Local art aficionados share their top framing recommendations

Expert advice: Enhance your art and memories

Framing is not just about protection; it’s an art in itself that can elevate a piece, maintain its integrity and even dictate how it’s viewed by an observer. Whether you’re a professional artist, a keen photographer or someone who wants to display cherished memories in the best possible light, the frame you choose is paramount. Local experts Mattie Parrott and Adrianne Lively of Camellia Art share the art and interior design trends they’re noticing to help you and your home stay on the design up-and-up.

Let’s get into it: 

1. Floater frames

A modern way to frame any image. We especially recommend this style of frame for oil or acrylic paintings because none of the image is hidden underneath the frame, allowing the entire piece to be shown. Floater frames are a perfect, minimalist way to add simple, clean lines to finish your art.

2. Shadow boxes

We think they are a perfect way to display any interesting and different collections or textiles you may own. We have displayed curated collections of antique lapel pins, prize belt buckles, fishing flies, signed cocktail napkins and snake skins. Shadow boxes easily become an interesting focal point (and talking point) to any room.

3. Maximalism

Coming out of several years of minimalist architecture and design, we’re now turning 180 and jumping feet first into maximalism — a new era of aesthetic excess. More is more. This movement is about feeling cozy and comfortable in your environment by being around your favorite things — by hanging your favorite pieces together — even if that means mixing different colors and sizes and creating more of an eclectic look.

4. High quality materials

We really can’t stress enough how important it is to take good care of your art. People are investing more in their furniture and other home goods — your art shouldn’t be an exception. Frame your art with quality materials so that is protected and will last for decades.

5. It’s all in the details

Find little elements to set apart your art. Consider stacking frames or utilizing fillets alongside your frame or matting for a very custom look. Fabric mats will add a subtle but eye-catching texture, making your art that much more special.

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