Sometimes, a framing project turns out EVEN BETTER than expected. Case in point? This gallery wall that we framed for Dabito, the New Orleans-based graphic designer and art director behind the blog Old Brand New. Dabito wanted to experiment with some of his own fiber art, and, because his style has a vintage, mid-century feel, we suggested our brand new light walnut gallery frame, which has a wood tone often seen throughout 50s-era interiors.
Since Dabito's fiber art was somewhat three-dimensional, we chose to float them above an acid-free foam core with a spacer to elevate them off the wall and add dimension within the frame (see detail shot below). It's a mat style that we like to recommend often for original works on paper, or special souvenirs like children's artwork, or handwritten letters. (For more information on what mat style might look best with your art, check out our Matting 101 post).
We also framed this oversized fiber design for one of Dabito's bedrooms. Needless to say, we were super pleased that the light walnut frame matched his mid-century lamp shades perfectly :)