Sylvia Thompson-Dias, Artist and Owner of Sylvia T. Designs
Sylvia has been a decorative artist for 25 years. With her wealth of experience, Sylvia has fashioned creative techniques in her finishes producing depth and dimension to the walls, ceilings, and floors on which she and her team of talented artists work. She regularly attends workshops to learn the latest finish techniques and products continuously enhancing what Sylvia T Designs offers to clients.
The breadth of what Sylvia T. Designs offers – plaster restoration, decorative plaster finishes, faux finishes, cabinetry & furniture finishes, murals, custom signage, color consultation, and more – will bring your project to life!
Much of Sylvia T. Designs’ work in the greater New Orleans area has involved projects in historic properties. With care and dedication, we can expertly restore flat wall and ceiling lime plaster, medallions, and crown molding. We area also the region’s experts in restoring and refinishing furniture and cabinetry.
Sylvia T. Designs is committed to working with designers and owners to gain an understanding of their concepts and needs. With that information, we delve into the creative process to produce exciting decorative finishes bringing their vision to fruition. We deliver this top caliber work within budget and on time.
We work both residential and commercial projects, small and large-scale, historic and new construction. With our extensive experience, we’re able to effectively manage projects from the initial planning and design phase through execution and completion.
“I have been drawn to the arts since I was a young child. As a teenager, I began taking classes from a local artist where I learned about color and painting techniques. At Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, I studied design and graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. After an internship in the field, I went back to my first love – art. And, with this love of the arts and training, I started my decorative arts business.” ~ Sylvia T.
Contact Sylvia T. Designs for your next project and see “your space as a work of art!”
Carmen Maher, Artist
Carmen joined Sylvia T Designs in May, 2018 and has quickly become a highly-valued member of the team. She works on-site with our various decorative arts projects. A native of San Francisco, Carmen has resided in New Orleans since 2014. She has a background in theater production, from her time in California, and was a long-time member of the service industry (this is part of the reason why she is so great with our clients!) Although she is a multi-talented artist, Carmen specializes in gilded glass and mirrors and hand-painted signage. In her free time, she enjoys singing, playing the trumpet, and creating acrylic-on-canvas paintings.