Saturday, March 31, 2012
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
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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.
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
Sunday, March 25, 2012
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 http://www.artthatfits.com/Art/Search.aspx?compname=3452. What a great way to personalize a room. For a different style try the Rodney white alphabet at http://www.artthatfits.com/Art/Search.aspx?compname=1353.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
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
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.
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
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
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
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.
• Source: House & Home March 2012 issue
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
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.
Claudia Hung & Martyn Thompson
• Designer: Miles Redd
House & Home Magazine, Canadian Edition
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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
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
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
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.