Every time I go to our Beaconsfield location my eyes are drawn to one particular piece on our display wall. The team did such a great job showcasing beautiful and amazing framing options, but this unexpected piece right smack dab in the middle of it all is one of my favourites.
I think I love it so much because it is slightly unconventional. The frame was crafted out of two colours and the piece is hung at an angle creating a fun diamond-shaped display.
There are some works that just call of for a cutting edge design and you shouldn’t be afraid to just go for it! To achieve this look, choose mouldings from the same profile so that when the two colours come together it’s a seamless masterpiece!
Ideally, the two moulding colours would be different enough from each other so that you get that nice contrasting effect. In this case, we went with a red and blue moulding from Larson-Juhl’s Confetti line. Choosing a red and burgundy, for example, would have been too similar and someone might not even notice that two colours were used!
Creating a two-toned frame takes experienced eyes and hands. The custom framer has to ensure that the corners are tight and flush when joining, which can be tricky! Frame lengths, like all wood, can have a very slight bend in them so when using pieces cut from different mouldings extra skill and attention is definitely needed!
For our display piece we finished it off with an 8-ply rag mat, art glass and again got creative with how we chose to hand the end result.
We’d love to see ways that you’ve stepped outside of the framing box! Be sure to share a picture and tag us @leframeshoppe!