This post is sponsored by Framebridge, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!
Project by: Kevin Francis Design
I grew up in a saltbox-style home that my great-grandfather built here in Atlanta when it was just a small town. My parents bought the house from my grandmother and renovated it, adding a guest house above the garage where my grandmother eventually lived when I was growing up. The house was on top of a hill and was a mix of old heirlooms, me and my sisters’ artwork, eclectic touches, and family memories. Each spring, six cherry trees bloomed around the house throwing pink light into the rooms. This home was formative in defining the meaning of “home” for me and will always be a touchstone in my passion for residential design.
The day we moved out of the house I grabbed an old bucket of architectural drawings – sketches of the renovations my parents completed on the house, the landscaping plans, and even some old floorplans with my mom’s notes in pencil on top. After years of dragging this old bucket of drawings around, I finally have my own place to hang them in, and turned to Framebridge to preserve them in classic gold frames!
P.S. Framebridge is opening TWO beautiful new stores in Atlanta this fall in Buckhead and West Midtown!
Shop Gold Frames
Framebridge has an incredible selection of frame options, and if you’re overwhelmed by the selection their designers are always able to make recommendations for you so you can get a professional opinion for your artwork! They can frame just about anything, including tickets, paintbrushes, diplomas, license plates, and even rugs. I love how approachable they make custom framing, making it so easy to bring your memories to life and onto your walls!
Once Framebridge received the drawings, they recommended float mounting the pieces and I love how you can see the imperfect edges of the tan paper against the white background. I chose the classic Richmond frame for a timeless antiqued-gold finish that would complement any space as I move them from place to place…
I hung two above my entryway table, and two in my bedroom with a picture light above for the most beautiful golden glow at night illuminating these special drawings. I am so grateful for the opportunity to finally unroll these drawings and hang them in the perfect frames.