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Gallery Style Artwork - PLEASE HELP ME CHOOSE!

CorinneL's picture

Hello,I have a cathedral style living room/ dining room in my home and I am currently in the process of getting artwork for my dining room. I have decided to go with six prints of vintage war of the worlds illustrations. I am in the process of picking the mat and frame style that I want to use in the space. The options I have narrowed it down to are:- double thick white mat with thin mat-black metal frame - double thick white mat with thin chrome metal frame- double mat - one dark grey and one white with the thin mat-black metal frame.I have attached a few pictures showing the space, one of the prints and my frame/mat options! Please note, my paint colour is Benjamin Moore - Manchester Tan and as you can see in the pictures I have a lot of black accents through the space and there is some chrome in the chandelier and the sconces. Should I go with the chrome or the black...please let me know your opinion as I would like to make the right decision!  ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageThanks for your help

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gmcauley's picture

Lovely room, CorinneL! The prints deserve all the attention they can get, so I would skip the grey matting and go for the double thick white mat with thin chrome metal frame. I think it looks sharp in the photos you have here!

Check out what I did with these basic Ikea Ribba frames:

Good luck with the art!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

ErinE's picture

Have your considered the double matted version but reversed, with the dark grey over top of the white, then with a brushed chrome frame, instead of shiny? Erin

CorinneL's picture

Or, I guess there is a fourth option and I could do a white frame and white mat... I always love the look of that when I see it in design magazines.

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