3/12/2008

New Site and New Blog

City Frames has a newly designed website, www.cityframes.net with a link to this new blog http://cityframes.blogspot.com. I invite you to visit them frequently and to share the addresses with all your friends!

This blog is an extension of the website and its purpose is to share framing news, testimonials, design ideas, and practical tips
about framing art.

There are two ways you can stay connected with this blog: via bookmark in your web browser or via email notifications. Let me know in the Contact Form if you wish to receive email notifications when I post a new article on this blog.

This blog will feature designs and testimonials from customers who ordered them. If you already are a City Frames customer, I invite you to submit a testimonial about your framing experience at City Frames. You can do so by submitting a comment to this article and I will publish it along with images relating to works I have done for you in the past. You can also use the Contact Form on the website.

Cheers!

3/01/2008

Tuscany

Tuscany is an inspiring aged moulding from Larson Juhl. Reminiscent of antique Italian furniture, this moulding features embossed patterns and distressing. Tuscany’s four profiles and two fillets* have a time-worn appearance and are available in two finishes: Dark Italian Walnut and Italian Creme. The Dark Italian Walnut finish is traditional in style with a rich waxed surface, creating a “cozy elegance”. The Italian Creme finish is a natural wood-tone with an earthy, neutral gray-beige wash that is a perfect complement for landscapes. City Frames offers an extensive selection of Italian frames from Larson Juhl and from Roma Moulding. (*) Fillets are elegant thin mouldings that can be used to match, enhance, or contrast a frame. Fillets are traditionally used inside the opening of a mat to echo the outer frame. Personally, I also find interesting to play with non-matching fillets directly inside a frame to bring values otherwise missing in the design.