Sylvia T Designs is the premier New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Gulf South’s decorative arts firm. We have been honoring tradition and progress and delivering our clients’ vision for over 25 years! The region’s leading full-service decorative arts firm. Decorative and Functional Plaster Finishes, Plaster Repair, Microcement, Murals, Stencils, Gilding, Cabinetry and Furniture Refinishing, Faux Finishes, Custom Signage, and more.

Sylvia T Designs is the premier New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Gulf South’s decorative arts firm. We have been honoring tradition and progress and delivering our clients’ vision for over 25 years!

We’re a New Orleans-based firm with unparalleled experience in commercial, residential, and historical projects, both small and large-scale around the Gulf Coast region. We use only artisan-level products with an emphasis on eco-friendly options. Our highly trained and skilled team of applicators is the best in the business!

Gulf Coast Plaster Artisans – Powered by Sylvia T Designs. The Gulf South’s premiere decorative and functional plaster and microcement artisan firm. Specializing in various plasters including Venetian plaster, Grassello, Marmorino, Tadelakt, American Clay, Microcement, and much more!

 

 

 

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Drum Table Refinish

Thank you for doing such a beautiful job on our drum table. What a transformation! The piece looks great in our updated living room. We are grateful for your wonderful work!

Lisa - New Orleans, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-10-08T20:53:51+00:00

Lisa - New Orleans, Louisiana

Thank you for doing such a beautiful job on our drum table. What a transformation! The piece looks great in our updated living room. We are grateful for your wonderful work!

Working with Sylvia T Designs

Sylvia and I have collaborated on numerous projects which include decorative finishes on walls, ceilings, millwork and cabinetry, as well as, murals, artwork and glass door panels. Working with Sylvia gives me a chance to create designs that are brought to life through her many artistic talents. She lends her expertise to each project and ensures the client's satisfaction. You will not be disappointed working with Sylvia T Designs.

Etalon Studio - Covington, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-09-01T18:30:21+00:00

Etalon Studio - Covington, Louisiana

Sylvia and I have collaborated on numerous projects which include decorative finishes on walls, ceilings, millwork and cabinetry, as well as, murals, artwork and glass door panels. Working with Sylvia gives me a chance to create designs that are brought to life through her many artistic talents. She lends her expertise to each project and ensures the client's satisfaction. You will not be disappointed working with Sylvia T Designs.

Kitchen Cabinet and Bar Refinishing

We recently did a small renovation which included our 22-year old kitchen cabinets and bar being refinished by Sylvia. They are our favorite part of the project. The finish is much prettier than I have seen on new factory cabinets coupled with a significant cost savings. Her work is really amazing.

Rain Dance Irrigation & Landscape, Inc. - Mandeville, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-09-01T18:53:34+00:00

Rain Dance Irrigation & Landscape, Inc. - Mandeville, Louisiana

We recently did a small renovation which included our 22-year old kitchen cabinets and bar being refinished by Sylvia. They are our favorite part of the project. The finish is much prettier than I have seen on new factory cabinets coupled with a significant cost savings. Her work is really amazing.

Fireplace Refinish

Sylvia was very attentive to my style and wishes. She made a sample piece so I could see how it would look before she started. She was prompt and professional. Her price was reasonable.

Arnold - Covington, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-09-01T19:00:30+00:00

Arnold - Covington, Louisiana

Sylvia was very attentive to my style and wishes. She made a sample piece so I could see how it would look before she started. She was prompt and professional. Her price was reasonable.

Historic Restaurant Renovation in the French Quarter

All of our projects start with the building. We find old buildings with great bones that deserve to be preserved and reintroduced to everyone so that they may experience the history and sense of place in New Orleans. Sylvia is literally the person single most responsible for bringing them back to life with her restoration and decorative arts work. Once we have an amazing old building that we think people should experience, we create an idea for what type of restaurant would be authentic to the space. We then work with Sylvia to bring those ideas and the place to life.

Robért LeBlanc, proprietor of LeBlanc+Smith Restaurant Group - New Orleans, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-09-01T19:06:35+00:00

Robért LeBlanc, proprietor of LeBlanc+Smith Restaurant Group - New Orleans, Louisiana

All of our projects start with the building. We find old buildings with great bones that deserve to be preserved and reintroduced to everyone so that they may experience the history and sense of place in New Orleans. Sylvia is literally the person single most responsible for bringing them back to life with her restoration and decorative arts work. Once we have an amazing old building that we think people should experience, we create an idea for what type of restaurant would be authentic to the space. We then work with Sylvia to bring those ideas and the place to life.

Cabinet Refinishing

Sylvia was great to work with. She provided me with several samples of stains for my cabinets and beams. She was flexible in her schedule and met all deadlines. Her work is very beautiful and I love all she did. I will hire her again for additional work I am considering.

Michelle - Covington, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-09-01T18:50:34+00:00

Michelle - Covington, Louisiana

Sylvia was great to work with. She provided me with several samples of stains for my cabinets and beams. She was flexible in her schedule and met all deadlines. Her work is very beautiful and I love all she did. I will hire her again for additional work I am considering.

Historic French Quarter Creole Cottage

The results that Sylvia and her crew created for my cottage in the French Quarter exceeded my expectations. From the consult, to the color selection and previews of samples she created, to the professional way the work itself was conducted, but mostly to the final outcome. Not only do I admire the walls every day, but the number of compliments I hear also proves that the job is fantastic. The cost was more than for some other finishes, but it seemed very reasonable for the work involved and certainly for the result, which is so beautiful!

Corky Willhite - French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-09-11T14:39:18+00:00

Corky Willhite - French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

The results that Sylvia and her crew created for my cottage in the French Quarter exceeded my expectations. From the consult, to the color selection and previews of samples she created, to the professional way the work itself was conducted, but mostly to the final outcome. Not only do I admire the walls every day, but the number of compliments I hear also proves that the job is fantastic. The cost was more than for some other finishes, but it seemed very reasonable for the work involved and certainly for the result, which is so beautiful!

Longway Tavern – Historic French Quarter Restaurant

Each of our projects consist of two components. The first is the preservation of the history, culture and tradition of New Orleans and the sense of place implied by these old buildings. The second is populating these buildings with a team that embodies exactly what we think the 21st century New Orleans experience should be. Sylvia allows us to do both at the same time.

Robért LeBlanc, proprietor of LeBlanc+Smith Restaurant Group - New Orleans, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-09-01T19:09:22+00:00

Robért LeBlanc, proprietor of LeBlanc+Smith Restaurant Group - New Orleans, Louisiana

Each of our projects consist of two components. The first is the preservation of the history, culture and tradition of New Orleans and the sense of place implied by these old buildings. The second is populating these buildings with a team that embodies exactly what we think the 21st century New Orleans experience should be. Sylvia allows us to do both at the same time.

Kitchen Renovation

We engaged Sylvia during the renovation of our kitchen. The work entailed changes to the wall colors, floor finish, counter tops, and repainting of the cabinets and island. Sylvia was instrumental in identifying the mix of colors and paint style that would complement the other aspects of our home. The overall creativity and knowledge of color matching and paint finishing were key factors in the overall success of the project. She always conducted herself very professionally and completed all work in a timely manner. Sylvia was very easy to work with both in the design and the implementation of the work. In addition, Sylvia developed a plan for repainting the wrought iron stair rail in our house. She worked to provide a truly unique product which aligns with and highlights the lighting and furniture in the foyer. Everyone who comes into our home is impressed with Sylvia’s work. We will use Sylvia again for future projects.

Lisa - Covington, Louisiana

Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans
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2018-09-01T18:27:47+00:00

Lisa - Covington, Louisiana

We engaged Sylvia during the renovation of our kitchen. The work entailed changes to the wall colors, floor finish, counter tops, and repainting of the cabinets and island. Sylvia was instrumental in identifying the mix of colors and paint style that would complement the other aspects of our home. The overall creativity and knowledge of color matching and paint finishing were key factors in the overall success of the project. She always conducted herself very professionally and completed all work in a timely manner. Sylvia was very easy to work with both in the design and the implementation of the work. In addition, Sylvia developed a plan for repainting the wrought iron stair rail in our house. She worked to provide a truly unique product which aligns with and highlights the lighting and furniture in the foyer. Everyone who comes into our home is impressed with Sylvia’s work. We will use Sylvia again for future projects.
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Sylvia T Designs, Decorative Artist, Cabinet Refinishing, Plaster Finishes, Faux Finishes, Murals, Historic Restoration, Historic Renovation, New Orleans

 

“Sylvia T. Designs has been honoring tradition and progress for over 25 years in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast areas. We’re dedicated to respecting and perpetuating the craftsmanship and artistry that built the city. We celebrate NOLA’s history and culture through our work on every single project, every single day!”

~ Sylvia Thompson-Dias, Owner & Artist, Sylvia T. Designs

@SylviaTDesigns | #YourSpaceasaWorkofArt | #HonoringTraditionandProgress

Phone: (504) 435-8081 | Email: Contact “at” SylviaTDesigns.com

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...

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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 are also...

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Claret Opens in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans

Claret Opens in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans

Pictured above - Claret Wine and Cocktail Bar in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans. Photo courtesy of Sam Hanna. Sylvia T Designs Delivers Another Great New Orleans Space! Claret, the new wine and cocktail bar by Latter Hospitality,...

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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...

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We delivered a wonderfully modern plaster look in this historic Uptown New Orleans home’s dining room! It sits beautifully in this traditional setting that features a contemporary décor aesthetic. It is a lime-based Marmorino plaster blending two custom matched colors. See our latest post in our feed for more! #plaster #decorativeplaster #limeplaster #decorativeartist #artisan #NOLA #BatonRouge #GulfSouth

We delivered a wonderfully modern plaster look in this historic Uptown New Orleans home’s dining room! It sits beautifully in this traditional setting that features a contemporary décor aesthetic. It is a lime-based Marmorino plaster blending two custom matched colors. See our latest post in our feed for more! #plaster #decorativeplaster #limeplaster #decorativeartist #artisan #NOLA #BatonRouge #GulfSouth ...

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A look at our recent project in Fairhope, Alabama, where we were called in to repair misaligned wallpaper. We used our painting and color expertise to save the day! See our latest post for more information! #wallpaper #wallpaperrepair #handpainted #color #colormatching #restoration

A look at our recent project in Fairhope, Alabama, where we were called in to repair misaligned wallpaper. We used our painting and color expertise to save the day! See our latest post for more information! #wallpaper #wallpaperrepair #handpainted #color #colormatching #restoration ...

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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!⁠
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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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@prcnola

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
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