Luke Edward Hall’s funky frame mats.
But then, few days later, I came across another blue frame mat in the wild. Jenny Komenda, blogger and founder of design firm Juniper Studio, had stuck an illustration with sky blue matting smack in the middle of her gallery wall. It was so unexpected, so sweet. Maybe that moment of inspo wasn’t so rare. I decided right then and there: blue frame mats should be a thing.
Designer and blogger Jenny Komenda’s gallery wall.
Photo: Jenny Komenda
Once I made that decision, I swear they started popping up everywhere. Here are a couple more . . .
What’s great about these funky borders is they work kind of like a neutral, in that they go with every type of art. Weird, but true. They make quiet, black-and-white line drawings pop, and they make bold, colorful posters even bolder. For once, a trend you can try where it’s pretty much impossible to go wrong.