The Framing Rooms began life as Richmond Picture Framers ten years ago.  We spent a few years at 96 Collingwood Street but we’re now in a fabulous premises that faces the Wakatu Car Park.  The talents of four people combine to bring you the best framing around.



Heading up the team is James Taylor who began framing in London 30 years ago.  He trained with John Jones, one of the premier framers in the Capital.  James worked on custom frames for major artists including Francis Bacon and Hockney.

James is a Guild Commended Framer (GCF) so has bags of expertise to share with you.   He is the chosen framer for many of Nelson’s leading artists and collectors because of his experience in framing fine art.

“It’s wonderful to have a framer who goes the extra mile for you and helps to show your work in it’s best light.  My work is selling well at exhibition and I do think that the great framing and presentation is supporting that.”  Fleur Woods





LaVerne Clark trained in Auckland 20 years ago and is also a Guild Commended Framer.  Her talents include mounting fine art and delicate fabrics so they look stunning and are well protected.

She loves the design aspect of framing and relishes the challenge of working with the more unusual pieces people bring in for framing.

“Thank you for the fabulous framing you have done of my Dad & Gran’s Medals. I took a photo of them and sent it to my Dad so he could share my delight. He is overjoyed with the result and it takes a lot for my Dad to compliment anyone or anything. You’ve done a fantastic job and it’s very much appreciated. Jess, Richmond



Gill Starling is often the person you’ll first meet when you bring your artwork in for framing.  Her talent is making the whole process of choosing how to frame your work easy and enjoyable.  Gill is also Gallery Director for our sister business – the Quiet Dog Gallery.  If you need input with choosing some special works for your home or business she will be delighted to help.



The Framing Rooms really is the place to visit for beautiful framing and creative ideas.  So whatever you need to frame, whether it’s a family heirloom, a piece of fine art, a rugby jersey or a certificate, the team are here to help.