Period Framing

We framed this 3″ x 3″ antique miniature oil painted portrait in a 2″ wide antique white gold scoop profile. The frame suits the period of the painting as well as the frame finish. White gold was more fitting for the blue/grey background of the portrait We antiqued the finish to make it more of-the-period, adding worm holes as well for authenticity. This mini portrait is truly a treasure.

Elegant Framing

We framed this beautiful stylized landscape print on paper recently for an elegant home with a transitional style, so the finished product needed to fit with the environment. The image has a white border with a large artist’s signature at the bottom right corner, so we naturally floated it on a simpatico off-white board to match the art paper as close as possible.  We next chose a rounded profile 1-1/2″ wide with a beautiful curved shape to it as well as an antique white gold finish. The profile and finish compliment the artwork nicely, and it will mesh well with the client’s home environment in a soft soothing way.

Matting Design

Expect the unexpected.
We framed a black & white photo of a client’s children on the beach. They are looking off to the right, and the client wanted to do something different and unexpected with this piece, so we made the matting even all around except for the right side, making it twice as big as the other sides. This is unusual for many reasons. Matting is typically even all around or sometimes a little heavier on the bottom, called a weighted bottom.
And since the matting is unusual, we chose a simple profile in white gold.
The matting brings your eye to the right which is where the children are looking, which in turn brings your eye back to the children.
Sometimes an unexpected turn is exactly what is needed.
Think outside the box, and see the reward.

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.