, you can’t wear ‘em just yet)!
 
We will have a lot more from both this portion of the job as well as the overall project in this historic space. Stay tuned! Sylvia T Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm, honoring tradition and progress on each and every job, each and every day! We make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #frenchquarter #neworleans #itsyournola #nolaphotoguild #neworleanshistory #showmeyournola #handlettering #handpainted #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #floor #flooring #woodfloor
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Thanks to Limestrong for sharing our work and the kind words! We're the New Orleans and Gulf Coast region's only true tadelakt artisan!

#Repost @limestrong with @repostsa
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 | t a d e l a k t  1 0 1
✨ noun + verb: unique lime plaster finish + multi-step technique
✨ water repellent finish best known for use in showers and bathrooms
✨ ancient Moroccan origin
✨ finish requires four materials + four timing sensitive steps (not including substrate prep)
✨ when authentic, completely natural + non-toxic (*depends on the company - many products are “tadelakt” in name only)
✨ when authentic, requires in-depth understanding of materials, steps, timing, and technique (professional recommended)

Stunning authentic tadelakt artisanship by @sylviatdesigns ✨🤍✨

#plaster #artisanplaster #limeplaster #limestrong #materials  #mineralfinishes  #naturalbuilding  #architecturalfinishes #ecofriendly #vocfree #interiordesign #natural #modernhome #airbnb #organicmodern #healthyinteriors #bathroomdesign #plasterartisan #wellnessarchitecture #handcrafted #handtroweled #authenticity #tadelaktshower #tadelaktbathroom #tadelaktartisan #tadelakt

Thanks to Limestrong for sharing our work and the kind words! We're the New Orleans and Gulf Coast region's only true tadelakt artisan!

#Repost @limestrong with @repostsa
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| t a d e l a k t 1 0 1
✨ noun + verb: unique lime plaster finish + multi-step technique
✨ water repellent finish best known for use in showers and bathrooms
✨ ancient Moroccan origin
✨ finish requires four materials + four timing sensitive steps (not including substrate prep)
✨ when authentic, completely natural + non-toxic (*depends on the company - many products are “tadelakt” in name only)
✨ when authentic, requires in-depth understanding of materials, steps, timing, and technique (professional recommended)

Stunning authentic tadelakt artisanship by @sylviatdesigns ✨🤍✨

#plaster #artisanplaster #limeplaster #limestrong #materials #mineralfinishes #naturalbuilding #architecturalfinishes #ecofriendly #vocfree #interiordesign #natural #modernhome #airbnb #organicmodern #healthyinteriors #bathroomdesign #plasterartisan #wellnessarchitecture #handcrafted #handtroweled #authenticity #tadelaktshower #tadelaktbathroom #tadelaktartisan #tadelakt
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Here’s another throwback shot from one of our all-time favorite projects – Cavan – the Uptown New Orleans restaurant in this converted nineteenth century mansion. Please see our previous post of the private dining room. You can see much more of all that we delivered for this special project a few years back by checking out our website feature – link in bio!
 
This is the upstairs bar – a sexy, sultry place ideal for a couple drinks or a little bite. We worked with the owner to deliver their vision and vibe. We faux finished the walls showing great depth and movement, aged the tin ceiling panels, and provided guidance on colors, lighting, and more. The entire space glows and the light dances around the entire room from side to side and from above and below! Sylvia T Designs is the premier New Orleans decorative arts firm. Whether an historic project or new construction, commercial or residential, a large job or small, we can help make your space a work of art!
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Here’s another throwback shot from one of our all-time favorite projects – Cavan – the Uptown New Orleans restaurant in this converted nineteenth century mansion. Please see our previous post of the private dining room. You can see much more of all that we delivered for this special project a few years back by checking out our website feature – link in bio!
 
This is the upstairs bar – a sexy, sultry place ideal for a couple drinks or a little bite. We worked with the owner to deliver their vision and vibe. We faux finished the walls showing great depth and movement, aged the tin ceiling panels, and provided guidance on colors, lighting, and more. The entire space glows and the light dances around the entire room from side to side and from above and below! Sylvia T Designs is the premier New Orleans decorative arts firm. Whether an historic project or new construction, commercial or residential, a large job or small, we can help make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #uptown #neworleans #itsyournola #nolaphotoguild #iheartnola #amournola #neworleanshistory #showmeyournola #handpainted #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #southernliving #mysouthernliving
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Here’s a shot from a project we did a few years ago, but remains one of our all-time favorites - Cavan, the beautiful Uptown New Orleans restaurant. We delivered much of the aesthetic throughout this special building, a converted historic nineteenth century mansion. The restaurant features a number of great spaces within its walls and our DNA is present in each of them. The one pictured here is no exception! It’s the private dining room where we selected the colors and created a striking metallic layered strié finish. The light in this intimate room dances on the walls!
 
To see more of what we did at Cavan, see the feature on our website – just click the link in our bio! Sylvia T Designs is the premier New Orleans decorative arts firm. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #uptown #neworleans #itsyournola #nolaphotoguild #iheartnola #amournola #neworleanshistory #showmeyournola #handpainted #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #southernliving #mysouthernliving

Here’s a shot from a project we did a few years ago, but remains one of our all-time favorites - Cavan, the beautiful Uptown New Orleans restaurant. We delivered much of the aesthetic throughout this special building, a converted historic nineteenth century mansion. The restaurant features a number of great spaces within its walls and our DNA is present in each of them. The one pictured here is no exception! It’s the private dining room where we selected the colors and created a striking metallic layered strié finish. The light in this intimate room dances on the walls!
 
To see more of what we did at Cavan, see the feature on our website – just click the link in our bio! Sylvia T Designs is the premier New Orleans decorative arts firm. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #uptown #neworleans #itsyournola #nolaphotoguild #iheartnola #amournola #neworleanshistory #showmeyournola #handpainted #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #southernliving #mysouthernliving
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Great feature in the recent “Preservation in Print” magazine by the Preservation Resource Center here in New Orleans in their “Green Issue.” They highlight the Seignouret-Brulatour House, the Historic New Orleans Collection’s expansion on Royal St. in the French Quarter. This part of their complex is a “highly energy-efficient campus that elegantly blends historic preservation with green building practices.” We had the honor of redoing the famed “Organ Room,” the only space to see the original late-nineteenth/early twentieth century finishes recreated and restored. It is a centerpiece of the museum.
 
The work combined our experience and care in working in historic spaces along with our contemporary product knowledge. Though true to the original look and feel, all the materials we used were LEED certified, green, and durable. Here, you can see a shot of part of the room looking in from one of the doorways. Also, among several other elements we delivered (check out the post on our website), you can see a close-up of the mantle ornamentation. We cleaned, restored, and painted the entire mantle bringing it back to its original glory! Whether a resident or visitor, be sure to visit The Historic New Orleans Collection. It is an amazing and quintessential gateway to our city and region!
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Great feature in the recent “Preservation in Print” magazine by the Preservation Resource Center here in New Orleans in their “Green Issue.” They highlight the Seignouret-Brulatour House, the Historic New Orleans Collection’s expansion on Royal St. in the French Quarter. This part of their complex is a “highly energy-efficient campus that elegantly blends historic preservation with green building practices.” We had the honor of redoing the famed “Organ Room,” the only space to see the original late-nineteenth/early twentieth century finishes recreated and restored. It is a centerpiece of the museum.
 
The work combined our experience and care in working in historic spaces along with our contemporary product knowledge. Though true to the original look and feel, all the materials we used were LEED certified, green, and durable. Here, you can see a shot of part of the room looking in from one of the doorways. Also, among several other elements we delivered (check out the post on our website), you can see a close-up of the mantle ornamentation. We cleaned, restored, and painted the entire mantle bringing it back to its original glory! Whether a resident or visitor, be sure to visit The Historic New Orleans Collection. It is an amazing and quintessential gateway to our city and region!
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Here is Day 3 of 3 (please see our previous two posts for more!) of our recent Roman Clay plaster project in this Uptown, New Orleans historic residence. You can see how the earthy, yet warm color of the plaster terrifically compliments the stained wood crown molding and wood paneled door. Here, we are wrapping things up by painting the trim. The result was a beautiful look in the dining room with all the elements of the space coming together with the plaster on the walls and ceiling!

Sylvia T Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm and the region’s expert decorative plaster artisan. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinish #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #limeplaster #romanclay #nola #neworleanshistory #showmeyournola #handpainted #residential #renovation #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #NewOrleans #Uptown

Here is Day 3 of 3 (please see our previous two posts for more!) of our recent Roman Clay plaster project in this Uptown, New Orleans historic residence. You can see how the earthy, yet warm color of the plaster terrifically compliments the stained wood crown molding and wood paneled door. Here, we are wrapping things up by painting the trim. The result was a beautiful look in the dining room with all the elements of the space coming together with the plaster on the walls and ceiling!

Sylvia T Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm and the region’s expert decorative plaster artisan. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinish #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #limeplaster #romanclay #nola #neworleanshistory #showmeyournola #handpainted #residential #renovation #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #NewOrleans #Uptown
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Hey All – Here is Day 2 of 3 (please see our previous post) from our recent plaster project in Uptown, New Orleans. We’ve delivered a beautiful plaster finish in this historic residence’s dining room on the walls and ceiling. In this shot, we’re applying the second coat of the Roman clay plaster. So much of the result stems from both the timing of the coats as well as understanding the color process when tinting the plaster and utilizing multiple applications. It takes skill and experience to create the desired texture, look, and finished color when everything is said and done! More tomorrow…
 
Sylvia T Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm and the region’s expert decorative plaster artisan. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinish #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #limeplaster #romanclay #nola #neworleanshistory #showmeyournola #handpainted #residential #renovation #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #NewOrleans #Uptown

Hey All – Here is Day 2 of 3 (please see our previous post) from our recent plaster project in Uptown, New Orleans. We’ve delivered a beautiful plaster finish in this historic residence’s dining room on the walls and ceiling. In this shot, we’re applying the second coat of the Roman clay plaster. So much of the result stems from both the timing of the coats as well as understanding the color process when tinting the plaster and utilizing multiple applications. It takes skill and experience to create the desired texture, look, and finished color when everything is said and done! More tomorrow…
 
Sylvia T Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm and the region’s expert decorative plaster artisan. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinish #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #limeplaster #romanclay #nola #neworleanshistory #showmeyournola #handpainted #residential #renovation #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #NewOrleans #Uptown
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Hey All – Here is Day 1 of a great plaster project we completed recently in a beautiful historic Uptown residence in New Orleans! The owner wanted an organic feel that complimented the stained wood look of the crown molding and wood paneled door found in their dining room. We set out using a Roman clay plaster on the space’s ceiling and walls. Here, we are applying the first coat! Stay tuned for much more…
 
Sylvia T Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm and the region’s expert decorative plaster artisan. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinish #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #limeplaster #romanclay #nola #neworleanshistory #showmeyournola #handpainted #residential #renovation #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #NewOrleans #Uptown

Hey All – Here is Day 1 of a great plaster project we completed recently in a beautiful historic Uptown residence in New Orleans! The owner wanted an organic feel that complimented the stained wood look of the crown molding and wood paneled door found in their dining room. We set out using a Roman clay plaster on the space’s ceiling and walls. Here, we are applying the first coat! Stay tuned for much more…
 
Sylvia T Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm and the region’s expert decorative plaster artisan. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinish #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #limeplaster #romanclay #nola #neworleanshistory #showmeyournola #handpainted #residential #renovation #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #NewOrleans #Uptown
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Just finishing up knocking out a cool logo mural on the studio wall of this New Orleans radio station! If you’re looking for something original and handpainted for your brand in your office, retail space, exterior wall, or anywhere, let us know! From your logo to a whole feature wall that shows who you are, we’ve been at this for 25 years!
 
Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans area’s premier native decorative arts firm. We “make your space a work of art!”
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #mural #logo #branded #branddesign #signage #handlettering #handpainted #radio #radiostation #alwaysneworleans #neworleans #itsyournola #nolaphotoguild #iheartnola #amournola #neworleanshistory #showmeyournola

Just finishing up knocking out a cool logo mural on the studio wall of this New Orleans radio station! If you’re looking for something original and handpainted for your brand in your office, retail space, exterior wall, or anywhere, let us know! From your logo to a whole feature wall that shows who you are, we’ve been at this for 25 years!
 
Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans area’s premier native decorative arts firm. We “make your space a work of art!”
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #mural #logo #branded #branddesign #signage #handlettering #handpainted #radio #radiostation #alwaysneworleans #neworleans #itsyournola #nolaphotoguild #iheartnola #amournola #neworleanshistory #showmeyournola
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