January 6, 2020

Products We Love: Montrose & Merrick

The New Year has us reflecting on how grateful we are for our customers and everyone who has helped keep our little shop open for over TEN years now. Yup, it’s been more than ten years since Sharon opened the doors to The Animal Print Shop and breathed new life into the nursery art world with her iconic baby animal imagery and nursery designs. 

While Sharon still loves getting in the studio with adorable critters (we’ve got a few new faces joining the line up in 2020), she’s recently teamed up with her good friend, Heidi Merrick to turn her lens to her other love, the ocean – resulting in our new favorite (and close to home) find,  Montrose & Merrick.

Bonded by their mutual love of the sea—Heidi and Sharon grew up on the beaches of California (Heidi in Carpinteria and Santa Barbara, and Sharon in Santa Monica and Venice). The ongoing series is a study in the texture and balance that is the California coastline. With flawless image quality and incredible dynamic range, Sharon and Heidi bring the majesty of the ocean right into your home. 

Montrose & Merrick offers unframed fine art photographs in five sizes from 11”x14” up to 40” x 53”. Framing help is also provided for ease here.

January 19, 2019

Round-Up: Ready-Made Frames

Not sure how to frame our prints? Not to worry, we’re here to help! We know how overwhelming the prospect of finding just the right frame can be, so for those looking for help deciding on the picture-perfect choice, we’ve got a round-up of options to suit a range of styles. And just in time for Holiday gifting!

1. West Elm White Frame (Matted)
Fits our open edition 7” x 9” size

A gallery wall essential, these frames are available for purchase individually or in sets of three or four. You’ll want the 8” x 10” size, which is listed by its overall dimensions of 14” x 17”. Read more.

2. West Elm Bamboo Frame (Matted)
Fits our open edition 7” x 9” size

Made of bamboo, these Thin Wood Gallery Frames are clean and classic. Choose the 8” x 10” size, listed by its overall dimensions of 13.5” x 16.5” or 15.5” x 19.5”. 

3. Restoration Hardware Frame (Matted)
Fits our open edition 7” x 9” size

These solid oak frames are weathered by hand for a rustic effect that still looks polished. Choose the size with mat opening for 8” x 10”. 

4. Ikea Ribba Frame (Matted)
Fits our open edition 7” x 9” size

The Ikea Ribba frame in white is a fail-proof classic. Choose the 12” x 16” size with mat opening for 8” x 10” — and be sure to check international sizing compatibility when you’re at the store.

5Restoration Hardware Frame (Matted)
Fits our open edition 7” x 9” size

White Weathered Oak Gallery Frame. Choose the size with mat opening for 8” x 10”. Read more.

6. Room and Board Frame (Matted)
Fits our open edition 10” x 13” size

These solid wood frames with mitered corners are the product of an Ohio-based, family-run company. Choose the size with mat opening for 11” x 14” ( overall dimensions are 21″ x 1″ x 25″). 

7. Blick Frame (No mat)
Fits our open edition 10” x 13” size with no mat

The Blick Essential Wood Frame in 11″ x 14″ (available in four different finishes) will require you to trim the paper down to size – your local frame shop can help you with this.

8. Country Road Frame: Australia (7” x 9” Matted)
Fits our open edition 7” x 9” size

For Australian shoppers, Country Road Frames offers a great minimalist option — select the 8” x 10” size. 

Not seeing the frame style or color you’re looking for in this roundup? We can ship your print directly to online framer such as Framebridge or Simply Framed. It couldn’t be easier! Email us for help.

Most important to remember in all framing decisions, however, is to stay true to your personal style. Our tips are meant specifically for those looking for recommendations — but, ultimately, what looks and feels best to you is always the right choice!

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DISCLAIMER: The products and interior designs featured on this blog are for your viewing enjoyment and inspiration. Please be advised, The Animal Print Shop disclaims any warranty or representative, express or implied, that any featured product or design is safe for children, toddlers, or infants. Parents and responsible adults should always exercise due care and precautions for safety when selecting products or installing designs intended for use by children, toddlers, or infants. You've been warned, now enjoy!