Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Wonderful World of Fornasetti!

Piero Fornasetti was an Italian painter, sculptor and interior decorator.  He was born in 1913 and passed in 1988.  In the 1940's he created more than 11,000 items, many featuring the face of a woman, operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri, as his main motif.  He heavily used black and white colors, the sun and time as his main frame.  His style is reminiscent of Greek and Roman architecture.

Today it is most common to see Fornasetti's style in fashion and room accessories; such as scarves, lamps, furniture and china plates.  His unique wallcovering designs are bold, timeless and inspiring.

Here is a small sample of his work.








Here is a colorful example of his use of faces.  Notice the focus on the eyes. Stunning!











We just used this wallcovering for a fabulous oceanfront property, in a powder room.  Fab!






Look at this stunning depiction of the opera house. Notice the extensive use of black and white.



  These and other fine wallcoverings are available from Cole and Son, fine wallcoverings.
The Four Walls Wallcoverings and design carries a full line of Cole and Son products.
Happy decorating!
Best, Robin

Thursday, October 2, 2014

INEXPENSIVE FALL DECORATING IDEAS

Decorating for fall means rich colors, warm, printed throws and a welcome feeling of coziness. No other season can boast this feeling.


Bring the outdoors in by filling unused and decorative jars with colorful branches from your back yard, or even your local florist.






Hello fall!  Add a festive welcome mat to your front door step, with wonderful fall color tones. Fab!  Don't forget to add pumpkins to the entry way as well.  Pumpkins always say... FALL!  The kids will have fun decorating them too!










Decorate your entryway with topiaries, pumpkins and fresh fall foliage.  This example shows an evenly distributed blast of fall colors on both sides of the door. Stunning!








Inside decorating is a snap with some candles, dried fall flowers and a few pumpkins. Remember, don't be afraid to decorate, AND bring in the kids and have some family fun!


    HAPPY FALL DECORATING!




                                                              Best,  

                                                                       Robin