Mirrors speak to me. Beyond reminding me each morning those fine lines and wrinkles are NOT 'noticeably improved' by the ridiculously expensive cream I religiously pat around my eyes each night, the sultry shimmer of a beautiful mirror seduces me every time.
Large-scale mirrors are always stunning, but with geometric styles, small mirrors can be placed together to create an oversized mirror. Mirrors from Global Views.
Photo courtesy icandystyles. A large venetian mirror adds a vintage look to this bathroom.
Photo courtesy Decorpad. Mirror panels on doors make the upper cabinets disappear.
Mirrors expand a space, as well as to draw in the Chi, or positive feng shui energy.
They're a magic pill of feng shui; with proper placement, they can dramatically shift positive energy in any given space.
Best Feng Shui areas of your home to have a mirror-
East (Health & Family)
Southeast (Wealth & Abundance)
North (Career & Path in Life)
Feng Shui areas to avoid placing a mirror-
South (Fame & Reputation)
on the wall directly facing the main door
on the wall facing your bed.
The look of mirrors is illuminating the lighting scene, in polished chrome and other reflective surfaces. Mirrors in lighting magnify the light. If you don't want shiny light fixtures but have a room with minimal lighting, a mirror opposite a window can double the daylight, and if positioned near a lamp, will magnify the light emitted from the lamps. Here's what's shimmery in fixtures right now:
Photo courtesy Global Views. Classic pendants in polished chrome, and a modern chrome chandelier.
Photo courtesy Luxury Insider.
Offset mirror tiles, used for the applications at the Mondrian Hotel.
Quote from Designer Dorothy Draper - 1942
Gone are the days of bifold mirrored closet doors!! Here is a fresh take on the mirrored closet door, via lovinglivingsmall.
The designs above and below are creations of design Diva Kelly Wearstler, courtesy adesignista.
Photo via StepfordMommyCreates. Love these unique wall panels! Mirrors are great if they are reflecting something gorgeous, but placement is critical - a mirrored kitchen backsplash can double your kitchen size, but it is not so effective if it also doubles the collection of dirty dishes on your counter!
Niermann Weeks Valois Canapo.
Photo courtesy Decorpad.
Photo courtesy Decorpad.
Mirrored Armoire from Lyle and Umbach.
Photo courtesy LifeinaVentiCup.
This amazing Cleo Cabinet is from Hickory Chair.
Photo courtesy LaDolceVita.
Is a mirror paired with mirrored furniture too much? Not at all, if done well, as in this photo...even with mirrored accessories!
Black mirrored cabinet with brass inlay via decorfair.
Bethel has introduced black mirrored furniture to their extensive array of mirrored pieces. The pieces are stunning!
Ralph Lauren's Modern Metropolis Collection of barware via Interior Design Ideas.
Add luxurious shimmer and shine to your home with mirrors. Beyond the beauty, they can brighten and enlarge your space! We're enamoured with mirrors this week; check out what others are hooked on here.