Friday, March 30, 2018

PRECIOUS METALS

Welcome Back Blog Readers,


Now that the snow is finally gone and the spring season is here, it’s time to fill your home with brightness and radiance. The hot trend for Spring 2018 are metallics. In fabrics, wallcoverings, and home decor. We, the interior design and home furnishing industry, have put forth an emphasis on copper, bronze, silver, and gold. The other colors used with these choices are gray and navy blue. These combinations, I feel, are so incredibly sophisticated, and ones that are timeless. So, folks, put some razz-ma-tazz in your home decor this spring season; I’m sure the Easter Bunny will be insulted that we’re not using pastels!

So, as I always say, folks, “Don’t be afraid to decorate!”

Happy Easter, everyone!

Best,

Robin





 






Monday, February 26, 2018

Heading Into Spring with Christian Lacroix

Welcome Back Blog Readers,

With spring just around the corner, we would like to introduce one of our most favorite designers, Christian Lacroix and his newest collection: Histoires Naturelles. This bold printed wallpaper and fabric collection brings in all the elements of nature with an exciting twist! One of Lacroix’s signatures is his use of strong, saturated colors. In researching this highly acclaimed designer, Mr. Christian Lacroix, his bold use of color came from his past in designing theater costumes. Not only was Mr. Lacroix a couturier to famous clients (Christina Aguilera’s wedding gown), he was also instrumental in the design of perfumes and a full line of home accessories.

Welcoming Mr. Lacroix’s new collection also marks Osborne & Little’s 50th Anniversary in the wallpaper and fabric industry. We at The Four Walls always enjoy sharing with our clientele Osborne & Little wallcovering and fabrics with their cutting-edge European design. You can find their full collection here at The Four Walls Wallpaper & Design Studio.

As I always say, “Don’t be afraid to decorate!”

Warmest,


Robin and Design Associate Regina






Monday, February 5, 2018

Your Master Bedroom... The Right Vibe

Welcome Back Blog Readers,

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so today’s blog post is about having the right vibe in your bedroom. By this we mean specifically, how to create the best bedroom design mood. As we all know, folks, with this winter being a rough one, we’ve all woken up on the wrong side of the bed. Bedroom design can impact the quality of your sleep and can help you start the day off right.

A lot of my clients ask me for bright colors and bold prints in their wall coverings and fabrics. It might be exhilarating, but if you want a calm atmosphere and better sleep quality, restful colors are soft neutrals, such as: pastels, taupe, light grays, gray-greens, gray-blues, and the like. By restful fabrics, stick with patterns of the same colors, even if it is a large print. For bedding, it is most important to always purchase the highest thread count possible. Quality for your sheets is of the utmost importance! When choosing a down comforter, make sure it is feather down as it is lightweight and the best choice for sound sleep.

Next to better sleep, my suggestion is to always keep your bedroom clean. And folks, you know who you are. If there is a pile of laundry in the corner or a stack of papers on a chair for work or your laptop left wide open, your mind will always focus on the work you have to do, and you will not be able to unwind. That is why I always suggest a home office separate from your bedroom. I never answer an email or bring my design work into my bedroom.

So, folks, if you try these simple design tips, you might just fall in love with your bedroom, and for some, maybe just in time for Valentine’s Day!

And as I always say, “Don’t be afraid to decorate!”

Best Always,

Robin

  

 

   








Monday, January 8, 2018

Fabric Trend for 2018!

Welcome Back Blog Readers,

I hope all of you enjoyed the holiday season and the beginning of another New Year. We would like to thank you for the wonderful accolades on our Best of Boston Award! The Four Walls has always been well known for our fine wallcovering selection, however we would like to let you know that we also carry an extensive line of designer fabrics for upholstery and window treatments. That being said, today’s blog post features 2018’s current trend: Ikat.

Ikat is derived from the Malaysian word meaning “to tie”. Ikat is the technique of taking bundles of threads tied in segments, using resist-dye to create unique patterns. This traditional technique dates back centuries and have appeared in traditional and cultural textiles in many parts of the world such as Southeast Asia, South America, and the Middle East. The ikat pattern is very versatile because it can be used in contemporary or traditional interior applications in your home. It is also one of my personal favorites to obtain a sophisticated look!

Below are photos of some of my favorite selections:






Brave the cold and cabin fever and stop by to check out our designer fabric collections of 2018!

So as I always say folks, “Don’t be afraid to decorate!”

Best,


Robin

Monday, December 4, 2017

Best of Boston Home 2018, The Four Walls

Welcome Back Blog Readers,

I would like to share with all of you some very exciting news regarding The Four Walls. As some of my followers and clients already know, The Four Walls opened its doors in 1974 and was founded by my parents, Sheila and Jules Abber, both with the vision of being in the wall covering and interior design world. I entered into my family’s business in 1984 and never looked back. It is with great joy, pride, and respect to receive the Best of Boston Home 2018 Award. 

Thank you for making The Four Walls the Best of Boston. I look forward to working with you and your families for years to come!

Best Always,


Robin


Friday, November 3, 2017

'Tis the Season

Welcome Back Blog Readers,

As we are all aware the holidays are approaching and it’s been my experience that I see my clients and friends as well as family running around at the last minute like “turkeys with their heads cut off.” Being in the profession of wallcovering and interior design, order is very important. These are a few of my tips for getting organized for the holiday season.

The first item on the list is making sure your table linens are cleaned and your silverware is polished and your china and serving pieces are already to go, and your dining and living rooms have enough seating for all of your guests. Second on the list, try and do a preliminary food shopping trip before-hand; for example, the wine, the food condiments, which makes it easier to go in at a later date and buy the actual food for the meal. Third on the list is calling up your neighborhood florist for the centerpiece for your holiday meal. One thing you don’t want to do at the last minute is put together a floral arrangement right before your guests arrive. The fourth tip is getting the guest room prepared by checking your bed linens and the towels in the guest bathroom and freshening those up. Nothing is more embarrassing than having a guest use towels that are discolored and worn or mismatched sheets!

Apple pies, jingle bells and snow are fast approaching; don’t be left in the lurch at the last minute. Take action now to be prepared for a fabulous, flawless and stress-free holiday season. Follow these fast tips to get ahead of the grind and have time for the important things, like time spent with your guests and making those delicious meals. It’s never too early to start preparing for this special time of year.

So, as I always say folks, “Don’t be afraid to decorate!” Or in this case, don’t be afraid to be too organized!

Best,


Robin




Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Impact Wall!


Welcome Back Blog Readers,

Recently my associate, Regina, and I have noticed that our clients have been asking for murals. This is a wallcovering trend that truly can transform a dull, boring space in your home into something fantastic with very little effort. When you are using a mural in a room, there is no real need for artwork or an interesting fabric or a busy area rug. This one statement as we designers call “The Impact Wall” just does it all!

So folks, if you want to get your room ready before Thanksgiving, stop by The Four Walls and view these exciting new collections!

As we always say, “Don’t be afraid to decorate!”

Best Always,

Robin and Regina

Below are a few of our favorite murals from the new collections: