Buying artwork is only half the battle. Sure, it may be difficult to select a painting, print or photograph that works well for you and your décor — but the process isn’t finished until you choose a frame that adequately shows off your new purchase. And that can be intimidating.
However, we did the legwork to find the best frame shops in Dallas for quality frame work and customer service that is second to none.
The Frame House
Alan Frakes and James Young have been assisting Dallas’ most influential designers and moneyed folks for decades. Their business, located in a beautiful home on Routh Street, was established in 1967. For more than four decades, they’ve been helping families with names you know make choices regarding precious artwork.
Whether you’re looking for traditional or contemporary frames, they are up to the task. In fact, they’re experts at coming up with visually stunning framing solutions in every price range. Plus, this is no factory operation. You’ll feel both thrilled with the outcome and cosseted by their unerring attention to your every concern. They’re talented and, equally important, just plain nice.
Vineyard Frame Design
Located on Dragon Street in the heart of the Dallas Design District, Vineyard is the go-to shop for a host of galleries looking for outstanding help showing off their works. Holly Johnson, Valley House and the George W. Bush Presidential Center are avid devotees. In fact, the staff of former President George W. Bush called upon Vineyard when they needed a presidential portrait framed.
Vineyard has done work for local high-profile clients, especially when they’re looking for restoration work to be done on an existing frame. Owner Craig Snodgrass makes it clear that he understands the “importance of conserving and protecting art” and is equally cognizant that “the Golden Rule” still applies to daily transactions.
It must be true; Snodgrass notes that they can hardly keep up with client demand. That said, their attention to detail never waivers despite an exceptionally demanding pace. 214-747-1742.
Wildman Art Framing
When it comes to period frames and conservation or renovation projects, Wildman is the place. Of course they do projects for individuals, but they really shine when it comes to showcasing artwork for corporate clients. In fact, Wildman’s handiwork can be found at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and the Four Seasons hotels in both Dallas and Houston.
In addition to framing typical artwork, Wildman’s experts know how to show off tapestries, textiles, historical artifacts — even football jerseys. The showroom on Market Center Boulevard also offers an array of custom beveled and antiqued mirrors.