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HOW TO FRAME ABORIGINAL ART WORK

WHAT IS ABORIGINAL ART WORK? Bianca Gardiner Dodd “Life Force” Contemporary Aboriginal Artist, Northern Rivers There is nothing complex about the notion of Aboriginal artwork.  It is simply art that has been created by an Aboriginal person.  The complexity comes with understanding the layers of the visual story and the symbolism used within the rules and ... Read more

THE SECRET MESSAGES OF FLOWERS

Graphics designed for Coastal Framing and Design by our designer/sales Olivia @olivia_interior_designs I’ve always been fascinated with flowers.  My Grandfather was a gardener who lived with us when we were children and his garden was a florid wonder of colour and perfume. I have a vivid memory of when I was around eight years of age, ... Read more

VINTAGE EXPLODES FOR 2021

Retro colours, feature walls and plenty of “Illuminating” creates the new look. Vintage explodes for 2021 and I’m so excited that colour is back and plain white walls are gone. Vintage and Retro styling has made it to the forefront of interior design and the colourful and interesting prints adorning our walls are a welcome ... Read more

WHAT’S YOUR ART WORK MADE OF AND HOW TO FRAME IT

Not all Art is the same. What’s your art made of and how it is framed will result in a huge difference not only to the look, but its’ longevity. When framing, it’s important to understand what your art is made of. This means understanding the art medium that has been used to create the ... Read more

TIME TO REVISIT YOUR WALL ART – CHRISTMAS IS COMING

  I was chatting with photographer, Ken Duncan, at a gallery function a while back.  Ken was explaining to me that people should change their art work in their home as often as they change the sheets on their bed.  And he was serious. My mind raced.  How often would I change my art work? ... Read more

DECORATE YOUR HOME WITH PRINTS

If you’re looking for prints for your home, apartment or beachside airbnb – I’d love to share my secret list of the most popular prints that come our way on the framing table. Order your prints on line and have them sent to our postal address in Tweed Heads, or bring them in for a ... Read more

COLOUR TREND FOR 2020

It’s late evening and I’m sitting at the computer with the shutters open, the lightning flashing in the distance and the sound of rain on the roof.  It’s been a while since I’ve heard that sound and felt the freshness of the air.  Design trends are like the rain. They come around in due time. Like ... Read more

HOW HIGH DO I HANG MY ART WORK?

I was invited into the home of one of our customers last week and was over the moon with what greeted me.  On the walls were a collection of art works, correctly hung, each encompassing a particular aspect of family life. They included travel photos, a wall collage and two, feature photos of family celebrations. ... Read more

SHOWCASE YOUR CHILD’S ART WORK

Suggestion: Frame with a white mat at 80mm wide, and an aqua, inner mat at 5mm. Add a blue 30mm timber frame to give the art work a good boundary and finish in perspex for safety and lightness in a child’s room. I love the rawness of little kids art. The circles with long sticks ... Read more

WINE, ROMANCE and a Change of Scenery

I love living here on the coast with just an easy five minute walk to the edge of the thumping Pacific. But every now and then I hanker for a change of scenery. The mountains beyond the M1 with their winding roads, rainforest glens and tall timbers, offer a reprieve from the coastal sand, salt ... Read more
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