Our Business is professional and offers modern solutions for all of your printing and framing needs.

In 2017, we were recognised for our excellent business practice by the Tweed Shire Council, receiving the award for Business Excellence, and in particular, our professionalism, expertise and contribution to the ARTS.  This is part of the annual, Business in Excellence Awards, Tweed Shire Council. (BEATS) awards.

Each member of our team is qualified and specialises in either art, photography, interior design, or creating beautiful products as an artisan at work, making picture frames.  This gives us credibility in giving advice, suggestions and information.   We take our business seriously and are  members of the Professional Picture Framers’ Association – an international organisation highlighting trends, modern practice and commitment in our industry.

What’s our Business Process?

We like to make things easy for you and offer an informative consultation where we give you options to best suit your work.  Bring your art or keepsake to our framing table where we can best assess it,  and offer advice.

We always give a non obligatory quote on all printing and framing and at the point of order, we appreciate a 50% deposit which shows your commitment and allows us to order your special materials to make your custom print and frame.

If you are time poor, or live away from our shop location, we communicate via technology with emails, sending photos, designs and conducting a consultation for your printing and framing requirements.

We can arrange delivery of your framing for an additional cost.

We can connect you to an outsourced, picture frame and mirror hanging service.

A kit form, ArtiTech Hanging system is a great alternative to lots of holes and hooks in large walls and we have this stocked in store.  It’s easy to install.

We have confidence in our business and guarantee all of our work and will happily discuss your concerns and any adjustments should you not be completely satisfied with your printing and custom framing as done in our workshop.

We work with a range of people that include:

Artists, photographers, students, needleworkers, travellers, interior designers, home stylists, corporate organisations, schools, businesses, sports people, historians, the every day home maker and of course, you.

We are diverse and being price conscious and practical, we offer three main levels of framing:

BASIC  FRAMING  – We offer an extensive range of off the shelf frames for that quick and easy solution.  These are Australian made, quality Profile products suited to all standard sized photographs and art works. This level also includes a limited range of mat boards and mouldings for a less expensive option for a custom frame.

MID RANGE PRESERVATION CUSTOM FRAMING – is aimed at first – timers to picture framing, or those who want a simple, quality custom frame for their home decor.   Options include  ‘on trend’ mouldings that include plain to ornate, and mat boards that include texture and designer options.  This is targeted at the home decorator, the print and frame package of your family, travel, landscape or wedding photos. 

CONSERVATION,  HIGH END CUSTOM FRAMING – Our third range is our conservation or designer, custom picture framing.  This is our unique, high end framing that uses only the best, quality, archival and acid free products that will keep your art work and keepsakes safe for many years to come.  This includes the framing of memorabilia, original photographs, family heirlooms, documents, and 3D objects such as Christening gowns or ballet shoes. Rice papers, velum, textiles and delicate, valuable objects may need to be framed in this way.  

Art works of value require conservation framing and we have recently framed Dickerson’s, Norman Lindsay’s and original Pacasso art works.  Children’s art work can also fall into this category, so don’t limit your valuable options and always consider conservation framing. 

We service an area ranging from Lismore, Byron Bay, through to Ocean Shores, Pottsville, Cabarita Beach, Casuarina Beach, Kingscliff, Coolangatta, Miami, Burleigh Heads, Curumbin,  through to Brisbane and Beyond.  We also celebrate clients from Murwillumbah, Uki, Mullumbimby and Banora Point.

Here at Coastal Framing and Design, we are in the business of doing what we love.  Love it, Frame it.

Here is our story ….Jen and Rex 

In 2010, we said farewell to our country life in South Australia, including our home, 40 hectares of Rex’s hand planted vineyards in Coonawarra, a boutique winery housing his prize winning wines, a career in education, a small photography and picture framing business, (our ‘hobby job’ ) and made our exciting  journey across to the coast.  Our “Sea Change” was happening.

We landed here in Casaurina, for a couple of weeks…….and the rest is history.  Like many of you, once you are here, you cannot contemplate a better place on earth to live.

As I went teaching here on the coast, Rex soon realised that he would be unemployed or self employed.  Cutting my lunches and sitting on the beach wasn’t a long term option for him, not in my books, anyway!

We discovered a small business, “Coastal Framing and Design” for sale over in Industry Drive, Tweed Heads South and the rest is history. We knew that our years of involvement in our various creative pursuits would be a perfect foundation to build our business on.

In seven years, our business has grown three fold and we are excited and honored to have such a diverse and interesting range of people seeking our services.

We consider ourselves a community of ‘like minded’ people who appreciate beautiful art hanging on their walls. People from all walks of life, from all over Australia are a pleasure to work with when they come to us to preserve their memories, keepsakes and tell us their interesting and unique stories.