Featuring artwork by our staff and owner Karrie Baas. On view through March 2018!
One of the most current trends in interior design is gallery walls. This hanging method is a great way to show off collections of different art items and create visual excitement in an area of your home! Framed works can be grouped by theme, size, or color, and the addition of objects such as masks, reliefs, tiles or mirrors can add some variation.
Tip: If possible, use the same type of glazing (glass or acrylic) on all of the framed pieces to even out their reflective quality. Non-glare or Museum Glass finishes can reduce or eliminate glare in areas with lots of windows.
A client brought mementos of a special visit with the Pope in Rome. A shadowbox frame solution was proposed to accommodate the beanie without crushing it. We decided to inset the smaller items into a window in the mat to give them emphasis and visual organization. Attention was paid to both appropriate aesthetics and overall size. The final result is a gem that protects and presents the memory of this event for the client and his family.
Some projects require a special solution that goes beyond the typical. This client had purchased a charming painting and wanted to give it a much larger presence than a simple frame could provide. After some brainstorming, we created a stacked frame with three components: a narrow black inner frame around the art, a large black linen liner to form a panel and a dark wood float frame to cradle the panel and complete the look. Verdict: Success!
We are fortunate to have several staff members with talents that go beyond picture framing! Peter worked on this vintage gold frame for several hours to camouflage the extensive damage. He used silicone moulds to replicate some of the missing decoration in key areas. The casts were placed onto the frame, gessoed, and painted gold to match the original tone. A layer of antiquing glaze completed the repair. The frame was then set with a mirror and sturdy hangers were added so that the clients felt confident hanging this heavy piece in their home.