Thoughts On Design


  • "Best framers in the city, I’ve used and been their client for 25+ years. No job too small or large. ‘Can’t do’ is NOT in their vocabulary. It’s an absolute pleasure doing business with them."



    "Best framers in the city, I’ve used and been their client for 25+ years. No job too small or large. ‘Can’t do’ is NOT in their vocabulary. It’s an absolute pleasure doing business with them."


    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Karen Rapp,  ASID

  • "Esprit Decor delivers perfectly professional service. We have been using them for years for various framing needs and the end product always look wonderful. Most recently they produced a “shadow box” for us with a picture of a grand opening event, some ribbon from the event, along with a pair of scissors and a silver plate with the event details. I appreciate being able to bring in a vague idea and letting them create works of art."

    "Esprit Decor delivers perfectly professional service. We have been using them for years for various framing needs and the end product always look wonderful. Most recently they produced a “shadow box” for us with a picture of a grand opening event, some ribbon from the event, along with a pair of scissors and a silver plate with the event details. I appreciate being able to bring in a vague idea and letting them create works of art."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Amber Ehrlich

  • "Unbelievable service! The work was incredibly fast but remained impressively thorough. They listened to my concerns and understood my goals with the projects I brought them, providing much needed advice and suggestions. Pat, Robert and the rest of your crew, I can’t thank you enough for your beautiful work and amazing service for our fundraiser last week. I will definitely be back!"

    "Unbelievable service! The work was incredibly fast but remained impressively thorough. They listened to my concerns and understood my goals with the projects I brought them, providing much needed advice and suggestions. Pat, Robert and the rest of your crew, I can’t thank you enough for your beautiful work and amazing service for our fundraiser last week. I will definitely be back!"

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Michelle

  • "I have been getting art framed at Esprit Decor for years. Pat and his staff are extremely helpful, visual people who provide excellent suggestions. Our entire office was decorated with Pat’s photographic images and it looks amazing! You cannot go wrong with Esprit Decor."

    "I have been getting art framed at Esprit Decor for years. Pat and his staff are extremely helpful, visual people who provide excellent suggestions. Our entire office was decorated with Pat’s photographic images and it looks amazing! You cannot go wrong with Esprit Decor."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Ed C

Why Out of the Ordinary is Ordinary

One of our wonderful long-time customers arrived at the gallery the other day with a triumph, and an out of the ordinary request. As a busy mom, she rarely had any time for herself, and that's why it took her two years to finish her cross-stitch project, but she had manages to get it done!

A celebration of course ensued, and, after the dust had settled, her thoughts turned to how it would be presented. She had a favorite striped fabric that would make a dramatic border for her bird-atop-a-basket-of peaches cross-stitch, which looked like so:

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The fabric looked like this:

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After consultation, we chose a nice wood-grained flat lodge style frame. Would it be possible to use her fabric as a mat, but have the stripes go in opposite directions on the top/bottom and side/side borders? That was definitely out of the ordinary, but we were happy to make it happen. The mat would have to be cut into chevrons in each corner, and the sides would need to be individually wrapped, making sure the lines of the fabric stayed straight.

Ron took great care to not only make sure the lines in the fabric stayed straight, but also that the pattern was the same in all four corners, definitely out of the ordinary, but executed flawlessly. When our customer saw how great it came out, she had to grab a hanky!

The finished project looked like this:

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Our client put a lot of love, time, effort, and energy into this cross-stitch, and so it was only fitting that it received a corresponding level of skill and talent to execute her vision, one with archival glass, matting, backing, and fitting, to produce an heirloom that would last a lifetime. That's why we say, "At Esprit Decor, we make memories."