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

A Small Deal? Not So Much

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A good client came in the gallery the other day and asked if we ever did small images. How small, we asked? Five inches by six inches. No problem at all, we replied.

The item to be framed, as it turned out, was a Navajo Rug: hand-made, 100% wool, authentic. A real family keepsake. It's diminutive size didn't diminish it's significance one bit, but it did present some interesting challenges. Our client didn't want the presentation to take away from the image, and preferred that the image be presented as it would be seen in a museum.

After consultation, we suggested a neutral linen fabric background that the rug would be hand sewn onto in strategic places, that would be invisible to the naked eye. The linen fabric, with a generous border, would be wrapped carefully around a stretcher frame, with a sheet of 100% cotton rag-board to support the linen. Finally, a 5 sided clear acrylic case would be placed on top of the construction to preserve, protect, and present it.

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Happy Fourth of July, everyone, with special thanks to the Navajo Code Talkers who served with great distinction, and to all Native Americans and immigrants who served and fought for our country. We owe you a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.