Sylvia T Designs – Decorative Arts and Interiors – Plaster, Lime Plaster, Decorative Plaster, Functional Plaster, Venetian Plaster, Tadelakt, Microcement, Stencils, Custom Stencils, Murals, Faux Finishes, Gilding, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf, Cabinetry Finishes, Furniture Finishes, Cabinetry Refinishing, Furniture Refinishing, Custom Signage, New Orleans, Gulf Coast, Baton Rouge, NOLA, Plaster Artisan.

We offer a large variety of decorative and functional plaster finishes expertly utilizing various lime, clay, and marble plasters. We capture the look your space needs from old world to contemporary, Venetian plasters, tadelakt, metallic plaster, microcement, and more!

Plaster Finishes & Microcement

At Sylvia T. Designs, our team of experienced and highly skilled plaster artisans is here to help you achieve the plaster or microcement look and feel you desire for your space.

Sylvia T Designs is an expert artisan firm in both decorative and functional plasters as well as microcement. We are constantly vetting suppliers and products keeping at the cutting edge of what’s out there while constantly assuring quality and effectiveness. We only work with select producers, suppliers, and specific products that truly deliver.

We emphasize the use of lime plasters. This includes Venetian Plaster, Grassello, which can produce a striking mirror-like finish, and Marmorino, which can range from stone-like to soft sheen looks. We are also the region’s only true tadelakt plaster artisan.  Another of our specialties is clay plaster (matte finishes), perfect for absorbing sound and reflecting light. These are all natural lime, clay, or marble-based plasters, which are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, breathable, mold resistant, and ecofriendly. They have no undesirable volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Additionally, we are specialists in the use of lime washes and mineral paints. These are also no-VOC, hypoallergenic, breathable, mold resistant, and ecofriendly.

With our skilled use of lime plasters, washes, and mineral paint, we can achieve a wide-array of styles from rustic to Old World to contemporary. We can create looks that are textured, show warmth, demonstrate depth, boast luminosity, and have an organic feel with movement that ranges from subtle to bold. These plaster finishes are all highly durable and eminently repairable.

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s authority in the use of metallic plasters. If it is a more contemporary or modern aesthetic you seek, we make that happen. These elegant finishes shimmer and show a luster that is incomparable.

Please see more of our work in the gallery below. Here are some of our latest plaster finish-related posts on Instagram…

For over 25 years, Sylvia T Designs has been bringing beautiful finishes to the New Orleans area. These days, we are the premier decorative arts firm in the Gulf Coast region. Delivering projects large and small, commercial or residential, we are trusted to work in new construction as well as in historic spaces. We bring an unparalleled level of skill, artistry, and product knowledge.

Here is a look at one of our current projects – a complete renovation of an historic Creole cottage in the French Quarter. We are producing numerous elements in the residence including a beautiful Marmorino Venetian plaster finish on the walls and ceilings of the parlor. In this shot, we are applying the base coat to the ceiling. Much more on this element and the overall project coming! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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For over 25 years, Sylvia T Designs has been bringing beautiful finishes to the New Orleans area. These days, we are the premier decorative arts firm in the Gulf Coast region. Delivering projects large and small, commercial or residential, we are trusted to work in new construction as well as in historic spaces. We bring an unparalleled level of skill, artistry, and product knowledge.

Here is a look at one of our current projects – a complete renovation of an historic Creole cottage in the French Quarter. We are producing numerous elements in the residence including a beautiful Marmorino Venetian plaster finish on the walls and ceilings of the parlor. In this shot, we are applying the base coat to the ceiling. Much more on this element and the overall project coming! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here’s a recently completed project of a residential renovation in Baton Rouge for our friends, Kenneth Brown Design and Bernhard Normand Construction! We delivered a sumptuous tadelakt finish to the stove hood (pictured here) in the open kitchen as well as around the adjacent living room walls and scalloped fireplace surround (more on the last two soon!) The plaster is a custom color matched across the three elements. The soft mottled feel of the tadelakt complements the space terrifically!

Sylvia T Designs is the only true tadelakt artisan in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and larger Gulf Coast region. Let us know how we can bring this amazing traditional Moroccan plaster technique, using only the finest artisan materials, to your project and make your space a work of art!
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Here’s a recently completed project of a residential renovation in Baton Rouge for our friends, Kenneth Brown Design and Bernhard Normand Construction! We delivered a sumptuous tadelakt finish to the stove hood (pictured here) in the open kitchen as well as around the adjacent living room walls and scalloped fireplace surround (more on the last two soon!) The plaster is a custom color matched across the three elements. The soft mottled feel of the tadelakt complements the space terrifically!

Sylvia T Designs is the only true tadelakt artisan in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and larger Gulf Coast region. Let us know how we can bring this amazing traditional Moroccan plaster technique, using only the finest artisan materials, to your project and make your space a work of art!
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Microcement! Big news from Sylvia T Designs coming soon! Stay tuned…

Sylvia T Designs is the premier decorative arts firm in the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Gulf Coast region! We use only authentic, artisan-level materials when delivering the vision for your project. Whether your job is large or small, commercial or residential, historic or new construction, let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Microcement! Big news from Sylvia T Designs coming soon! Stay tuned…

Sylvia T Designs is the premier decorative arts firm in the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Gulf Coast region! We use only authentic, artisan-level materials when delivering the vision for your project. Whether your job is large or small, commercial or residential, historic or new construction, let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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One of the main things we do here at Sylvia T Designs is color! It’s in our DNA. Looking for some guidance on color selections for your project? We got you! And this isn’t limited to our decorative arts deliverables on a job, we can help you with color on any part of your project! Where we also excel is with color matching (in fact, we’re unmatched in that regard – pun intended😅)! We’re experts at matching colors, whether standard or custom, with our work. We can take whatever colors your project requires and make a perfect match with the plasters, microcement, lime washes, and mineral paints we use as well as with many other aspects of the decorative arts we deliver (murals, stencils, custom signage, etc.)

Sylvia T Designs is the premier decorative arts firm in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast region. Let us know how can take your colors and make your space a work of art!🎨🖌
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One of the main things we do here at Sylvia T Designs is color! It’s in our DNA. Looking for some guidance on color selections for your project? We got you! And this isn’t limited to our decorative arts deliverables on a job, we can help you with color on any part of your project! Where we also excel is with color matching (in fact, we’re unmatched in that regard – pun intended😅)! We’re experts at matching colors, whether standard or custom, with our work. We can take whatever colors your project requires and make a perfect match with the plasters, microcement, lime washes, and mineral paints we use as well as with many other aspects of the decorative arts we deliver (murals, stencils, custom signage, etc.)

Sylvia T Designs is the premier decorative arts firm in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast region. Let us know how can take your colors and make your space a work of art!🎨🖌
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Thank you so much to everyone who attended our class, “The Right Plaster for the Right Space,” last Friday at our New Orleans artisan shop! And a special big thanks to our friends at Preservation Resource Center NOLA for asking us to do this! It was a great success – was sold out (and then some!) and it seemed people came away with practical and critical knowledge needed to better understand utilizing and spec’ing plaster and microcement in their projects.

The class was, principally, for folks in the trade – architects, designers, contractors, etc. We shared our expertise and product knowledge across a wide range of functional and decorative plasters – Venetian, Marmorino, Grassello, Tadelakt, American Clay, Microcement, and more. We covered how each of these can perform, proper prep, cost, and other key ideas!

If you couldn’t make it or would like to learn more, drop us a DM and we can set you up with an appointment to stop by our artisan shop and see how we can “make your space a work of art!”

Visit @prcnola!
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Thank you so much to everyone who attended our class, “The Right Plaster for the Right Space,” last Friday at our New Orleans artisan shop! And a special big thanks to our friends at Preservation Resource Center NOLA for asking us to do this! It was a great success – was sold out (and then some!) and it seemed people came away with practical and critical knowledge needed to better understand utilizing and spec’ing plaster and microcement in their projects.

The class was, principally, for folks in the trade – architects, designers, contractors, etc. We shared our expertise and product knowledge across a wide range of functional and decorative plasters – Venetian, Marmorino, Grassello, Tadelakt, American Clay, Microcement, and more. We covered how each of these can perform, proper prep, cost, and other key ideas!

If you couldn’t make it or would like to learn more, drop us a DM and we can set you up with an appointment to stop by our artisan shop and see how we can “make your space a work of art!”

Visit @prcnola!
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Our major project in the French Quarter is fully underway! We are doing extensive work in an historic Creole cottage providing numerous plaster finishes and other decorative elements throughout the home. Here, we are applying the final coat of a beautiful Marmorino plaster in one of the parlors. The texture will soften and the color will lighten as it dries. From there, we be applying a horizontal striping lime wash to finish off this stunning look. Stay tuned!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm trusted in historic spaces bringing our unparalleled expertise, experience, and skill. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Our major project in the French Quarter is fully underway! We are doing extensive work in an historic Creole cottage providing numerous plaster finishes and other decorative elements throughout the home. Here, we are applying the final coat of a beautiful Marmorino plaster in one of the parlors. The texture will soften and the color will lighten as it dries. From there, we be applying a horizontal striping lime wash to finish off this stunning look. Stay tuned!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm trusted in historic spaces bringing our unparalleled expertise, experience, and skill. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Hey All! As a proud sponsor of the Preservation Resource Center’s Shotgun Home Tour, happening this weekend, we hope to see you out there! We’ll be around on Saturday. Come by and say hi! Check out @prcnola for more!

Here, we’re applying the first coat of a dry application of Tadelakt plaster – a traditional Moroccan technique that is both beautiful and functional. It can be used in wet areas (think walk-in showers, outdoor kitchens, pool rooms, and much more) as well as dry (beautiful in non-wet areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and more)!

Sylvia T Designs is the Gulf Coast region’s only true Tadelakt artisan! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art! And don’t worry we never plaster ourselves into a corner!😅
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Hey All! As a proud sponsor of the Preservation Resource Center’s Shotgun Home Tour, happening this weekend, we hope to see you out there! We’ll be around on Saturday. Come by and say hi! Check out @prcnola for more!

Here, we’re applying the first coat of a dry application of Tadelakt plaster – a traditional Moroccan technique that is both beautiful and functional. It can be used in wet areas (think walk-in showers, outdoor kitchens, pool rooms, and much more) as well as dry (beautiful in non-wet areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and more)!

Sylvia T Designs is the Gulf Coast region’s only true Tadelakt artisan! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art! And don’t worry we never plaster ourselves into a corner!😅
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Here’s a look at a recent residential renovation where we did some terrific work in this Uptown, New Orleans home. In this shot, you can see some of what we did in the kitchen (we did all the walls and the ceiling, too!) The owner wanted a rustic French provincial country look to complement the fixtures and decor. We delivered a gorgeous Marmorino plaster finish that shows some beautiful and subtle motion along with lovely depth. We also did a custom color match with the plaster. What’s more? We sealed the finish to provide protection and cleanability from kitchen stains and grease!

Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans and Gulf Coast region’s decorative and functional plaster experts! Always ask for the best and let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here’s a look at a recent residential renovation where we did some terrific work in this Uptown, New Orleans home. In this shot, you can see some of what we did in the kitchen (we did all the walls and the ceiling, too!) The owner wanted a rustic French provincial country look to complement the fixtures and decor. We delivered a gorgeous Marmorino plaster finish that shows some beautiful and subtle motion along with lovely depth. We also did a custom color match with the plaster. What’s more? We sealed the finish to provide protection and cleanability from kitchen stains and grease!

Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans and Gulf Coast region’s decorative and functional plaster experts! Always ask for the best and let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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One of our favorite things is having a client over to our shop to show them what we’re cooking up for their project! This is for an upcoming residential historical restoration and renovation in a French Quarter Creole Cottage! We will be delivering many fabulous elements in virtually every space in the house. This will involve extensive decorative and functional plaster finishes (including an amazing tadelakt bathroom and much more), mural work, and custom stenciling. It’s going to be incredible! Stay tuned for more!

Sylvia T Designs is the foremost decorative arts firm in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast region trusted by architects, designers, contractors, and home and business owners. Whether its historic or new, residential or commercial, a big project or small, ask for the best and let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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One of our favorite things is having a client over to our shop to show them what we’re cooking up for their project! This is for an upcoming residential historical restoration and renovation in a French Quarter Creole Cottage! We will be delivering many fabulous elements in virtually every space in the house. This will involve extensive decorative and functional plaster finishes (including an amazing tadelakt bathroom and much more), mural work, and custom stenciling. It’s going to be incredible! Stay tuned for more!

Sylvia T Designs is the foremost decorative arts firm in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast region trusted by architects, designers, contractors, and home and business owners. Whether its historic or new, residential or commercial, a big project or small, ask for the best and let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here's a finished shot (please see our previous post) of our residential Venetian plaster ceiling finish. The bold and highly mirrored finish adds dramatic elegance to the spacious dining room. Though the picture doesn’t do it justice, you can see how the abundant natural light beautifully reflects off the plaster. The striking appearance is further enhanced by the ceiling bays. Extensive hand-burnishing with a large dose of key timing throughout the application (all while working on a ceiling!) allowed us to achieve this look from the lime-based plaster.

Sylvia T Designs is the premier decorative and functional plaster artisan firm in the Gulf Coast region. If your job calls for plaster, always use the best! Our skill, expertise, and product knowledge are unmatched. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here's a finished shot (please see our previous post) of our residential Venetian plaster ceiling finish. The bold and highly mirrored finish adds dramatic elegance to the spacious dining room. Though the picture doesn’t do it justice, you can see how the abundant natural light beautifully reflects off the plaster. The striking appearance is further enhanced by the ceiling bays. Extensive hand-burnishing with a large dose of key timing throughout the application (all while working on a ceiling!) allowed us to achieve this look from the lime-based plaster.

Sylvia T Designs is the premier decorative and functional plaster artisan firm in the Gulf Coast region. If your job calls for plaster, always use the best! Our skill, expertise, and product knowledge are unmatched. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here's an in-progress shot of a gorgeous finish we are delivering on a high-end residential project in the New Orleans area. It’s lime-based Venetian plaster featured on the home’s dining room ceiling interspersed between several ceiling bays. The final coat has been applied and now we are hand-compressing the plaster to achieve the desired mirrored look that you can see is starting to manifest. This takes great skill, timing, and patience to achieve.

It’s a challenge yet a joy to create a finish like this when working on a ceiling! We’ll have more on this project deliverable soon! Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative and functional plaster artisan firm and the one that interior designers, architects, home and business owners and others trust for special projects like these! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here's an in-progress shot of a gorgeous finish we are delivering on a high-end residential project in the New Orleans area. It’s lime-based Venetian plaster featured on the home’s dining room ceiling interspersed between several ceiling bays. The final coat has been applied and now we are hand-compressing the plaster to achieve the desired mirrored look that you can see is starting to manifest. This takes great skill, timing, and patience to achieve.

It’s a challenge yet a joy to create a finish like this when working on a ceiling! We’ll have more on this project deliverable soon! Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative and functional plaster artisan firm and the one that interior designers, architects, home and business owners and others trust for special projects like these! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here's another look at our recent project in Baton Rouge for Kenneth Brown Design. This is the primary bedroom in this residential remodel. We used lime paint on the walls and ceiling. We also used mineral paint on the vertically slatted wall and baseboards. Overall, we delivered a cohesive look that boasts subtle, organic movement giving the space a beautiful and calming feel.

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm and plaster artisan. We specialize in both decorative and functional plaster finishes, lime washes, mineral paints, stencils, murals, cabinetry and furniture refinishing, and much, much more. Our skill, product expertise, and experience are unmatched. Ask for who the best interiors designers use and let us know how we can make your space a work of art!

Photo courtesy of @gatormillworks.
Interior Design by @kennethbrowndesign
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Here's another look at our recent project in Baton Rouge for Kenneth Brown Design. This is the primary bedroom in this residential remodel. We used lime paint on the walls and ceiling. We also used mineral paint on the vertically slatted wall and baseboards. Overall, we delivered a cohesive look that boasts subtle, organic movement giving the space a beautiful and calming feel.

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm and plaster artisan. We specialize in both decorative and functional plaster finishes, lime washes, mineral paints, stencils, murals, cabinetry and furniture refinishing, and much, much more. Our skill, product expertise, and experience are unmatched. Ask for who the best interiors designers use and let us know how we can make your space a work of art!

Photo courtesy of @gatormillworks.
Interior Design by @kennethbrowndesign
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It’s always a pleasure to work with the inimitable Kenneth Brown Design! This fantastic project is a residential remodel in Baton Rouge, where we delivered a few elements. Here, you can see the amazing fireplace surround. The design is impressive and serves as the focal point of the living room. We used lime plaster, with a bit of a heavier grain, to create a noticeable, striking texture. Skill and attention to detail were a must to achieve this look on the scalloped surface. Shout out to Gator Millworks for the tremendous woodwork!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm and plaster artisan. We specialize in both decorative and functional plaster finishes. Our ability, product expertise, and experience are unmatched. Be sure to ask for the best and let us know how we can make your space a work of art!

Photo courtesy of @gatormillworks
Design by @kennethbrowndesign
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It’s always a pleasure to work with the inimitable Kenneth Brown Design! This fantastic project is a residential remodel in Baton Rouge, where we delivered a few elements. Here, you can see the amazing fireplace surround. The design is impressive and serves as the focal point of the living room. We used lime plaster, with a bit of a heavier grain, to create a noticeable, striking texture. Skill and attention to detail were a must to achieve this look on the scalloped surface. Shout out to Gator Millworks for the tremendous woodwork!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm and plaster artisan. We specialize in both decorative and functional plaster finishes. Our ability, product expertise, and experience are unmatched. Be sure to ask for the best and let us know how we can make your space a work of art!

Photo courtesy of @gatormillworks
Design by @kennethbrowndesign
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Here’s another element we delivered for this terrific residential new construction project in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans. We shared the spectacular feature wall in the great room a while back. Here on the dining room’s feature wall, we did a clean Venetian plaster look that demonstrates beautiful motion and perfectly complements the home’s open space and modern, clean appearance.

Sylvia T Designs is the premier decorative plaster artisan anywhere in the Gulf Coast region. Ask for the best and let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here’s another element we delivered for this terrific residential new construction project in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans. We shared the spectacular feature wall in the great room a while back. Here on the dining room’s feature wall, we did a clean Venetian plaster look that demonstrates beautiful motion and perfectly complements the home’s open space and modern, clean appearance.

Sylvia T Designs is the premier decorative plaster artisan anywhere in the Gulf Coast region. Ask for the best and let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here’s another look at some of our work in this historic residential renovation project in the Bywater of New Orleans! You can see the beautiful plaster work that is on all of the walls in one of the home’s primary bedrooms. Great skill and intensive technique are required to achieve this look! Please see our previous post for more on the decorative plaster finish.

You can also see some of the trim work we did all around the room, in this case, around the French doors. We created an aged, weathered look that compliments the plaster wonderfully! Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here’s another look at some of our work in this historic residential renovation project in the Bywater of New Orleans! You can see the beautiful plaster work that is on all of the walls in one of the home’s primary bedrooms. Great skill and intensive technique are required to achieve this look! Please see our previous post for more on the decorative plaster finish.

You can also see some of the trim work we did all around the room, in this case, around the French doors. We created an aged, weathered look that compliments the plaster wonderfully! Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here’s a shot from an ongoing renovation project in the Bywater of New Orleans. We’re delivering extensive decorative art and plaster work throughout this historic residence. Here, we delivered a beautiful decorative plaster finish on the walls of one of the primary bedrooms. We created a custom color match with the Marmorino plaster we used, spec’d by the interior designer, Sara Costello. Then, we applied multiple layers of custom colored (different colors!) lime wash. The striking result is a distressed, aged look that boasts incredible motion and mesmerizing detail.

Does your job need plaster? Does your client want it in their space? Or, as a home or business owner, did your architect or designer spec plaster? Be sure to reach out to us! There is a whole world of plaster out there that can achieve various looks and can work in various budgets. Not only is Sylvia T Designs the premier decorative plaster artisan in the region when it comes to application, we are also the area’s expert in product knowledge and technique, bar none! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art and deliver a plaster finish that achieves your vision within your budget!
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Here’s a shot from an ongoing renovation project in the Bywater of New Orleans. We’re delivering extensive decorative art and plaster work throughout this historic residence. Here, we delivered a beautiful decorative plaster finish on the walls of one of the primary bedrooms. We created a custom color match with the Marmorino plaster we used, spec’d by the interior designer, Sara Costello. Then, we applied multiple layers of custom colored (different colors!) lime wash. The striking result is a distressed, aged look that boasts incredible motion and mesmerizing detail.

Does your job need plaster? Does your client want it in their space? Or, as a home or business owner, did your architect or designer spec plaster? Be sure to reach out to us! There is a whole world of plaster out there that can achieve various looks and can work in various budgets. Not only is Sylvia T Designs the premier decorative plaster artisan in the region when it comes to application, we are also the area’s expert in product knowledge and technique, bar none! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art and deliver a plaster finish that achieves your vision within your budget!
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Here's a shot of the completed mural (please see our previous post) from this luxury “staycation” townhouse in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. Pictured is the center panel, of three, showing St. Louis Cathedral. The owners wanted a fun, New Orleans-themed mural that also takes inspiration from Mardi Gras (left panel) and music (right panel). We also gold leafed the frames around each to give it all some extra pop. Please see our IG story for more on this fun project!

Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans and Gulf South’s premier decorative arts firm. Terrific murals are just some of what we do. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here's a shot of the completed mural (please see our previous post) from this luxury “staycation” townhouse in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. Pictured is the center panel, of three, showing St. Louis Cathedral. The owners wanted a fun, New Orleans-themed mural that also takes inspiration from Mardi Gras (left panel) and music (right panel). We also gold leafed the frames around each to give it all some extra pop. Please see our IG story for more on this fun project!

Sylvia T Designs is the New Orleans and Gulf South’s premier decorative arts firm. Terrific murals are just some of what we do. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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We hit the ground running here at Sylvia T Designs in 2022! Lots of exciting projects to share! Here is an in-progress shot as we got going on a recently completed project in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. This is a terrific staycation townhouse where we delivered a fun, New Orleans-themed custom mural and a cool faux brick breakaway plaster on the façade of the bedroom loft. The latter compliments the walls of the building. Much more on this and other current projects coming soon. Stay tuned!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm and your go-to for custom murals, decorative plaster, faux finishes and much more!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #fauxfinish #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #mural #murals #stencil #stencils #renovation #restoration #decorativeplaster #limeplaster #handpainted #NOLA #NewOrleans #GulfCoast #featurewall #architecture

We hit the ground running here at Sylvia T Designs in 2022! Lots of exciting projects to share! Here is an in-progress shot as we got going on a recently completed project in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. This is a terrific staycation townhouse where we delivered a fun, New Orleans-themed custom mural and a cool faux brick breakaway plaster on the façade of the bedroom loft. The latter compliments the walls of the building. Much more on this and other current projects coming soon. Stay tuned!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm and your go-to for custom murals, decorative plaster, faux finishes and much more!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #fauxfinish #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #mural #murals #stencil #stencils #renovation #restoration #decorativeplaster #limeplaster #handpainted #NOLA #NewOrleans #GulfCoast #featurewall #architecture
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Tadelakt is all the rage these days! It’s both beautiful and durable. It can be used in both wet (showers, tubs, sinks) and dry (walls, ceilings) applications. There is a lot of stuff on the market these days but true tadelakt is a traditional Moroccan technique with a specific materials approach. Achieving the desired look, which can feature gorgeous, organic movement, and the needed functionality requires the right hands and experience. Sylvia T Designs is the region’s only true tadelakt artisan. We have the know-how, product experience, and artistry to bring this special plaster to your spaces!

Pictured here is a residential renovation in an historic property located in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. We are delivering numerous elements in the space. In this shot, we did an all-over tadelakt plastering in the main part of the bathroom (walls and ceiling) as well as in the stunning walk-in shower. More soon… Let us know how we can bring tadelakt into your life and make your space a work of art!
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Tadelakt is all the rage these days! It’s both beautiful and durable. It can be used in both wet (showers, tubs, sinks) and dry (walls, ceilings) applications. There is a lot of stuff on the market these days but true tadelakt is a traditional Moroccan technique with a specific materials approach. Achieving the desired look, which can feature gorgeous, organic movement, and the needed functionality requires the right hands and experience. Sylvia T Designs is the region’s only true tadelakt artisan. We have the know-how, product experience, and artistry to bring this special plaster to your spaces!

Pictured here is a residential renovation in an historic property located in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. We are delivering numerous elements in the space. In this shot, we did an all-over tadelakt plastering in the main part of the bathroom (walls and ceiling) as well as in the stunning walk-in shower. More soon… Let us know how we can bring tadelakt into your life and make your space a work of art!
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Hey All! The feature wall is completed and we’re ready to move on with other elements for this special residential new construction project! This stunning centerpiece to the home’s great room is two-stories high and shows the deeply marbled look the owner was seeking. We used a special Grassello lime plaster to achieve the result. You can also see the final, handpainted Arabic script lettering using a custom mixed metallic gold. We’ll be sure to share more pics when the entire space is completed!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm trusted to bring our clients’ vision to life! Native to New Orleans but bringing a worldview that ranges from the traditional to the modern, we have been the area’s go-to decorative arts firm for over 25 years. Whether your project is large or small, commercial or residential, historic or new, let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Hey All! The feature wall is completed and we’re ready to move on with other elements for this special residential new construction project! This stunning centerpiece to the home’s great room is two-stories high and shows the deeply marbled look the owner was seeking. We used a special Grassello lime plaster to achieve the result. You can also see the final, handpainted Arabic script lettering using a custom mixed metallic gold. We’ll be sure to share more pics when the entire space is completed!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm trusted to bring our clients’ vision to life! Native to New Orleans but bringing a worldview that ranges from the traditional to the modern, we have been the area’s go-to decorative arts firm for over 25 years. Whether your project is large or small, commercial or residential, historic or new, let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Hey All! Sure, we’re known for our top-flight decorative plaster finishes, our skilled plaster repair, classic and custom stencils, beautiful murals, and much more. But, we’re also experts in handpainted signage and lettering. Here, we’re painting two important Arabic expressions, including the Basmala, on our residential feature wall project. The image shows the script’s base coat using yellow paint. It was completed using a custom mixed metallic gold. You can see the final result very soon when we post the finished pics of this fabulous feature wall! Stay tuned!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. Though rooted in and native to New Orleans, we bring a worldview to our work that runs the gamut from the traditional to the modern. Our artistry, product knowledge, and customer service are unmatched. If you want the best, reach out and let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Hey All! Sure, we’re known for our top-flight decorative plaster finishes, our skilled plaster repair, classic and custom stencils, beautiful murals, and much more. But, we’re also experts in handpainted signage and lettering. Here, we’re painting two important Arabic expressions, including the Basmala, on our residential feature wall project. The image shows the script’s base coat using yellow paint. It was completed using a custom mixed metallic gold. You can see the final result very soon when we post the finished pics of this fabulous feature wall! Stay tuned!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. Though rooted in and native to New Orleans, we bring a worldview to our work that runs the gamut from the traditional to the modern. Our artistry, product knowledge, and customer service are unmatched. If you want the best, reach out and let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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This stunning feature wall is really coming together! It’s the centerpiece of a new construction residence in the Greater New Orleans area. The 25-foot-high wall sits in the great room. The homeowner wanted a deeply veined marble look. We are using a Grassello lime plaster to do the job. Here, you can see the left section where the plaster is complete and dry. We are applying it to the right section and you can see it is still wet. The middle is primed and ready for the final phase. Stay tuned for more!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. Though we are firmly rooted in New Orleans, our work brings in a worldview spanning the traditional to the modern. Our clients trust our artistry, product knowledge, and customer service. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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This stunning feature wall is really coming together! It’s the centerpiece of a new construction residence in the Greater New Orleans area. The 25-foot-high wall sits in the great room. The homeowner wanted a deeply veined marble look. We are using a Grassello lime plaster to do the job. Here, you can see the left section where the plaster is complete and dry. We are applying it to the right section and you can see it is still wet. The middle is primed and ready for the final phase. Stay tuned for more!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. Though we are firmly rooted in New Orleans, our work brings in a worldview spanning the traditional to the modern. Our clients trust our artistry, product knowledge, and customer service. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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We hope everyone is as well as can be, especially all our friends and neighbors here in Southeast Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida! We’re excited (and relieved) to get back to work today and getting things here at Sylvia T Designs rolling again! That includes this spectacular feature wall in a new construction residence!

If your home or business needs some decorative arts work due to storm damage, we are more than happy to offer free advice on the best way forward. Whether it’s plaster, faux finishes, cabinetry or furniture finishes, murals, or anything else we’re experts on, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We’ll steer you in the right direction with honest guidance! Be well, all!
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We hope everyone is as well as can be, especially all our friends and neighbors here in Southeast Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida! We’re excited (and relieved) to get back to work today and getting things here at Sylvia T Designs rolling again! That includes this spectacular feature wall in a new construction residence!

If your home or business needs some decorative arts work due to storm damage, we are more than happy to offer free advice on the best way forward. Whether it’s plaster, faux finishes, cabinetry or furniture finishes, murals, or anything else we’re experts on, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We’ll steer you in the right direction with honest guidance! Be well, all!
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Here’s a shot from a powder room we just finished in a residence in the Greater New Orleans area. We applied a metallic layered strie’ finish to the walls and a soft metallic glazing to the ceiling. You can also see the custom, hand-painted decorative element we added to the front of the vanity. The room now has a warm, yet crisp ambience that stands in stark contrast to the original, plainly painted white space.
 
Sylvia T Designs is the region’s leading decorative artist and decorative plaster artisan. With our more than 25 years’ experience, we bring an unparalleled amount of skill, artistry, product knowledge, and customer service. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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Here’s a shot from a powder room we just finished in a residence in the Greater New Orleans area. We applied a metallic layered strie’ finish to the walls and a soft metallic glazing to the ceiling. You can also see the custom, hand-painted decorative element we added to the front of the vanity. The room now has a warm, yet crisp ambience that stands in stark contrast to the original, plainly painted white space.
 
Sylvia T Designs is the region’s leading decorative artist and decorative plaster artisan. With our more than 25 years’ experience, we bring an unparalleled amount of skill, artistry, product knowledge, and customer service. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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In the world of functional finishes, which are also beautiful in their own right, we bring two special things to the table – tadelakt and microcement. Both of these approaches and materials are on the rise in popularity and we are the Gulf Coast’s only expert applicators with either.

Tadelakt is a traditional Moroccan technique, used in baths, sinks, and fountains. It is both a functional and beautiful plaster ideal for wet and dry applications. Today it is used in such spaces as walk-in showers, bathrooms, walls, ceilings, backsplashes, pool houses, and more. It is a lime plaster (bringing all its benefits) composed of many layers that vary across the wet or dry application. Skill and timing, especially with the wet application, are critical. When applied properly, a chemical reaction occurs with the use of black soap (made from olive and coconut oils) on the plaster creating a waterproof membrane.

We are able to utilize both wet (i.e. a walk-in shower) and dry applications (i.e. on bathroom walls and ceilings) seamlessly. Our ability to color match across the applications using pigments is another key part of our skill and expertise with tadelakt. The result is a stunning space that has a beautiful, silky feel. It is breathable, water repellant, mold and mildew resistant, and is also hypoallergenic, 100% natural and authentic, ecofriendly, and highly durable.

Microcement is a popular application in Europe and elsewhere and it is now well-sought after in the United States. It is an artisan application utilizing a cement-based coating. It is ideal in a wide-range of uses and spaces. It is incredibly resilient and durable. It is waterproof and is also stain resistant. It’s strength and performance comes from the material composition, all while being merely 2mm thick! It is fantastic on floors, walls, counters, stairs, bathrooms (including wet areas), and more.

It is perfect for use in high-traffic areas and in both commercial and residential spaces. Think restaurant floors, bar tops, kitchen counters, pool areas, outdoor showers, open-air areas, and so much more!

If ever necessary, all of these finishes can be patched and repaired, as well.

Beyond decorative and functional plasters and microcement, we are specialists in color consultation, plaster repair and restoration, and matching existing plaster colors and textures.

Please have a look of some of our finishes and work in the gallery below…

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