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4.12.06

updates: framing

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updates to our apt have been picking up slightly lately as we finally saved up enough to make some bigger purchases. a few weeks ago i took in a dozen prints and paintings to be framed at sky art and i'm just now finding places to hang them all. i wanted to share my favorite pieces- a show poster for artist nadine y. nakanishi ($35 right here) and a framed piece of wallpaper by nama rococo. i framed a few more pieces but wanted to share these until i found homes for the rest. more coming soon [ps: people were asking what i thought of sky art and frame and i was really impressed- affordable, fast and they even carried my heavy pieces down and helped me get a cab]

[also, what do you guys think? should we paint the architectural frames on the wall? or leave them the wall-color...]

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37 Comments:

Blogger Lena said...

beautiful grace!
i LOVE them both.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They look fantastic!!!!

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My vote: leave them as is

11:58 AM  
Anonymous kristina said...

wall color

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would paint the architectural frames lighter. Not white, but maybe two shades up on the same color chip as the wall color.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous mary said...

Those are great!

I have similar moldings on my walls, and rather than paint everything we painted inside them, it really makes them stand out more:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/carryboo/224764412/in/set-72157594284380927/

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pieces are very nice Grace! I personally like the wall frames tonal because it allows your framed pieces to shine rather than compete.

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Rich said...

also, what do you guys think? should we paint the architectural frames on the wall? or leave them the wall-color...

Definitely paint them! The same cream or white shade as the radiator would be my choice.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would be nice to see it painted in a dark shade of what you have.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Another Shade of Grey said...

If it were me, I would paint the frame and I might even paint the wall inside the frame a third shade. Love the prints.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous joy said...

hi grace,

love your new pieces!

i think the arch. frame above your bed would be really nice painted inside the frame, a color different than the main wall, probably lighter would be my suggestion. I think it'll create a nice focus esp. since it centers the bed..almost an extended headboard of sorts.
but for the other area where the radiator is, i think it depends on what surrounds that and if painting it would draw too much focus to that wall. i also think in either case it would look better to paint inside rather than just the frame, otherwise it would take away from your framed pieces within...

-joy ;)

12:54 PM  
Anonymous lisa said...

i have that poster by nadine nakanishi too! but mine is still rolled up with no room to hang just yet. anyway, i really like how mary painted her wall. looks really great. so something along those lines would be beautiful. have fun!

12:57 PM  
Blogger skona said...

i love the framed wallpaper! so beautiful. i vote for keeping the architectural frames the same as the wall colour.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Mary K said...

i love the wall color, what is it?

1:57 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

thanks for your input everyone!

oh, mary- the paint is "senora gray" by benjamin moore. i had hoped it would come out gray-er but the taupe color ended up being really nice ;)

d*s

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it were my walls, I'd paint the moulding shiny white. Unless I painted them perriwinkle blue. ;)

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sweet kitty!

3:12 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

that's ms. jackson, our resident pricess ;)

d*s

3:14 PM  
Blogger Moxie said...

Hi Grace,
We have similar moulding on the walls and I wanted to paint it white, but even when we taped them off, the paint kept seeping through because the walls aren't perfectly smooth. If your walls are super smooth, it would be great to go a couple shades lighter or darker. I think it would really add interest to the walls.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Leave it as is.
Also, I couldn't help but notice your headboard. I'm looking for a new bed with a slatted or clean looking wooden headboard. Do you mind me asking where yours is from?

4:15 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

it's an ikea bed. nothing too fancy. the malm in oak i believe ;)

d*s

4:16 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?topcategoryId=15558&catalogId=10103&storeId=12&productId=81099&langId=-1&categoryId=16173&chosenPartNumber=S39839352

$150, how can you beat that? ;)

d*s

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a kitty the same coloring, but its a little boy and his name is Jack. Maybe an ivory for the walls...

5:16 PM  
Anonymous kayte said...

So pretty!!
i would paint them a different color, maybe a cream.
i think it would be extra cool to paint the part of the wall inside the frame a different color too, but maybe just the one behind the bed.

6:01 PM  
Blogger susan said...

love the frame job!!! i have to get my stuff down there. ... the wall color at 50% might look really nice with the architectural frames...

9:02 PM  
Blogger susan said...

p.s. ms jackson is quite sweet looking!

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definately paint the frame, maybe just the inside of the "frame"

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

leave them the wall colour! It helps make your apartment look bigger. Plus the eye naturally follows the frame for a frame within frame look.

rgds,
s.

11:10 PM  
Blogger laboratoire_des_rumeurs said...

If you do anything, I'd say paint the wall inside the molding maybe one shade lighter than the wall colour.

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are you going to post more updated pictures of your rooms?
MP

9:48 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

they're not ready, mp. when they are i'll share ;)

d*s

9:51 AM  
Blogger bugheart said...

i adore the pieces
you framed!
thanks for sharing...
how does one go
about getting
nama rococo
pieces?
also...
i like
the architectural frames
the same color
as the wall...
it's subtle and
won't draw
attention away
from your art
but rather
subtly
draw the eye to it.

7:16 PM  
Blogger bugheart said...

hjgvcofdi adore the pieces
you framed!
thanks for sharing...
how does one go
about getting
nama rococo
pieces?
also...
i like
the architectural frames
the same color
as the wall...
it's subtle and
won't draw
attention away
from your art
but rather
subtly
draw the eye to it.

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Agnès. said...

Salut Grace !
Lovely frame work ! I would leave the moldings the way they are , the light and shadow 's plays are enough to enhance them . Your Ms Jackson is a beauty . We had a cat just like her , nammed Chichi (short for ... Archimède !).He was huge , with beautiful green eyes and he was a big baby .
Ciao !
PS : whatever happened to your aunt's-red-bookcase-that-was-going-to-be-painted-in-Tiffany-blue ???... ;)

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all lovely! thanks for the tip on the framing. i've been looking to get some prints framed!!!

12:20 PM  
Anonymous rob in chicago said...

Longtime reader, first time commentator.

Nice to see Grace's good taste in screenprinting... so I'll plug friends thusly:

Nadine's great, and Nick, her partner in the print-shop / potluck-dinner klubhaus SONNENZIMMER, also makes a fine print. Act now before they retire to Monaco.

You go now:
http://www.yoneko.net/menu.html (nadine)
http://www.programmablepress.com/ (nick)
http://www.sonnenzimmer.com/ (not quite going yet)

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES! Paint the interior of the molding, leave molding as is.

I was particularly struck by what a wonderful contrast Ms Jackson is against that taupe. Hmmmmmm..

7:57 PM  

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