Picture Perfect

A picture is worth a thousand words, but you can change the tone with a frame. A poster in a gold leaf frame will give an image refinement that you wouldn’t necessarily achieve with sticky tape and wall tacks. The streets of Georgetown present you with a variety of framing possibilities — from sleek black contours, to ornate, neon frames.

If you want custom framing done by professionals, stores such as Galerie Lareuse, Georgetown Frame Shoppe and L’Eclat De Verre Versailles offer all types of frames, from gold leaf — priced from $2,500 to $3,500 — to simple, contemporary styles. Although many people tend toward more decorative framing options, Kreg Kelley, curator at Galerie Larause, says, “Simple, contemporary and minimalist frames” are a favorite to many of his customers at the moment.

Georgetown holds great opportunities for custom framing, but it is also the home to retail stores like CB2 and West Elm. Here you can both find simple and elegant traditional frames, or playful and colorful frames.

Here is a sampling of framing options to get you thinking about where and how to frame your heart out:


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