I first met Marissa Quinn when she would help me at the local Anthropologie store where we often shop for accessories when needed for client installs. She was a shop girl at the time and dressed to the nines in adorable Anthro inspired outfits. It wasn’t until she suggested that I take a look at her artwork that I discovered she was an amazing artist.
I went home that afternoon and took a quick look, not quite ready to be blown away. In fact, I wasn’t expecting what I saw, at all. I saw the most passionate and expressive drawings ever. Her pen and ink drawings are so detailed and nature inspired, that you can’t help but be blown away.
Her current fascination delves in illustrating biomimcry, which is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems. Driven to this topic through a deep love of the environment, Quinn’s delicate pen-work guides the viewer through a journey of nature’s paradox of growth through decay. She enjoys research, and is currently looking to work alongside marine biologists in the San Diego area in order to learn more about oceanic endangered species. In all her work there is consistent mysticism, which serves to connect her work to contemporary times through symbolic interpretations of current biospheric degradation.
She has since left Anthropologie, and is now a full-time artist pursuing her dreams and collaborating with some other amazing creatives. This is someone to keep your eye on and if you are lucky enough, possibly own one of her pieces.
We would like to introduce you to Marissa Quinn. A San Diego/LA based artist, with a free spirit vibe and sun-kissed hair. Please enjoy her images. You can shop them here, or for daily inspiration check her out on Instagram!
These planters are giving us all the heart eyes, did we mention they’re from Target? This light fixture paired with this diy jeweled mirror would make for a fab entryway. Summer vibes! Blush + green still going strong. Would love to celebrate the end of the week in this dreamy bath scene! And hello Paris, we really love you!
Us sisters are meeting up in Paris with our mother for a mom and daughter trip! We will both be flying in from Cali and Bali and couldn’t be more excited to reconnect and get inspired! We haven’t seen each other for over 6 months and are way over-due for a face to face. We work daily on projects via skype and email, however this adventure will be a trip for us to not only re-group but to explore and get inspired. We are calling it a R&D trip! Research and Development. A lot is happening over at 4CORNERS and this trip will be one ingredient to some fabulous creations we cannot wait to share with you.
Follow along this next week on Instagram as we eat, explore and hunt our way through the fabulous streets of Paris!
Love, The Sisters
We had a blast designing this kids bath! I mean, how sweet is this space? The client asked for something that would work for the kids now and continue to grow as the kids grow, in terms of style.
This was a no brainer for us! Let’s start with the walls and paint them a soft grey. This is a gender neutral color and is also youthful and sophisticated. We also felt strongly about adding a tiled wainscoting on the wall. Again, like the paint color, the idea of a wainscot is both youthful being practical for children as well as a timeless and classic wall detail that has been adorning walls since the beginning of time.
We decided upon using a classic white subway tile and the added beveled detail makes it a bit more mature in nature. We decided to off play the maturity of the beveled tile and install a trough sink that resembles the old school sinks we all used in our outdated elementary school. The faucets are our favorite part! How cool are these faucets ?
The kids now are quite tiny and reaching this large sink was going to be a problem. As we custom designed this vanity we took their little bodies into consideration. We started by shrinking the depth of the vanity in the center where the sink lies. This allows them to reach the water. We decided to keep the sides of the sink at standard depth to allow for counter space. This also makes the vanity feel custom. Which is always a good look. The next best part about this design is the built in pull out stools. These stools sit tight inside the vanity similar to drawers, however when you pull these guys out they are stools that the kids can stand on only when needed. These stools can then be turned upside-down later on and act as storage drawers. And having pivoting mirrors is a great way to accommodate for tall and small users!
Overall we think we created a kid tested, adult approved bathroom that will stand the trials of time and style! A splash of contemporary and classic meets sweet and youthful. What’s not to love about this bathroom? We hope you love it as much as we loved creating it.
Now that spring is here and the time change has us outside, we decided to share with you our top 5 planters! And yes! They are all under $100…Now that’s something to celebrate.
Athropologie : Metallic Crackle Herb Pot $14.00 – $68.99
Wayfair : Latitudes Oval Pot Planter $35.99
CB2 : Isla Planters $79.95
Crate & Barrel : Slant Planters $59.95 – &79.95
Crate & Barrel : Dundee Floor Planters $69.95 – $79.95
We were thrilled when the team over at Swenyo asked us to help style the television’s star Daniella Monet’s bedroom and office in her newly purchased LA home. This was a marketing collaboration between Danielle and Swenyo, and they both knew they would want and need the touch of a professional designer to help assist with the over all look and vibe.
We were honored when they reach out to us. It was a no brainer. A day spent with a down to earth talent with incredible taste, a production team such as Swenyo, and the talented photographer Kim Marcelo is a day well spent to us!
We blended the furnishings that Swenyo provided along with a few other accessories we sourced to created a minimal, fresh and youthful bedroom + office for the actress.
Take a look!!
This collab was too much fun and we hope you enjoyed the before and after transformation!!
To see the actress herself express the love of her new space and see how the boyfriend reacted when he came home, watch this!
Clearly our love of Blush hasn’t faded! It just feels right, paired with white or black you really can’t go wrong. We love this huge statement centerpiece using greenery from your backyard. Earthly textiles and buttery leather with a dark statement wall? Yes please, and a nice break from “all white errythang” too. This staircase + that brick wall = chic, rustic, and modern. These tiles are giving us major heart eyes. We’d take a whole shelf of these ceramic beauties, and bonus is that they’d look amazing on an open shelf in the kitchen! Last, this cactus would look fabulous in an entry way.
Happy pinning, friends!