Pearlescent Ceiling

On the Upper East Side we transformed a dark living room with an overbearing raspberry-colored ceiling to a light-filled space.

The new ceiling finish features pearlescent paint with soft transparent grey and mustard accents. These were applied in a decorative manner, allowing an interesting pattern of gloss interacting with matte.

The walls were repainted in a custom-mixed color to complement the ceiling.

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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Painting Restoration at the former Jarmulowsky Bank Building

Faux painting at this downtown Manhattan’s landmark building, soon to be a boutique hotel. (30 secs video)

YVstudio is painting the newly restored plaster ceiling finishes to match the surrounding areas.

On the walls we are applying several transparent color layers of lime-based glaze to “distress” new walls in order to blend them in with the existing stone walls.

In addition we are putting a lime wash on some of the new moldings.

YVStudio’s Press Fall 2020

Yvonne’s mural collaboration with colleague Siona Benjamin at the MC Hotel in Montclair, NJ was mentioned in two publications.

Montclair Magazine featured the project in their fine art section in their Holidays 2020 issue. The photo on the left shows the two artists Yvonne Verwer and Siona Benjamin underneath their sky mural in the hotel’s rotunda.

Online article: page 22-24. Print article: page 20-22.

The project was initiated by architect David Ashen of DASH Design, and guided by Brian Stolar, the hotel’s owner.


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NYC Hotel Lounge Ceiling

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 recently restored. These white plaster areas will soon have the same gorgeous look as their original patina’d counterparts.

Before photos

The plaster restoration is done by ASR NY.

Montclair MC Hotel Mural

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 and the border were painted separately on a small scale, which were expertly scanned and merged by Lizza Studios. Signarama printed the image on a rigid exterior material called Dibond, the same stuff road signs are made of.

The panels were installed around the ceiling’s sprinkler system.

MC Hotel prides itself on being at the intersection of culture and community. Part gallery, part gathering place, the Hotel is in the heart of Montclair’s thriving artistic community.

Many thanks to architect David Ashen of DASH-Design!

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