Sunday, April 29, 2012
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
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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
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. http://pinterest.com/pin/43347215133642562/ That amazing floor and wall color isn't too shabby either :-)
Monday, April 16, 2012
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
HGTV editors have named "Coral" the color of the month for April! What do you think - do you agree?!? http://blog.hgtv.com/design/2012/04/06/hgtvs-color-of-the-month-looks-forward-to-summer/ Which custom frame finish(es) do you think look best against this fun, poppy color?!?
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
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
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
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
Monday, April 9, 2012
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
Friday, April 6, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
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.