Vacarda Design is a creative surface design studio, founded by Tanya Vacarda, that specialises in artisan luxury wall coverings and decor, including embroidered plaster tapestries, unique art frescos and artwork with a serious texture appeal.  We use Italian plasters and our own unique technique to create unique finishes and artisan bespoke products that have the flexibility and mobility a modern and more fluid way of life demands.


For us, each project we work on is an exploration of tactility and the aesthetic and therapeutic value of handmade products. We believe that by creating unexpected textural effects with enhanced tactility we can make living spaces healthy, more meaningful and engaging for the senses. Our tactile senses are not often stimulated in the indoor environment; we rarely enjoy the sensations and healing effects that touch can give. The enhanced handmade texture of our pliable plaster finishes invites the simple act of touch and adds another sensory dimension to our interiors. A touch encourages a pause, and a pause is the closest thing to meditation.

Tanya is a plaster artist, surface designer and a creative powerhouse. She began decorating walls at the tender age of five when she decided to paint the wallpaper in her bedroom, much to her mother’s surprise. Since then, Tanya’s passion for decorating interior spaces and bespoke surfaces has only grown stronger, earning her Remodelista’s Best Interior Design award in 2017. In 2019, after a series of successful interior projects and personal earthquakes, she founded the studio with the aim of creating alternative surface covering products that respect and build upon the traditional craftsmanship yet are adaptable and responsive to the modern dynamic ways of life. Since then she worked on a number of projects, including  the creation of removable frescos and the pliable plaster.


November/December 2019

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Period Living October 2019

October 2019

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April, 2019: Meet The Designer

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February, 2019


Circular Art, Iss. 2



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Where We Are:

Holywood, County Down, BT18 9NP

United Kingdom


+44 (0)2895 609 409

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