Archive for mirrors
Certain rooms don’t seem complete without a mirror! The powder room, the master bath, the foyer, and the dressing room are a few that simply aren’t finished without a mirror.
I searched back in the photo files and found so many rooms we finished with mirrors. Here are some recent installs as well as some pulled from the archives. If some seem dated they are here to illustrate a certain use.
This dining room was a mix of old and new. A beautiful mahogany sideboard (a family heirloom) was paired with crystal/silver buffet lamps and a gleaming silver tone mirror to add a contemporary flair.
In this small foyer the owner’s small chest fit well in the limited wall space by the staircase but needed to be accessorized. To lightened up the space we added a mixed finish round mirror with similar finishes to those in the chest. A turquoise bird on pedestal complimented the owner’s oriental lamp.
Every bathroom needs a mirror or two. In this small master bath we packed in a lot of storage and used mirrors to enhance the cozy, comfortable feel.
This square, beveled framed mirror pairs well with the geometric shapes of the sink, faucet and tiles. The mirror completed this sleek, clean and contemporary style.
In this master bedroom entry niche we added this mirror for interest and to reflect the long view of the living spaces. Even though the metal ballerina sculpture, stone bowl and gold tone lamp are all different materials they all work well together. Consider the impact of this mirror placement such as adding depth with the reflection of the adjacent spaces.
Old mirrors can be recused, restored and revitalized to continue to work in some unlikely spaces. This old oak mirror, salvaged from a turn of the century house in upstate NY (a home Paul grew up in), was given new life with a painted red frame and nickel hat hooks. It now acts as a hat and glove rack above this garden table.
This narrow master bath seemed to double in visual space with the use of plate-glass vanity mirrors and a mirrored glass vanity cabinet. The LED lighting fixture, applied over the large mirror, dramatically increased the light.
Below are a few examples of mirrors in various sizes, shapes and finishes shown at the recent High Point Furniture Market.
Points to remember when using mirrors:
Mirrors are can be decorative and functional. They can increase the available light in a space, add depth to a room and create a long view of adjacent areas. Enjoy the use of mirrors that enable you to show your best and add some style to your space.
What is your favorite placement of a mirror? Do you have a special one that added style as well as function?
Mirror, mirror on the wall…
Show your smiling face in your mirror!
Mary Sherwood Lifestyles
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