Who says you need a mirror to make the most out of a frame. Granted, nine times out of ten your frame will be, well, framing something. But that one out of ten times it isn't can make for a really intriguing design element.
On a recent shopping trip I found myself wandering into one of the many antique shops in the area. Like most of these shops, items were stacked tall like pancakes and ran along all available wall space. Despite the sensory overload my eye was immediately drawn to an item in their courtyard. A frame on an easel. Simple but undeniably elegant. So I got to thinking, do you really need to frame something or can the frame itself be the art? If this setup here is any indicator, an ornate frame can most certainly be an eye-catching standalone piece.