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Frame Collage meets Mobile Photography in new Kickstarter Campaign

A frame collage (Or “Gallery Wall”) is a HUGE recent trend in interior design. A recent Kickstarter campaign shows that, in framing, sometimes less is more.

We’ve talked a lot about frame collages in the past, and the great statement they can make when assembled in a tasteful manner. We’ve seen many of our customers take great advantage of this technique, from Bachelor winners to our tasteful twitter followers…

 


In recent news, however, we’ve found a great example of forward-thinking design for framing mobile photography. (Instagram lovers, this is for you!)

Meet the Fotobit: a modular framing system by Alan Yeung. This product allows you to place the frame on the wall using a single nail, balance the frame with a built-in leveler,  and attach the frame to other units to create an assmblage of frames. The concept is very modern and well-received–in fact, the Kickstarter has raised over $4,000 above the expected amount! With this trend in frame collage design on the rise, it’s obvious that this style of design is here to stay.

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You can find the creator’s Kickstarter page here.

What are your thoughts on this new product? Let us know if you’re a fan of this modular-style frame, or what you’ve done to mimic this look! (We personally thing that our Architect series could handle the challenge!)

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Hanging Picture Frames

Interior Design Advice on Hanging Picture Frames

Thanks to our friends at the PPFA for retweeting and designer Fred Gonsowski, we found a great guide to hanging picture frames! Not only were there plenty of written instructions, but illustrations to help explain the best practices.

The first step in the process is to find the natural lines in your environment. How do the lines appear in your design space? Do they align well and lend themselves to aesthetics? If not, is there anything you can do to change the lines surrounding your frames? While not necessary. it will make your framing look much more professional.

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Photo credit by Fred Gonsowski. Vertically  and horizantally aligning your frames.

Once you’ve found the lines, be sure to note the lines on illustration 4 through 6. The lines created by the frames should not be on the same architectural lines as the doors and windows — rather, your installations and furniture should create the lines you’ll be using for your framing. Cabinets, cupboards and vases can be used to make this.

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Next, plan and place your frames.

 

What are some hanging tips that you have found in your interior design experience? Let us know below in the comments!

Source: Fred Gonsowski’s Home and Garden Blog

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A Picture Framing Guide – New York Times Style Magazine

A video from London Sessions Productions and Rita Konig presents “The Decorations of Houses”, A Guide to Picture Framing.

We were thrilled to see such a well-done and honest video on this subject from the New York Times. In this video, interior designer Rita Konig explains the value and versatility of a picture frame (and of custom framing in general. Rita is known in framing for her rather unorthadox views on picture framing — particularly when it comes to the art involved.

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Rita Konig demonstrates her current framing project.

Her biggest design tip? “Each frame does something different to the picture”, she says.  The art inside the frame, while obviously having an important place in the composition, is not necessarily the “star” of the finished product. Indeed, oftentimes the frame will accentuate the art in ways that significantly increase the value.

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Rita heads to the Lacy Gallery in London for some input and custom framing work.
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Lacy Gallery assists Rita with sizing and designing her piece.

 

This is a new series by the New York Times that will hopefully be an ongoing project between Rita and the best-selling media publication. Rita Konsig is best known for her work as an interior designer, so we look forward to seeing what she has in store.

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The finished product.

To receive a custom framing quote for your own images, or just to get some consultation on framing your own art piece, fill out our custom quote form.

Check out the video here to learn more!

 

Source:

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/the-decoration-of-houses-a-simple-guide-to-picture-framing/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

 

Wood Photo Frames – Adding a Classic Decorative Look

The classic, rustic look is one that is routinely recreated. People love a bit of old added into modern day photography. With the use of crystal clear photographs and a touch of vintage, a home can be seen as classy and sophisticated. It is truly a look that is perfect, but it will require the right photo frames to accompany the pictures that are placed within them.

Napoleon Frame

Napoleon Picture Frames The Napoleon frame is elegant and comes in three distinct colors: black with gold, antique silver and antique gold. With a plethora of sizes, it is best to choose one that is large and place a family portrait inside of it. This is the ideal centerpiece for a home and will be the envy of every living room. With the addition of a family portrait and the beautiful detail seen with the Napoleon frame, this will provide an extremely classy look that is almost regal.

Victorian Frames

Victorian Picture Frames The Victorian age is one that decorators always flock to. It provides class and elegance like no other time in history. Vintage photos are also very popular and will be the perfect addition for a homeowner that wants to add a touch of old into their décor. With the colors of gold and walnut and gold, vintage black and white photos will be the perfect accent for the Victorian frame. These photographs can be taken with the true vintage attire and will bring a home back in time to an age that is merely unforgettable.

Antique Royal Picture Frames

antique royal picture frames Antique bronze or silver are ideal for painting prints. These frames work extremely well with landscape or old salon pieces of art that are now captured in print form. While these paintings can be quite expensive, the photo prints will be more than affordable. Homeowners can choose from thousands of different prints and anything will work well. Italian and French prints are extremely popular. Pictures of an old Italian town or a glass of wine from France will ensure every room is classy.

Wooden photo frames are able to bring rooms to life. They provide a mood that no other frame can offer. With the addition of antique colors, these frames can be used to recreate a look that has been seemingly forgotten by many modern designers. This is the perfect addition to the sophisticated individual that wants to add elegance to a room that is simply boring and bland.

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A Focus on Decorative Frames

Have you ever found yourself in need of a more ornamental or decorative frame? Perhaps you have a historical document or maybe an old map that just screams for more than just a plain picture frame. Well have no fear, today we are going to be covering some of our more decorative frames and presenting you with some images and ideas.

Now there’s absolutely nothing wrong with simple minimalist wood or metal frames, we love those too, but for those that require just a little more punch we wanted to take a moment to highlight some frames that offer a little more than the typical. These frames call a little more attention to themselves and can captivate the observers gaze before they notice the work inside.

Metallic Frames

One of the most common types of decorative picture frames found today would be metallic wood frames. Metallic picture frames have a very long tradition in framing. Some of the earliest frames known to exist are wood frames covered in gold leaf. Today, most ready made frames use other processes to achieve the same vibrant look. Metallic frames can range from plain to elaborate, but their shimmer will command attention in any setting.

Napoleon Series Frames

Our Napoleon Series Picture Frames offer a highly stylized and fairly ornate moulding, and the frames are available in 3 different colors: antique gold, antique silver, and black with gold.

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American Value Series Frames

The American Value Series picture frames are only available in gold color, but with 3 series varieties to choose from (thin, medium, and large) there is something for just about everybody. Each series is available in multiple profiles and various mouldings.

Thin: The American Value Thin Series frames have a thin 3/4″ moulding face.

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Medium: The American Value Medium series frames have a thicker 1″ moulding.

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Large: The American Value Large Series frames offer a thick 1 and  1/2″ moulding.

american value large gold frame - 793 american value large gold frame - 795 american value large gold frame - 797

 

 

 

 

 

Modena Series Frames

Our Modena Series picture frames offer bold metallic styling with a substantial curved moulding. The Modena Series is available in bronze, gold, and silver. All 3 colors have an aged look to the metallic finishes.

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Victorian Series Frames

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The Victorian Series picture frames are a wide and ornate wood frame that offers antique style and a look that is bold and beautiful. These frames are available in you chose of Gold or Walnut with Gold Trim.

 

Antique Royal Series Frames

antique royal series frame - bronze antique royal series frame - silver Our Antique Royal Series picture frames offer bold texturing with antique metallic colors. This frame style uses a thick 2″ moulding. This frame is suited to vintage pictures and old documents. This frame series is available in 2 colors: bronze and silver.

 

 

We hope you enjoyed a brief look at some of our more decorative picture frames. Take a look around the site and familiarize yourself with the different styles before deciding on your next frame.  If you have any questions about anything, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800.577.5920.