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Artisan And Hand Crafted Framing

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Make your home unique by putting a limit on “fast furniture” and avoiding throw away items that deteriorate after mere months. In 2022, we can expect to see people making considered investments in pieces to be treasured for a lifetime. Embrace the quality and timeless beauty of artisanal crafted, and one-of-a-kind beauties.

Sunshine Coast Art and Framing Gallery is the embodiment of this movement. With a focus on design, conservation & quality; every piece produced is unique and can be tailored to your exact taste and décor style. Fine framing is like a well-designed piece of furniture; it can enhance your space and your artwork; while giving you a better sense of connection with your home.

Our experienced design consultants will take you through a design experience that is engaging and rewarding. Place your work on the counter and be presented with a wide range of moulding, mat board and glass choices to suit your taste.

Receive great advice and ideas on how to best show off and preserve your photographs, artwork or objects. It is a chance for you to enjoy collaborating with an expert to create your own unique pieces.

Visit our store to view a molding sample to really show off the colour spectrum available, or contact us if you need more information

Copyright: 2022 Interior Design Trends by Larson Juhl.

Gallery Walls Bring Style And Personality To Any Home

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Creating a gallery wall is a simple way to bring style and personality to any home. It is a particularly great way to tell the story of your family and friends. It does not need to be done all at once; start with a few and build it up over time. All you need is a few basic tools and accessories. You will absolutely love the experience; from short listing your best photos or art, right through to the rewarding and impressive end result!

Here are our top tips for curating a successful gallery wall:

Go bold! Don’t be afraid to mix it up with frames, art, photos or colours; as this gives a real meaningful and personal feel. It’s an excellent point of interest and a conversation starter in your home.

Go the chic look: selecting one type of frame and using consistent photo filters like, black and white or sepia will give a really sleek look.

Create your composition using both landscape and portrait images to add geometric interest.

Add in some mat board techniques for a real wow factor.

If you are planning to go big straight away, think about your wall space size and map your layout on the floor. Ideally trace your layout onto some big sheets of light tracing paper and tape it to the wall. This will guide you on where to tap in your hangers. 

Visit our store to view our moulding samples to really show off the colours available, or contact us if you need more information

Copyright: 2022 Interior Design Trends by Larson Juhl.

Choosing Frames With Global Influences

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Be creative with your framing choices with some of these globally influenced framing options.

With a real lack of travel opportunity recently, our cultural itches remain unscratched. Try bringing the rich history and styling of your favourite destinations into your home. You can achieve a very tasteful cultural x-factor by using eclectic global accents available in frame styles, throws, cushions and artwork.

We expect European influences as well as countries representing a bohemian hand-crafted vibe to be popular in 2022. These brand-new framing options are perfect to bring the romance of travel into your home.

Visit our store to view our moulding samples to really show off the colours available, or contact us if you need more information

Copyright: 2022 Interior Design Trends by Larson Juhl.

Using Mats in Framing

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

The matting is a key design element in any picture frame. It is also one of the simplest and best ways to give bold artistic impact to your photos or artworks.

Dramatic

Double two-toned

Multi-opening

Double two tone

Double or extra thick

Weighted

Visit our store to view mat board samples to really show off the colour spectrum available, or contact us if you need more information

Copyright: 2022 Interior Design Trends by Larson Juhl.

Tips To Create A Productive Work Space

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

As work and home spaces intertwine more and more, it is not only important to meet basic functional requirements but also create a space that is productive, creative and calming.

Here are our top tips for creating a stylish Multi-functional space in your home:

  • Indoor Plants can reduce stress levels and boost mood.
  • Use frames to display your family photos and your achievements.
  • Position your workstation to take advantage of natural light.
  • Prime your creative side by including photos or artworks with colour and interest. Blue tones are rumoured to boost creativity.
  • Address the ergonomics of your space. A comfy chair is a must, but also think about your workstation and screen height; as well as accessibility to regularly used items.

Visit our store to view a molding sample to really show off the colour spectrum of these grains, or contact us if you need more information

Copyright: 2022 Interior Design Trends by Larson Juhl.

Creating Feature Walls With Large Art

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Using extra large canvases with float frames is a great way to create a feature wall without painting or renovation.

Feature walls provide great opportunities to experiment with textures, shapes, colours, and patterns. Also known as accent walls; canvas’ offer a quick and easy way to liven up the space and, depending on what material you choose, they can be low cost.

Feature walls can be high impact, but they do not have to be dominating. Sometimes a subtle pattern can inject just the right amount of interest into a room without overwhelming the space.

The term float frame or floating frame is used as the canvas appears to be suspended or “floating” within the frame. Ask us about what options they provide; they may even be able to print and stretch your canvas for you. If you have some artistic flair, it is also a rewarding DIY art and craft project using store bought canvas.

Visit our store to view a molding sample to really show off the colour spectrum of these grains, or contact us if you need more information

Copyright: 2022 Interior Design Trends by Larson Juhl.

Framing With Accents Of Earthy Colours

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Colours of the earth draw inspiration from the outside and will always make a room feel more cosy.

Earth tones. Soothing colours rooted in nature, offering subdued hues with great versatility. Deeper, earthy shades, including chocolate browns, moss greens, taupes, golden turmeric and deep green-toned blues, all fall into the earth tone category.

 

When thinking earth tones, many people will think coastal and rustic looks. The styling pictured shows that these colours also work superbly in chic, glamourous and edgy styling.

 

When it comes to your framing and art accents, a statement can be made using coloured and textured matting options.

Also, take a closer look at your moulding options with your framer; there are so many unique and beautiful hand finished mouldings that can really elevate your theme. This is a strong colour trend in 2022 and is ideal to add warmth to family spaces. It is a trend expected to stand the test of time.

Visit our store to view a molding sample to really show off the colour spectrum of these grains, or contact us if you need more information

Copyright: 2022 Interior Design Trends by Larson Juhl.

Connection To Nature – Timber Frames

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Creating a calming visual space with a connection to nature improves wellbeing, health and productivity.
The neutral, authentic tones and unique washes of natural wood bring any space together; connecting it to nature and adding warmth.

 

 

Ash

White Ash is a beautiful wheat coloured timber with great warmth, and a feeling of age or long seasoning. A uniform grain waves and rolls through the surface of the timber. Consistency of colour and pattern make it an ideal material for use in interior decor.

 

 

Cedar

Cedar timber has a wonderful tonal range; from light blonde through to warm honey. A rich grain dispersed with tight knots add pops of natural character. Cedars’ lovely perfume makes this a really attractive timber.

 

 

Beech

European Beech has a fresh feel with the subtle colouration of pink minerals, such as limestone or salt. Characteristic flecks throughout the surface give a fantastic patterned or woven effect, complimentary to polished contemporary interiors.

 

 

Oak

Oak timber has a long heritage in furnishings and interiors. Rich grain and light caramel tones are not only beautiful but impart a sense of strength, calm and permanence in a space.

 

Visit our store to view a molding sample to really show off the colour spectrum of these grains, or contact us if you need more information

Copyright: 2022 Interior Design Trends by Larson Juhl.

Balance is the key

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

BY PAULA GOWLAND 

When it comes to framing your photos and artwork, one size does not fit all. There are a number of decisions to be made, including style, colour, texture, and proportion, that can make or break a design. Balancing all these elements is key. A successful design will keep the focus on your artwork, not its surroundings, you don’t want to see the framing when you look at your overall piece, you want the frame to enhance your piece.

One of your first choices in the design process is colour. Colours that are too bold or too bright can make your art look washed out. A better option for you may be to choose a variation of a colour in your print. This will help draw your eye to the artwork, not detract from it. Your next step is to select a frame style. Current trends may seem like the easy choice, but they are not always right for your custom frame. On the other hand, period frames may seem too ornate or elaborate for your personal taste. The key is to find the right balance and choose a style that works for you and for your artwork. Finally, it is important to keep proportion in mind. If you add a pattern to your frame design, make sure it is to scale and coordinates with your print or photo. Large patterns and textures can dwarf delicate or detailed images. The size of your finished piece is also important. A small frame placed on a large wall can get lost, while a large frame in a small space can feel overwhelming or suffocating. Consider where you will be displaying your art and the frame’s proportion to the room.

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