Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Wallpaper Update... Simple Yet Stunning!

Welcome back Blog Readers,

My design associate Diana and I have been noticing lately that our industry has been producing an abundance of stunning textural wallcoverings.  Vinyl coated simple tonal textures as well as layered geometrics with texture overlays will compliment almost any room decor.  We have received many requests from our Four Walls clients for textural wall papers.

With numerous new residential construction in downtown Boston, where clients have not yet chosen their furniture and window decor, these textural wall coverings make putting a room together totally seamless!  They are plain, simple and elegant and just add, as I like to refer to "the appearance of two steps above a painted wall!"  "A something ... but a nothing!"

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

Best always,

Robin






Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Design Inspiration for kids

Welcome Back Blog Readers,

September is a time for getting back into a comfortable routine, especially for those with children.  Starting the new school year is a great time to transform your children's spaces to evolve along with them.  Maybe your son or daughter is transitioning to a new school or has simply made a lot of growth over the summer and is ready for a new look that reflects new tastes and interests.

Whether it is a specific color, pattern or imagery they desire or a more sophisticated look, we can help you put the perfect touches on any room in your home to meet your child's needs. Lets give new life to that bedroom, playroom, or game room and while you're at it maybe something new and interesting for yourself.  So stop by the Four Walls to explore our new collections!

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

Best,

Robin










Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Designing With Nature

Welcome back blog readers, 

We hope you all have been enjoying your summer, whether you have been traveling, have thoughts of future travel, or have just enjoyed the outdoors close to home.  Exterior environments can inspire design that can create an escape from life's stresses, and can bring you to a place of  joy.  Whether it be tranquil, whimsical, or simply elegant, there are many ways to bring the beauty of the outdoors into your home. 

Maybe you have a favorite spot to watch a sunset, walk in the park, enjoy an ocean view, spend a day on a sailboat or take a walk in the woods.  Whatever your interest, there is a way to transform your outdoor experience into your indoor space!  At The Four Walls we have a collection of wallpapers that will evoke a mood that will transport you to that special place within your mind.

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

Best,

Robin

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Robin's July 2019 Wallpaper Spotlight


Welcome Back Blog Readers,

Summer is well underway and I hope you all are enjoying the fantastic weather. On a design note, The Four Walls has just received an amazing collection from one of my favorite designers, Carl Robinson. Carl Robinson has worked in the wallpaper and interior design industry for over 30 years, side by side with his father and grandfather in the UK. His collections represent the legacy of his family.

His new collection, Volume 16 Raffles, incorporates older patterns with unique color palettes. This new collection has various designs, screen printed over textile strings, with a very forward-thinking concept. The collection includes damasks and soft geometrics that blends very well with any style choice, and utilizes color palettes including soft blues, seafoam green, plum, greys, and terracotta.

Get a jumpstart on your home redesign and stop by and view Carl Robinson’s newest collection that will give your home a classic and timeless feel. And, as I always say, “Don’t be afraid to decorate!”

Best,

Robin

Carl Robinson, Volume 16 Raffles, Distributed by Wallquest

Carl Robinson, Volume 16 Raffles, Distributed by Wallquest

Carl Robinson, Volume 16 Raffles, Distributed by Wallquest

Carl Robinson, Volume 16 Raffles, Distributed by Wallquest

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

LET'S MOVE ON!


Welcome Back Blog Readers,

Moving into a new home is a chaotic and stressful situation at the best of times. Going through this experience myself right now, I’ve developed some useful tips to ease the transition that will help make your new house feel like home right away.

First, if you can’t get into your new home purchase right away, use the limited time that you’re allowed to measure the space of each room. This will give you a sense of what furniture you can bring with you and what you will need to purchase. Obtaining the room measurements will also help you decide which rooms you’re going to paint and which you’re to wallpaper. This will allow you to better focus on which rooms will be plain and which ones will make use of color and print.

Another important element is flooring. You want a uniform look, so if much of the new home is hardwood and there is carpeting over the hardwood, naturally you want to tear it up! Also keep in mind the overall look of the flooring, jumping from tile to hardwood to carpeting; this will make the house look smaller and more divided.

In relation to my forte, which as you all know is wallpaper, do not forget that the use of wallpaper can make, for example, an ugly tiled or marbled powder room more enhanced, because the correct choice of wallpaper can take your eye away from a previous owner’s bad design decision. This concept also holds true in any area of the home.

In summary, these three simple tips will help keep you focused on the important aspects of what design decisions will follow. So stay tuned folks for more moving advice!

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

Best always,

Robin



Friday, May 10, 2019

SPRING WALLCOVERINGS WITH JACLYN SMITH AND VERN YIP


 Welcome Back Blog Readers,

I’d like to announce that The Four Walls just received two new exciting spring collections. One from Vern Yip, a very talented and highly regarded interior designer. His new collection for Trend encompasses both traditional panels along with very contemporary florals and geometrics. The wide scope of this collection in one volume impresses me because of its vast color range, and can be incorporated in a wide variety of design styles, and at the same time cater to a vast range of people.

The second collection for Trend is ‘Home’ by Jaclyn Smith; best known as an American actress and business woman. This collection starts with a tropical overtone with large palm fronds and then heads into soft geometrics and textures. This collection has very quiet and tasteful hues. It is very versatile without being overwhelming.

With these new additions to my array of wallpaper selections, you will no doubt find something new. Stop by to take a peek in person and start reimagining your home.

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

Best,

Robin




Monday, April 15, 2019

Hit the Ceiling!


Let’s Hit the Ceiling

Welcome back blog readers,
Interior designers know the ceiling is the fifth wall of a room. When painting a room a neutral color is generally used on the ceiling.  However, wallpaper is a better option.  Let’s make your home a contemporary Sistine Chapel.  Nothing is more exciting than a wall papered ceiling.

One example of this design concept is a geometric pattern which gives the ceiling interest without making the room too busy.  Another example is a trompe l’oeil of clouds, or stars on the ceiling. 
Talk about finishing a room! Take a new approach and hit the ceiling - the only way is up!

And as I always say folks, "don't be afraid to decorate."

Best always,

Robin


















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