Sylvia T Designs – Decorative Arts and Interiors – Plaster, Lime Plaster, Decorative Plaster, Functional Plaster, Venetian Plaster, Tadelakt, Microcement, Stencils, Custom Stencils, Murals, Faux Finishes, Gilding, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf, Cabinetry Finishes, Furniture Finishes, Cabinetry Refinishing, Furniture Refinishing, Custom Signage, New Orleans, Gulf Coast, Baton Rouge, NOLA, Plaster Artisan.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!
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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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Here is a glimpse (with more to come) from a cool project we’re on in a residence, an historic shotgun home, in the Marigny of New Orleans. One of the elements we’re delivering is plaster in the bathroom on the walls and ceiling. The homeowners and architect wanted a subtle look, so we went with a gorgeous Marmorino plaster. It perfectly complements the bright tile and tub, allowing them to pop in this contemporary feeling space.

Sylvia T Designs is the premier decorative arts firm and your expert plaster artisan in the region. We can help you find the right plaster bringing the perfect look and color. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here is a glimpse (with more to come) from a cool project we’re on in a residence, an historic shotgun home, in the Marigny of New Orleans. One of the elements we’re delivering is plaster in the bathroom on the walls and ceiling. The homeowners and architect wanted a subtle look, so we went with a gorgeous Marmorino plaster. It perfectly complements the bright tile and tub, allowing them to pop in this contemporary feeling space.

Sylvia T Designs is the premier decorative arts firm and your expert plaster artisan in the region. We can help you find the right plaster bringing the perfect look and color. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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A plastered stove hood is a great and cost-effective way to breathe new life into your kitchen! Here, the homeowner and interior designer wanted to change the look to something a bit more modern – a box stove hood fit the bill. The hood was redone in this fashion, and we applied a dry application of tadelakt (it is so versatile – not just for showers, tubs, and bathrooms!) The plaster’s beautiful, subtle, and organic movement makes for a terrific centerpiece in the room!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s only tadelakt artisan and your experts in all-things kitchen redo, including hoods, of course! Want to change the look of yours? Let us know how we can make your kitchen space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftswoman #decorativeartist #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #neworleans #batonrouge #tadelakt #plasterfinish #decorativepaster #remodel #renovation #kitchendecor #kitchentransformation #interiors #kitchensofinstagram #moderndesign #kitchenremodel #kitchen #kitchenmakeover #homedecor #fixerupper #modernkitchen #kitchendesign

A plastered stove hood is a great and cost-effective way to breathe new life into your kitchen! Here, the homeowner and interior designer wanted to change the look to something a bit more modern – a box stove hood fit the bill. The hood was redone in this fashion, and we applied a dry application of tadelakt (it is so versatile – not just for showers, tubs, and bathrooms!) The plaster’s beautiful, subtle, and organic movement makes for a terrific centerpiece in the room!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s only tadelakt artisan and your experts in all-things kitchen redo, including hoods, of course! Want to change the look of yours? Let us know how we can make your kitchen space a work of art!
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Hey, All! Twenty twenty-two was a great year at Sylvia T Designs! Thank you so much to our terrific clients, wonderful collaborators and suppliers, and our very special team! We hope you and yours are having a wonderful holiday season and we wish you all a joyous, healthy, and happy New Year!

We’re looking forward to many exciting things happening in 2023 – stay tuned! We have some great projects on the books, we will be introducing some new and exciting services, we’re growing, and we’ll continue to build careers for females in the decorative arts! All this while we continue to honor tradition and progress in everything that we do!

As always, let us know how we can make your space a work of art! Cheers!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #businesswoman #businesswomen #womeninbusiness #womenwhohustle #neworleans #batonrouge #gulfcoast #neworleanshistory #decorativeplaster #plaster #plasterfinish #handpainted #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola

Hey, All! Twenty twenty-two was a great year at Sylvia T Designs! Thank you so much to our terrific clients, wonderful collaborators and suppliers, and our very special team! We hope you and yours are having a wonderful holiday season and we wish you all a joyous, healthy, and happy New Year!

We’re looking forward to many exciting things happening in 2023 – stay tuned! We have some great projects on the books, we will be introducing some new and exciting services, we’re growing, and we’ll continue to build careers for females in the decorative arts! All this while we continue to honor tradition and progress in everything that we do!

As always, let us know how we can make your space a work of art! Cheers!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #businesswoman #businesswomen #womeninbusiness #womenwhohustle #neworleans #batonrouge #gulfcoast #neworleanshistory #decorativeplaster #plaster #plasterfinish #handpainted #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola
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Here is another shot of a significant project we recently completed in an historic home in the Bywater of New Orleans. We delivered several decorative finishes and other elements throughout the residence. Here, in one of the bathrooms, you can see the spectacular floor! We produced a custom stencil design and then aged the entire floor to give it an “old” look. You can also see some of the walls where we applied a dry application of tadelakt plaster (see our previous post to see the wet application of tadelakt in the shower!)

Sylvia T Designs is the premier New Orleans and Gulf Coast region decorative arts firm. Trusted in historic spaces, our skill, care, and experience are unmatched. Owner and master artisan, Sylvia Thompson-Dias, was recently recognized as the “Design Master” in the decorative arts by New Orleans Homes Magazine. 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 #fauxfinish #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #limeplaster #tadelakt #floor #customfloor #stencil #customestencil #handpainted #residential #renovation #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #Bywater #NOLA

Here is another shot of a significant project we recently completed in an historic home in the Bywater of New Orleans. We delivered several decorative finishes and other elements throughout the residence. Here, in one of the bathrooms, you can see the spectacular floor! We produced a custom stencil design and then aged the entire floor to give it an “old” look. You can also see some of the walls where we applied a dry application of tadelakt plaster (see our previous post to see the wet application of tadelakt in the shower!)

Sylvia T Designs is the premier New Orleans and Gulf Coast region decorative arts firm. Trusted in historic spaces, our skill, care, and experience are unmatched. Owner and master artisan, Sylvia Thompson-Dias, was recently recognized as the “Design Master” in the decorative arts by New Orleans Homes Magazine. 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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Wouldn’t you like to walk into a shower like this?!? We delivered many spectacular elements in the bathroom and throughout this historic New Orleans home in the Bywater (more coming soon). Here, we did a wet application of tadelakt plaster, a traditional Moroccan technique and material use. It is not only beautiful, with a gorgeous, silky motion, but it is also durable, mold resistant, and waterproof. This comes from not only the specific use of materials but also the skilled timing needed to deliver the end-result. The bathroom walls were done using a dry application of tadelakt, where we expertly matched the color across the wet and dry areas, giving the entire area an organic and cohesive look.

Sylvia T Designs is the premier decorative arts firm in the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and North Gulf Coast region. We are also the only true tadelakt artisan in the area. If you want the real deal, let us know how we can make your space a work of art! To all of our friends in the US, have a peaceful and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinish #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #limeplaster #tadelakt #venetianplaster #decorativeplaster #neworleanshistory #handpainted #residential #renovation #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola #Bywater #NOLA

Wouldn’t you like to walk into a shower like this?!? We delivered many spectacular elements in the bathroom and throughout this historic New Orleans home in the Bywater (more coming soon). Here, we did a wet application of tadelakt plaster, a traditional Moroccan technique and material use. It is not only beautiful, with a gorgeous, silky motion, but it is also durable, mold resistant, and waterproof. This comes from not only the specific use of materials but also the skilled timing needed to deliver the end-result. The bathroom walls were done using a dry application of tadelakt, where we expertly matched the color across the wet and dry areas, giving the entire area an organic and cohesive look.

Sylvia T Designs is the premier decorative arts firm in the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and North Gulf Coast region. We are also the only true tadelakt artisan in the area. If you want the real deal, let us know how we can make your space a work of art! To all of our friends in the US, have a peaceful and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
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Sylvia Thompson-Dias, Master Artisan and Owner of Sylvia T Designs, was recently named a “2022 Design Master” by New Orleans Homes Magazine! This honor is given to a single professional in each of a few design categories. Sylvia was recognized in “Decorative Finishes.” Design Masters are selected based on their expertise, quality of work, and longevity as a leader in their field, among other criteria.

Pictured here, Sylvia receives her award from @neworleanshomesmag editor, Melanie Warner Spencer. To see more on this special recognition, check out our website – the link is in our bio. Thanks very much to New Orleans Homes Magazine for honoring Sylvia and our team of professional artisans. Thanks, too, for hosting us at the terrific awards event! As always, let us know how we can make your space a “Design Master” work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #tadelakt #venetianplaster #nola #businesswoman #businesswomen #womeninbusiness #womenwhohustle #neworleans #nolaphotoguild #neworleanshistory #decorativeplaster #handpainted #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola

Sylvia Thompson-Dias, Master Artisan and Owner of Sylvia T Designs, was recently named a “2022 Design Master” by New Orleans Homes Magazine! This honor is given to a single professional in each of a few design categories. Sylvia was recognized in “Decorative Finishes.” Design Masters are selected based on their expertise, quality of work, and longevity as a leader in their field, among other criteria.

Pictured here, Sylvia receives her award from @neworleanshomesmag editor, Melanie Warner Spencer. To see more on this special recognition, check out our website – the link is in our bio. Thanks very much to New Orleans Homes Magazine for honoring Sylvia and our team of professional artisans. Thanks, too, for hosting us at the terrific awards event! As always, let us know how we can make your space a “Design Master” work of art!
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Sylvia T Designs is proud to be a firm dedicated to building careers for females in the decorative arts! New team members start as an “Artisan Assistant.” Then, after demonstrating certain skills, knowledge, and consistent quality of work, they are eligible for promotion to “Artisan Apprentice.” From there, after continued success, increased product knowledge, expanded technique, and jobsite management ability, team members can achieve the title of full “Artisan.” This process is important in building confidence and competent, talented artisans. It is also a firm nod to the time-honored trades that built New Orleans and so many other areas around our region. Sylvia T Designs is always “Honoring Tradition and Progress” on every project, every day!

Pictured is our all-female artisan applicator team at Sylvia T Designs (from left) – Sylvia Thompson-Dias, Master Artisan and Owner, Tess Riehlmann, Artisan Apprentice, and Jess Pottker, Artisan. This was from a recent Preservation Resource Center NOLA event – “Beams and Brews.” 

Visit SylviaTDesigns.com and check out our “About” page to learn more about our fabulous artisan crew!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #tadelakt #venetianplaster #nola #businesswoman #businesswomen #womeninbusiness #womenwhohustle #neworleans #nolaphotoguild #neworleanshistory #decorativeplaster #handpainted #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolarchitecture #preservenola

Sylvia T Designs is proud to be a firm dedicated to building careers for females in the decorative arts! New team members start as an “Artisan Assistant.” Then, after demonstrating certain skills, knowledge, and consistent quality of work, they are eligible for promotion to “Artisan Apprentice.” From there, after continued success, increased product knowledge, expanded technique, and jobsite management ability, team members can achieve the title of full “Artisan.” This process is important in building confidence and competent, talented artisans. It is also a firm nod to the time-honored trades that built New Orleans and so many other areas around our region. Sylvia T Designs is always “Honoring Tradition and Progress” on every project, every day!

Pictured is our all-female artisan applicator team at Sylvia T Designs (from left) – Sylvia Thompson-Dias, Master Artisan and Owner, Tess Riehlmann, Artisan Apprentice, and Jess Pottker, Artisan. This was from a recent Preservation Resource Center NOLA event – “Beams and Brews.”

Visit SylviaTDesigns.com and check out our “About” page to learn more about our fabulous artisan crew!
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For over 25 years, Sylvia T Designs has been bringing beautiful finishes to the New Orleans area. These days, we are the premier decorative arts firm in the Gulf Coast region. Delivering projects large and small, commercial or residential, we are trusted to work in new construction as well as in historic spaces. We bring an unparalleled level of skill, artistry, and product knowledge.

Here is a look at one of our current projects – a complete renovation of an historic Creole cottage in the French Quarter. We are producing numerous elements in the residence including a beautiful Marmorino Venetian plaster finish on the walls and ceilings of the parlor. In this shot, we are applying the base coat to the ceiling. Much more on this element and the overall project coming! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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For over 25 years, Sylvia T Designs has been bringing beautiful finishes to the New Orleans area. These days, we are the premier decorative arts firm in the Gulf Coast region. Delivering projects large and small, commercial or residential, we are trusted to work in new construction as well as in historic spaces. We bring an unparalleled level of skill, artistry, and product knowledge.

Here is a look at one of our current projects – a complete renovation of an historic Creole cottage in the French Quarter. We are producing numerous elements in the residence including a beautiful Marmorino Venetian plaster finish on the walls and ceilings of the parlor. In this shot, we are applying the base coat to the ceiling. Much more on this element and the overall project coming! 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 #marmorino #venetianplaster #decorativeplaster #neworleanshistory #handpainted #residential #renovation #restoration #historicpreservation #neworleanspreservation #nolaarchitecture #preservenola #FrenchQuarter #NOLA
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