Louise and Daniel Schridde are the creators of the gorgeous, vintage-inspired line of picture frames on RosenberryRooms.com known as Obrien Schridde Designs. Each frame boasts an evident appreciation for time gone by with distressed finishes and worn details. If you love creating a vintage look in your home then these frames are the perfect accent to your classic style. With artboard motifs, romantic details and gold leaf accents they’re carefully crafted to look like authentic antiques. Obrien Schridde Designs makes each of their frames by hand ensuring that every detail is perfect and each frame is unique. Read on to check out our interview with Louise and Daniel as they describe what they love most about their collection of handcrafted, cottage-style picture frames, perfect for displaying all of your most cherished memories.
How would you define Obrien Schridde Designs style, philosophy?
If you walk into our home and look around you truly get a sense of who we are. Our memorabilia expresses our likes, records our lives and combines high design with a comfortable lived in look. We try to create this in our frames.
What inspired you to become a designer and start a business?
We have always been designers. First as commercial photographers, then as real estate developers and now as product designers. The wonderful thing about our present creative venture is it encompasses all of our likes and talents.
Why did you choose to design children’s picture frames?
When we were commercial photographers we captured images of our children in creative and dated settings. They were a perfect fit for our romantic, dated, handmade frames.
What is your favorite part of your daily work when you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?
We love walking through boutique shops and flea markets or reading our old country living, country home magazines. It is really exciting to be inspired by what other people have created or designed.
If you had to pick a favorite piece from your collection, what would it be?
What sets you apart from other designers in your industry?
Louise and I live a very simple life surrounded by objects that remind us of special times and special people. These objects and the memories they carry inspire us romantically. We are a husband and wife team who love to spend every moment together and possibly this comes out in what we create together.
Do you have any news that you would like to share, perhaps about upcoming designs or introductions to your line?
We have just returned from Europe. Talk about being moved. Every piece of artwork, every church, even every barn, offered us new inspiration and gave us ideas for so many new designs. We hope to create wonderful new looks for the holiday season!
Now…Just for Fun
Favorite Food- Sushi for Daniel, a good cheese and fresh bread for Louise
Favorite Movie – “You can’t take it with you”
Favorite Weekend Activity – Gardening, sharing time with our children
Favorite Band – The Cure, U2