Saturday, March 31, 2012

Susan William's Photgraphy still here until the end of April

Susan William's Photgraphy Still here until the end of April!

Generously Proportioned Mat Boarders

Generously proportioned mat borders help call attention to the art you love. They also can help your framed art balance with your room and furnishings. This room contains two large sofas opposite each other so the scale of the mats prevents the furniture from overpowering the art.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Mat Colors

With hundreds of mat colors to chose from, it's an easy and affordable way to add pops of color to your room. Choose mat colors that flatter your art AND enhance the colors scheme you want to accentuate.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wall Grouping

When arranging large wall groupings, maintaining a common line from side to side...

Framed Horse's Tail

One of our customers framed her horse's tail, may he RIP

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Taking a risk

Desiging is all about taking risks and bridging gaps.

Pietra dura (Framed)

We just framed this, the amzing part it is not a painting but a Pietra dura, which is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art. The stonework, after the work is assembled loosely, is glued stone-by-stone to a substrate after having previously been "sliced and cut in different shape sections; and then assembled together so precisely that the contact between each section was practically invisible."

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


A few years back it was common to hang groupings so every frame would show in its entirety. Currently, it is fashionable to hang frames lower, often hiding portions behind furniture or accessories. This technique may be more about adding an architectural element to the wall versus showcasing the art.

Chuck Weber Painting

Check out this beautiful painting by Chuck Weber of Delafield, WI. Chuck is a featured artist for the 2012 Milwaukee Public Television auction. The title of this piece is “MVP - Ryan Braun" Sky Blue frame #392376 was used for the inside and then it was mounted to black floater #542940. Very cool!

Monday, March 26, 2012

You can never have to many Santas!

Hand Carved Santa for sale here at the shop, amazing selection!

Kid Art

Check out this adorable kid's art framed in our fun Taffy collection... Too cute, right?!? As you know, anything - especially mementos such as these - can be transformed into a priceless work of art, thanks to custom framing :-)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Susan Williams photography here until the end of April.

Bedroom Makeover

Today's post is courtesy of Eddie Ross. In this bedroom makeover, he included his client's initial "H" from the Biltmore alphabet available at What a great way to personalize a room. For a different style try the Rodney white alphabet at

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sausage Lady

Alice Strom's Sausage Lady, Original Wood Carving

Art you LOVE!

I always suggest to people to find art they love, not just something that happens to match the room. Also, do not get caught up in thinking all the frames have to match. Today's photo is from designer Maureen Bower. She shows us you can successfully create an interesting grouping with art that was not intended to go together.

Friday, March 23, 2012

More windows and little wall space

Due to the popularity of open floor plans and more windows, wall space in today's homes is sometimes at a premium. If you can't find a traditional wall, look at other vertical surfaces. In this photo we see framed pieces hanging on the side of a kitchen cabinet. The side of a bookcase may also be an option.

Picture framing 101

You take your artwork to a professional picture framer for that custom look that makes your artwork look even more amazing. The picture of an owl has a custom mat with a beautiful design cut in to it. The painting has a double frame on it, it gives yo a larger frame with a couple differnt looks and colors.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

What a beautiful frame can do!

A great photo can go to amazing when you choose a beautiful frame for it. This photo is by Susan Williams from her Gathering Series.

Go outside the lines!

As young children, we are generally taught it is important to stay within the lines when we are coloring. We tend to carry that logic into other parts of our lives. However, when hanging framed art on library paneling, you can break outside the lines.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Portrait: Mrs. Charles E. Inches

An amazing portrait by Denver artist Michael Kimble, done in the style of John Singer Sargent Title : Mrs. Charles E. Inches

OversIzed Frame

Take a look at this oversized framed bulletin board behind the desk. This idea, from Martha Stewart, is the perfect solution for organizing a home office, craft room, or any other creative working space.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

We have over 2000 moulding choices!

We have over 2000 moulding choices!

Built In SHelves

Built-in shelves take away wall space where you can hang framed art. This great solution from "Your Decorating Hotline" is to adjust the shelving so you can still display at least small and medium sized pieces within the shelving unit. Framed art mixes well with other dimensional pieces to add interest to the room.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Susan Williams Artist Reception 3/17/2012 @ Frame By Frame LLC— at Frame By Frame.

Susan Williams Artist Reception 3/17/2012 @ Frame By Frame LLC— at Frame By Frame.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Susan WIlliams Open House TODAY!

3-7 pm Wine and Apps, come join us!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Unique Groupings

This photo shows special pieces of jewelry individually framed to create a unique grouping. This concept would also work with coins, stamps, butterflies, or other small collectibles. Frame what you love.

Curvaceous Camelback Sofa
Update a classic shape with printed fabrics and pastel hues.
Painterly, feminine fabric covers the seat cushion and pairs well with the water-blue velvet on the main body. Rustic and modern tables give the room edge. "Antique furnishings are still part of the new-traditional look, but now a room is furnished with just one or two quirky antiques, not a whole suite of matching pieces that feels staid and stuffy," Smyth explains.
• Photographer:
Michael Graydon
• Source: House & Home March 2012 issue
• Products:
Custom sofa, Barrymore Furniture; blue sofa fabric, Designer Fabrics; sofa seat fabric, Zimmer & Rohde Grenadines (19418 465), Bilbrough & Co.; frames, large vase, Ikea; chair rail, Central Fairbank Lumber; paint, paper, DeSerres; blue throw pillows, Peaks & Rafters; table, chairs, Trianon; stool, Hollace Cluny; mauve lamp, Zig Zag; pink glass dish, ChairTableLamp; branches, Quince Flowers; wall and trim colour, Cloud White (CC-40), Benjamin Moore.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Traditional Decorating TIps

New Traditional Decorating Tips

Pink & Red Living Room
Go ahead and clash colours for a young look.
Pink and red — formerly cantankerous colours — are just one example of analogous colours that make perfect mates in decorating today. A pop of blue and the mix of contemporary and vintage art add to the eclectic space by designer Miles Redd. "New traditional rooms have many of the hallmarks of timeless decorating, but with a few irreverent twists," says senior design editor Margot Austin.
• Photographer:
Claudia Hung & Martyn Thompson
• Designer: Miles Redd
House & Home Magazine, Canadian Edition

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Framing Foreign Money

Love to travel? When visiting foreign countries, bring home some of the currency (coins work, too) and have it custom framed to create a memorable souvenir.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hang Pictures In A Stairway

Choosing what to hang in a stairway and how to hang it is a challenge for many people. Stairways are often a bridge between two very different spaces and possible different styles and color schemes. This grouping of family photos spotted on Design Hub is black and white so it solves the issue of color. Displaying the frames with no space between them is a stylish look.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Display Shelves

For the past few years display shelves have become popular for displaying framed art and photos. Typically we see shorter shelves, but this photo shows a much longer shelf, accommodating more custom framing. With everything resting on that same line, it brings a clean and organized look to the grouping.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Photographer Susan Williams, here next Saturday, March 17th, 3-7 pm.

Photographer Susan Williams, here next Saturday, March 17th, 3-7 pm.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Warren Kimble

Me with Folk Artist Warren Kimble

What if?

Frame Over Fireplace

Here is a great idea from interior designer John Donaldson. Notice the empty frame on the mantel, surrounding a small object on a shelf. The frame adds both scale and importance, calling attention to something that may otherwise go unnoticed.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Corner Groupling

When it comes time to hang a grouping, we tend to think in terms of using one flat wall surface. Doing so may limit our options for where and how much we can hang. This clever idea from LaCondesa blog shows a grouping wrapping around a corner. Whether you have an elaborate grouping to hang, or just a pair of framed art pieces, consider corners.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Halloween pieces arrive!

2 New pieces by Woodcarver Greg Guedel have arrived
"Fortune Telling Witch" and "Skeleton Shadow Box"