More and more, I find that reframing my client’s existing art brings new life to their cherished pieces.
Tips for reframing:
The most important tip is to work with a notable framing shop (no offense but Aaron Brothers just won’t cut it here).
Find and work with a staff member that understands your aesthetic. There are several staff members at the shop that I work with that really get my aesthetic while others that don’t. There might be some trial and error before you find the right person.
Have an idea of the room and placement for the piece as this will help inform your choices of frame size, color, and style.
Play with several framing ideas...sometimes you will really like a frame and then you try another and you really, really like that one. In a word, experiment!
Be open to different matte colors and textures. Linen mattes are more expensive but they drip with luxury.
Consider a more elaborate gilded frame for a contemporary art piece…the juxtaposition can be truly striking.
Experiment with updating a traditional art piece with a contemporary frame. That could add just the right spark.
Always, always, always use museum glass…it may be a 1/3 more in price but worth it. Museum glass reduces glare and preserves your cherished artwork for long-term enjoyment.
Reframing art can be costly but if there is a piece that you really love, it is worth the investment.
Scroll through the before images to see the dramatic change to the client's cherished artwork.