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Meet Our Team

Anne BarabashANNE - "the darling of design"

With my background as a custom clothing designer for 20 years, colour and design are my forte. I had an opportunity to learn custom framing 11 years ago and it spoke to my heart. These two passions of mine allow me to approach projects from a different angle.

I love things that are aged, that have historical significance (especially given the building we have!). The frame I’ve chosen is the perfect combination of Old World elegance meets New World shabby chic.The outer frame is from Fotiou’s new Devlan collection, a distressed poplar in the hottest new cobblestone colouring while the inner is a Larson Juhl moulding in an aged silver ornate scroll pattern.  I love combining different elements to create a new vision and to expand the way people perceive framing.

As a business owner I believe that we have to give back to our community, so we are always trying both personally and professionally to be able to assist our community through volunteering.


JESS - "the media maven"

Jess Barabash

I am the newest member of the Hang Ups family, and still learning that framing is as much an art as the pieces we handle. I studied history in university, so I've got a soft spot for antique pieces and anything that tells a story (as well as frames that have an Old World feel!). In addition to constantly learning our trade, I do most of the visual merchandising, social media updates, and doodles on the chalkboards in the store. I believe that a fine Italian frame is the bomb-diggity, and that’s not just because I work with them every day.

I chose from one of Larson Juhl’s collections; Zeppelin. For me, it perfectly combines old and new world style, and captures a lavishly industrial steampunk feel. The bronze version is also stunning, but I love how the silver shows off the distressing and “age” that Larson Juhl has recreated. One of the other amazing things about Zeppelin is that it’s PEFC certified, demonstrating Larson Juhl’s dedication to sustainably managed forests. We are proud to partner with companies that care about the environment as much as we do - because if we don’t plant new forests now, we won’t be around to frame future treasures!