Floater Frames

Here at Paris Frameworks, Floater Frames come in a wide variety of finishes and profiles. These frames are generally used for paintings on canvas, but they can also be used for paintings on board or diasec mounted photographs. Floater frames allow the entire artwork to be seen, showing all the edges. A typical float space to see is usually ¼” but this can be expanded to give a more dramatic look adding more air space around the artwork.


We framed this Andy Warhol print in a simpatico tone-on-tone framing style where the float board and the frame are the same color as the background of the art. This style allows the framing to disappear and the art to rise to the forefront, where it should be. If framing is done correctly, the art is the first thing you see and the framing second.

Scroll matting

A widely used technique in the framing industry is scroll matting. This is where the matting is thin on the sides and heavy at the top and a little extra heavier at the bottom. This technique elongates the artwork and gives it a sophisticated flair and visual elegance. Two examples above highlight this technique: a Fred Lyon black and white photo and a Wayne Thiebaud monoprint.

Come down to our shop and let’s see how we can make your piece a contemporary masterpiece.

Unique Installation

Today we installed a beautiful gilded mirror frame onto a closet door covered in tapestry. Below the frame we installed a sawed off chair seat in a similar gilded tone to the frame finish. The frame is not resting on the chair, but it gives the illusion that it is. The end result defies the eye.
Create art in your own home! And if you need help, our install and design team will help along the way.

Breathing New Life into Old Pieces

We recently framed these two beautiful family photos of a client’s ancestors. These are older photos and we wanted to stay true to the time period but also freshen them up.

On the top photo from the 1940′s we chose a thin white gold frame with light antiquing and a 2-3″ white mat. The look is clean and streamlined much like the design aesthetic from that time period.

On the photo below from the late 1800′s, we framed it up to the edge with spacers, Museum Glass and a carved, heavily antiqued white gold frame with a leaf corner decoration. The frame’s finish and style are true to the time period but keeps the overall aesthetic simple.