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...
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...
Wallpaper? Think Decoratively Painted Finishes Instead!

Wallpaper? Think Decoratively Painted Finishes Instead!

Searching for a great look that will bring your space to life and also avoid the pitfalls of wallpaper? A decoratively painted finish on your walls or ceiling is the answer! Wallcoverings (wallpaper) are often one dimensional. Even textured coverings, like...
Sylvia T Designs – Specializing in a Wide-Range of Plaster Finishes, Products, and Techniques

Sylvia T Designs – Specializing in a Wide-Range of Plaster Finishes, Products, and Techniques

Sylvia T Designs has been delivering beautiful and long-lasting plaster finishes for well-over 20 years. But, that doesn’t mean we have been resting on our laurels! We always strive to keep up with the latest trends, products, and techniques allowing us to deliver...
French Quarter Creole Cottage Plaster Wall Finishes

French Quarter Creole Cottage Plaster Wall Finishes

One of Sylvia T Designs specialties is plaster finishes in both new construction and historic properties. We take great care in working with owners, designers, and architects to develop finishes that enhance their space and produce their vision. Because of our...

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