Gold and silver leaf will create a stunning and elegant look to impact areas in your home or business.

Gilding

Gilding, or gold and silver leaf, has a long history and place of reverence in the decorative arts. Gold leaf dates to ancient Egypt when gold was considered the color of the gods, pharaohs, and sarcophagi. By 400 AD, it was found in texts and Christian works of art. In the 1800’s, decorative artists began using it in various, often elaborate and elegant works.

Today, gold and silver leaf are used to highlight impact spaces, images, and subjects. It creates stunning, glistening focal points in spaces that draw attention and garner admiration. It is the perfect choice for highlighting crown molding, decorative stair railings, frames, chandeliers, ceilings, archways, furniture pieces, and cabinetry.

At Sylvia T. Designs, we have years of experience applying this delicate and stylish finish. We can add it to accent and highlight specific areas in your space or deliver a more extensive application to create a near-magical aura in your room.

Have a look at some of our gilding work below…

Well, it’s certainly cool and a thrill to roll up Magazine Street in Uptown, New Orleans and see your work! Thanks to our friends at Fairfax Fabric Co. for having us create their storefront sign! We handpainted the branded sign and then, for an added touch of pizzazz, applied genuine leaf – both gold leaf and silver leaf – to the scissors.

Sylvia T Designs provides expert, handcrafted signage for businesses and even things like home bars or dens. Let us know how we can make your sign a work of art!
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Well, it’s certainly cool and a thrill to roll up Magazine Street in Uptown, New Orleans and see your work! Thanks to our friends at Fairfax Fabric Co. for having us create their storefront sign! We handpainted the branded sign and then, for an added touch of pizzazz, applied genuine leaf – both gold leaf and silver leaf – to the scissors.

Sylvia T Designs provides expert, handcrafted signage for businesses and even things like home bars or dens. Let us know how we can make your sign a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #neworleans #signage #customsign #customsignage #handlettering #handpainted #branding #marketing #logo #design #goldleaf #silverleaf #genuineleaf #gilding #businesswoman #womeninbusiness #smallbusiness
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Hey All! It’s been a busy few weeks with much more to come! We’ll be sharing lots of great projects and some big news with you in the coming days. So, stay tuned! A lot of people know us for our amazing decorative and functional plaster finishes, our beautiful murals, our striking gilding work, and much more! But, we also love doing original, hand-painted signage, too! We bring our creativity and artistry to your brand and sign needs. Let us produce something unique just for your place of business, something for the home (think: home bar or game room), or even your special event.

Here, you can see where we are putting the finishing touches on an outdoor sign for a local NOLA fabric company that is branded, hand-painted, and has a touch of gold leaf just for a little pizzaz! Let us know how we can make your next sign a work of art!
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Hey All! It’s been a busy few weeks with much more to come! We’ll be sharing lots of great projects and some big news with you in the coming days. So, stay tuned! A lot of people know us for our amazing decorative and functional plaster finishes, our beautiful murals, our striking gilding work, and much more! But, we also love doing original, hand-painted signage, too! We bring our creativity and artistry to your brand and sign needs. Let us produce something unique just for your place of business, something for the home (think: home bar or game room), or even your special event.

Here, you can see where we are putting the finishing touches on an outdoor sign for a local NOLA fabric company that is branded, hand-painted, and has a touch of gold leaf just for a little pizzaz! Let us know how we can make your next sign a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #neworleans #signage #customsign #customsignage #handlettering #handpainted #branding #marketing #logo #design #goldleaf #gilding #businesswoman #womeninbusiness #womenwhohustle #smallbusiness
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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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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #fauxfinish #artist #interiordesigner #interiordesign #plaster #plasterfinish #plasterfinishes #mural #murals #goldleaf #gilding #renovation #restoration #decorativeplaster #limeplaster #handpainted #NOLA #NewOrleans #GulfCoast #featurewall #architecture
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Your badass gilding craftswomen! (Or, in other words – the region’s finest gold and silver leaf artisans.)😆💪

This is from a residential dining room ceiling we recently completed in Uptown, New Orleans. Let us know how we can bring leafing into your world and make your space a gilded work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #masterartisan #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #interiordecor #interiors #NOLA #NewOrleans #Uptown #goldleaf #gilding #gildingart #handpainted #diningroom #ceiling #goldleafceiling #residential #remodel #southernliving #showmeyournola

Your badass gilding craftswomen! (Or, in other words – the region’s finest gold and silver leaf artisans.)😆💪

This is from a residential dining room ceiling we recently completed in Uptown, New Orleans. Let us know how we can bring leafing into your world and make your space a gilded work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #masterartisan #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #interiordecor #interiors #NOLA #NewOrleans #Uptown #goldleaf #gilding #gildingart #handpainted #diningroom #ceiling #goldleafceiling #residential #remodel #southernliving #showmeyournola
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We just wanted to say to all here in the US, from our team/family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! We’re thankful for you all! We hope it’s a joyous time for everyone!

This pic is from a recently completed project where we gold leafed the ceiling of a residential dining room in New Orleans. Much more coming soon! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #masterartisan #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #interiordecor #interiors #NOLA #NewOrleans #Uptown #goldleaf #gilding #gildingart #handpainted #diningroom #ceiling #goldleafceiling #residential #remodel #southernliving #showmeyournola

We just wanted to say to all here in the US, from our team/family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! We’re thankful for you all! We hope it’s a joyous time for everyone!

This pic is from a recently completed project where we gold leafed the ceiling of a residential dining room in New Orleans. Much more coming soon! Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #masterartisan #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #interiordecor #interiors #NOLA #NewOrleans #Uptown #goldleaf #gilding #gildingart #handpainted #diningroom #ceiling #goldleafceiling #residential #remodel #southernliving #showmeyournola
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Here's the last element we want to share from this residential project in New Orleans we did a while back (please see our previous few posts for more)! We created a mural by interpreting an image from a publication that inspired the homeowner. It’s classic imagery of an English Garden Square is a bit wistful along with the individuals bringing a slightly “ghostly” feel. The finishing touch is the frame, which we goldleafed, giving the mural a gallery painting look. Overall, it’s a beautiful and tranquil addition to the home’s guestroom.

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm that, along with many other services, can deliver expert custom mural work. If you can dream it up, we can make it happen, making your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #masterartisan #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #interiordecor #interiors #NOLA #NewOrleans #Lakeview #goldleaf #gilding #gildingart #mural #custommural #muralartist #residential #remodel #southernliving #showmeyournola

Here`s the last element we want to share from this residential project in New Orleans we did a while back (please see our previous few posts for more)! We created a mural by interpreting an image from a publication that inspired the homeowner. It’s classic imagery of an English Garden Square is a bit wistful along with the individuals bringing a slightly “ghostly” feel. The finishing touch is the frame, which we goldleafed, giving the mural a gallery painting look. Overall, it’s a beautiful and tranquil addition to the home’s guestroom.

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm that, along with many other services, can deliver expert custom mural work. If you can dream it up, we can make it happen, making your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #masterartisan #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #interiordecor #interiors #NOLA #NewOrleans #Lakeview #goldleaf #gilding #gildingart #mural #custommural #muralartist #residential #remodel #southernliving #showmeyournola
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Hey All! Two more areas (last one coming soon) we want to share from the residential project in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans we’ve been posting lately. Here, in the hall that leads to several bedrooms, we turned a pretty bland space into something special. We delivered an all-over classic Damask stencil on the walls. We also brought in a beautiful metallic paint finish to the ceiling. Lastly, we gold leafed the master bedroom doors’ rosettes. Everything ties together with the gold tones used in the stencil in this long hallway!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. Whether your project is residential or commercial, new or historic, small or large, we make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinish #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #neworleans #handpainted #stencil #classicstencil #goldleaf #gilding #metallicfinish #metallicpaint #damask #decorativepaint #wallfinish #ceilingfinish #residential #remodel #hallway

Hey All! Two more areas (last one coming soon) we want to share from the residential project in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans we’ve been posting lately. Here, in the hall that leads to several bedrooms, we turned a pretty bland space into something special. We delivered an all-over classic Damask stencil on the walls. We also brought in a beautiful metallic paint finish to the ceiling. Lastly, we gold leafed the master bedroom doors’ rosettes. Everything ties together with the gold tones used in the stencil in this long hallway!

Sylvia T Designs is the region’s premier decorative arts firm. Whether your project is residential or commercial, new or historic, small or large, we make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinish #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nola #neworleans #handpainted #stencil #classicstencil #goldleaf #gilding #metallicfinish #metallicpaint #damask #decorativepaint #wallfinish #ceilingfinish #residential #remodel #hallway
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Here’s another spot in the Lakeview, New Orleans residence where we delivered a couple terrific elements. (Please see the striking archway in our previous two posts.) This is from the front powder room. We applied gold leaf to the crown molding. The main feature in the room is the New Orleans-themed mural we painted around three of the walls. You can only see a portion here, but it adds a dream-like quality to the space!

Sylvia T Designs is your New Orleans and Gulf Coast area’s expert in gilding (gold leaf and silver leaf) and custom murals. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #masterartisan #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #interiordecor #interiors #NOLA #NewOrleans #Lakeview #goldleaf #gilding #gildingart #mural #custommural #muralartist #residential #remodel #southernliving #showmeyournola

Here’s another spot in the Lakeview, New Orleans residence where we delivered a couple terrific elements. (Please see the striking archway in our previous two posts.) This is from the front powder room. We applied gold leaf to the crown molding. The main feature in the room is the New Orleans-themed mural we painted around three of the walls. You can only see a portion here, but it adds a dream-like quality to the space!

Sylvia T Designs is your New Orleans and Gulf Coast area’s expert in gilding (gold leaf and silver leaf) and custom murals. Let us know how we can make your space a work of art!
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#yourspaceasaworkofart #honoringtraditionandprogress #masterartisan #artisan #craftsman #craftsmanship #craftsperson #craftswoman #decorativeartist #fauxfinisher #artist #designer #interiordesigner #interiordesign #interiordecor #interiors #NOLA #NewOrleans #Lakeview #goldleaf #gilding #gildingart #mural #custommural #muralartist #residential #remodel #southernliving #showmeyournola
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