Frameables for Framed Art and a Giveaway!

Art and accessories provide the finishing touches in a room. They can fill in a blank space and they can tell stories about our lives. But, framed art can be expensive. Where to start? It can take quite a while to collect enough art to create a decent gallery wall or fill a niche.

I have a lot of framed pieces, collected over time, bought on travel and also gathered from my parents house when I cleaned it out. 

Linda Merrill dining area gallery wall Nook Cottage framed art
Design by Linda Merrill | Photo by Michael J. Lee

This is my dining room at Nook Cottage. All the pieces on this gallery wall are travel and architecture related. It’s funny, I didn’t actually plan it that way, but when I put it all together, the theme sort of emerged.

Design by Linda Merrill | Photo by Michael J. Lee

I love photography as much as fine art paintings and above are some framed photos I took at Edith Wharton’s home in the Berkshires, The Mount. In the background is a photo of Tuscany by photographer Anne Henning. I do love travel inspired art.

Design by Linda Merrill | Photo by Michael J. Lee

My bedroom gallery wall is kind of a mixed bag – some of the pieces (oval flowers, study of seagulls, winter scene) were painted by my Aunt Bette Wasserboehr who was a watercolorist and teacher with a gallery in Kennebunkport, ME.

Design by Linda Merrill | Photo by Michael J. Lee

My clients in the Duxbury Garden Home project (above and below) had a lifetime of collections that was a real treat to be able to work with. In the above image, just a small framed painting can add so much to a built in shelf.

Design by Linda Merrill | Photo by Michael J. Lee

The gallery wall above is a grouping of paintings made in one location. These clients lived at one point on a river in Truro, Massachusetts that was very popular with artists. They’d received many gifts over the years of these paintings and they made for an amazing gallery wall of framed art.

So, what to do if you don’t have a big collection of framed art? Maybe you’re just setting up your first home or even a vacation home? Flammiron Press has just released four books of “Prints for a Picture Perfect Home” called “Frameables”.

The beauty of the FRAMEABLES SERIES: 21 PRINTS FOR A PICTURE-PERFECT HOME is that each book (Flammarion / Paperback / $24.95 US / 46 pages / 9” x 12” each) contains a selection of high-quality reproductions that can be easily removed from the book, fit into a standard-size frame, and displayed on the wall of your home, office, or dorm room—accompanied by step-by-step tips for grouping the works to create a harmonious gallery. 

Ranging from graphic, colorful, abstract paintings, engravings, or drawings, each work of art comes with information on the back providing interesting details about the style of painting, the work of art, biographical information about the artist, etc.—plus a “frameable fact” that helps you understand the context of that work in the history of art, as well as where the original is on display. This is the first collection of art books with detachable prints, giving you everything you need to create your own private gallery!

Frameables Animal Kingdom Flammiron Press Framed art
© Frameables: Animal Kingdom by Cindy Lermite, Flammarion, 2020
Artists include John James Audubon, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, Nicolas Huet, and Georges Cuvier

 

Frameables City Lights Flammiron Press Framed art
© Frameables: City Lights by Pascaline Boucharinc, Flammarion, 2020
Artists include Edward Hopper, William Turner, Camille Pissarro, Paul Klee, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre Bonnard, Giorgio de Chirico, Georgia O’Keeffe, René Magritte, and Wassily Kandinsky

 

Frameables Cloudscapes Flammiron Press Framed art
© Frameables: Cloudscapes by Cindy Lermite, Flammarion, 2020
Artists include John Constable, Claude Monet, Paul Signac, Edgar Degas, Nicolas de Staël, Hermione Carline, Eugène Delacroix, René Magritte, Helen White, and Mark Rothko

 

Frameables Great Outdoors Flammiron Press Framed art
© Frameables: Great Outdoors by Pascaline Boucharinc, Flammarion, 2020
Artists include Hokusai, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gustav Klimt, Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, and Edward Hopper

These soft cover books are part coffee table, part art history without the guilt of cutting up a hard cover book. The paper is a heavy weight and the printing quality is really nice. The prints fit a standard 9×12 frame (6×8 inches for the half page images) and there’s even a guide for picture hanging tips. In the spirit of full disclosure, Flammiron Press sent me a full set of these books for my review.

I’m excited to share that I will be giving these books away to four lucky winners!

 

All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me how you would use the book  – maybe you’ll cut it up for a gallery or to fill in a spot in your home, or even just to read or give as a gift. Extra chances for anyone who follows me on Instagram and even more chances for each person you tag on the post announcing the giveaway. Just note in your comment below if you’ll be following and tagging on IG (make sure to tell me you IG handle) so I’ll know to look out for them! I will select four winners at random and the book you receive will be a surprise (though it you want to share which would be your preference, I will try to accommodate, but can’t guarantee it!)

Contest Ends: February 10th!

I’ve put together a shopping boutique for these books and some great framing options. (Note: This post contains affiliate links. A small commission is paid on any purchases at no additional cost to the buyer. This goes to support this blog. Thank you!)

 

 

Congratulations to: Maryann, Flo, Sheri and Cathy! Thank you to all who entered this fun giveaway and thanks especially to Flammiron Press for providing us with copies of these fun FRAMEABLES books!

xoxo Linda

15 thoughts on “Frameables for Framed Art and a Giveaway!”

  1. Hello Linda, I have found that with a little searching, it is easy to find interesting, original art of many types. Also, old or mixed-age art can act as accent pieces to liven up a room, and eliminate that “all bought at once/all new” look that might come with having to furnish in a hurry. That said, there are definitely places where poster art is appropriate, such as dorm rooms, and in fact my favorite young person is off to college next fall (he would prefer the animal kingdom or great outdoor one). I would also like to evaluate the idea that while “sets” of art might not be the ultimate solution, they could get the brain thinking in a way that can ultimately determine what you like and what goes well together.
    –Jim

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  2. I would use the Animal Kingdom photos for decoupage projects, such as on vintage metal trays that I give for gifts. May also like to decoupage the two doors at each end of a hallway — saw this in a restaurant bathroom years ago and it’s been in my head ever since.

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  3. I was just looking at a spot in my house, thinking that it needed a piece/pieces of art to be complete. I am in love with the animal prints.

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  4. So for some time I have been thinking about putting a wallpaper mural on a large empty wall in my bathroom. After reading this and seeing your sample walls, I’m rethinking that idea. Weather I use one of these books, or some other random framed art, Im excited to
    start collecting for that design project. Thank you for inspiring me!

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  5. I would use the books as picturebooks. to relax with for a while then frame favorites with lots if mat and minimal frane. Thanks for this great article, Sheila

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  6. Thanks for doing this Linda! I would enjoy the Great Outdoors and would use them in my new room to help bring the outdoors in. I would also share these with Rob for his new house and with Matthew for his new condo.

    Maryann

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  7. Linda, I love this idea of either using the books as books OR using them as art to hang (without gasping at cutting up a book). I would use them as art (in my office) so I could enjoy seeing the images every day!

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  8. I haven’t heard of these before and they are a great solution for someone who is just getting started with a gallery wall or an interior! You could look finished and add or replace with more sentimental things over time. Thanks for sharing this interesting and useful resource.

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  9. What a great solution for a budget friendly gallery wall! The animal prints are my favorites, I think. Many, many years ago I bought folios of reproduction Audubon prints inexpensively for just this purpose, and I’ve done the same with prints from vintage calendars that I’ve had framed for clients!

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  10. What a great idea! I like the animal prints. It gave me some ideas for the art I create, to make sets that could be grouped in different ways and to show people how to put them together in a gallery.

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  11. I love this idea, great inspiration for people that don’t know where to start with choosing images for their walls. I love this and will recommend it to clients of mine. I followed you on Insta, you’ll see me at @AmyWax

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