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Frame That Trend!

    Whenever hot interior design trends hit the mainstream, Foursided likes to stay ahead-of-the-curve with unique frames and interesting finishes. We have many perfect options for every major 2015 style you can think of. Take a look at the biggest home decor trend predictions for this year and our mix-n-match frame samples!

    Tropical_webBrilliant Tropical – Tropical textiles and bright colors are all the rage in home furnishings. New age bright-colored furniture pieces with a modern flare open up a world of possibilities for your walls. From flamingos, palm trees, to sandy beach photos there is a perfect frame to fit every aspect. Look for unique textures like those pictured above or linen, deep woodgrain, distressed natural wood and any tiki-esque flare.                                                       Wallpaper_webWallpaper Jungle: If you haven’t seen it, you’ve heard about it. Full wall or complete room wallpaper options are being developed by top designers and artists to give your place a sweet twist. Try one wall in the master bedroom! A neat trick for an extra busy wallpaper… choose a simple frame that won’t compete with your awesome home story. Pictured above we full-on embraced the attitude of the wallpaper with burlwood rainforest or ornate gold chic. Don’t tell me, it looks fan#$*%tastic…

    Moody_web2Moody Minimalist –  The minimal approach is another popular trend being embraced by the masses. Busier frames and prints are being swapped out for cleaner, cool-toned items. Look for a frame with a slight metallic sheen or industrial feel. Another way to keep it clean and open: try a large, digital white mat on your piece to give it breathing room and formality. Charcoal frames are also an ideal fit for this sleek category.                                              Color_web3Color Me Crazy – All over color, color, color! Every decade has its favorite color tones, but it is a safe bet that bold, drastic color will always find its way into home decor trends. There are endless options for frames in bright hues or you can do a style twist like we did. Pictured above is two stacked lacquer finish frames one white and one red. The perfect way to find the ideal color combo for a room, create the frame yourself with this technique!

    Masc_webTall, Dark & Masculine – While dramatic and woodsy, these masculine finishes aren’t just for men! Anyone can use edgy decorating in their own house or apartment. Natural wood frames in particular are an exemplary addition to any home. They are classic and can transition seamlessly from cool minimal to a clean white wall with touches of color. The masculine look can go far when it is a little rough around the edges. Look for rust, metal, or dark wood frame treatments.

    Interior photos: / Frame samples: Foursided Custom Framing

    Artist Spotlight: Methane Studios

      We couldn’t be more thrilled at Foursided to be carrying these stellar prints fresh from Methane Studios! They still have that new print smell and we are going wild framing and displaying them. Check it out!

      Wall_Methane_webA bit about Methane Studios:

      Methane Studios got its start in 1998 when Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee formed a partnership to produce silk screen posters for the East Atlanta club The Echo Lounge that featured some of the best independent bands in the late 1990′s.

      The roots of this partnership started in the mid 1980s at Columbus College of Art and Design located in Columbus, Ohio.  Robert and Mark, both from small Ohio towns, majored in Illustration and bonded over bad 80′s haircuts, corndogs, good music and creating art to form a friendship that would transcend into creating award winning artwork recognized worldwide. Their status as well-known designers has led them to win awards in design competitions in How, Print magazine, and the Graphis poster annual.


      Today Methane Studios works as a two man studio creating package designs, logos, and posters for clients such as Turner Broadcasting, Honda, Liberty mutual, Blue Q, Dave Matthews and many other of your favorite bands. Recently featured on CNN, you can also find their work in many books that feature designs relating to t-shirt, music packaging and of course posters. Their goal is always to tell a story, convey a message, and to make someone stop and think a little with their designs. 

      closeupStop by your local Foursided shop to flip through the full Methane print selection in all it’s glory or browse from home here.

      A Bookpage Jigsaw Masterpiece

        We like to get creative with framed display pieces at Foursided. This gallery piece is a true labor of love created from a vintage book page. Our dedicated framer sliced and diced each historical image and pieced them back together again for this spectacular effect.

        BookCover_webIn framing lingo this process is called a plateau mount (or a whole bunch of plateau mounts in this case) where each piece is separately mounted to foam core to create a floating illusion. We can do this on your piece too with photos and the like for a elevated finish!

        closeup2_webOur framer puzzle pieced the images back together with super precision. Bet you wish you thought of it first…

        Yet another, oh so popular, linen mat backdrops the images. A lovely sepia tone with a silk weave, this mat compliments the aged appeal of the photographs.

        close-up_webSpacers (typically clear) keep the glass from touching the image and add room for the foam-core build-up that we’ve created behind each image. That is the secret behind the dramatic resulting drop shadow from any angle.

        SpeedyFramed_webHave an article or book page that wants to be forever preserved? Foursided can create this one-of-a-kind effect for you and more with any oddball keepsakes