Friday, May 18, 2018

SAY YES TO VINYL!

Welcome Back Blog Readers,


It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce to you today the new revised concept within the wallcovering design industry. Vinyl textures that imitate real grass cloth with patterns placed on top of the texture. This new Spring 2018 wallcovering launch from England may be used in any area of your home because they are completely washable, and because they are vinyl they may be used in steamy bathrooms, kitchens, and hallways where your little one may hold the wall going up and down the stairs. Unlike the “paneling effect” that real grass cloth has on a wall, these vinyl & linen counterparts show virtually no seams or paneling. They are also very stylish, timeless and subtle with geometrics, floral and scenic patterns.

My clients are adoring these vinyl wallcoverings because they are chic, practical and also hide imperfections in older homes that have horsehair plaster, or badly plastered walls.

Stop by the Four Walls and see these new wallcoverings for Spring 2018 in person!

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

Best,

Robin




Jane Churchill - Atmosphere Collection - Wallpapers Vol. III - Moonstruck



Jane Churchill - Atmosphere Collection - Wallpapers Vol. III - Ginto



Jane Churchill - Atmosphere Collection - Wallpapers Vol. III - Amaya


Colefax & Fowler - Textured Wallpapers - Esther



Colefax & Fowler - Textured Wallpapers - Carine



Colefax & Fowler - Textured Wallpapers Collection


Friday, April 27, 2018

It's All About Aura!


Welcome Back Blog Readers,

One of my most favorite wallpaper and fabric design companies is Stroheim. I have been introducing my clients to their products for over thirty years. It is with much excitement that I introduce to you today their latest Spring launch, called Aura. This new collection is unlike anything that they have ever designed previously. The collection incorporates hand-printed silk patterns of Asian influence, and geometrics with multiple textures of unusual contemporary design. The collection includes coordinated fabrics that can be used with their wallcoverings. My opinion of Aura is its soft, sophisticated, and timeless approach will enhance any design style in one’s home.

Stop by The Four Walls to explore this collection in person.

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

Best,

Robin



Image courtesy of Fabricut Inc.

Image courtesy of Fabricut Inc.

Image courtesy of Fabricut Inc.

Image courtesy of Fabricut Inc.

Image courtesy of Fabricut Inc.

Image courtesy of Fabricut Inc.

Friday, March 30, 2018

PRECIOUS METALS

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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

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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!

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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