Manhattan’s Lower East Side will next year be home to a unique, boutique hotel. This 12-story landmark building’s triple-height lounge features soaring ornamental plaster ceilings and large windows. The space retains its historic architecture, moldings, among other decorative elements. YVStudio is creating paint samples for those majestic ceiling and crown molding sections that were recentlyContinue reading “NYC Hotel Lounge Ceiling”
The newly-built MC Hotel in Montclair, NJ, received an artistic addition this week. Local artist Siona Benjamin had invited me to collaborate on a mural for the hotel’s three-story rotunda ceiling. Installation of the mural required two installers with scissor lifts. We created a 20′ diameter sky mural with a border motif. The sky andContinue reading “Montclair MC Hotel Mural”
Wishing our Jewish clients,colleagues and friends a good new year! “Day 2” of our “7 Days” mural project at the SAR High School, Riverdale, NY.
Today I did my smallest job ever: faux marble painting a repaired patch on credenza top to match the existing finish. The scope of work may have been modest, but the view from the window was GRAND! The 41st floor on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street shows the Plaza Hotel, Central Park and in theContinue reading “Small Job – Big View”
Work in progress: I started painting the recently restored ornamental plaster ceiling at the former Victoria Theater, dating back to 1917. The plaster ceilings were restored by ASR and I started painting one section at a time. To match the original color scheme the entire surface is basecoated medium brown, on top of which theContinue reading “Victoria Balcony Ceiling Restoration”
At a traditional Park Avenue apartment in NYC I executed a classic grey glazing technique in the dining room. The walls received a stippling gaze and the woodwork a soft striae. The previous look was dark green, and a bit dated. The new grey finish still works very well with the dark antique furniture, butContinue reading “Grey Glaze Walls”
As New York City entered phase 1 after the Covid virus lockdown, and construction has started up again, at some point late Summer Yvonne Verwer of YVStudio will be repainting this ornate lobby. Below is a rendering of the proposed end result. Here is what the space looked like a year ago: Several details ofContinue reading “Ceiling Restoration: Before”
Wishing our clients, colleagues and friends the very best for 2020!
VEVO, the world’s leading video and music platform, celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a special live event in New York City this month. Five sets, representing their popular videos, were recreated; videos were projected on these at the party. YVStudio was hired by The 4×8 Workshop and Lauren Nikrooz to paint two of the sets:Continue reading “Vevo’s 10-Year Anniversary Party”
YVStudio created a painting for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Rex Orange County recently made an appearance to perform his latest single ’10/10′ from his new album “Pony”. YVStudio was commissioned by set design firm Nikrooz Studio to make a seascape (rear wall on the set) on top of which the Pony logo, as seenContinue reading “Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show”