A team of creative women with complimentary talents and a love for good design
“What does 23rd [and Fourth] stand for?”
When confronted with the ever-daunting task of naming a business we were stumped. How does one choose their defining title for the foreseeable future without at least having a minor bit of panic sneak in? They don’t. It was a long process that in the end landed us right where we started, quite literally.
As a mother-daughter duo, so much of who we are is intertwined. And we wouldn’t change it for a second. However, as with all great pairs, we each bring our own unique strengths to the table and wanted our name to be reflective of our individual identities.
So there it was, right in front of us. Our birthdays. And just like that, over a glass of white wine – we found our name.
Meet The Team
Originally from Albany, New York, I spent my childhood years tagging alongside my Dad to jobsites, watching architects, construction crews and designers hard at work. I watched as my Father, a founding partner of MLB Construction Services, LLC, built his dreams through bringing the dreams of others to life. As I grew older, my interest peaked more and before I knew it I’d found my passion.
In 2012, with my daughter by my side, I took the plunge and fulfilled a long-time dream of opening my own design studio and showroom.
My Design style:
Anything but one-note. I am consistently blending distinct styles and design genres within the same space to create unexpected, results. Thanks in part to my background, I have the ability to pairs colors, shapes and textures that are aesthetically pleasing, yet fresh.
I love to cultivate spaces that elevate the lives of my clients through residential design and custom furniture. But I never turn away a challenge so often find myself dabbling in the commercial arena.
I originally started in the corporate world where I built a successful career with a fancy title. It didn’t take long to realize that 9-5 cubicle life wasn’t for me. I was ready to start a family and was looking for more. More what? I’m still not sure but knew I wouldn’t find it there.
After many long (I mean, long) talks with my husband and scheming plans with my Mom, I decided to face my fears and go after a larger dream. I joined my mom in business in 2012, two months later I was pregnant with my first child, and the rest is history. Needless to say I’ve found my more.
My Design Style:
For me, it’s all about making the design process personal—getting to know each client, understanding their needs and then delivering a great solution. I’d consider my style…but if at the end of the design process a client considers us friends, then my job is not only done, but done well.
As the mom to two small boys, I love designing livable spaces that are relatively kid-proof while equally as eye pleasing.
Originally from Saratoga Springs, I moved to Florida for undergrad and graduate school where I studied graphic design followed by receiving my MBA in Entrepreneurship and International Business. I then launched my own business, originally a paper company, turned Branding and Graphic Design. In 2015, I moved home to Saratoga and bought my first house which turned out to be a total renovation overhaul. It was then I found my love for the design process from start to finish and decided to pursue my new found passion.
My Design Style:
As a new homeowner I find that my personal style is still working itself out and is ever-evolving. One thing is for sure, if it’s black and white I probably love it. Currently, I find myself leaning towards mid-century modern but I’ll be the first to admit I love a good shiplap wall.
That’s tough as there are so many aspects I love. Right now I’d have to say lighting. I’ve really fallen in love with how much it can transform a space and find myself constantly swooning over chandeliers and pendants.
Now that you know who we are,
learn about what we do.