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Sylvia T Designs has been in business delivering top decorative arts finishes for nearly 30 years! Since day one, when Sylvia started out as one-woman-show working out of her home to the stellar full-time team and terrific shop space, showroom, and distribution warehouse we have today, the company has been leading the way in this part of the world. From our masterful decorative and functional plaster finishes to our beautiful murals, stencils, gilding, cabinetry and furniture finishing, and more, Sylvia T Designs is the premier decorative arts firm in the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Gulf South region!

Not only our we proud of our work, which speaks for itself, but we also take great pride in our dedication to building careers for women in the decorative arts. This takes shape in our Artisan Training Program where team members start as an “Artisan Assistant” then progress to “Artisan Apprentice.” After demonstrating great skill in application, superior product knowledge, project management ability, and a passionate dedication to their craft, they are promoted to full “Artisan.” This of course, is a nod to our work “in the trades” and its important history and legacy of building this part of the world.

Certainly, we would be nowhere without our wonderful suppliers! That also goes for our incredible team/fam of all female artisans! And, of course, the great gratitude we have towards our clients who have trusted us with the privilege of working in their spaces for nearly three decades! We have been Honoring Tradition and Progress all this time! Whether your project is large or small, commercial or residential, historic or new construction, let us know how we can Make Your Space a Work of Art!

To see more on the history of Sylvia T Designs, click the link below!

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Sylvia T Designs has been in business delivering top decorative arts finishes for nearly 30 years! Since day one, when Sylvia started out as one-woman-show working out of her home to the stellar full-time team and terrific shop space, showroom, and distribution warehouse we have today, the company has been leading the way in this part of the world. From our masterful decorative and functional plaster finishes to our beautiful murals, stencils, gilding, cabinetry and furniture finishing, and more, Sylvia T Designs is the premier decorative arts firm in the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Gulf South region!

Not only our we proud of our work, which speaks for itself, but we also take great pride in our dedication to building careers for women in the decorative arts. This takes shape in our Artisan Training Program where team members start as an “Artisan Assistant” then progress to “Artisan Apprentice.” After demonstrating great skill in application, superior product knowledge, project management ability, and a passionate dedication to their craft, they are promoted to full “Artisan.” This of course, is a nod to our work “in the trades” and its important history and legacy of building this part of the world. 

Certainly, we would be nowhere without our wonderful suppliers! That also goes for our incredible team/fam of all female artisans! And, of course, the great gratitude we have towards our clients who have trusted us with the privilege of working in their spaces for nearly three decades! We have been Honoring Tradition and Progress all this time! Whether your project is large or small, commercial or residential, historic or new construction, let us know how we can Make Your Space a Work of Art!

To see more on the history of Sylvia T Designs, click the link below!

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Congratulations! You are incredibly talented & deserve all of the success in the world. ♥️♥️♥️

Congratulations on your continued success!

Here is a super cool project that blends old and new! The owners of this historic Uptown New Orleans home have a largely contemporary style. But they love the traditional look of the dining room’s plaster crown molding, ceiling medallion, and rope plaster details. They wanted to add a modern bit of pizzaz to the room! We delivered this fun wall finish boasting a striking perceived texture. It perfectly plays off the dark navy paint in the adjoining parlor. We custom-colored the lime-based Marmorino plaster in two distinct tones – one a soft white and the other matching the parlor’s navy color. We applied the colors together to create this dynamic finish! We also painted the decorative plaster details draping the rope plaster. This effectively ties in the chandelier and incorporates the ceiling into the overall design aesthetic.

Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Gulf Coast’s leading full-service decorative arts firm. Our expertise in delivering the right decorative and functional plasters is the best in the business! We are also your color experts! Whether in historic or new construction, let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here is a super cool project that blends old and new! The owners of this historic Uptown New Orleans home have a largely contemporary style. But they love the traditional look of the dining room’s plaster crown molding, ceiling medallion, and rope plaster details. They wanted to add a modern bit of pizzaz to the room! We delivered this fun wall finish boasting a striking perceived texture. It perfectly plays off the dark navy paint in the adjoining parlor. We custom-colored the lime-based Marmorino plaster in two distinct tones – one a soft white and the other matching the parlor’s navy color. We applied the colors together to create this dynamic finish! We also painted the decorative plaster details draping the rope plaster. This effectively ties in the chandelier and incorporates the ceiling into the overall design aesthetic.

Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Gulf Coast’s leading full-service decorative arts firm. Our expertise in delivering the right decorative and functional plasters is the best in the business! We are also your color experts! Whether in historic or new construction, let us know how we can make your space a work of art!Image attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

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This was an interesting project… We were called in to “repair” a wallpaper installation over in Alabama. The wallpaper is Papier Chinois and is meant to mimic traditional wallpaper looks from the 18th century. Because the paper is handmade and handpainted, the seam lines do not perfectly match-up between the panels. This is part of the beauty and style of the wallpaper and is desirable. However, likely due to a faulty installation, the design elements (in this case the foliage) did not match up neatly as they should.

We were brought in to make the elements – branches, leaves, and flowers – line up correctly by handpainting the needed connections as well as the background where needed. This required significant attention to detail, great pre-planning, and meticulous painting technique to execute! A big part of this was not only the painting itself but the expertise required to seamlessly match the colors originally on the paper – both as part of the design elements and the background. We corrected the mis-lineups, painted new branches, leaves, and flowers, and painted over the areas that needed to be corrected with the beautifully matched background color!

Sylvia T Designs is an expert firm in dealing with color! Whether we are custom color matching for our decorative and functional plaster finishes, delivering handpainted elements in our mural work – or a unique project like this, or you simply need professional color consultation for your project – our mastery of color is unparalleled. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!

Pictured – the first three photos are overall finished looks. The last two show close-up examples of how the elements were misaligned. See our current IG Reel for more!
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This was an interesting project… We were called in to “repair” a wallpaper installation over in Alabama. The wallpaper is Papier Chinois and is meant to mimic traditional wallpaper looks from the 18th century. Because the paper is handmade and handpainted, the seam lines do not perfectly match-up between the panels. This is part of the beauty and style of the wallpaper and is desirable. However, likely due to a faulty installation, the design elements (in this case the foliage) did not match up neatly as they should. 

We were brought in to make the elements – branches, leaves, and flowers – line up correctly by handpainting the needed connections as well as the background where needed. This required significant attention to detail, great pre-planning, and meticulous painting technique to execute! A big part of this was not only the painting itself but the expertise required to seamlessly match the colors originally on the paper – both as part of the design elements and the background. We corrected the mis-lineups, painted new branches, leaves, and flowers, and painted over the areas that needed to be corrected with the beautifully matched background color!

Sylvia T Designs is an expert firm in dealing with color! Whether we are custom color matching for our decorative and functional plaster finishes, delivering handpainted elements in our mural work – or a unique project like this, or you simply need professional color consultation for your project – our mastery of color is unparalleled. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!

Pictured – the first three photos are overall finished looks. The last two show close-up examples of how the elements were misaligned. See our current IG Reel for more!Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

We are pleased and grateful to have been a sponsor of the Spring Home Tour put on by Preservation Resource Center NOLA! The event took place this past weekend and featured tours of six lovely Uptown homes. We are always happy to work with our friends at PRC NOLA and support their mission – “The PRC preserves New Orleans’ historic architecture, neighborhoods, and cultural identity though collaboration, empowerment, and service to our community.” We are proud to assist them further by offering plaster education classes from time to time – be on the lookout for the next one!

Sylvia T Designs is the premier decorative arts firm servicing the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Gulf South region (and points beyond)! Our highly skilled and fully insured team delivers unmatched artistry and product knowledge – using only artisan level, historically appropriate products. It is an honor and a privilege to be trusted to work in historic spaces! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!

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We are pleased and grateful to have been a sponsor of the Spring Home Tour put on by Preservation Resource Center NOLA! The event took place this past weekend and featured tours of six lovely Uptown homes. We are always happy to work with our friends at PRC NOLA and support their mission – “The PRC preserves New Orleans’ historic architecture, neighborhoods, and cultural identity though collaboration, empowerment, and service to our community.” We are proud to assist them further by offering plaster education classes from time to time – be on the lookout for the next one!

Sylvia T Designs is the premier decorative arts firm servicing the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Gulf South region (and points beyond)! Our highly skilled and fully insured team delivers unmatched artistry and product knowledge – using only artisan level, historically appropriate products. It is an honor and a privilege to be trusted to work in historic spaces! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!

@prcnola

Here's the last element we delivered in this new construction residence on the West Bank of New Orleans (please see our recent posts for more.) This is the dining room, and the owner and designer wanted a bold look in the space that would still fit easily with the paint colors, light, and decor in the room. We mixed up a custom colored, lime based Grassello Venetian plaster for the task. The decorative plaster finish is highly reflective, shows abundant movement, and adds depth, dimension, and striking contrast to the space.

Sylvia T Designs is your Gulf South plaster expert! Two key points from this project – it takes great skill, timing, and effort to achieve this look, especially on a ceiling with trays such as these. Considerable hand burnishing is required to achieve this level of sheen! Second, our ability to create and/or match custom colors is unmatched in the region! Come up with your vision and we can select the right materials, techniques, and applications to make it a reality! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!

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Heres the last element we delivered in this new construction residence on the West Bank of New Orleans (please see our recent posts for more.) This is the dining room, and the owner and designer wanted a bold look in the space that would still fit easily with the paint colors, light, and decor in the room. We mixed up a custom colored, lime based Grassello Venetian plaster for the task. The decorative plaster finish is highly reflective, shows abundant movement, and adds depth, dimension, and striking contrast to the space.

Sylvia T Designs is your Gulf South plaster expert! Two key points from this project – it takes great skill, timing, and effort to achieve this look, especially on a ceiling with trays such as these. Considerable hand burnishing is required to achieve this level of sheen! Second, our ability to create and/or match custom colors is unmatched in the region! Come up with your vision and we can select the right materials, techniques, and applications to make it a reality! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!

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Microcement is all the rage in Europe and this amazing substance is making waves in the US! It’s not only durable and suited for a wide range of uses – indoor and outdoor, high traffic areas, high contact surfaces, bathrooms, showers, walls, floors, ceilings, kitchens, bar tops, backsplashes, fireplaces, and much more – it’s also beautiful. Though it has “cement” in the name, this is an artisan applied material that can achieve plaster-like looks all while maintaining its moisture and stain resistance at only 3mm in thickness! It’s widely used in both commercial and residential spaces.

Gulf Coast Plaster Artisans, powered by @sylviatdesigns, is the exclusive Gulf South distributor of Topcret, the world’s leading manufacturer of microcement – it’s the expert’s choice! If you are an industry professional interested in learning more about microcement, procuring this top-quality product to enhance your business’s offerings, or would like to participate in training, reach out to us. We are also the region’s leading applicator and would be happy to discuss your microcement project. For more, check the link in our bio.

Gulf Coast Plaster Artisans – Premium Materials – Master Artisans. Application – Distribution – Training.

Microcement is all the rage in Europe and this amazing substance is making waves in the US! It’s not only durable and suited for a wide range of uses – indoor and outdoor, high traffic areas, high contact surfaces, bathrooms, showers, walls, floors, ceilings, kitchens, bar tops, backsplashes, fireplaces, and much more – it’s also beautiful. Though it has “cement” in the name, this is an artisan applied material that can achieve plaster-like looks all while maintaining its moisture and stain resistance at only 3mm in thickness! It’s widely used in both commercial and residential spaces.

Gulf Coast Plaster Artisans, powered by @sylviatdesigns, is the exclusive Gulf South distributor of Topcret, the world’s leading manufacturer of microcement – it’s the expert’s choice! If you are an industry professional interested in learning more about microcement, procuring this top-quality product to enhance your business’s offerings, or would like to participate in training, reach out to us. We are also the region’s leading applicator and would be happy to discuss your microcement project. For more, check the link in our bio.

Gulf Coast Plaster Artisans – Premium Materials – Master Artisans. Application – Distribution – Training.
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We are pleased to announce the arrival of Gulf Coast Plaster Artisans, powered by Sylvia T Designs! GCPA is proud to bring decorative artists and other industry professionals top-flight, artisan-level materials! We are the exclusive US distributor of Stucco Italiano, a family-owned and leading manufacturer of true Italian plasters and decorative finish products based in Northern Italy. Additionally, we are the exclusive distributor of Topcret, the world’s leading producer of microcement out of Barcelona, Spain, covering the US Gulf South – Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and points beyond.

Both Topcret and Stucco Italiano produce incredible products for professionals that are of the highest quality, all at a very competitive price! Having been in the business for well over 25 years at Sylvia T Designs, we have used and vetted numerous products over the years. These two companies are at the top of their respective games! Believe us, we know – they are what we use on our projects each and every day!

We not only offer sales, but also training. Of course, we are always available as applicators of these terrific products. We are here to provide guidance, support, and knowledge to help you set your and your clients’ projects up for success! Just let us know your vision and we are here to assist you! Our online store is coming soon. But feel free to reach out to us – link in bio – for more information.

Gulf Coast Plaster Artisans – Premium Materials – Master Artisans

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Gulf Coast Plaster Artisans, powered by Sylvia T Designs! GCPA is proud to bring decorative artists and other industry professionals top-flight, artisan-level materials! We are the exclusive US distributor of Stucco Italiano, a family-owned and leading manufacturer of true Italian plasters and decorative finish products based in Northern Italy. Additionally, we are the exclusive distributor of Topcret, the world’s leading producer of microcement out of Barcelona, Spain, covering the US Gulf South – Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and points beyond.

Both Topcret and Stucco Italiano produce incredible products for professionals that are of the highest quality, all at a very competitive price! Having been in the business for well over 25 years at Sylvia T Designs, we have used and vetted numerous products over the years. These two companies are at the top of their respective games! Believe us, we know – they are what we use on our projects each and every day!

We not only offer sales, but also training. Of course, we are always available as applicators of these terrific products. We are here to provide guidance, support, and knowledge to help you set your and your clients’ projects up for success! Just let us know your vision and we are here to assist you! Our online store is coming soon. But feel free to reach out to us – link in bio – for more information.

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