We love a styling challenge here at Rose & Grey! It’s always inspiring to see how different people can put their own personal spin on one of our products, so we sent a selection of our glass picture frames to eleven of our favourite bloggers with loose instructions to use them to celebrate the arrival of autumn.
We love how creative Janice got with this project, taking as much time to consider the presentation of the frames as for what she placed within them. She created a temporary shelf by hanging a flooring plank with string and placing a vase of autumnal blooms beneath the frames, also displaying them hanging from delicate branches and adding them to a wall that she had stencilled with a tree silhouette. Within the frames themselves, Janice displayed old postcards and photographs of her family alongside a selection of feathers, leaves and grasses.
Jen decided to embrace the more muted tones of autumn, and created an impressive wall-mounted display, placing her frames amongst other much-loved items. She carefully pressed a couple of dried heads of cow parsley, before placing them inside the large frame for a subtle look. Inside other frames, Jen placed a Charlotte Bronte watercolour and a postcard by printmaker Annie Lewin.
We appreciated that it can be extremely difficult to photograph glass frames, especially in dull light, and we love how Rachel overcame this by choosing to place her frames on the mantelpiece. This meant that she could create an entire display around them, using pinecones, autumn leaves and seasonal bunting crafted from pages of a book. Inside her frames, she placed a cut-out large letter ‘A’, the first verse from her favourite poem (An Ode to Autumn), an autumnal Instagram photograph and a leaf that her son gave her.
It’s always exciting to see when someone styles an item in a way that you would never have expected, and we were thrilled to see how Sarah-Lou displayed her frames. Rather than hanging them on the wall, she used a wooden coat hanger to transform her hallway, hanging the frames from three of the pegs, alongside a large feather and several twigs of autumn leaves. A vintage postcard, large leaf and seasonal print were all displayed within her frames.
Taking inspiration from the on-going interiors trend for metallics, Karen sprayed an oak leaf with copper spray paint to place inside one of her frames. A large feather and a black and white postcard found their homes within the remaining frames. Placed on a wooden wall above a basket filled with pine cones and a bare branch protruding from a vintage bottle, Karen created a picturesque autumn display.
June really impressed us by detailing the method that she used to dry a selection of leaves that she brought in from outside. Head on over to her blog to discover how to create a microwave flower press, so as not to damage the colour pigment of your leaves when drying. She then replaced the fabric attached to the frames with simple twine and hung them up on wooden pegs.
We love the idea of using the frames to preserve memories, as Susie did. Utilising a collection of photographs from a family holiday, an old postcard of Whitby abbey, a strip of photobooth images, and a branch from her birthday bouquet, Susie has created a series of meaningful collages that have a personal meaning to her.
Karen created an impressive display on her wooden dresser, placing the frames amongst a selection of her favourite objects. She hung the larger frames from the handles of the cabinet, placing postcards that reminded her of autumn inside them, along with some DIY cut-out raindrops. Colourful pom-poms displayed in vases, dinosaur figurines and a Lego version of her and her partner allowed her personality to shine through.
Collages were a popular choice for styling the frames, and Tamsyn drew inspiration for her collages from the colour of the fabric ribbons that the frames hang from. To create her collages, she used fabric swatches, gold lampshade braid, pressed hydrangea petals from her garden, tea-stained luggage tags, and cuttings from old notebooks.
Caro used her styling project to pay tribute to a friend who has sadly passed away, creating a papercut with the words ‘Cherish the Ordinary’. Along the poignant message, she displayed a leaf found by one of her sons and a glass vase containing a bunch of colourful autumn leaves and berries.
Alina prepared her home for autumn by creating a cosy atmosphere with candles and placing the words ‘it’s so good to be home’ inside one of her frames. Within the other frames, she created seasonal collages using a variety of different materials including cut-outs from catalogues.