"The Curious Room is an exceptionally well run framing service.
Vast amounts of framing knowledge and passion coupled with an uncompromising approach towards the quality of the frames, ensures a level of service more than worthy of 'outstanding.''
"Finding a good framer is hard but I believe Nicola to be the very best. Her attention to detail is second to none. Being an artist herself she appreciates how important it is to get the presentation just right. Not only does she handle the artwork with respect but she also takes the time and trouble to listen and suggest without forcing you to make a decision about the best kind of frame.
Her knowledge and care to attention and detail is superb even down to packaging the framed work properly and advising on materials.
She is prepared to hand paint a frame to the exact specifications and you don't see the joins the result is so smooth.
There is no other framer I would dream of using if I knew my work was going to an important exhibition or art competition.
If you want your work to look good and it is important that it does so, I would recommend her wholeheartedly.
She is a true professional."
"Nicola is an exceptional framer.
Her attention to detail, skill, background in illustration and most of all, her passion for her work has always resulted in my artwork being displayed to the utmost professional standard. I am an artist who does a lot of printmaking so this is really important to me.
She will always listen to your requirements but often makes suggestions which enhance the work. She has a love of fine art and a fine discerning eye.
She is also very lovely to work with and has never missed a deadline. I thoroughly reccommend her."
"Nicola's framing is excellent value for money and she supplies a service that combines technical and aesthetic skills rarely found in framing today. The advice is always good and the product hand made with special care over finishing, durability and exacting the brief,
You would be unable to find or match this standard of excellence for the price."
"The surface qualities of the materials I use in my painting and drawing practice play an essential role within the work.
The element of framing a piece to balance the work, to enhance it and not fight with or distract from what I am trying to achieve, creates the need for a series of complex decisions and a framer who has a sensitivity to what I am doing.
I have been extremely satisfied with the results that have been arrived at through discussion and sampling with Nicola Rowsell at The Curious Room.
The custom coloured grey paint finish for my drawings and the finely in house crafted and hand finished walnut frames for the paintings have both supported and completed the pieces.
Nicola offers a fantastic service for artists which I am very happy to recommend."
Marion Piper, artist
"Nicola Rowsell's framing is extremely professional. Coming from a visual artist's background, she has a very good sense of colour and we trust her judgement. Several of our exhibiting artists have used her services and have been delighted with the results."
Lyndsey Keeling, One Church Street Gallery
"The Curious Room is a rare find. Nicola is professional yet sensitive and extremely personable, putting you immediately at ease. I have found her invaluable in assisting me with important framing decisions, and most recently with the preparation and editing of my images. I could not recommend the 'The Curious Room' enough".
"Thank you "The Curious Room". The frames you created for me are wonderful.
You really did understand me and what I wanted to do with my work, not so easy!!
Your delicate touch and mindful awareness of my work was so much appreciated.
"I recently commissioned 'The Curious Room' to frame several pieces for an exciting new show. They gave me expert advice, talking me through ideas and suggested methods of presenting my work. The pieces were not conventional and they came up with unique techniques and finishes that complimented the work in a highly professional manner. Timescales were tight but that did not deter or hinder the results and I was kept informed on each stage of the process. Beautifully handled with great care from start to finish, it was a pleasure working with this team, many thanks to you"
"It is an amazing contact! I really recommend The Curious Room as the best framing company. Pictures with her mounts and frames look twice better than without. Responsible, accurate, perfect and on time, even in the very short term. She can advise and knows what is the best".
"Nicola offers a fabulous framing service. She gives you her full attention, listens to your requests and is able to come up with further ideas to enhance your work. Her knowledge, creativity and expertise in choosing frames and framing is extensive. It is refreshing and wonderful to have such a professional service to compliment your art work. I would recommend her highly. She is a real find and provides a top service at very reasonable prices".
"If you want a expert/honest guidance and quality craftsmanship then speak to Nicola Rowsell at The Curious Room for advice. I recently went to her as I had two pictures that needed framing for an exhibition that was only two days away. I told Nicola to use her own judgement and the results were brilliant. Nicola even brought the paintings to the exhibition for me! There is only one destination for me when I need my paintings to be framed and I have since recommended Nicola to all my artist friends".
"I'm so pleased I drove to High Wycombe to have my picture framed. Well worth the effort. Nicola filled out the inside of the frame so I wouldn't lose my frog logo peeping in at the edge of my canvas. Not only was it a well chosen frame even the back looks good! And to top it off, it comes with a goody bag with bits and pieces to hang the picture. And all this was turned round in 24 hours. Only an artist could frame a painting like Nicola".
Jeanette Matelot Green
"I so enjoyed visiting The Curious Room and playing with all the framing paraphernalia. I didn't realise such a creative choice existed. Nicola is patience itself and offers so much helpful advice. I would highly recommend a visit if you are bored with all the standard options offered on the high street. My Dad's little watercolour has come to life and will now hang happily on my wall. Many thanks Nicola."
"We are very sorry we missed you when you came by to drop off the ‘Fox Family’ print. It was packed so skilfully that we refrained from unpacking it until we arrived back in Uganda. It looks wonderful, and the linen and white raised mount finish it off beautifully. Thank you so much for all the extra effort you went to to mount it for us. The ‘Fox Family’ will surely have a nice life in Uganda and bring us lots of pleasure."
Dani & Dave Calvi
"She is completely genuine and diligent in her work - The colour transition in our photographs, mounting, framing and glazing were all flawless.. ..We will be forever grateful and can only recommend her framing service as first class and extremely professional".
Jeremy & Louise Dove
"I recently bought one of Nicola's paintings which she framed for me. The framing was sympathetic to the painting and her use of bevelled spacers enhanced its presentation. The quality of the materials she used and the workmanship was excellent. I intend to have her re-frame some other pictures for me".
"Thank you Nicola for the two beautifully framed pictures. The work has been done with great care, sensitivity and attention to detail. We are very pleased."
"Nicola framed 4 pictures for us, we were impressed with both her advice and the quality of the finished product. Thanks again."
Judith and David Smyth
"Thank you so much for your time and expertise in helping me choose the right frames and mounts for my pictures.
They look fantastic, I can’t wait to hang them up.
Thanks once again."
"Perfect! Many thanks, love 'em. Will hang them tomorrow. no doubt more to have framed..."
Please contact Nicola at the Curious Room if you would like a quote for framing or a consultation.
Call 07449 492344 or contact us by email.