We provide custom framing not only in person at our brick-and-mortar shop, but to our many online customers as well. (And now, during the pandemic emergency, we’re also using our website to serve our local customers.) In fact, the quality of our frames and our custom framing design approach have earned us orders from nearly every state! Much of that is for In Stock mirrors and frames, which are now available through our online store, shop.holtonframes.com. But a large and growing portion of our online business is for custom framing from people who appreciate the extraordinary quality of our frames and custom design.
Although custom framing online seemed at one time like a dubious proposition, it now works very successfully, largely due to digital and Internet technology, as well as the reliability of today’s shipping industry. In large part, too, our simple, understated approach, which involves fewer elements than many framers like to use (complex and multiple mats and moldings, for example), lends itself well to this arrangement. Our extensive website, especially A Frame-Maker’s Catalog and the Portfolio, offers abundant examples for our online customers to refer to and for us to use to guide them and help them imagine how their own custom framing will look.
While it’s always easier to design framing for pictures we have here in the shop, it’s usually not necessary for you to send us the piece.
To get started, let’s talk! Simply call (510/450-0350), or use our special online custom framing inquiry form below to upload images of your artwork and to tell us about it. Tim Holton will reply with his ideas, directing you to frame designs and similar work shown on our website, or sending other images, including sketches for new designs.
Online Custom Framing Inquiry Form
With the simple form below, you can upload up to 5 images of the work you want to frame. In the message box, please provide information on the item(s), including the medium, the size of the work (which can be approximate for now), and any of your own design guidelines that might be helpful to me—frames on our site which you especially like, the style of your home, favorite woods, or anything else that might help get the ball rolling.
Simple requests for quotes are welcome. There’s no obligation!
I nearly always reply by the next business day.
I look forward to hearing from you, and to serving you!