Earlier this month, I released my final matchbook print of the year – The West Village Collection! I am extremely excited about this print because: 1) The West Village brings up my most cherished dining memories in New York. Im definitely not alone in feeling that the neighborhood is synonymous with varied & excellent dining experiences; 2) A portion of proceeds from this print will be donated to ROAR NY- Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants – a fund set up by Robin Hood to distribute grants to restaurant workers that are facing unprecedented economic hardship as a result of COVID-19. When painting these matchbooks, I chose to include several restaurants that were forced to close for good after an incredibly difficult year. Matchbooks, for many, ARE memories – and Bar Sardine & Fedora will always be remembered in these keepsakes.
I’ve been getting a bunch of request for frames that will fit the poster-sized print, and rounded up a few below! If you’ve found one you like that isn’t included, comment below!!
Frames: What Size Should I Get?
For a 16×20 inch art print, you will need a 16 x 20 frame or 20 x 24 if you want to include a mat or give the print a bit of breathing room! For a more in-depth explanation of frame sizes, check out this post on Shutterfly. Here are a few of my favorites…
Framing to the Edge (16×20 frames)
Framing artwork to the edge is just as it sounds – the artwork will be flush with the actual frame. Because 16×20 size prints are considered ‘small posters,’ it can be difficult to find frames that aren’t your standard black, plastic poster frame. Most online retailers will have 16×20 frames with oversized mats (see below!). To fit a 16×20 print, simply remove the mat!
The ‘Wood Gallery Oversized Mat Frame – 16×20’ from Pottery Barn comes in a bunch of gorgeous hues. I have a few of these at home and love them! Find them here.
Floating frames create a a border between the artwork and the frame itself, giving it a three-dimensional effect. Floating frames give the illusion the artwork is (you guessed it) floating inside the picture frame without touching it.
Both of these wood floater frames will give you a nice border around the artwork. Just make sure you order 20 x 24 (overall width is 21″ wide and 25″ long)! Find them here
Frames with a Mat
The most traditional (and what I offer for 8×10 prints!). Most frames already come with a mat, so make sure you search for a frame that fits your artwork/photograph size, not the total size of the frame.
I also have one black & one brass aluminum frame from CB2 at home and LOVE it. The metal is matte and goes with just about everything – perfect for a gallery wall. They also come in brushed silver, white, and walnut. You can find them here.
Found a frame you love that isnt on the list? Comment below!
XO – Tess
*Some of the products on this page are affiliate links, meaning I earn a (tiny!) percentage if you decide to buy them! In this case, I have tested all of these frames myself and would recommend them regardless!*