ISSUE 95  |  Gothic Influence

Enter the Void: 13 Empty Frames as Decor

October 21, 2013 5:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Spotted lately: empty frames as decor, either grouped on a wall or propped against a window. Sometimes less is more.

Above: Frames painted the same color as the wall; via Janet Lee on Casa Sugar.

Above: An empty frame with sculptural wire hanger; via Ethan and Ollie.

Above: White painted frames in a project by Madrid-born, Miami-based designer Nacho Polo, via Yatzer.

Above: Vintage frames at Ink Sack in LA. Photo via Grub Street.

Above: An empty frame in a Philadelphia loft by Qb3.

Above: A wall of vintage frames in the Malatesta Maison B&B in Italy.

Above: A Halloween-worthy arrangement by Tine K Home.

Above: Antiques dealer Hitoshi Uchida’s mantel; via The Selby.

Above: Over at Gardenista, our own Justine Hand shows us how to make dried hydrangea garlands. To see Justine’s Cape Cod cottage–with more of her artful frame vignettes–buy our new book, Remodelista, A Manual for the Considered Home.

Above: A mix of silver and gold accessories in a room by Tine K Home.

Above: A circular empty frame adds a modern geometric note in an otherwise classic room designed by London-based Suzy Hoodless.


Above: An empty frame collage by stylist Emma Thomas spotted on Desire to Inspire

Above: An empty frame in a tableau by Tine K Home.

Above: A mix of empty and filled frames styled by Louisa Grey.