Giveaway: Framed & Matted by Elise Joseph

When it comes to interior design, artwork has always been the one thing that I find myself afraid of! It can really make or break a room (that's a lot of pressure!) and be a big investment. Fortunately, with the help of some great frames, I couldn't be happier about the art in my new home. Framing some of my favorite posters has instantly cozied up the living space.

Today, I am so excited to host a giveaway with framed & matted - an online company offering high-quality custom frames that are simple and affordable. I'm using the Brompton and Landon frames above. The process is so easy to do yourself, or you have the option of sending off your artwork to have framed.

To enter for the chance to win a $200 gift card, please sign up for the framed & matted newsletter and leave a comment below. Winner will be announced Wednesday, February 4th. Best of luck!

Photography by Elise Joseph for Pennyweight.

Benjamin Moore x Pennyweight by Elise Joseph

A peek into my bedroom: I'm slowly settling into my new apartment, and couldn't be happier with the bones of the space. In general, I tend to stick to whites and neutrals, but decided to go more dramatic and moody this time with a black bedroom - the color is Universal Black 2118-10 by Benjamin Moore. I have partnered with them to inspire a life in color, and their 2015 color trend ideas couldn't be more on point. The berry family has actually influenced my entire bedroom - cozy dark walls, crisp white bedding, a soft sage candle and fresh cut flowers with pops of pinks and purples. Dark walls do take some getting used to, but with the balance of bright natural light, sheer curtains, simple decor and subtle color punches, I'm loving the fresh change.

Photography by Chelsea O'Leary for Pennyweight.

01 / January: A Mixtape by Elise Joseph

Dreams Today by Efterklang

A Word In Your Belly by Mi & L'au

Fuel to Fire by Agnes Obel

Lantern by The White Birch

Bite Marks by Atlas Sound

Drew by Goldfrapp

Cavendish Lab by Johann Johannsson

Every age by José González

Providence by Murder

Requiem for the Static King Part 1 by A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Feet Of Clay by Vashti Bunyan

Moon Pulls by múm

Belarus by Low

Your Own Spell by King Creosote & Jon Hopkins

Waiting by Alice Boman

Rails by Bing & Ruth 

I am really proud to introduce to you a new feature for Pennyweight this year. Each month, I will be sharing a curated playlist based around the mood of the seasons and the months that they contain. I'm thrilled to be partnering with the talented Julia Kostreva for the album art, and can't wait to see what she creates as she listens to each mixtape.

Cover design by Julia Kostreva for Pennyweight.

♫ LISTEN here.