I have a serious obsession with art. You’ve probably seen my Artist Spotlight series, and you already know my favorite design element in a room is the artwork. Sourcing these pieces is the fun part, but many people score a fantastic work only to wonder, “now what?”. I’ve been asked multiple times where I send my art to be framed. While I love using local sources, it’s difficult to make suggestions to my friends and clients across the country. Happily, I have finally found a source that is cost effective, easy to work with, and offers a fabulous end result. Am I late to the game in discovering Framebridge?
A friend (who actually happens to be one of my previous art instructors) surprised me with this pen drawing of a special spot in my hometown. I jumped at the chance to work with Framebridge. I loved the idea of a simple white on white mat and frame. I wanted the negative space to surround the content, making the high-contrast black and white ink really stand out. It feels contemporary and sophisticated, not to mention the craft definitely exceeded my expectations. Remember that DIY marble gallery light I made? It made it’s way into this new vignette.
Here’s how to start the process after you’ve landed the perfect piece of art. 1: Hop onto their website, click “start framing” and simply follow the instructions (it’s really that easy). 2: You can either mail in your artwork or upload it digitally. 3: Enter your dimensions and upload a photo, so you can see a little prototype (which makes frame selection so much easier). 4: Last but not least, choose a frame.
They have a ton of great options… so many options, you might have trouble deciding. If this is the case, don’t panic. One of the choices is “designer selection”. Choose this and let a professional pick a few options for you- free of charge. The process and production is really quick. Shortly after, you’ll receive your artwork all bundled up in bubble and ready for installation.
Framebridge also has a cool new option specifically for Instagram photos. They let me try a couple of their Instagram Minis. Basically, you can choose images from your feed or a friend’s feed and have them printed and framed in a 10″x10″. These would be fantastic for a gallery wall or to fill odd-sized negative spaces throughout your home.
I ended up using a couple images from my talented friend, Allison’s Instagram . We were in BFA design school together and I can’t get enough of her pretty photography. Talk about a super talented lady! The pieces fit perfectly stacked above my nightstand, which will soon be upgraded to my new vintage one as soon as it’s completed. I love the high contrast white mat against the black bamboo frame. The cognac tones in the imagery also works well with my upholstered leather bed.
I love finding new sources and sharing them with readers. Overall, my first Framebridge experience was a great one and I will definitely use them again in the future. I was even impressed with their cute little hardware package, complete with a personal handwritten note. What do you guys think of the Instagram Minis? Would you give it a try?
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