Here at Frame It Easy we love to give you lots of options while you make your frame design choices. We have metal and wood frames in several different styles and colors as well as tons of color alternatives for matting. And our motto is there are no real rules in custom framing…if you like it, we like it! But because we want to be sure you’re at least aware of all your options, we like to highlight our frame styles once in a while for your consideration.
So, we’d like to call your attention to one of our favorites, the Granby frame, an ornate wood frame that exudes antique-looking richness while still having a modern vibe. It has a flat profile face that is 1 ⅜” wide and made from North American hardwood (made in the USA, of course.) It comes in both silver and gold and is the perfect decorative accessory for just about any artwork, photograph, or another piece you may want to frame.
If you have a piece that you’ve been wanting to frame, or you love the look of this frame but aren’t sure how to use it, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to style our Granby frame as inspiration for your next framing project.
1. Wedding Reception/Wedding Photos
We think displaying photos at your wedding reception is a perfect way to exhibit your love and affection. There are tons of ways to incorporate frames into your special day. You can greet guests with a personalized welcome sign, add some sweet photos to your dessert table, display a photo with a large matboard for your guests to sign, frame your signature cocktail choices, and much more!
Our Granby frame in gold adds just the right touch of elegance to your wedding. And when it comes time to frame your actual wedding photographs, you can’t go wrong with the timeless beauty of this frame. Display them with the framed items you used at your wedding for a stunning gallery wall for a picture-perfect remembrance of your wedding day.
Whether it’s Pre-K or Graduate School and everything in between, graduating is a great achievement and one you should be really proud of! Commemorate your accomplishments by designing a custom frame to display your diploma to remind you of this special achievement for years to come.
Our Granby frame style is a great choice for diplomas. Its distinguished appearance complements the significance of the hard work and perseverance that went into earning that degree. Most of the time your school color(s) will be displayed in some aspect of your diploma, so use those color(s) to guide you in choosing mat colors. We offer 75 different matboards, so there is sure to be one that is right for you.
3. School Photos
Speaking of school……before we get that diploma we’ve probably had years of “class pictures” taken annually at school. Most of us order a few and then bury them in a drawer, never to be seen again. These are, after all, taken by professional photographers and you probably paid a good sum for a package, so why not frame them!
These through the years photos look great along a hallway or staircase. By using the Granby for school portraits you can add to your display year after year with a timeless frame that will never go out of style.
We love to see all the art our customers choose to frame, whether it’s simple minimalistic art or bold colorful art and everything in between. If you’ve been to our Learning Center before, you know there is a ton of inspiration for your next framing project to be found. And while we love all our frame styles, the Granby is a classic frame that works well with just about any artwork you may have.
We’ve heard words like stylish, tasteful, fashionable and refined used to describe the Granby frame in both gold and silver, and we agree. And whether you have a single piece of art or several to display, the classic elegance of the Granby frame will give your artwork the presentation it deserves.
There’s a good reason silver and gold have been considered precious metals for centuries…. their beauty makes them even more valuable. They have a natural shine that draws the eye to them, and that is why they are the perfect frame for your most treasured artwork.
We hope we inspired you enough to take on another framing project. Don’t forget to share your final piece with us on social media so we can see what you have created! Of course, if you need any more help along the way, you can always reach out to our support team who is ready to help!