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Matte multi-color Venetian Plaster

My client requested a matte finish, multi-colored Venetian Plaster instead of the usual shiny and monochrome surface associated with this technique. The result was an ethereal-looking surface with very subtle color combinations, almost looking like a beautiful water color. The floors were finished in a satin poly-urethane which provided the perfect compliment to the wall areas. … Continue reading Matte multi-color Venetian Plaster

Silver leaf elevator door

At a magnificent art deco building near Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum YVStudio gilded a residence's elevator entrance, the door and the panel above. This penthouse apartment project was executed in silver leaf, keeping with the silvery elements on the building's facade and the gilded lobby ceiling. After applying the silver leaf in a perfect grid, the … Continue reading Silver leaf elevator door

Woolworth’s Empire Room

The Woolworth Building, which towers 60 stories and 792 feet above Broadway between Park Place and Barclay Street in downtown Manhattan, was the tallest building in the world when it was completed, in 1913. Financed by Frank W. Woolworth and designed by architect Cass Gilbert, the building won widespread acclaim for its pioneering steel-frame structure … Continue reading Woolworth’s Empire Room

Milk Paint Walls

Gorgeous velvety milk paint in a Tavern Green color was applied on the walls of a NYC loft.  A polished beeswax finish was added for water protection.  Milk paint is gaining a wider usage because it contains only ingredients that are all-natural and will not harm the environment. It can give the look of Colonial America, … Continue reading Milk Paint Walls

Hamilton Theatre Event

The 4x8 Workshop hired YVStudio to do decorative painting at the historic Hamilton Theatre in Harlem, NYC.   Production designer Jonathon Beck created an event for APPARATUS, a New York based design studio for lighting, furniture and objects. YVStudio painted a wall section, to match the surrounding walls, that would function as a hidden door. Halfway … Continue reading Hamilton Theatre Event

Córdoba Floor

At a Gramercy Park duplex apartment YVStudio stenciled two floors. In each area the wooden surface background played a prominent role in the design. The foyer features a two-color creation inspired by a Córdoba floor, while the kitchen received a diagonal checkerboard pattern. Both painted surfaces received a transparent brown glaze to soften the effect and … Continue reading Córdoba Floor

Easter Egg Hunt

Rockefeller Center is hosting an Easter event on April 21, 2019. YVStudio was commissioned by The 4x8 Workshop to paint 7 foot high sandwich boards for the egg hunt event. Some of the Easter activities at Rockefeller Center: The Easter Parade is a promenade of festive folks walking up Fifth Avenue, a tradition that's over … Continue reading Easter Egg Hunt