CHATHAM, NJ - It didn't take long for Caryn Krueger, owner of CSM Art & Frame, to take a liking to the Carriage House her business now occupies on Main Street in Chatham.
"We loved it the moment we walked in," Krueger said. "It seemed like the perfect fit. We are so happy to be a part of Chatham."
Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris welcomed CSM Art & Frame at a ribbon cutting held Wednesday evening at the Carriage House set back from 295 Main Street. The Carriage House was built in 1850 and once owned by Benjamin Lum.
Krueger makes use of two floors to house her more than 6,000 frames and caters to interior designers by appointment. CSM is also a place for rising artists as a venue to display their art.
"We represent different artists, who come to us to show their work.," said Krueger, who has been in business for 20 years. "We're always looking for new artists to bring in and designers love it because they can do a whole house in one stop."
"It's the best move we made. We work with designers, a lot of them bring in their clients, we do custom framing, mirrors and art work; corporate, residential."
Although it is one of the oldest buildings in Chatham, there is nothing old looking about the inside of CSM Art & Frame.
"It's so conducive to showing art," CSM associate Carol Burt said. "The artists love it here. The building has its own personna."