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.

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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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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.
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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

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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The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Seignouret-Brulatour House

The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Seignouret-Brulatour House

We recently had the great privilege of working on a centerpiece project for the Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC). Now that the museum is open, we can share this exciting job with you! This was a multi-million-dollar project that was...

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Hey All! The craftswomen at Sylvia T Designs hope everyone here in the US had a joyful and safe Thanksgiving! We did! But, we’re back at it and ready to go on some great projects!
 
Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans and Gulf Coast’s premier decorative arts firm with 25 years of experience helping deliver our clients’ vision. Whether it’s a large or small project, new construction or historic, commercial or residential, we honor tradition and progress on each and every job, each and every day! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Hey All! The craftswomen at Sylvia T Designs hope everyone here in the US had a joyful and safe Thanksgiving! We did! But, we’re back at it and ready to go on some great projects!
 
Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans and Gulf Coast’s premier decorative arts firm with 25 years of experience helping deliver our clients’ vision. Whether it’s a large or small project, new construction or historic, commercial or residential, we honor tradition and progress on each and every job, each and every day! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Hey All! Here’s another look at the spectacular new construction residential dome project we shared recently. That last shot gave you a glimpse of the space – a striking grand foyer that boasts a 25-foot wide dome that rises some 7 feet! Here, we’re just starting to apply the final coat of this beautiful metallic plaster finish. It’s a striking, contemporary design that will serve as the centerpiece of the room! More soon!
 
Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans area’s premier native decorative arts firm! Whether residential or commercial, new or historic construction, or a large or small project, let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Hey All! Here’s another look at the spectacular new construction residential dome project we shared recently. That last shot gave you a glimpse of the space – a striking grand foyer that boasts a 25-foot wide dome that rises some 7 feet! Here, we’re just starting to apply the final coat of this beautiful metallic plaster finish. It’s a striking, contemporary design that will serve as the centerpiece of the room! More soon!
 
Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans area’s premier native decorative arts firm! Whether residential or commercial, new or historic construction, or a large or small project, let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here’s a fun video that captures us at work on part of a terrific project! We’re applying a beautiful Marmorino plaster finish to a range hood in an Uptown New Orleans historic residence. It’s one of our deliverables for this special renovation project! Here, we are applying the first of two coats of this lime plaster and, then, you can see the finished product. We custom mixed the plaster to a spec’d color. As a lime plaster, it’s breathable and has no VOC’s. The look is light and airy and brings a fresh, contemporary feel to the kitchen. It takes great skill and experience to execute a finish like this – mixing and making a color match, applying the two coats at the right time, and more. For example, the final color is some 70-80% lighter when dry!
 
Sylvia T Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm! Let us know how we can breathe new life into your kitchen (or anywhere!) and make your space a work of art!
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Here’s a fun video that captures us at work on part of a terrific project! We’re applying a beautiful Marmorino plaster finish to a range hood in an Uptown New Orleans historic residence. It’s one of our deliverables for this special renovation project! Here, we are applying the first of two coats of this lime plaster and, then, you can see the finished product. We custom mixed the plaster to a spec’d color. As a lime plaster, it’s breathable and has no VOC’s. The look is light and airy and brings a fresh, contemporary feel to the kitchen. It takes great skill and experience to execute a finish like this – mixing and making a color match, applying the two coats at the right time, and more. For example, the final color is some 70-80% lighter when dry!
 
Sylvia T Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm! Let us know how we can breathe new life into your kitchen (or anywhere!) and make your space a work of art!
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Here’s the finished product of something we shared in-progress a while back. It’s the feature wall in the living room of this new residential construction project in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans! We delivered a beautiful high-gloss Venetian plaster finish. It is lime plaster, which means that it is breathable, has no VOC’s, and is durable. We did a custom plaster mix to match the spec color needed to achieve the right appearance. This gorgeous plaster finish compliments the contemporary design of the graphic brass inlays – a pattern created by our friend and the project’s interior designer, Chad Graci of Graci Interiors.
 
Sylvia T Designs is the premier New Orleans decorative arts firm with over 25 years of experience! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here’s the finished product of something we shared in-progress a while back. It’s the feature wall in the living room of this new residential construction project in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans! We delivered a beautiful high-gloss Venetian plaster finish. It is lime plaster, which means that it is breathable, has no VOC’s, and is durable. We did a custom plaster mix to match the spec color needed to achieve the right appearance. This gorgeous plaster finish compliments the contemporary design of the graphic brass inlays – a pattern created by our friend and the project’s interior designer, Chad Graci of Graci Interiors.
 
Sylvia T Designs is the premier New Orleans decorative arts firm with over 25 years of experience! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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We can’t wait to get started on this new residential construction project in Kenner! We will be delivering a gorgeous metallic plaster finish to the 25-foot diameter dome and 7-foot rise in this spectacular house’s grand foyer. We will also be applying a dynamic finish to the upcoming iron railings on the dramatic stairwell, too! Stay tuned for more!
 
Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans area’s premier native decorative arts firm! Whether residential or commercial, new or historic construction, or a large or small project, let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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We can’t wait to get started on this new residential construction project in Kenner! We will be delivering a gorgeous metallic plaster finish to the 25-foot diameter dome and 7-foot rise in this spectacular house’s grand foyer. We will also be applying a dynamic finish to the upcoming iron railings on the dramatic stairwell, too! Stay tuned for more!
 
Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans area’s premier native decorative arts firm! Whether residential or commercial, new or historic construction, or a large or small project, let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here’s a shot of our latest Marmorino plaster application. It brings a beautiful light and airy feel to this residential pool house in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans. It’s a contemporary look that goes great with the natural light that pours in through the large glass doors looking out to the pool area. As it is a lime plaster, it is a great choice for use in a humid environment like a southeast Louisiana pool house!
 
Sylvia T Design’s is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm and the region’s decorative lime plaster expert! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here’s a shot of our latest Marmorino plaster application. It brings a beautiful light and airy feel to this residential pool house in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans. It’s a contemporary look that goes great with the natural light that pours in through the large glass doors looking out to the pool area. As it is a lime plaster, it is a great choice for use in a humid environment like a southeast Louisiana pool house!
 
Sylvia T Design’s is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm and the region’s decorative lime plaster expert! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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If you regularly follow us, you already know how much we love tadelakt plaster! It’s a special process utilizing a distinct Moroccan lime plaster technique. Not only is it beautiful, boasting great depth and organic movement, it’s also very practical! It can be used in both wet and dry spaces making it ideal for something like an all-over bathroom application – in the shower, the sink, the walls, the ceiling – the whole thing! It’s also great for other stuff such as pool houses, backsplashes, outdoor kitchens, and more.
 
In this shot, you can see a wet application in a New Orleans residential bathroom. It’s part of several elements we’re delivering on this historic renovation project. Check out the delicate lavender shades and flowing look! It takes a skilled artisan to deliver both an aesthetically pleasing and also highly functional tadelakt finish! Sylvia T Designs is the region’s one and only tadelakt expert. Learn more about this special plaster and how it might just be what you’re looking for to make your space a work of art! Just click the link in our bio…
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If you regularly follow us, you already know how much we love tadelakt plaster! It’s a special process utilizing a distinct Moroccan lime plaster technique. Not only is it beautiful, boasting great depth and organic movement, it’s also very practical! It can be used in both wet and dry spaces making it ideal for something like an all-over bathroom application – in the shower, the sink, the walls, the ceiling – the whole thing! It’s also great for other stuff such as pool houses, backsplashes, outdoor kitchens, and more.
 
In this shot, you can see a wet application in a New Orleans residential bathroom. It’s part of several elements we’re delivering on this historic renovation project. Check out the delicate lavender shades and flowing look! It takes a skilled artisan to deliver both an aesthetically pleasing and also highly functional tadelakt finish! Sylvia T Designs is the region’s one and only tadelakt expert. Learn more about this special plaster and how it might just be what you’re looking for to make your space a work of art! Just click the link in our bio…
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Following on from our last post (please see our profile!), here's a look at the finished product with this component of the job. We delivered a terrific lime plaster finish in this mid-19th century Uptown New Orleans residence. It boasts a traditional Creole color scheme that was made to look aged and distressed by utilizing layers of limewash. We custom tinted the plaster and the limewash to achieve this striking and deeply "NOLA look." From the previous post, you can see how the colors lighten when things are dry. You can also see more of the foyer's scale as the image is reflected in the cool antique mirror! It takes a great deal of skill, patience, and good old fashioned elbow grease to make a finish like this happen!

Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans area's premier native decorative arts firm honoring tradition and progress on every job, every single day. Whether you're looking for a look that is traditional, contemporary, or something in-between, we can make your space a work of art!
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Following on from our last post (please see our profile!), here's a look at the finished product with this component of the job. We delivered a terrific lime plaster finish in this mid-19th century Uptown New Orleans residence. It boasts a traditional Creole color scheme that was made to look aged and distressed by utilizing layers of limewash. We custom tinted the plaster and the limewash to achieve this striking and deeply "NOLA look." From the previous post, you can see how the colors lighten when things are dry. You can also see more of the foyer's scale as the image is reflected in the cool antique mirror! It takes a great deal of skill, patience, and good old fashioned elbow grease to make a finish like this happen!

Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans area's premier native decorative arts firm honoring tradition and progress on every job, every single day. Whether you're looking for a look that is traditional, contemporary, or something in-between, we can make your space a work of art!
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Here's a bit from our current residential renovation in this Uptown New Orleans mid-19th century home. This is in the foyer. It's lime plaster in a traditional Creole color scheme. Here, the second coat of limewash glaze is being applied to distress the plaster and give it the desired aged look. Seems dark? Don't worry! When it's dry and everything said and done, it will be around 70% lighter (stay tuned)! We custom tinted the limewash with pure powder pigments. Timing and product expertise is critical in an application such as this!

Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans area's premier native decorative arts firm and decorative lime plaster specialist. We honor tradition and progress on every job and every single day! 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 #fauxfinish #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #limeplaster #nola #neworleanshistory #showmeyournola #handpainted #residential #renovation #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #NewOrleans #Uptown

Here's a bit from our current residential renovation in this Uptown New Orleans mid-19th century home. This is in the foyer. It's lime plaster in a traditional Creole color scheme. Here, the second coat of limewash glaze is being applied to distress the plaster and give it the desired aged look. Seems dark? Don't worry! When it's dry and everything said and done, it will be around 70% lighter (stay tuned)! We custom tinted the limewash with pure powder pigments. Timing and product expertise is critical in an application such as this!

Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans area's premier native decorative arts firm and decorative lime plaster specialist. We honor tradition and progress on every job and every single day! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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At Sylvia T Designs, the New Orleans area’s premier native decorative arts firm, we honor tradition and progress on each of our projects. It is a privilege to work in these spaces – whether it’s somewhere historic or somewhere new, commercial or residential, a large job or small. For 25 years, we have sought to bring this mindfulness to everything we do. Here, team member Jess takes a moment to reflect on this terrific tadelakt plaster finish from a residential bathroom in the Bywater. It’s one element we are delivering for this special historical renovation and restoration project.
 
We’re big fans of tadelakt and we are the region’s only expert in this traditional Moroccan plaster technique, ideal for both wet and dry applications. It’s a lime plaster that takes skill, timing, expertise, and a particular thoughtfulness that is right in keeping with what we do at Sylvia T Designs! 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 #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #interiors #tadelakt #limeplaster #indoorplaster #outdoorplaster #plasterfinish #plaster #plastering #wallfinish #bathroom #residential #renovation #restoration #nola #neworleans #nolaarchitecture #bywater

At Sylvia T Designs, the New Orleans area’s premier native decorative arts firm, we honor tradition and progress on each of our projects. It is a privilege to work in these spaces – whether it’s somewhere historic or somewhere new, commercial or residential, a large job or small. For 25 years, we have sought to bring this mindfulness to everything we do. Here, team member Jess takes a moment to reflect on this terrific tadelakt plaster finish from a residential bathroom in the Bywater. It’s one element we are delivering for this special historical renovation and restoration project.
 
We’re big fans of tadelakt and we are the region’s only expert in this traditional Moroccan plaster technique, ideal for both wet and dry applications. It’s a lime plaster that takes skill, timing, expertise, and a particular thoughtfulness that is right in keeping with what we do at Sylvia T Designs! 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 #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #interiors #tadelakt #limeplaster #indoorplaster #outdoorplaster #plasterfinish #plaster #plastering #wallfinish #bathroom #residential #renovation #restoration #nola #neworleans #nolaarchitecture #bywater
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Here’s a terrific recent example showing both the functionality and beauty of our tadelakt plaster work! We applied the plaster all over the bathroom of a residential pool house in the Lakeview area of New Orleans. It’s both the wet application (shower walls and floor) and the dry application (bathroom walls and the entire ceiling.) Each application requires a different approach, utilizing a different number of coats. It also takes skilled and disciplined timing to ensure the wet application is water and mold resistant as well as making sure both applications match, looking seamless across the entire space. The natural, organic, and silky look of the plaster compliments the reclaimed wood features of the bathroom.
 
Sylvia T Designs in the New Orleans and gulf coast region’s tadelakt expert. 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 #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #interiors #tadelakt #limeplaster #indoorplaster #outdoorplaster #plasterfinish #plaster #plastering #wallfinish #bathroom  #bathroomfinish #residential #remodel #nola #neworleans #nolaarchitecture #lakeview

Here’s a terrific recent example showing both the functionality and beauty of our tadelakt plaster work! We applied the plaster all over the bathroom of a residential pool house in the Lakeview area of New Orleans. It’s both the wet application (shower walls and floor) and the dry application (bathroom walls and the entire ceiling.) Each application requires a different approach, utilizing a different number of coats. It also takes skilled and disciplined timing to ensure the wet application is water and mold resistant as well as making sure both applications match, looking seamless across the entire space. The natural, organic, and silky look of the plaster compliments the reclaimed wood features of the bathroom.
 
Sylvia T Designs in the New Orleans and gulf coast region’s tadelakt expert. 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 #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #interiors #tadelakt #limeplaster #indoorplaster #outdoorplaster #plasterfinish #plaster #plastering #wallfinish #bathroom  #bathroomfinish #residential #remodel #nola #neworleans #nolaarchitecture #lakeview
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