decor Feb 28, 2016

Decor Memo: Framebridge

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Happy Sunday!  I posted this picture on instagram a few months ago of these beautiful beaded necklaces that Rich and I spotted while on our honeymoon in South Africa.  I immediately envisioned framing them and displaying them in our home as a reminder of our trip, so was eager to find a good framing shop when we returned last fall.  Since I’ve received tons of emails asking about the framing process and whether I had any tips, I thought I’d share a quick post about it, and show you how the framing turned out!


After searching far and wide—both on and offline—I came to the realization that you basically have to mortgage your house or sell a kidney to frame things these days.  It’s absurd.  I finally stumbled upon Framebridge, an online framing service that makes the process easy, fun (for real), and soooo much less expensive than other alternatives—without taking a hit on quality!  All you have to do is go to their website, pick out your frame and matting, and then either send in your art (like we did) or upload photos directly on their site.  Since we were sending in the necklaces, they sent a prepaid package that keeps everything ultra secure.  Our finished frames were then returned back to us in a matter of days, ready to hang!  Literally, they even send you the perfect hanging hardware so all you need is a hammer.


Personal wall art is always my favorite part of redecorating a space.  There are so many beautiful things in the world, but the pictures and objects with a story are what make a house a home (pardon the cliché).  And when framing these special pieces, you want to make sure it’s done really well, both in terms of quality matting and framing, but also in terms of the care the framers take with your art.  I was concerned about the necklaces either (a) getting damaged and/or (b) being mounted poorly, but was honestly blown away by the quality of every last detail.


With these necklaces, I wanted a really simple black frame with no matting so that the necklaces could do all the talking, but take a quick gander through their siiiiick line up of frames.  I’m planning out some more framing projects, and have my eye on this awesome gold one and this cool mirrored one.  Sooo good!!



I also included Framebridge in my holiday guide a few months ago because framing special photos or artwork makes for an amazing gift.  For my dad’s birthday last year, my brothers and I had a ton of really old family photos framed for his office.  So, with Mother’s Day this spring, it’s a great gift to remember!  I mean, what Mom wouldn’t melt over this stuff?

framebridge-custom-framing-online-inexpensive-quick-frames-matting-customization-home-decor-gallery-wall8I’ve gotten loads of requests from many of you to share some more home decor posts, which I’m excited to do in the weeks and months to come.  Right now I’m re-decorating my office, and am eager to share that when it’s finally done.  As you can imagine, I’m already planning out a lot more Framebridge frames for that space and other places in our home so stay tuned for more!

Use code MEMORANDUM15 for 15% off your first order with Framebridge!!

Outfit Details: JEANS:  Levi’s  |  T-SHIRT: J. Crew  |  NECKLACE: c/o Melina Maria  |  GLASSES: Classic Specs

This post was produced in partnership with Framebridge.


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10 Responses to Decor Memo: Framebridge

  1. Kathy says:

    YES, YES, YES. More décor posts, please. Like maybe at least once a month. I so enjoyed your holiday entertaining post and look forward to many more. I’ve never thought of sending something away for framing and am so glad it worked out for you. When in Alaska this past summer, we bought a piece of artwork there and they shipped it to us. I was on pins and needles until it arrived and it was so well packaged it would have taken a herd of your African elephants to damage it…..well, maybe one elephant. Anyway, love these décor posts that give us a peek into your domestic world. Have a great Sunday.

  2. Jack says:

    I tried clicking through but the Framebridge links didn’t work….I got a message that looked like this on every hyperlink in the article that I clicked: The link is not currently active.

  3. Alex Jeweler says:

    Cool necklace. Can we see it on you or on some other model?

  4. Karly says:

    I’m all for a home tour post, with flashback pics of your bachelorette pad!

  5. Kelly says:

    These are so pretty!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  6. Thuy says:

    Love how this personal wall art turned out. I think the plain white background was a great choice with the necklaces.

    I love personal wall art too. I also love nature paintings 🙂

  7. Catherine W. says:

    I’m just looking forward to seeing the photos from South Africa!

  8. I love decorating with items that are mine. I can’t wait to see your office.

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