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”
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”
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”
Striae painting is a technique that gives your walls, or woodwork a striped appearance. You achieve this look by dragging a dry brush through a glaze mixture that was applied over a base color. You work your way around the room applying your striae finish and slightly overlap adjacent sections to provide a seamless appearance.Continue reading “Tribeca Striae”
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”
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”
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Earlier this Summer I was invited to do a decorative painting project at an Upper East Side Park Avenue residential lobby. The client asked me to work on 2 items. First I created a faux metal black decorative grille to match an existing iron grille above the entrance door. The lobby is quite large, and the second halfContinue reading “Medallions on Park Avenue”
Wishing you all the very best for the new year! Left image: Traditional style home in Tuxedo, NY, where I applied yellow and green glaze to the walls and woodwork, with accents of gold leaf. Right image: Contemporary lobby in a luxury condominium in Manhattan, where I applied Venetian Plaster to some of its walls.Continue reading “Happy Holidays”
This residential lobby, steps away from the Plaza Hotel, was redecorated by CPS Design. I repainted four 10′ high mirror frames in silver and mercury hues. These iridescent finishes subtly echoed the pale silver tones in the window treatments.