Holiday House NYC: Supporting Breast Cancer Research

DecoCraft USA Supports Breast Cancer Research with Holiday House NYC 2019

In 2008, Holiday House NYC was founded by interior designer, Iris Danker, a 20+ year breast cancer survivor who created Holiday House to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer prevention and cure.
This event, also held in the Hamptons and in London, occurs annually – attracting designers, architects, supporters and well-wishers near and wide.

Plaster of Paris at Holiday House NYC 2019
Plaster of Paris – DecoCraft USA Supports Breast Cancer Research with Holiday House NYC 2019

This year, DecoCraft USA had the pleasure to support Elsa Soyars of Elsa Soyars Interiors, one of several featured top interior designers who beautifully designed rooms throughout the Holiday House NYC located at 125 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065.

Elsa’s contemporary, Parisian-themed room found on the first floor incorporates DecoCraft USA’s plaster of Paris moldings – a delicate medallion swag used as tracery ceiling cloud along with our beautiful accent corners to complete the Parisian-styled ceiling motif.

DecoCraft USA Supports Breast Cancer Research with Holiday House NYC 2019
DecoCraft USA Supports Breast Cancer Research with Holiday House NYC 2019



The Holiday House 2019 event

The Holiday House 2019 event continues through December 15, 2019. We encourage your visit and support for this charitable and important cause.

DecoCraft USA Supports Breast Cancer Research with Holiday House NYC 2019
DecoCraft USA Supports Breast Cancer Research with Holiday House NYC 2019



How to Increase Your Construction Company’s Revenue in One Simple Step: The Secret of Plaster Moulding

increase revenue for your construction company with Plaster moldings

Increase your Company’s Revenue: Offer Molding Design and Installation

If you’re looking to increase revenue for your construction company while giving your customer what they want, decorative plaster moulding is a simple solution.

By installing plaster crown moulding to walls through a company like DecoCraft USA, you can provide them with an expert service that will enhance their project without requiring extensive additional expertise or equipment on your part. Continue reading

Add Sustainable Design with Plaster Moulding

Sustainable Design with Plaster Moulding

Plaster has been the natural and sustainable choice for decorative moulding for hundreds of years. It is a sustainable design element that accomplishes two things at once. It reduces the environmental footprint as a “passive” architectural finish and; it elevates a space with artistic design. Adding plaster crown moulding to walls is a great way to add long-lasting, custom decorative elements without a large impact on the environment.

Plaster is formed by mixing a dry powder with water to create a sculptable paste. The powder can be made from a variety of natural materials, including lime, clay, or gypsum. It is then applied to a surface, such as a wood lath to build a wall. It can also be made into nearly any shape or design like a curved plaster cove for instance, and then affixed to an existing wall. Due to its composition, plaster is a widely used sustainable design option as it has one of the smallest environmental footprints of most architectural materials. It is often sourced locally, and its application relies more on skilled labor over complicated mechanical equipment. Continue reading

Home Fire Safety with Plaster Mouldings

Home Fire Safety benefits with (gypsum) Plaster Mouldings

Fire Safety Benefits with Plaster

Plaster mouldings are an invaluable addition to any home due to its safety benefits. Utilize (gypsum) plaster mouldings to keep your loved ones safe and prevent fire-related disasters from spreading in your home. All DecoCraft products have a flame spread rating of “Class A”. This means that plaster’s tendency to spread flames and burn rapidly are very low. Not only does plaster resist flames, but it also reduces the amount of smoked developed in the presence of a fire. Classes are formed from ASTM E84 rating system which many building officials use as the standard method for testing flame resistance and smoke density. Class A materials all have the lowest fire spread and smoke index out of the 3 alphabetical classes in which all interior materials are organized. As a Class A product, plaster is in the top tier of materials you can use in your home and experience some peace of mind. Continue reading

How to Achieve a Vintage Look with Plaster Mouldings

Thinking Vintage?

Are you thinking about designing a “vintage” space? What elements come to mind?  No matter the vintage style – whether it’s Retro, Shabby Chic, Arts and Crafts or Hollywood Glam, plaster mouldings is a signature room element that enhances any wall to ceiling décor.

Actually, it may be hard to omit plaster mouldings from vintage designs as they are so much a part of our architectural past. They can be found as wall and ceiling enhancements in civic spaces and urban dwellings, a must-have design element in Victorian homes, and works of art gracing fancy boudoirs. It could be argued that the use of plaster moulding in vintage design is indispensable.

To achieve a vintage look with plaster mouldings, consider applying to them faux finishes. They can be distressed, marbled, incised, color stamped, and stenciled to help you to achieve the vintage look that you desire. Continue reading

Why Plaster Mouldings are Better than Alternatives

Plaster Mouldings vs Alternatives

The Everlasting Plaster Moulding

For thousands of years, plaster has been utilized to create many of mankind’s most famous architectural buildings. A good portion of those buildings stand to this day. Plaster mouldings are unique because they involve formulation and installation from a skilled craftsman. Traditional plaster moulding is durable and can last hundreds of years if maintained correctly. Continue reading