img_0134Are you mad about mid-century modern design? Did you watch every episode of Mad Men for the spot on set design as well as the steamy storylines? Are you prone to combing vintage stores and thrift boutiques looking for icons like Knoll, Eames, or Herman-Miller to add to your collection?  As design experts, the framing professionals at Cherry Creek Custom Framing are here to scratch your itch.

While TV shows like Mad Men help revive and re-popularize the styles of the 50’s and 60’s, The clean lines and modernist shaping have continued to inspire and inform our modern world. The forward thinking designers of then, like Charles and Ray Eames, Paul McCobb, and countless others are receiving their due accolades as pioneers. Mid-century furniture looks great in today’s modern abodes, whose clean lines are inspired by the daring architecture of the same period. If you have discovered this and love mid-mod design, don’t stop at furniture and home accessories. There is a treasure trove of art from this period and framed correctly it can mesh perfectly with your home.

Case in point is the above painting. The owners loved the loosely painted cityscape with its symphony of greys and neutral tones. However it needed a larger footprint on the wall where they planned to display it. They also needed it to fit in with their modern home and a nearby ash table. We solved these problems by turning to mid-mod design. By using a simple and clean white gold gilded floater frame coupled with a wide flat charcoal ash panel, we provided a foundation for the greys to shine, and the added size of the frame adds a dramatic heft to this little jewel. This style of framing was popular with American abstract painters in the middle of the century (and featured in the office from the set of Mad Men, see below) and was lovingly recreated by the craftspeople at Cherry Creek Custom Framing. So if you are looking for a period style, or simply need exceptional framing, come see what the experts at Cherry Creek Custom Framing can do for your walls!mad-men-office