Special and Commercial Frame & Mirror Solutions

Mirror Framing and Specialised Framing solutions.

Need something out of the ordinary?

 

There are so many frames and so many applications to utilize picture framing in the finishing of a boutique or commercial environment. We have worked with architects and shop fitters as well as excited new business owners ready to launch their services or products. Sometimes one has to think outside the square, like how do you support a huge mirror 3 x 2 metres that may weigh 100+ Kgs with a relatively narrow frame?  We've solved many of these problems to the end result of a beautiful looking boutique, bar, hairdressing salon, etc.

 

 

This mirror is about 3.5 meters long X 1.8 meters high and was produced for one of our commercial hairdressing salon projects.  Sometimes a combination of frames can produce a spectacular result.

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Our frames include inexpensive budget frames as well as more upmarket middle of the range through to our beautiful hand finished Italian frames. Per last count I got to 1566 frame samples before the phone rang and I lost count!! From customer feedback a gigantic selection of frames was a key factor in framing design, for Mirror Framing and Picture Framing in general.

 

   

 

 

Many customers ask "How expensive is a custom made mirror framing?" As there are so many frames to choose from that question isn't easily answered except to say you may be pleasantly surprised. 

We have put together a selection of framed mirrors and specific sizes as part of our budget mirror selection. You can see our extensive budget custom made mirrors by clicking here >>>

 

COMMERCIAL PROJECTS & INTERIOR DESIGNER SERVICES

 

If you look through our Custom Framing section of this web site you will see many examples of custom framing and there are even a few shots of our work shop production area. We have one of the largest framing production work shops in Australia. 

One of our shopfitter customers needed 20 mirrors for a large hairdressing salon that was about to open. (See large mirror above.) The order was confirmed on Tuesday and we delivered 20 large custom made mirrors on site the following Monday.

 

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Another client Peter Alexander Stores required 25 framed family photos of the Pajama King and family and pet dogs all printed and individually framed to make up a collage in store. "No worries" we said. "Can do" we said. "How soon" we asked. (We wish we hadn't-we thought.)

We had them designed, printed and ready to hang within about 2 weeks. Oh did I mention that was 25 individual frame sets for 4 separate stores, 100 frames in all!

You can see them in the Camberwell and Northland stores in Victoria. Below is a section of the Pajama King's family photo album in store.

 

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Below is a home that was prepared for sale. The Interior Designer selected a number of mirrors and framed prints and art works for the project. We heard it was a success!!

  

 

THE BLOCK SKY HIGH

How do you create a $1,435,000.00 apartment?

 

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Well you could ask Alisa & Lysandra the winners of THE BLOCK SKY HIGH in 2013.

Their apartment sold for that amount and the twin mothers took home the prize with the biggest margin above reserve.

Featured in their living room was the work of the late high profile artist Adam Cullen. The girls selected two of his works after staying in the Cullen Hotel. A frantic Google search on their i phones found Print Decor Gallery in Malvern and they purchased a signed limited edition print of Cullen's beloved cattle dog GROWLER. Painted in four colour variations, Magenta (featured on The Block), Orange, Green and Blue, Adam Cullen's take on modern art is renowned. 

We heard on the grape vine that BLOCK judge Neale Whitaker (Editor in chief of Belle magazine) said “Growler was the best artwork he’d seen ever on The Block!” And so loved was the celebrity dog that show host Scotty Cam couldn't resist a copy for himself.

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It is important to choose the right art work in creating a successful room interior. Block Sky High contestants Alysisa and Lysandra made a point of saying the art work (Growler) set the theme for the living room. It can be a mistake to pick art only for the colours and style and thinking "they blend nicely".

Sure enough you wouldn't want the colour/style to be totally inappropriate, but you can pick a colour that compliments the room colours and take it to another dimension. This in a way is the purpose of good art-to break the mould of mediocrity and lead us to new inspiration.

Growler has been a big hit all across Australia, who could resist such an enthusiastic pooch with a cheeky look in his playful eye?

 

Metung Galley

 On our way home from a stay on the NSW central coast in Narooma we called in to Metung near Lakes Entrance in Victoria. To our delight we found the Metung Galley. Not only delightful food and coffee but the decor on the walls was from Print Decor. A perfect ending to a wonderful get away in the country.

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New Box Hill Hospital

 

 

 

"BOX Hill Hospital’s new $448 million clinical services building was opened by Premier Denis Napthine this morning". (Local Leader newspaper) 

Print Decor was found by the Health Department to provide uplifting works of art for the hospital. Bright and cheerful images were chosen from some of Australia's greatest artists, including John Olsen and Jan Neil, and new exhibiting artists, Lydia Ben-Natan and Kerry Armstrong. (see our web site ARTISTS).

 

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 Installer using a heavy duty hanging system. A splash of colour to keep spirits high in the hospital reception area. 

 

 

Below is a home that was prepared for sale. The Interior Designer selected a number of mirrors and framed prints and art works for the project. We heard it was a success!!

 

 

We are pleased to proudly showcase our framing designs including Key Framing Design Tips from Lynne who has been helping customers make their homes more beautiful since 1985.  See CUSTOM FRAMING click here >>>

 

Bathroom Mirrors

 

Bathroom Mirrors are a necessity. Naturally you can pick from our extensive range from our MIRROR section of our web site. Another option is to explore our extensive CUSTOM FRAMING section of our web site keeping in mind that we can custom frame mirrors to a specific size.

If you are local to Malvern you can see the 1566+ frame samples in our show room. We have 2 of our supplier's catalogs available for you to download in the following links.

Click here to see a large range of Frames from Megawood Larson Juhl >>>

Click here to see a large range of Hand Finished Italian Frames from Bellini Mouldings >>>

You can see our extensive budget custom made mirrors by clicking here >>>

 

Not enough choice? We had a customer who wanted a natural timber frame made from reclaimed Tasmanian hardwood. They sourced their own timber and we made it into a framed mirror with a specially designed support system(as the wood was not strong enough to support the weight of the mirror).

 

Tasmanian Hardwood Mirror Frame

Martin sourced this beautiful reclaimed Tasmanian hardwood and brought it to us to make into a frame. We made a special support and hanging system that meant the weight of the mirror was supported by a "split batten" hanging system that made it easy to install and didn't depend on the timber to support the weight of this 6 mm mirror. Encouraged by his wife Martin stained the Tasmanian hardwood and hung the mirror in place. As there was a slight recess at the back of the frame he also ran a strip of LED lights around the perimeter of the frame. You can see the effect with and without the LEDs in the pictures below.    

 

 

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