All That Glitters...

How stunning is this custom-made canvas? The image was printed and sent off to a professional to be beaded by hand with Swarovski crystals and glass beads. After the piece was finished, it was brought in to Foursided on Broadway for custom framing.

The first step was to stretch the canvas in the traditional manner over stretcher bars which required particular dexterity considering all the tiny beads and threads that cannot be caught or disturbed.

 Check out the amazing detail on this beading!

So sparkly!

After being stretched carefully and perfectly lined up, it was time for the piece to be fit into the final frame. This piece called for a frame with equally decadent qualities. Our customer and frame designer choose this ebony, ornate frame to complement it nicely.

The finished product is breathtaking.

New Year, New Look!

2016 has arrived! That means new color predications from Pantone to start off the new year with a bang! We use these colors to get inspired and motivated in our decorating, framing and gifting for the year. However, what YOU love to look at is always the most important aspect of the design process for your space.

The colors of 2016 are Rose Quartz (a soft pink) and Serenity (a light but saturated blue). The deep hues of 2015’s Indigo and Burgundy continue to be reflected in decorating today, while Serenity and Rose Quartz introduce soft tones that blend with the modernism of current home decor.

Also trending is Nordic inspired design details in furniture, lighting fixtures and even frame design. 2016 moves away from embracing rustic accents of previous years, but remains nostalgic with minimal design and Nordic inspiration. Serenity and Rose Quartz match well with natural wood tones or even contemporary metallics.

This year, make your new year's resolution to get frames around all your art! Below is a snapshot of some frame samples at our Foursided locations. Do you have your own predictions for hot trends in 2016? Bring in your framing projects and consult with one of our amazing frame designers to make your vision come to life!

Undisputed Champions

We are a pretty creative bunch at ALL Foursided locations. This might be the first time we are representing some of our most avid framing customers: sports fans!

The piece pictured above is an exceptional example combining several interesting elements. We have framed signed jerseys and sports memorabilia of all types. The most popular combo is the tickets and either a photo or newspaper article. Whatever the media, we always opt for a special take during the design process. 

For this piece we went with a cool gray mat with more showy, traditional mat openings. The tickets are balanced evenly on either side of the newsprint cover. Any newspaper clipping or article requires a special mounting process on black backing. Otherwise the text printed on the reverse side of fine newsprint will show through to the front.

Fitted with a simple black frame, the sporty feel and the focus on bold color and metallics is maintained. Have some fun with our frame designers mixing and matching metallic double mats, color-core mats, lacquer finish frames or whatever catches your eye on those championship pieces you've been waiting to give your sweetie for the Holidays. Wink, wink.