Friday, August 31, 2012

Composition, Style, Theme, and Color

Composition, Style, Theme, and Color

A grouping of pictures becomes a focal point in your room, so play it up. Select pictures that have a common theme. One popular theme is subject matter while another might be based on color. Style and composition will provide continuity. You wouldn't group three abstract paintings in steel frames with reproductions of old master paintings in ornate gold-leaf frames.

Leo's Honey

From the 2 bee Hives in our own back yard, now on sale @ Frame By Frame while they last!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Halloween Piece arrives by Scott Smith of Rucus Studio

Rucus Studio, Scott Smith, Original Halloween Folk Art , Boogie Goodie Bag,

White on White, love it!

This is a fantastic use of a small amount of wall space - and the white on white frame designs really seems to open things up! Plus, it totally disguises the thermostat hanging right in the center :-) Smart thinking! Have you worked to camouflage an unsightly alarm or thermostat with a grouping of custom framed art before?!?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012



"Fortune Telling Gypsies"

Acrylics by: Jeff Hughart Bonners Ferry, Idaho

30" x 24" x .75"

Canvas Framed in a small Black Floater Frame, Looks AMAZING!

2012 Original Painting

Fashion and design sketches

This symmetrically hung grouping of fashion design sketches would work in any space that needs a feminine touch. The frames are all of equal proportion, but the different finishes add interest and would allow the grouping to blend with an array of styles. Is there a fashonista in your life who would love these?

Frame your favorite song

Is there a particular song that's especially meaningful to you? If so, take a sheet of music from that tune and print it in a large size to create a powerful piece of personal artwork. Have it custom framed in a simple frame, such as this lovely water gilded cap frame, and hang it in a place of prominence. Not only will it be a conversation starter, but you'll also be reminded of a special song every time you see it!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Anniversary Sale end Monday, Sept. 3rd

5 year Anniversay Sale continues this week until Monday, Sept. 3rd. Everything in the store on sale up tp 75% OFF! Come quickly!

New Hudson Moulding from Larson-Juhl

This is a beautiful design using Larson-Juhl's NEW Hudson's Silver Whistler profile!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Framed Art as Cabinet Doors

From Southern Living Magazine,

Check out a neat idea from this Georgia lake house – Framed family photos are backed with thin plywood and hinged to act as cabinet doors.

See the rest of this naturally inspired lake house at

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Canaletto Painting on HGTV

open edition print of a Canaletto painting. It is framed in a Larson-Juhl moulding from a collection called Canaletto because it was inspired by the colors and light in his artwork.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Above the fireplace

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Preserve Your Treasures

Custom framing allows all of us to preserve our treasures. Proper framing will help preserve, as well as present, mementoes from the military, an illustrious career, things relating to sports or hobbies or anything else. Frame yours today!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

To Serious, Lighten up!

Some folks enjoy serious art, but you can also have fun with it. Mix in a whimsical touch to lighten it up. Do it your way!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Albrecht Dürer woodblock

We framed a 500 year old wood block print for a customer by the artist Albrecht Dürer, this piece was recently purchased at auction for $12,000. the Economy seems to be recovering :-)

Hanging Wall Groupings

These days almost anything goes when it comes to hanging wall groupings. Display pieces in a random fashion like this for a fresh, casual look.

Monday, August 20, 2012

A gift to Ethiopia

We just framed this as a gift to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, I hope he gets it.. The agate/crystal in the middle is shaped like the country of Ethiopia.

Large Posters

Large posters or prints provide a quick way to transform the color scheme or style of your decor. Custom framing is the perfect way to display them in style.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Paul Uhl Pottery

New to the shop this amazing lidded vase by Paul Uhl, 23" X 9" wide, just imagaine how amazing this vase would look at your house.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bella, Prisma and Priti photo frames mixing it up!

Bella, Prisma and Priti photo frames mixing it up!

Friday, August 17, 2012

I-Scream Kitty from David Everett @ Chickin Lips

A new Halloween piece arrives!  I-Scream Kitty from David Everett with Chickin Lips, check it out on our web site

Need an idea on what to do with those arrowheads?

Thinking Outside the Box!

Emily Cockerill Lightner of Red Cockerill Gallery, designed and mounted over 1200 arrowheads for Strathmore Carpets using larson Juhl moulding # 751800.

A classic look

Vintage landscape designs from Chicago’s North Shore hang in a room by Frank Ponterio for the Ritz Carlton showhouse. How do you reference your home's history? from Traditional Home Magazine

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Photos of Northern Minnesota by Jason Durham and John Smith

Photos worth framing of Northern Minnesota by (Top) Jason Durham and (Bottom) John Smith

Cool Shadowbox

Cool Shadowbox idea, Phil and Phil's old toy cars.

All White Frame Designs

All white frame designs are a great choice when you want to group art with various colors schemes that ordinarily may not look good together.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Framed Diplomas

.Another satisfied customer @ Fame By Frame, Shanna Gendler passed her Colorado Nursing Boards and we framed her state certification, Good Luck Shanna and Thank You!

Your old LP's can now be art

Hanging onto some old LPs? Turn them into "art" for your wall. The actual records make a great graphic statement or the album covers are sure to bring back memories.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Prisma Photo Frames

New!  Prisma Photo Frames, great colors and beautiful, come see!

Frame that TV

We're seeing more and more custom framed TVs and are loving the personal touch these pieces add to a room! Check out this fantastic custom framed TV from our friends at Anderson O'Brien Fine Art of Omaha, Nebraska! They used Larson-Juhl Belmont frame, item #751800, and Billiard fillet, item #126981 to create this lovely combination. And what a room to hang it in! Enjoy the inspiration :-)

Monday, August 13, 2012

30% OFF custom framing of any travel photos, souvenirs, mementos, or keepsakes.

30% OFF custom framing of any travel photos, souvenirs, mementos, or keepsakes.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Designer Visions apartment

Recognize this image from last year's Designer Visions apartment? We're about to start shooting this year's showhouse, designed by Antony Todd Home! This year's location is in Tribeca in NYC.

From Veranda Magazine,
We'll be sharing more sneak peeks and insider info exclusively with our Facebook and Twitter friends, so stay tuned!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Tomorrow, tomorrow!

Create your own view

If you have a room that lacks an interesting view, create your own. Find an inspiring landscape, cityscape or seascape print and frame it in sections to look like a window with that awesome view. Please note this should only be done with open edition prints, but nevr cut limited edition prints or originals.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

collection of framed butterflies

A collection of framed butterflies add interest to an empty corner. You can substitute preserved flowers, shells, cups and saucers, coins, vintage valentines, etc. etc. Surround yourself with things you love!

Garden Goblin Arrives!

This is an origianl piece by artist Scott Smith of Rucus Studio, and he could be yours!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Identical Frames

It is common to surround sets of art in identical frames. When it comes time to place them on the wall, create an arrangment that provides the symmetry or balance you like best.

Monday, August 6, 2012




Perfect Framing

When you carefully choose the perfect framing for your art, you can help it look its best on your wall. In this example, the black moulding creates a sharp focus so the bold rug below doesn't distract from the art. The scale of the frame helps this pair of paintings fit the space.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Interesting Wall

Sometimes the artwrok we display are reflections of ourselves, other times it is because it's beautiful or touches something inside us. I am not use what this wall does but it's interesting. What do you think?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

White Frames

.. love the white on white framing in this HGTV Rate My Space Nursery photo - super duper cute!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Michael Kimble "Featured Artist for August"

Michael Kimble is my "Featured Art" for the month of August. please stop by and see Michael's amazing painting and photograph's.  I will help you carry it out to the car!

The Wine Walk is coming!

Don't forget this is next Saturday

tHE hANG oF iT

There is a fantastic piece in the September 2012 issue of Elle Decor, titled "The Hang Of It." This fabulous two-page article showcases beautiful ways to display artwork and photographs!