Home Tour: Artwork! (Plus 15% off from Framed and Matted)

Check out all of the artwork in my studio apartment!

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.

home tour: artwork // and a code for 15% off custom frames from Framed and Matted

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.

home tour: artwork // and a code for 15% off custom frames from Framed and Matted

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.

home tour: artwork // and a code for 15% off custom frames from Framed and Matted

Lastly, I propped up a postcard from illustrator David Shrigley as a fun little reminder.

Photography by Ashley Lynn Fry.
Want to see more of my home? Here’s my living room, kitchen, and lighting.

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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  1. 1.15.14
    Effie Nom said:

    love the Derringer print! love the muted reds, orange and pinks!

    • 1.17.14
      joanna said:

      thanks! it’s actually the original painting. i love it so much.

  2. 1.15.14
    retrospeth said:

    YES. I was literally planning on framing all my posters this weekend anyways. Sharin’ brainwaves.

    • 1.15.14
      joanna said:

      nice! be sure to share a photo when your posters are all hung :)