Picture Frames > Frame Designs

The examples here serve to show you the breadth of designs and finishes we produce. Our services are custom. Each frame we make is unique and hand-made using traditional materials and techniques. Our painted finishes are hand-applied in thin layers, sanded in between to give the richest depth in color and the smoothest finish. We are known for our color mixing which is done in small batches made fresh for each order. Johanna, our chief designer, began her career as a gilder by working in faux finishes when she worked in theater set design, mural painting, and the skills taught by the Isabel O'Neil painting studio in New York back in the mid-eighties. Thirty years of research and practice make her a vital resource for historic or contemporary designs and finishes.