Since 1988, Home Is Where The Art Is (HIWTAI) has dedicated itself to providing clients with the finest in Custom Framing and Frame Restoration Services. Our design studios have a vast array of choices in matting and framing. HIWTAI has over 3,000 styles of frame moulding and full lines of mat boards to meet the expectations of our clients. We possess master workmanship and knowledge to address our clients' framing needs. From the simple to the extraordinary, we are experts in design and execution and have been satisfying clients for over 20 years. See examples of our custom framing in our Custom Framing Portfolio. This may take a moment to load. Our online portfolio is currently under development and is small for loading speed, in our studio we have extensive portfolios for you to view.
Since 1998, HIWTAI has been providing Art Restoration Services. Working in areas of specialty that include paintings, frames, photographs and works of art on paper we have stabilized, restored and preserved hundreds of items from neglect, smoke and water. Often these objects are framed for preservation and display. Please view our Art and Frame Restoration Portfolio for examples of our restoration projects. This may take a moment to load. Our online portfolio has some of our favorite restorations and is small for loading speed, in our studio we have extensive portfolios for you to view.
HIWTAI is a textile display specialist. We are a national award-winning textile framer. Our company is known for custom framing and specialty design of needlework, needlepoint, tapestries and textiles. Please view our Needlework Framing Portfolio for examples of finished works.
HIWTAI has been recommended by some of the finest institutions for conservation/preservation, framing and specialty display of a wide variety of works of art.
Christine M. Crist, owner, is a member of a number of AIC-American Institute for the Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, PPFA-Professional Picture Framers Association, Heritage Preservation, Society of Gilders and MONEP-Missouri Nature and Environmental Photographers