Thursday, November 29, 2018

Best of Boston Home 2019


Welcome Back Blog Readers,

It is with great honor & joy to announce that The Four Walls has been nominated once again this year for the Best of Boston Home 2019.

The Four Walls was founded by my mother and father, Sheila and Jules Abber in 1974, providing wallcovering and interior design services to the public and fellow interior designers. I joined The Four Walls in 1984 and it has been my passion ever since.

Thank you again to all The Four Walls clients for making us the Best of Boston 2019! I look forward to working with you, your families, and my fellow interior designers for years to come!

Best always,

Robin







Thursday, November 1, 2018

Fasano Wallpaper and Fabrics Redesigned!


Welcome Back Blog Readers,

We’re proud to announce that Peter Fasano fabric and wallcoverings are back at The Four Walls and better than ever!  The beautiful boutique line that’s 100% made in Great Barrington, MA has new owners and LOTS of new patterns and colors. 60% of the line has been updated and 127 new colors introduced in just the last 12 months. It’s everything you’ve ever loved about Peter Fasano patterns, just fresher, brighter, and easier to use off the shelf. The Peter Fasano line also includes all of the wonderful patterns from the former Elizabeth Hamilton Collection (Peter’s wife).

All of the fabrics are designed and hand-screen printed by the Peter Fasano artisans in Great Barrington with an average production time of 3-5 weeks. And with their new wallpaper printer, most of the wallpaper orders are ready within two weeks. One of the things we love about Peter Fasano is their expertise in custom printing. They can perfectly match any custom color you may need and can even create custom patterns for you.

The relationship between The Four Walls and Peter Fasano Ltd. goes back 20 years and we’re excited about all of the updates made by the new owners, Peter Webster and Reid Stewart. They’ve wonderfully preserved the core DNA of the brand, while making enhancements to everything from design, to lead-times, to an all-new designer-friendly website. Come in to Four Walls to see what’s new with Peter Fasano!

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

Best,

Robin








Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Colors of Autumn

Welcome Back Blog Readers,


Bright, rich colors are the hallmark of autumn. Your home should showcase the season with cozy pillows, warm window treatments, and decorative wallpaper. They create a sense of contentment and peace, reflecting that change of year into a time that we spend with friends and family.


The rich tones for autumn are bold reds, deep golds, and vibrant oranges. Incorporate these colors in soft but affecting ways, such as pairing a brightly patterned throw pillow against a warm leather armchair or sofa. Change out the lightweight fabrics of your window treatments for thick, soft brocades; pair them with cream-colored sheers to offset the darker tones and provide a welcoming atmosphere.

For your wallpaper, choose textures and patterns that will last you through autumn and into winter, but make sure that it gives you that relaxed, happy feeling associated with the colder seasons. Choose something simple but bold, that will make a statement but not overwhelm your home. Contrast reds with golds for a brilliant color scheme to bring the illusion of deep, warm autumn sunlight into your home.

It’s time to get ready for the end of the year, and the best way is to prepare your home to welcome friends and family. So come in, check out the latest wallcovering and fabric collections! And, as I always say, “Don’t be afraid to decorate!”

Best,

Robin





Monday, September 17, 2018

Your Seasonal Sanctuary

Welcome Back Blog Readers,

We would like to share with you some of this season's current projects as we get ready for Fall and the holidays approaching. As the weather begins to get colder, we at The Four Walls put comfort and elegance above all else. We want our clients at the end of the day to return to a home that is not only beautiful, but welcomes them warmly. Our dear clients in Weston have a home that perfectly emulates this. The introduction of soft creams and caramels with the marbled and textured grays adds a layer of warmth. This paired with plenty of soft, natural light turns their home into a sanctuary.







So, stop into The Four Walls today and let us help you turn your home into a sanctuary! And, as I always say, folks "Don't be afraid to decorate!"

Best,

Robin

Monday, August 27, 2018

Florence Broadhurst, A Legend Reimagined

Welcome Back Blog Readers,

I hope you are all enjoying the last few days of summer! Over the course of the season, The Four Walls has enjoyed an influx of new and exclusive wallpaper books into the store. Recently, we welcomed a particularly exciting collection highlighting the work of the couturier, artist, and designer Florence Broadhurst.

In 1959, she established Australian (Hand Printed) Wallpapers; which later became known as Florence Broadhurst Wallpapers, "the only studio of its kind in the world." Her studio was the first to print on metallic surfaces, develop a washable, vinyl-coating finish, and create a drying rack system that allowed for her studio to create unprecedented amounts of wallcovering in a single dye lot. By the mid-70's she monopolized the high-quality end of the Australian wallcovering market and was exporting her more than 800 designs world wide.

Her designs are boldly geometric, elegant, and full of Broadhurt's dynamic artistic expression. Her bold and varying color choices also give her designs a flair that is sure to make a statement in your home. York Wallcoverings has recently released an exclusive collection of Broadhurst's designs. Though machine printed, they retain the unique texture and feel of Broadhurst's joyful, yet sophisticated designs.


    
photos courtesy of York Wallcoverings

Stop by and see this fantastic, exciting collection that works with every decor!

And, as I always say, "Don't be afraid to decorate!"  

Best,

Robin

Monday, August 13, 2018

A Girl's Bedroom

Welcome Back Blog Readers,

Here is a recently completed and timeless example of a little girl's bedroom with wallpaper from the Kate Spade collection!



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

Best,

Robin

A Boy's Bedroom

Welcome Back Blog Readers,

Here we have an example of the final product of a recent project, a little boy's bedroom in Westwood, Massachusetts!



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

Best,

Robin

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Window Treatments; A Complementary Look!


Welcome Back Blog Readers,

I hope all of you are enjoying your summer thus far. Today, I would like to talk about window treatments. All too often, I notice that when it comes to room d├ęcor, clients have difficulty when it comes to their windows. They buy beautiful furniture, lighting, and hang great art on the walls, but window treatments are either nonexistent or they just choose ready-made blinds. There is nothing better in my eyes, as a room with beautiful drapery. Not only does it complete the room, it adds privacy.

I have just completed a fantastic design project with amazing clients in Brookline. We focused on the dining room; my drapery fabricator and I incorporated tailored panels, sheer fabrics, and a gold rod for privacy, as the dining room faced the front of the home. The completed look gives a very contemporary feel that my clients had asked for.

One important factor when choosing fabrics for windows is to always try to choose a product of a fine thread count and composition; this is always a factor in the way draperies will hang. Below we used a sheer fabric from Romo & Co., and side panels from Fabricut. Most of all, your window treatments require fine workmanship, as this is the key to a great finished, polished appearance.

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

Best,

Robin



(Photo courtesy of The Four Walls)



(Photo courtesy of Lipofsky Photography)

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Four Walls Celebrates the Fourth!

Welcome back blog readers,

The Four Walls staff would like to wish our clients, family, and friends a safe and happy Fourth of July! Here are some red, white, and blue wallpaper, fabric, and home decor choices to get you inspired for the holiday!


Harlequin Wallpaper from England

William Yeoward Wallpaper Philippine Collection

Emma Laughton Dinnerware and custom made designer pillow

As I always say, folks, "Don't be afraid to decorate!"

Robin, Jeanyn, and The Four Walls Staff

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Four Walls' Summer Faves!







Welcome back blog readers,

With the summer on it's way, our clients have been very busy refreshing certain areas in their second homes. Mainly, guest bedrooms, powder rooms, and bathrooms. Here are some examples of the most popular choices!




These wallcovering choices are sophisticated, timeless and, at the same time, playful. This is just a small sampling of what The Four Walls can do for your summer home!

So as I always say folks, "Don't be afraid to decorate!"

Best always,

 Robin


         

Friday, May 18, 2018

SAY YES TO VINYL!

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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

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