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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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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Here's a little #tbt action – all the way back to last Thursday! We celebrated our talented and awesome team including Jess’ promotion from Artisan Apprentice to full Artisan and our newest team/family member, Tess, who got a glowing first review as our Artisan Assistant! Hey, and never say we don’t clean-up well! Thanks to our friends at Latitude 29 for the terrific hospitality, great drinks, and fantastic food – it made everything that much more special!

Sylvia T Designs the is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. We honor tradition and progress on every job, every day. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here's a little #tbt action – all the way back to last Thursday! We celebrated our talented and awesome team including Jess’ promotion from Artisan Apprentice to full Artisan and our newest team/family member, Tess, who got a glowing first review as our Artisan Assistant! Hey, and never say we don’t clean-up well! Thanks to our friends at Latitude 29 for the terrific hospitality, great drinks, and fantastic food – it made everything that much more special!

Sylvia T Designs the is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. We honor tradition and progress on every job, every 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 #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plasterfinishes #decorativearts #nola #neworleanshistory #handpainted #residential #commercial #renovation #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #NewOrleans #southernliving #businesswoman #womeninbusiness #womenwhohustle
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Looking for a handpainted custom sign for your office, retail store, or hospitality space? How about for your home bar or game room? We can create the ideal unique sign for you whether it’s something branded or something that’s just fun! We work with some terrific wood and metal fabricators that, along with our artistry, can make you the perfect sign. They’re also a great gift idea for the holidays!

Pictured here, a recent project we delivered for the new “The Will and The Way” bar and restaurant in the French Quarter. Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans area’s premier native decorative arts firm and your local experts for handpainted, custom signage. Let us know how can make you a sign that’s a work of art!
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Looking for a handpainted custom sign for your office, retail store, or hospitality space? How about for your home bar or game room? We can create the ideal unique sign for you whether it’s something branded or something that’s just fun! We work with some terrific wood and metal fabricators that, along with our artistry, can make you the perfect sign. They’re also a great gift idea for the holidays!

Pictured here, a recent project we delivered for the new “The Will and The Way” bar and restaurant in the French Quarter. Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans area’s premier native decorative arts firm and your local experts for handpainted, custom signage. Let us know how can make you a sign that’s a work of art!
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A big congratulations to our super team/family member, Jess! This terrifically talented, dedicated, and badass individual joined us a little over two years ago. Starting as an “Artisan Assistant,” she quickly became an “Artisan Apprentice.” After demonstrating great skill, leadership, product knowledge, and artistic insight, we’re delighted to announce that she has been promoted to full “Artisan.” This is something that is well-deserved and easy for us to acknowledge. We’re proud, honored, and thankful to have Jess with us!

Sylvia T Designs the is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. We honor tradition and progress on every job, every 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 #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #plasterfinishes #decorativearts #nola #neworleanshistory #handpainted #residential #commercial #renovation #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #NewOrleans #southernliving #businesswoman #womeninbusiness #womenwhohustle

A big congratulations to our super team/family member, Jess! This terrifically talented, dedicated, and badass individual joined us a little over two years ago. Starting as an “Artisan Assistant,” she quickly became an “Artisan Apprentice.” After demonstrating great skill, leadership, product knowledge, and artistic insight, we’re delighted to announce that she has been promoted to full “Artisan.” This is something that is well-deserved and easy for us to acknowledge. We’re proud, honored, and thankful to have Jess with us!

Sylvia T Designs the is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. We honor tradition and progress on every job, every day. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Hey All! The feature wall is completed and we’re ready to move on with other elements for this special residential new construction project! This stunning centerpiece to the home’s great room is two-stories high and shows the deeply marbled look the owner was seeking. We used a special Grassello lime plaster to achieve the result. You can also see the final, handpainted Arabic script lettering using a custom mixed metallic gold. We’ll be sure to share more pics when the entire space is completed!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm trusted to bring our clients’ vision to life! Native to New Orleans but bringing a worldview that ranges from the traditional to the modern, we have been the area’s go-to decorative arts firm for over 25 years. Whether your project is large or small, commercial or residential, historic or new, let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Hey All! The feature wall is completed and we’re ready to move on with other elements for this special residential new construction project! This stunning centerpiece to the home’s great room is two-stories high and shows the deeply marbled look the owner was seeking. We used a special Grassello lime plaster to achieve the result. You can also see the final, handpainted Arabic script lettering using a custom mixed metallic gold. We’ll be sure to share more pics when the entire space is completed!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm trusted to bring our clients’ vision to life! Native to New Orleans but bringing a worldview that ranges from the traditional to the modern, we have been the area’s go-to decorative arts firm for over 25 years. Whether your project is large or small, commercial or residential, historic or new, let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Hey All! Sure, we’re known for our top-flight decorative plaster finishes, our skilled plaster repair, classic and custom stencils, beautiful murals, and much more. But, we’re also experts in handpainted signage and lettering. Here, we’re painting two important Arabic expressions, including the Basmala, on our residential feature wall project. The image shows the script’s base coat using yellow paint. It was completed using a custom mixed metallic gold. You can see the final result very soon when we post the finished pics of this fabulous feature wall! Stay tuned!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. Though rooted in and native to New Orleans, we bring a worldview to our work that runs the gamut from the traditional to the modern. Our artistry, product knowledge, and customer service are unmatched. If you want the best, reach out and 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 #limeplaster #grassello #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #newconstruction #decorativeplaster #signage #lettering #handpainted #residential #NOLA #NewOrleans #Gretna #GulfCoast #featurewall #architecture

Hey All! Sure, we’re known for our top-flight decorative plaster finishes, our skilled plaster repair, classic and custom stencils, beautiful murals, and much more. But, we’re also experts in handpainted signage and lettering. Here, we’re painting two important Arabic expressions, including the Basmala, on our residential feature wall project. The image shows the script’s base coat using yellow paint. It was completed using a custom mixed metallic gold. You can see the final result very soon when we post the finished pics of this fabulous feature wall! Stay tuned!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. Though rooted in and native to New Orleans, we bring a worldview to our work that runs the gamut from the traditional to the modern. Our artistry, product knowledge, and customer service are unmatched. If you want the best, reach out and let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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This stunning feature wall is really coming together! It’s the centerpiece of a new construction residence in the Greater New Orleans area. The 25-foot-high wall sits in the great room. The homeowner wanted a deeply veined marble look. We are using a Grassello lime plaster to do the job. Here, you can see the left section where the plaster is complete and dry. We are applying it to the right section and you can see it is still wet. The middle is primed and ready for the final phase. Stay tuned for more!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. Though we are firmly rooted in New Orleans, our work brings in a worldview spanning the traditional to the modern. Our clients trust our artistry, product knowledge, and customer service. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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This stunning feature wall is really coming together! It’s the centerpiece of a new construction residence in the Greater New Orleans area. The 25-foot-high wall sits in the great room. The homeowner wanted a deeply veined marble look. We are using a Grassello lime plaster to do the job. Here, you can see the left section where the plaster is complete and dry. We are applying it to the right section and you can see it is still wet. The middle is primed and ready for the final phase. Stay tuned for more!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. Though we are firmly rooted in New Orleans, our work brings in a worldview spanning the traditional to the modern. Our clients trust our artistry, product knowledge, and customer service. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Hi All! Say “hello” to Tess – our new family/team member! She came on-board recently as an Artisan Assistant and is killing it! She brings some terrific experience, a great work ethic, and lots of natural talent. Of current note, Tess has been instrumental in helping us get back up and running after Hurricane Ida. We’re lucky to have her!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. We’re dedicated to honoring tradition and progress with everything we do. Whether your project is historic or new construction, commercial or residential, large or small, 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 #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #plasterfinishes #decorativearts #nola #neworleanshistory #handpainted #residential #commercial #renovation #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #NewOrleans #southernliving #businesswoman #womeninbusiness #womenwhohustle

Hi All! Say “hello” to Tess – our new family/team member! She came on-board recently as an Artisan Assistant and is killing it! She brings some terrific experience, a great work ethic, and lots of natural talent. Of current note, Tess has been instrumental in helping us get back up and running after Hurricane Ida. We’re lucky to have her!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. We’re dedicated to honoring tradition and progress with everything we do. Whether your project is historic or new construction, commercial or residential, large or small, let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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We hope everyone is as well as can be, especially all our friends and neighbors here in Southeast Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida! We’re excited (and relieved) to get back to work today and getting things here at Sylvia T Designs rolling again! That includes this spectacular feature wall in a new construction residence!

If your home or business needs some decorative arts work due to storm damage, we are more than happy to offer free advice on the best way forward. Whether it’s plaster, faux finishes, cabinetry or furniture finishes, murals, or anything else we’re experts on, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We’ll steer you in the right direction with honest guidance! Be well, all!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #fauxfinish #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #limeplaster #grassello #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #newconstruction #decorativeplaster #handpainted #residential #NOLA #NewOrleans #Gretna #GulfCoast #featurewall #architecture

We hope everyone is as well as can be, especially all our friends and neighbors here in Southeast Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida! We’re excited (and relieved) to get back to work today and getting things here at Sylvia T Designs rolling again! That includes this spectacular feature wall in a new construction residence!

If your home or business needs some decorative arts work due to storm damage, we are more than happy to offer free advice on the best way forward. Whether it’s plaster, faux finishes, cabinetry or furniture finishes, murals, or anything else we’re experts on, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We’ll steer you in the right direction with honest guidance! Be well, all!
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Here’s a shot from a powder room we just finished in a residence in the Greater New Orleans area. We applied a metallic layered strie’ finish to the walls and a soft metallic glazing to the ceiling. You can also see the custom, hand-painted decorative element we added to the front of the vanity. The room now has a warm, yet crisp ambience that stands in stark contrast to the original, plainly painted white space.
 
Sylvia T Designs is the region’s leading decorative artist and decorative plaster artisan. With our more than 25 years’ experience, we bring an unparalleled amount of skill, artistry, product knowledge, and customer service. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here’s a shot from a powder room we just finished in a residence in the Greater New Orleans area. We applied a metallic layered strie’ finish to the walls and a soft metallic glazing to the ceiling. You can also see the custom, hand-painted decorative element we added to the front of the vanity. The room now has a warm, yet crisp ambience that stands in stark contrast to the original, plainly painted white space.
 
Sylvia T Designs is the region’s leading decorative artist and decorative plaster artisan. With our more than 25 years’ experience, we bring an unparalleled amount of skill, artistry, product knowledge, and customer service. 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 #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #neworleans #handpainted #plasterfinish #metallicplaster #layeredstrie #decorativeplaster #plaster #plastering #decorativepaint #wallfinish #ceilingfinish #residential #remodel #bathroom #powderroom
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Here’s a recent project we wrapped up not too long ago! Among other elements, we delivered this beautiful plaster finish on a large living room wall. It is a textured plaster where we achieved stone-like effects. The look is capped off by using a gold metallic wax that gives it lovely motion and makes it sparkle – especially in this sizable space across from large windows and glass doors.
 
Sylvia T Designs is the region’s leading decorative arts firm and decorative plaster artisan. We bring 25 years of delivering beautiful aesthetics based on our unparalleled depth of skill, experience, and product knowledge. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativearts #decorativeartist #fauxfinish #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #limeplaster #decorativeplaster #nola #handpainted #residential #renovation #architecture #architecturaldesign #design #residential #livingroom #greatroom #NewOrleans

Here’s a recent project we wrapped up not too long ago! Among other elements, we delivered this beautiful plaster finish on a large living room wall. It is a textured plaster where we achieved stone-like effects. The look is capped off by using a gold metallic wax that gives it lovely motion and makes it sparkle – especially in this sizable space across from large windows and glass doors.
 
Sylvia T Designs is the region’s leading decorative arts firm and decorative plaster artisan. We bring 25 years of delivering beautiful aesthetics based on our unparalleled depth of skill, experience, and product knowledge. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativearts #decorativeartist #fauxfinish #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #limeplaster #decorativeplaster #nola #handpainted #residential #renovation #architecture #architecturaldesign #design #residential #livingroom #greatroom #NewOrleans
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We’re about to get started on this special new construction residential project! We’ll be delivering various elements in the home. However, the centerpiece is a stunning two-story feature wall in the great room. The client wants a striking marble appearance that is deeply veined. We will be using a gorgeous Grassello lime plaster to achieve the desired look. Stay tuned to see which of these samples makes the cut!

Sylvia T Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts and design firm and the region’s leading 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 #fauxfinisher #fauxfinish #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #limeplaster #grassello #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #newconstruction #decorativeplaster #handpainted #residential #NOLA #NewOrleans #Gretna #GulfCoast #featurewall #architecture

We’re about to get started on this special new construction residential project! We’ll be delivering various elements in the home. However, the centerpiece is a stunning two-story feature wall in the great room. The client wants a striking marble appearance that is deeply veined. We will be using a gorgeous Grassello lime plaster to achieve the desired look. Stay tuned to see which of these samples makes the cut!

Sylvia T Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts and design firm and the region’s leading 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 #fauxfinisher #fauxfinish #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #limeplaster #grassello #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #newconstruction #decorativeplaster #handpainted #residential #NOLA #NewOrleans #Gretna #GulfCoast #featurewall #architecture
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This was such a cool and challenging project in this Old Metairie residence! We created a custom stencil design with leaves and wisteria. Because the powder room is under a curved stair, it has odd angles. We decided that to achieve a cohesive feel that flows and feels larger, we would apply a pearlescent metallic plaster on the walls and ceiling. Then, we would layer the stencils with a soft metallic look starting on the ceiling and falling gently onto the walls. We left the center of the ceiling open with the leaf work softly framing it to appear as a clearing in the forest. The result makes the space feel more open and comfortable, even though it is small and irregularly shaped.

Sylvia T Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm and the region’s top 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 #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #neworleans #handpainted #customstencil #stencil #plasterfinish #metallicplaster #decorativeplaster #plaster #plastering #wallfinish #ceilingfinish #residential #remodel #bathroom #bathroomdesign

This was such a cool and challenging project in this Old Metairie residence! We created a custom stencil design with leaves and wisteria. Because the powder room is under a curved stair, it has odd angles. We decided that to achieve a cohesive feel that flows and feels larger, we would apply a pearlescent metallic plaster on the walls and ceiling. Then, we would layer the stencils with a soft metallic look starting on the ceiling and falling gently onto the walls. We left the center of the ceiling open with the leaf work softly framing it to appear as a clearing in the forest. The result makes the space feel more open and comfortable, even though it is small and irregularly shaped.

Sylvia T Designs is the premier native New Orleans decorative arts firm and the region’s top 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 #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #neworleans #handpainted #customstencil #stencil #plasterfinish #metallicplaster #decorativeplaster #plaster #plastering #wallfinish #ceilingfinish #residential #remodel #bathroom #bathroomdesign
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