Monday, April 2, 2012

help me decide...


...on my big, bold kitchen artwork, please!

One day last month, while waiting for my framing at Hobby Lobby,
I was mindlessly browsing through their nondescript posters without any intention
 of finding one that would make me stop and think,
 "Why on earth haven't I ever looked at these before!" 

The decision is either #1 Framed or #2 Unframed

#1  Framed


#2   Unframed, mounted on a board


Of course, they would be trimmed to fit in the space.

I know you all love to share your opinion, so tell me what you think!
 
 

40 comments:

Meredith and the New Yorkie said...

Gwyneth and I have discussed and decided that you can't go wrong - the print and your kitchen are so beautiful! We'd go unframed, but it's a tough call!!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

I think I like framed...it gives a little extra definition, but I don't think you could go wrong either way! Cool print!

Lisa Scibilia said...

I vote for framed too - I like that it mimics the border detail over your stovetop! I love the print....I might have to be your twin and get the same one! :)

Stephanie said...

Oh framed for sure! Gives it a purpose, love the print. Sometimes mindless shopping pays off.

modern jane said...

I'm defnitely in on framed! The gold detail adds a touch of elegance!

Holly said...

I get excited when I see "Help Me Decide" as a blog post title. I really love the framed look - warm and polished.

Calypso In The Country said...

Yes, we do love to give opinions! I am leaning towards framed too but either way it is a perfect print for the space!
-Shelley

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

Framed! Is it visually close to your dining room and your pretty framed flamingos? I bet it's the piece that ties it all together!

Carolyn said...

Love the print! What a hard choice. I'm leaning towards unframed - I like the contrast between its simplicity and how sophisticated everything else is in the room. Good luck!

Carolyn
{my simple messterpiece}

Ashley said...

I vote framed! It makes it pop more!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am going against the grain entirely- i like it unframed better! i think it is busier framed and i think the unframed look lends to a more casual feel.

Jill Elaine said...

Unframed! I like the simpler look. But framed would be fine too if that is what you decide!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Pam. Love your "Denver-based" posts - Women's Final Four and 16th Street Mall from yesterday.

I vote for framed - would look better with your nieche (sp?) above the stove top. Great print!

Laurie

Chavone said...

Framed - Stunning!!! (I was going to say "makes it pop", but good grief, that's what EVERYONE else said. that'll teach me to work first and do personal stuff later....)

Lori said...

Oh, it is beautiful. I'm a novice, but I immediately thought it "pops" more when framed. It is perfect for your amazing kitchen.

Natalie and Lee said...

I just came across your blog but I thought I would vote too! I like framed:)

Enjoying your blog!

Leslie said...

Would look great either way :) but I think I'd probably frame it!

Enjoy your day!

leslie

Nancy said...

Love the poster, and with you could use the entire print! I vote Framed!
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sturdydesign said...

I would frame it. The frame adds better contrast between the print and the backdrop of the vent hood which is also a light color. Love it!

Nuha said...

i like it framed more!

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Anonymous said...

Framed!

Cathy Wall said...

Girl, you certainly got help on this today!!! I'm in the crowd that thinks you can't go wrong either way.... but, if it were me, I'd probably go unframed for it's casual, less expensive (and less guilt if you decide to change it out)look.

Kathysue said...

Unframed I think when framed it competes with the framework behind the stove. Unframed is soft and subtle, but still adds a nice touch. Kathysue

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

Oh I think I'm going to have to be different...I like it better unframed. I think the frame will compete with the detail on the backsplash. Love it though!

Design is... All in the Detail said...

Framed (but not to sure about the dark wood frame - is that an optional choice too?) Can't wait to see the finished shot... the peek of the kitchen looks fab! Thanks for sharing... Jalon

Erin~Just*Grand said...

I like it unframed.... I think it looks a little cleaner, simpler, more modern. That said, I put some new, unframed canvas artwork in our tv room and my son said "oh, did you cover some pizza boxes?". Smart aleck.
We all laughed but they do kinda look like art on pizza boxes... Depends on how formal you want to be. Your kitchen looks gorgeous!

Gretchen said...

I like it unframed best. I think it's a great idea but I think the frame makes it too heavy on the hood.

Gretchen

pendy said...

I think I'd like it framed in a wood that's a bit lighter. I do love changing it to more of a square!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Unframed....no hard edges or competing squares. Effotless floating effect.

Shannon Baker said...

I think I like it unframed. It's more unexpected.

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Unframed looks lighter and fresher in my opinion. What a beautiful kitchen you have!

Anonymous said...

Well the Kollar house is divided. I think framed competes with the tile framing down below. Would the frame be repainted or stay the same color? Neutral could be nice. You have a lot of framed art so I like the idea of mixing it up a little. However, Karl and Sophie vote frame in its current color.

Anonymous said...

Framed!

Laura said...

I would frame it. You can even add a layer of modge podge and it will look like a painting rather than a print.
I enjoy your blog so much-you have wonderful style!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

I would frame it! I think it adds a more finished touch to the poster!

Joanne B. said...

How about mod podging it onto a square canvas and having the print wrapped onto the sides of the canvas. Then maybe more layers of mod podge would make it look like a painting...Love your simple style!

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

I vote framed!

Maureen at The Inglenook Decor said...

I'm leaning towards unframed since the back splash below it has some sort of framing already. It will make the artwork float much more freely :)

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I like unframed in that space. You have a lot of angles and hard surfaces and something unframed, with a delicate subject matter like the floral, will soften the space. It is perfect, Pam!

SSM said...

Hello Pam,

I like the clean look and it usually includes matching frames. I know boring.

How about a frame that matches the cream below on above the stove or give it a pop with a gold ornate frame.

Enjoy your day!

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