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...
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...
The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Seignouret-Brulatour House

The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Seignouret-Brulatour House

We recently had the great privilege of working on a centerpiece project for the Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC). Now that the museum is open, we can share this exciting job with you! This was a multi-million-dollar project that was years-in-the-making. We were...
Custom and Classic Stencils and a Brief History of Stenciling

Custom and Classic Stencils and a Brief History of Stenciling

Hand-painting our custom stencil design at Longway Tavern in the French Quarter of New Orleans.One might argue that stencils and stenciling are the original form of the decorative arts. Dating back over 37 thousand years, Neanderthal cave art employed what were the...
What is Today’s Decorative Artist?

What is Today’s Decorative Artist?

Pictured above – Upstairs bar at Cavan Restaurant, Uptown, New Orleans. “You still doing ‘the’ faux finishes?” It’s something we hear a lot at Sylvia T Designs, having been in business for nearly 25 years. For many, faux finishing still conjures up images from...

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