Artwork is so key to turning a house into a home, don’t you think? After I gave you a home tour of my living room, I decided that I needed just a little more art on my walls. This project was a bit of an adventure for me because I’d never framed any of my artwork before. I was totally a framing novice, to tell you the truth… so, I turned to Framed and Matted, an online company where having custom frames (and mattes) made is super easy and affordable. Plus, their customization tool for picking your frames is pretty fun. You can see all sorts of combinations of matte size and color paired with frame shapes and finishes.
Plus, Framed and Matted is offering all Jojotastic readers 15% off custom frame orders. Simply use the code ‘jojotastic15’ at the check out before January 31, 2014.
I started by hanging this limited edition Seattle print by The Heads of State between my enormous windows. I chose a brushed silver finish for the Addition frame and a matte-less look so that the colors really pop against my stark white walls. Then, I propped up a painting by Jaime Derringer on top of my bookshelf. I wanted this bit of wall to feel a bit casual, but bright and happy.
Then, over my bed, I installed a picture ledge from Ikea. This ledge allows me to swap out art whenever I want without leaving a million holes in my rental walls. I started by framing my Celestial Navigations print from The Pirate Supply Store in the gold-finished Sutton frame. Then, in front of it I layered my absolutely FAVORITE piece: Flying Flamingo by Susan Montrose (gifted). I have wanted this print for years and just love it’s quirkiness. I wanted my beloved flamingo to be surrounded by tons of white space, so I framed it in the white Brompton.
Lastly, I propped up a postcard from illustrator David Shrigley as a fun little reminder.
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