Monthly Archives: February 2016

LATEST CREATION : STREET LEVEL HANDBAG SHOWROOM

February 23, 2016

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When we were approached to design and create a more inviting space for the Street Level Handbag showroom located in downtown Los Angeles, excited and thrilled would be an understatement.  The already existing walls and concrete floors were a blank canvas that we became very anxious to get our hands on.  The inspiration quickly started flowing in.  The owner/founder of Street Level was more than a delight to work with and her enthusiastic personality, giggly laugh, and contagious smile made this project beyond fun!

After meeting with her and her team, we at 4 Corners decided to find our inspiration by creating a fictional character.  This character would be their “ideal” customer.  She would be the type of woman who would wear their amazing selection of handbags as an accessory to her already fabulous life.  This is where and how our inspiration was created for this space.

We would love to introduce you to Claire! She is a recent college graduate and known as a free spirit. She is now living on her own for the first time in her NY apartment.  She is a lover and collector of vintage finds.  She loves to travel the world and often finds herself in Paris, taking photos, and continuing her education of life!  A true butterfly in our eyes.

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If you look closely you will see hints of travel, education, Paris, butterflies, and vintage finds.  All these elements mixed in with the beautiful handbags made for a very unique display.  The clients also needed multiple meeting places for their buyers.  Therefore, we created three different types of spaces for them to meet.  One being a casual lounge area for meetings, an informal bar top, and a more formal conference table.  This will allow their buyers to feel at home and comfortable when buying for their new retail collections.  We brought in a muralist to create some imagery on the walls, such as the handbag menu behind the bar and the freehand butterfly on the black wall which makes for a great Instagram photo!

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We also custom made a unique butterfly mobile that hangs center in the showroom to draw the eye up and remind us to live a more free spirited life, like Claire.  Because the space was a large industrial warehouse, we also wanted to warm things up and create a feeling of life inside the brick walls and concrete floors.  This was the inspiration behind the faux living walls and hanging plants.  Hanging the backyard string lights also gave it a whimsical feel and really brightening things up.

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Overall the space feels well lived, well-educated, and well-traveled.  Everything the client asked for and both Street Level and 4 Corners could not be happier.  We were honored to create such a space and beyond thrilled they chose us to do so.

Please head on over to our Instagram, @sistersof4corners, to participate in our Giveaway with the fabulous Street Level.  You can win one of their beautiful handbags!  Now hurry up and enter!

Love,
The Sisters

SPACES WE’RE LOVING : THE BEACH LODGE

February 21, 2016

We first found The Beach Lodge on Instagram and had to follow right away. We love how Tiffany transformed this dark and drab cottage to a bright and happy vacation rental, including a well curated selection of our favorite design elements. It’s hard not to fall in love with all of the details Tiffany covered!  The Beach Lodge has been featured on The Venue Report and Front + Main, making it’s presence well known and a highly coveted vacation rental in Hollywood Beach! We are already dreaming of when we can post up in this beautiful home for the weekend this summer!

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Follow the Beach Lodge here or book a stay here.

Love,
The Sisters

FEATURED ARTIST: JAI VASICEK OF AHOY TRADER

February 12, 2016

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I first met Jai a few years ago in Byron Bay, Australia for a mutual friend’s birthday bash. We spent a few days together celebrating our friend and over that time, I instantly fell for Jai’s amazing energy. Not only is he so sweet and refreshingly genuine, he’s so much fun to hang out with. The man knows how to have a good time and he’s a great conversationalist. I visited his shop, Ahoy Trader in Byron Bay, and wanted to buy everything. He’s an incredible artist and visionary and has fabulous style.

I am most attracted to his incredible tile installations and daydream about commissioning him to do a project for us one day. His carefree spirit really comes through in his art and I love the way he uses color and imagery to bring his pieces to life. I especially love the way he interprets the female spirit. He has such a beautiful vision of what a true goddess looks like.

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From his site, Ahoy Trader— “Jai’s Colourful Crosses And Wall Tiles Have Become Highly Sought After, With An Eclectic And Expressive Character That Allows Them To Be Displayed In Groups Or Used As Stand Alone Decor Pieces.  Nowhere Is His Signature Style More Apparent Then In His Stunning Large Tiled Wall Murals, They Dominate Any Space And Can Be Custom Made To Suit The Client’s Personality And Decor. Many Of Australia’s Most Stylish Home Decorators And Savvy Interior Designers Commissioning Him To Create One Of A Kind Artworks Making For A High Impact Focal Point In Any Room.

As Well As Selling Into Leading Stores Nationally And Online, Jai Has Created His Own Little World In His Popular Byron Bay Store Ahoy Trader, Where You Can Find A Bowerbird’s Collection Of His Work Alongside Homewares And Fashions From Other Local And Australian Designers Who Share A Similar Aesthetic.”

Favorite bits: the Malachi painting, the tile installation at Miss Margarita, his shop Ahoy Trader, his decorated crosses and his pillows.

LOVE,
ELAINA

 

HOW TO: INDOOR PLANTS

February 10, 2016

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We are huge fans of decorating with lush, green plants inside! They instantly add dimension and life to your space, making them a great choice for a quick update. House plants tend to be low maintenance, so don’t worry if your thumb isn’t that green. Not only do plants add color to a neutral palette, but they also act as air purifiers– a total win. Below you will find our top five plants that we use in and around our own homes!

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Succulents + Cacti //

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Succulents are great for all lighting environments and actually appreciate the neglect we tend to give… which is great if you want to start incorporating green into your home but not sure if you can keep your new plant babies alive!

Snake Plant //

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Snake Plants, or Mother in Law Tongues, have a modern vibe and also do extremely well with loving neglect! These plants can adapt to most light and are really fun to watch grow. They look great in just about any room, especially when put in a bullet planter like you see above.

Fiddle Leaf Fig //

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Fiddle Leafs are the most popular indoor plant right now… they are everywhere!. They are just so stunning, but with that comes high maintenance. Fiddles need a lot of bright, indirect light and love (aka don’t neglect like our other choices. Make your Fiddle your Number 1!).

Rubber Tree //

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We love the smoother, dark leaves on these little guys. They are called Rubber Trees but when kept trimmed down they stay as cute little bushes. They do best in indirect light with occasional watering.

Hang It Up //

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Hanging your favorite plants give a greenhouse vibe inside your home. We love grouping together different color succulents! Just make sure there are drainage holes on the bottom of your planters so that the soil doesn’t get too soaked and cause root rot.

Our favorite places to find plants is our local nursery, trader joe’s, and IKEA! Home Depot and Lowe’s also has great plants and has seasonal plant sales! Get to shoppin’ and air purifyin’!

Love, 
The Sisters

TRENDING IN 2016

February 7, 2016

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Geometric Patterns //
They add instant visual interest, which is great for a quick and easy change or WOW piece. When using geometric shapes, you don’t need to do much else since they speak for themselves. Options are endless. We love seeing these patterns in bathrooms and kitchens!

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Neutrals //
The most relaxing combo out there! t’s hard to go wrong when working with neutrals, which makes them great for layering. We love to have large, key pieces in neutral colors and add color with accessories!! It also helps that Benjamin Moore chose Simply White as their 2016 color of the year.

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Jungalow Style //
The most fun trend this year! It’s been up and coming but it’s here to stay in 2016. Think plants, plants, and more plants! Miss-matched pattern and colors, then top that with more plants! The beauty of this trend is that there are no rules!!

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Rose Gold //
Brass came back, and last year copper came back into the spotlight and this year Rose gold will be taking center stage! A softer and more feminine brass, what’s not to love? Metallics are always hot and we are happy to see rose gold come in to play in 2016.

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Pantone’s Rose Quartz + Serenity //
PANTONE 13-1520 & PANTONE 15-3919. On the topic of rose gold, or the color rose or as we like to call it, Blush, is making a huge appearance this year. And we love it. We’re bringing back femininity into interiors with colors like rose quartz and serenity. Mixed with neutrals these two colors are sure to keep you inspired and feeling fresh. Using pops of these colors in your home or wardrobe will keep you up to trend with this years colors.

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Love, 
The Sisters

WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE?

February 1, 2016

I know my sister Elaina isn’t the biggest fan of Valentines, and I get where she is coming from. It can be cheesy, forced and if you have no one to share it with, it can be the most depressing day of the year… Especially at our age. I mean, who are we kidding. Holla to all my single gal friends out there!

I have been blessed when it comes to Valentines day because eight years ago when I met Tyler, we accidentally fell into our tradition on Valentines day. Because of our tradition, I have grown to LOVE this holiday and in fact, look forward to it every year! We keep it simple and glutinous, no gifts exchanged! All we do is drive thru IN & OUT and order our favorite menu items (mine being a #2 animal style, protein style with well done french fries and a root beer). Then we head home to eat it on our sofa, in our pj’s and we rent a movie on Apple TV. Best day of the year by far! Now, I know we mentioned no gifts. I am okay with this, though some of you may not be. In the case you need some help in directing your men to some idea…Here are my top 3 gift ideas:

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I love Anna Beck’s jewelry and I have been eyeing this simple but beautiful necklace. This is an everyday piece which us girls are always looking for. Something that will go with everything and we can keep on all year-long, no matter the occasion.

Now, I’m obsessed with my BKR bottles. I think every women needs one. The gift of hydration in style!

Lastly, I stumbled across this gal on Instagram, of course!!!! I have been eyeing one of her extremely large knit pieces for days now!!! How amazing does this blanket look? Cuddled up on the sofa with my In & Out!!!  Hmmm…maybe we WILL exchange gifts this year. Plus her styling is on point.

XO, Susanna