Sylvia T Designs is the premier New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Gulf South’s decorative arts firm. We have been honoring tradition and progress and delivering our clients’ vision for over 25 years! The region’s leading full-service decorative arts firm. Decorative and Functional Plaster Finishes, Plaster Repair, Microcement, Murals, Stencils, Gilding, Cabinetry and Furniture Refinishing, Faux Finishes, Custom Signage, and more.

Sylvia T Designs is the premier New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Gulf South’s decorative arts firm. We have been honoring tradition and progress and delivering our clients’ vision for over 25 years!

We’re a New Orleans-based firm with unparalleled experience in commercial, residential, and historical projects, both small and large-scale around the Gulf Coast region. We use only artisan-level products with an emphasis on eco-friendly options. Our highly trained and skilled team of applicators is the best in the business!

Gulf Coast Plaster Artisans – Powered by Sylvia T Designs. The Gulf South’s premiere decorative and functional plaster and microcement artisan firm. Specializing in various plasters including Venetian plaster, Grassello, Marmorino, Tadelakt, American Clay, Microcement, and much more!

 

 

 

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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.

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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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.

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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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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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 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.

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.

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 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.
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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

Stunning Plaster Work in New Orleans Four Seasons Residence

Stunning Plaster Work in New Orleans Four Seasons Residence

At Sylvia T Designs, we do all sizes and types of jobs – large and small, commercial and residential, and historic and new construction. We truly run the gamut! Our full-time, highly trained, and insured team are the best in the business whether we’re doing a...

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Microcement is Here!

Microcement is Here!

We have been teasing this for a little while now. But we here at Sylvia T Designs and Gulf Coast Plaster Artisans are proud to announce our exclusive partnership with Topcret™, the world’s leading producer of microcement! We are their exclusive applicator in the...

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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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Our Uptown New Orleans project where we are delivering elements throughout the house in this residential renovation. Here is the primary bathroom where we refinished the cabinetry and delivered stunning plaster finishes on the walls and ceiling. The cloud pattern is a showstopper in the space! See our previous post for more info!

#plasterfinish #bathroom #bathroomdesign #bathroomrenovation #artisan #craftswoman #NOLA #BatonRouge #GulfSouth

Our Uptown New Orleans project where we are delivering elements throughout the house in this residential renovation. Here is the primary bathroom where we refinished the cabinetry and delivered stunning plaster finishes on the walls and ceiling. The cloud pattern is a showstopper in the space! See our previous post for more info!

#plasterfinish #bathroom #bathroomdesign #bathroomrenovation #artisan #craftswoman #NOLA #BatonRouge #GulfSouth
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Here is another look at our recent residential microcement project (see our previous post on the all-over bathroom renovation – walls, ceiling, floor, and walk-in shower!) This is the living room’s fireplace mantle. You can see the beautiful modern look and how the microcement demonstrates lovely, subtle motion. It’s a terrific centerpiece to the clean aesthetic of the space!⁠
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Sylvia T Designs, home of @gulfcoastplasterartisans, is the Gulf South expert for microcement. This versatile and durable material is ideal for numerous applications – both commercial and residential. Visit our website – SylviaTDesigns.com – for more information. Let us know how we can make your space a microcement work of art!⁠
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#microcement

Here is another look at our recent residential microcement project (see our previous post on the all-over bathroom renovation – walls, ceiling, floor, and walk-in shower!) This is the living room’s fireplace mantle. You can see the beautiful modern look and how the microcement demonstrates lovely, subtle motion. It’s a terrific centerpiece to the clean aesthetic of the space!⁠

Sylvia T Designs, home of @gulfcoastplasterartisans, is the Gulf South expert for microcement. This versatile and durable material is ideal for numerous applications – both commercial and residential. Visit our website – SylviaTDesigns.com – for more information. Let us know how we can make your space a microcement work of art!⁠

#microcement
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Travertine (a.k.a. Travertino)! This is a beautiful plaster finish we offer that can be used indoors or out and is ideal in almost any situation or location – walls, backsplashes, ceilings, and much more! It is intensely technique driven. The look is achieved by mixing different colored plasters and executing proper troweling methodology. We can custom mix whatever colors your vision dreams up! This lime plaster has its roots dating back to the Renaissance where it was used, initially, to recreate the look of Travertine marble. Today and in the right hands, it can evoke varied looks of rough textured stone or Travertine tile.⁠
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This is a shot of a sample we created as part of our shop’s display installation. We are also delivering a similar finish as part of an upcoming restaurant project we are leading (more on that soon)! We use only the finest quality Italian made plaster – artisan-level products that you can’t buy in a big box store or local paint shop. We would be happy to discuss if a Travertine plaster finish is just what you are looking for! Also, you can visit our New Orleans shop, by appointment, to see this finish and the scores of other plaster and decorative arts work we can make happen in your project. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!

Travertine (a.k.a. Travertino)! This is a beautiful plaster finish we offer that can be used indoors or out and is ideal in almost any situation or location – walls, backsplashes, ceilings, and much more! It is intensely technique driven. The look is achieved by mixing different colored plasters and executing proper troweling methodology. We can custom mix whatever colors your vision dreams up! This lime plaster has its roots dating back to the Renaissance where it was used, initially, to recreate the look of Travertine marble. Today and in the right hands, it can evoke varied looks of rough textured stone or Travertine tile.⁠

This is a shot of a sample we created as part of our shop’s display installation. We are also delivering a similar finish as part of an upcoming restaurant project we are leading (more on that soon)! We use only the finest quality Italian made plaster – artisan-level products that you can’t buy in a big box store or local paint shop. We would be happy to discuss if a Travertine plaster finish is just what you are looking for! Also, you can visit our New Orleans shop, by appointment, to see this finish and the scores of other plaster and decorative arts work we can make happen in your project. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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It’s been a wonderful 2023 here at Sylvia T Designs! We were lucky and grateful to add two new team members, Anna & Eilise, as well as continue to be so lucky to also have Jess and Tess by our side! We were also so very lucky and honored to have done so many great projects for and with many of you – we are truly grateful to all our clients, collaborators, and suppliers! So, thank you!⁠
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We wanted to let you all know that we are closed as of this afternoon, Friday, December 22, through Tuesday, January 2. We reopen on Wednesday, January 3rd. Of course, you can always check us out at SylviaTDesigns.com!⁠
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So, from our team/fam to you and yours, we hope you have a wonderful, joyous, and peaceful holiday season! We hope to have the opportunity and good fortune to make your space a work of art in 2024! Cheers to you!⁠
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~ Sylvia T Designs and Gulf Coast Plaster Artisans

It’s been a wonderful 2023 here at Sylvia T Designs! We were lucky and grateful to add two new team members, Anna & Eilise, as well as continue to be so lucky to also have Jess and Tess by our side! We were also so very lucky and honored to have done so many great projects for and with many of you – we are truly grateful to all our clients, collaborators, and suppliers! So, thank you!⁠

We wanted to let you all know that we are closed as of this afternoon, Friday, December 22, through Tuesday, January 2. We reopen on Wednesday, January 3rd. Of course, you can always check us out at SylviaTDesigns.com!⁠

So, from our team/fam to you and yours, we hope you have a wonderful, joyous, and peaceful holiday season! We hope to have the opportunity and good fortune to make your space a work of art in 2024! Cheers to you!⁠

~ Sylvia T Designs and Gulf Coast Plaster Artisans
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