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Support local children with Eastlake Framing

Sun Hawk - Ingrid Lustig

“Sun Hawk” by Ingrid Lustig​

At Eastlake Framing, giving back is one of our priorities. For years now, we’ve been supporting the Deschutes Children’s Foundation (DCF) in their efforts to promote a community of services to the children and families of Deschutes County, including:

  • Providing rent-free space to other nonprofits that serve children and families
  • Participating in bringing continuing education for nonprofit leadership to Bend
  • Making more than 2,300 scholarships for after-school activities possible through their Every Kid Fund since April of 2000
  • Disbursing grants totaling over $200,000
  • Distributing more than $1.5 million in Sagebrush Classic proceeds to local nonprofit organizations that serve children and families

We do all the custom framing for their auctions every year. At this year’s Art & Wine auction on May 2, we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the DCF, which brings in over $200K annually on art, wine and trips.

This year, Eastlake is excited to host a reception on April 10, prior to the Art & Wine event, to showcase the art that will be up for auction, including the piece pictured above: Sun Hawk by Ingrid Lustig. Enjoy refreshments and a community atmosphere devoted to mixing our love of the arts with our desire to help the DCF care for over 20,000 of our community’s most vulnerable citizens each year.

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Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness through Custom Framing

 

Mar blog 11 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernization.

The good news is that in recent years we have seen a gradual reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women aged 50 and older. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990 due to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.

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The women at Eastlake Framing wanted to help out in our own small way by creating a custom framed art piece to support the cause. We have all been personally touched by the disease over the last several years, so this was a project that was very meaningful to us.

We were able to obtain permission to use the “Heaven Can Wait” logo in the project. Held every year on National Cancer Survivor’s Day (first Sunday in June), Heaven Can Wait has grown into Central Oregon’s premiere athletic event and an annual celebration of cancer survivorship. We think they do an amazing job raising money and awareness locally and we wanted to include their logo in the piece to honor the work they have done.

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Creating this piece together was an incredibly rewarding and heartwarming experience, and we are so proud of what we accomplished.

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Top Home Decor Trends of 2015

Like fashion, home decor is cyclical. Keeping a home on trend could be as simple as updating a paint color, or it could mean a complete overhaul. It’s up to the homeowner to decide how far they want to take it.

Let’s face it, though, most of us can’t afford to redecorate our homes every time a new (or retro) material or color makes a splash. But even a house full of classic furniture and accessories begins to look dated if something new isn’t integrated once in a while. We’ve picked out some of the top design trends for 2015 below; we’ll leave it up to you to work your magic.

Colors: Much of the color inspiration for 2015 is drawn from nature, making designs feel comfortable and natural. Marsala may be Pantone’s color of the year, but Indigo blue is making a splash in home décor and works well with many different design styles.

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Flooring: Look for a more relaxed outlook in carpets and area rugs with distressed and striated patterns. Hardwoods are getting more relaxed too with reclaimed looks. For vinyl, styles that look like wood are popular for 2015.

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Cabinetry: Convenience is the name of the game for 2015. Clever and functional tools make busy lives a little bit easier. Open concept cabinets and shelving show off beautiful dishes and accessories.

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Lighting: Beauty and function combine for this year’s lighting trends. Outdoor lighting that accents architectural features is becoming more and more popular and will help highlight the beauty of a home’s exterior well into the night. Using chandeliers as artwork is another fun idea on the rise, as a “statement light fixture” and a guaranteed conversation piece.

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Industrial chic: Edgy, yet sophisticated, industrial style celebrates the utilitarian aspect of the industrial era while giving it a touch of chic comfort. Think exposed brick walls, huge glass windows, massive machinery, well-worn wooden floors and tables, and practical lighting.

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Cowhide: These versatile rugs can be slung over chairs, library-style ladders, lounges, and ottomans to go with the “modern, yet approachable” design esthetic of 2015.

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Eco-friendly furniture: Many stores tout repurposed wooden finishes, but the eco-friendly concept can go much deeper than that. Today’s manufacturers take the green concept a step further by using a unique variety of recycled materials. This is a resourceful way to produce beautiful designs that repurpose and utilize existing materials that might otherwise end up in the landfill.

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Gold and silver: Emphasis on the “and,” because why go with just one? Homeowners are no longer limited to silver or stainless steel accents. Fell free to mix and match, or go bold with all gold.

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