Sunday, April 29, 2012

Susan Williams photos are leaving, please stop by and meet her and see here photographs

Coming Running to the Susan Williams Open House today @ 1 pm to 4 pm. Wine and snacks, another beautiful day here in Colorado, please come and meet Susan and see her beautiful photos.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Wedding Invitations We stock a great variety of silk, linen, and white and ivory embossed mats to enhance the distinctive look of many wedding invitations. This makes the perfect personalized gift for the bride and groom.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Susan WiIlliams Closing Reception Here on Sunday

Susan Williams Closing Reception Sunday, April 2th from 1-4 pm

Mix Colors

Don't be afraid to mix colors and styles in a wall grouping. Here, the sharp black and whites blend with the wall and woodwork colors, while the earth tone frames and mats coordinate with other accessories in the vignette.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

When searching for the perfect things to have framed to fill those empty walls, you may not have to look any further than your camera. Print out an enlargement of one of your favorite images and have it framed.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

When you have your bathroom mirrors custom framed, the frames can accentuate colors and the style used in the room. Whether you want a single mirror to fit over the sink, a larger mirror over the entire vanity, or something more creative as shown here, custom framing provides a great solution.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Custom Framing Tips We like to remember life's special moments, don't we? So getting something framed shouldn't be so complicated, right? For many, choosing between a metal frame or a gold leaf frame sounds like another language. Things you... should know before setting foot in a custom frame shop. Tip #1: Framing is more expensive than you think. Even if you just paid $5 for that small watercolor you bought while backpacking through Europe a few years ago, it may cost more than $100 to frame. The cost of a frame is a per-foot rate, ranging from under $3 to more than $50 a foot depending on the materials used to make the frame. Even the glass can be pricey. One way to justify the hit to your bank account is to realize that this may be the only time you ever frame the piece if it's framed well, "You're not going to frame it again perhaps in your lifetime."

Sunday, April 22, 2012

This trio of framed photos at the Milan Furniture Fair with simple, contemporary metal floor supports...a nice way to accessorize in a room.
Happy Earth Day, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Artwork That A Framer Would Love

Artwork That A Framer Would Love Valeska Soaares, Disclaimer II, 2010 72.5x112x1.5in 58 vintage frames with UV glass, acid-free pages and acid-free color paper from the NYC Armory Show 2011

Friday, April 20, 2012

We love our pets!

You know we love our pets around here, so this image from Traditional Home really caught our eye! Don't you just love the oversize dog silhouette art?!? What a fun and pretty way to give Fido a place of honor in your home :-)

"Garfield" Comic Strip

We just framed this original comic strip of "Garfield" by Jim Davis. What makes this so rare is that this comics are created digitally now and not by hand

Need we say more?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Art Unites!

Art really unites everything in this room. The colors of the vintage posters, the mats, and the frames all pull together the diverse colors of the furnishings and accessories

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Unique Framing Idea

I Phone Art Cases

Christopher Beikmann I Phone Art Cases, coming soon!

Frame for the art, but consider the room

An off-white liner inside the frame may have been a more common choice for this painting than black. Had off-white been used, the black chairs would have captured all the attention. The black liner helps the art make a stronger statement. Frame for the art, but consider the room.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Christopher Beikmann Coming Soon!

Create Drama

Now... THIS is how you create drama & interest with fabulously framed art! Note the beautiful, empty frames that are hung off to the side to balance & lighten the large piece. That amazing floor and wall color isn't too shabby either :-)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Flat Screen TV

Flat screen TVs are taking up more of the prominent wall spaces where framed art used to hang, often to the detriment of the ambiance and style of the decor. This great idea shows how you can integrate the TV by including it as a part of a wall grouping with framed art.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Susan Williams Closing Reception, Sunday Apri 29th 1-4 pm

Color of the month "Coral"

HGTV editors have named "Coral" the color of the month for April! What do you think - do you agree?!? Which custom frame finish(es) do you think look best against this fun, poppy color?!?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Love your locally owned business

Vertially Elongating

Vertically elongating mats can help framed art fit a tall narrow wall space. In addition, it adds to the stature and presence of the art.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Popular Groupings

This photo shows two ideas we've shared before. First, the popular look of grouping framed art with no space between each piece. Second, maintain a common line throughout the grouping (in this case the top row is separated from the bottom row by a straight line) to prevent the arrangement from looking busy or chaotic.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Embroidered Fabric Panels

These two embroidered fabric panels were mounted to rigid backings and then laid onto plain fabric panels, serving as mat borders. Notice how the "mats" are elongated, to give a look like the traditional Asian scrolls. You can adapt this design idea to suit your personal style buy framing yards of any decorative, patterned fabric.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Office

Offices, whether at home or away, are a great place for custom framing. Your work environment should be uplifting and motivating so be sure to include family photos, trip photos, diplomas, business awards, chalk, cork or magnet boards, and of course inspiring artwork!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Child's Art or Masterpiece!

When a child's art is custom framed, it turns into a priceless work of art!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Isn't it About TIme?

Isn't it about TIME to turn some of your favorite pictures into a clock? The clock works are available at most craft stores. Use your own small art or photos and narrow frames to create your very own personalized clock. Don't wait another MINUTE!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!

Family Photos

When framing pictures of family and friends add a personal item, makeit even more about them, you'll love it.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Family Photo

Family Photo Time; Photo taken by Studio JK Photography, who are located right here in the Lowry Town Center, 303-325-3147; Amazing custom frame by Frame By Frame

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Pair of Art, change them up!

If a pair of art pieces is just a bit too predictable for you, choose your own combinations. You can hang two (or more) dissimilar pictures together. Use lamps, pillows, and other accessories to create the overall balance within the room where they hang.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Frame Your Comic Books

Frame those old comic books and display you collection, it makes for a great display and a conversation piece in a Den, or Rec. Room.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Juanty Hare

New piece by Michigan Artist Scott Smith of Rucuss Studio, Scott's work is amazing, if you don't have one you should, they are extremely hard to get, ask me how this one can be yours.

Family Photos

We frame a lot of family photos, this composition is fun because the the Mother took her now teenage children back to the same park when they were young children and had them photgraphed again in the same poses.

Monday, April 2, 2012

You can frame anything!

We often say that anything can be framed. Seriously! If it means something to you, bring it to your framer, have it framed so you can display it and enjoy it.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A beautiful frame

A picture is worth a thousand words, and with a beautiful frame it can SING!