While browsing at Borders (and hoping to get a peek at the new AT book), we came across this colorful display of photo frames. All the fun patterns (florals and stripes and damask - oh my!) really liven up these often-overlooked accessories.
We're especially fond of the kitschy ornateness at play here so jump down for a closer-up of our favorite...
We love the hot pink "carved" circular frame. Not only is the color over the top but the garlands of roses, vines, and cherubs are just as fabulously ridiculous. This frame would add an instant flash of color (and a spark of humor) to an understated and serious room. Now the only problem is figuring out whose lovely face deserves such a fancy display.
We snapped this photo just as Borders (at North Ave and Halsted) put up the display so the prices weren't yet listed but we'd like to think they're all easily affordable and the very definition of "impulse buy."