A cluster of photos arranged on the floor of this staircase is a unique way to present family memories. The walls stay crisp and fresh, while the owner's personality shows through. Photos can be rearranged or replaced depending on the season, occasion — or just on a whim!
Another splurge in the design was custom framing for the fine art photography. Black lacquered framing was chosen to coordinate with the black accents of the room, while an inset turquoise fillet — the accent molding that fits inside a larger frame and usually sits on top of the mat — helps highlight the blue tones in the art. Since the room receives ample sunlight, non-glare acrylic was chosen rather than glass to protect the art from UV rays.
Beautifully vivid vintage photographs serve as the focal point in this sitting area. The neutral walls allow the colors in the photography to pop. A dark wood coffee table is padded by a white rug, which complements the white picture frames. Velvet chairs complete the look.
Adventures in the great outdoors travel indoors with a large framed photo of Icelandic horses. The image brings in soothing blue, white and golden tones to the space that are found in other areas of the home while also adding a natural element that invites daydreaming and relaxation.
While shopping for art, don’t get distracted by unattractive frames. You can always move the art into a more modern frame that better suits your style and space. These gold tone frames work really well and tie into the room’s vintage light fixture.