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 recentlyContinue reading “NYC Hotel Lounge Ceiling”

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 andContinue reading “Córdoba Floor”

Sutton Place Glazing

At this floor-through apartment near Sutton Place, NYC, YVStudio custom-mixed a glaze color to match the Palmyra wallpaper by De Gournay in the dining room, and the fireplace mantle in the Master Bedroom. After various samples were created, its perfect equivalent in oil glaze was painstakingly produced, and applied to the walls. The result wasContinue reading “Sutton Place Glazing”

Shared Sacred Sites at the NYPL

For more than 100 years, The New York Public Library has collected thousands of religious books and manuscripts in order to preserve and make accessible the rich history of world religions, including the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Drawn from divisions across the Library’s research collections, the objects on display represent centuries ofContinue reading “Shared Sacred Sites at the NYPL”

Mikvah Mural Magic

The Chelsea Community Mikvah, “A Spa For The Soul”, had a stunning spa interior, but the staircase leading to the lower level was plain white and boring. First I applied plaster with a special trowel from Marmorino Products. I created a surface texture reminiscent of a wave.             That wallContinue reading “Mikvah Mural Magic”