Treads in the decorative art market


CGF, Certified Grumble Framer
As far as framing, matting and subject matter what trends are you seeing? Not in large metropolitan areas the smaller areas.
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SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
I think the 'in-thing' at the moment is the 'weathered' wood look - for artwork anyway.

Subtle distressed surface with various paint treatments. What we used to call 'shabby chic'.

The old brown polished moulding looks very 'old hat'. Nice figured veneers excepted.....

I rarely use strong colored mats anymore. All shades of neutral. Bear in mind I frame mostly artwork.



SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Decor has a number of mildly weathered (but still contemporary) frames that are growing in popularity, including one that has a v-groove cut into the panel with gold or silver. There's a nice distressed dry looking contemporary design from AMCI length that are really good and we're selling a lot.