Our tadelakt plaster finish in a Brooklyn Heights bathroom. Tadelakt is a plaster finish used in Moroccan architecture to make baths, sinks, water vessels water repellent.

Not shiny and reflective, tadelakt has a silky finish. Its appeal stems from its organic, earthy feel and old-world warmth. It is also eco-friendly.

General Contractor: RedoNYC

Architects: Khanna-Schultz

Minimalist Masterpiece

This West Village townhouse is one of a kind. YVStudio recently repainted this newly renovated 6,800 square feet 5-story single-family townhome.

This luxury home at St. Luke’s Place was expertly designed by architect Gregory Sharp. All five floors are connected by a geometric black and glass staircase flooded with an abundance of light through the oversized glass skylight. 

Flatiron District Make-over

Once featured in Interior Design Magazine, this loft space was conceived to be both functional and flexible, providing privacy and separation when working remotely.  Innovative architectural design, fine finishes and creative details make up this special space.

YVStudio provided a painting make-over, repairing chipped and cracked surfaces and repainting several areas.

After photos

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Grey Glaze Walls

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, but it gives the room a more contemporary feeling.

To get this particular result I made a record amount of color samples, ranging from all kinds techniques to many shades of grey, to variations in green and even eggplant. The client is a creative herself and has a very discerning eye.  


Vevo’s 10-Year Anniversary Party

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: Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus.

Despacito set installed

Along with Pompei Studios, we faux-painted crumbling walls for Vevo’s most-watched music video, Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito”. This video featuring Daddy Yankee has been viewed 6.4 billion times since its release in early 2017.

Wall for Luis Fonsi set, painted at The 4×8 Workshop.
Install-in-progress at the Vevo party.

The other set was faux-painting concrete block walls for Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball video.

Miley Cyrus set at Vevo’s 10-year anniversary party. The walls YVStudio painted are on the sides, in the shadow.
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