Custom and Classic Stencils and a Brief History of Stenciling

Custom and Classic Stencils and a Brief History of Stenciling

Hand-painting our custom stencil design at Longway Tavern in the French Quarter of New Orleans.One might argue that stencils and stenciling are the original form of the decorative arts. Dating back over 37 thousand years, Neanderthal cave art employed what were the...
What is Today’s Decorative Artist?

What is Today’s Decorative Artist?

Pictured above – Upstairs bar at Cavan Restaurant, Uptown, New Orleans. “You still doing ‘the’ faux finishes?” It’s something we hear a lot at Sylvia T Designs, having been in business for nearly 25 years. For many, faux finishing still conjures up images from...
Sylvia T Designs – Specializing in a Wide-Range of Plaster Finishes, Products, and Techniques

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

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

Longway Tavern Opens

We’re proud and excited to have completed another terrific project for the LeBlanc+Smith Restaurant Group. Longway Tavern, located in the French Quarter of New Orleans is now open at 719 Toulouse Street. Here’s our project press release and, below, see a...
Sylvia T Designs – “Healing the Bones” – Historic Properties

Sylvia T Designs – “Healing the Bones” – Historic Properties

When working in historic properties, it’s imperative to do things properly from the beginning. Often, you will find stopgap or “band-aid” work that may be more expedient, but prone to short-term failure, in these situations. Here, we re-pointed the...

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