In our studio we design and make custom mirrors with hand-finished frames to order. "Bench-made", as they are sometimes described. We make vanity mirrors as well as decorative mirrors like the 60" x 70" custom oversize framed mirror pictured here.
We use historic glass and regular glass which we silver and then treat to create a faux antique effect. We frequently supply this mirror for architectural application in renovation and remodeling projects, large and small.
We also do art framing using our hand-finished frames. And when time and material permits, Vernon will build one of his own designs which we usually make available and promote through friendly design showrooms, this site, FB, etc.
Raised in Connecticut, Vernon relocated to Southern California and learned to appreciate, protect and present works of art as a framemaker. Working and managing shops from Newport Beach to Los Angeles, he opened his own studio in an LA loft in 1995 to cater to the design trade.
With a who's who clientele that has included Suzanne Rheinstein/Hollyhock, Michael Smith/Jasper, Barbara Barry, Joe Nye and more, The Vernon Smith Frame Studio was quickly established.
Vernon returned to Connecticut with his business and young family in 2007. He converted his post and beam barn loft into his new workspace and determined to focus on mirror design and making.
Our studio retains some important West Coast clientele and is developing new East Coast and national contacts. We welcome all inquiries.