Thursday, January 31, 2008

Mirror, Mirror...

(Designed by Brian McCarthy/Elle Decor, Dec. '07)

Scale, proportion, placement...all of these are key when fitting the right mirror in place. Seems fairly easy to do, but takes some skill to really transform a room...

(Designed by Alex Papachristidis/Elle Decor, Nov. '06)

In this instance a pair of tilted mirrors is just right for this bedroom...

(Designed by Mike Clifford/Elle Decor, Nov. '05)

Furniture in front of a mirror, like this settee here works great, but casegood pieces work as well...

(Home of Dana Slatkin/California Style Mag, Jan/Feb. '08)

Mirror over mirror, love this idea! Makes that full/tight typical bathroom mirror more special...

(Designed by Windsor Smith/Domino Mag., Aug. '07)

Another favorite, this mirror is bound to double the size of the room...

These are some tear sheets I've been collecting of room designs that emphasize the right mirror(s)...just wanted to share with you...

26 comments:

Heather at Grace303 said...

Those mirrors are gorgeous!

Mélanie said...

Mirror , Mirror ,who is the most beautiful ???
Well I love them all

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks Heather!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

I know, they're all so beautiful!

Thanks Melanie!!

~Kate

Julie at BV said...

Love that first room and that bathroom too. Not only can a mirror make a room bigger but it also brings life to a room. I love this post

Style Court said...

I was just looking at those Clifford tears this weekend! We have such similar inspiration books :)

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks Julie, you are so right!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

I think you're right Courtney :)

~Kate

Bayou Contessa said...

In my opinion, a mirror is like magic, and so is this wonderful post.
Julie

vie chaotique said...

I have always been a fan of mirrors to make a small space feel more important.

Alkemie said...

Kate, I absolutely LOVE mirrors. You have such a gorgeous collection here. I wonder where all those HUGE mirrors are available.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Kate - you don't find those tilted bedroom mirrors a bit, well, tastefully kinky? I wouldn't be able to let my dad come upstairs. Yikes. The mirror on mirror - itching to do that here - it's a great image, hadn't seen it -thanks.

flow said...

OH YUM!!!!

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks for the kind words Julie (BC)

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

I know I was thinking the same this ALkemie, but most likely custom is my guess.

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Yup, these are a key feature Vie!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

"Tastefully kinky", I couldn't have put it better myself!! You should do the mirror on mirror, but take pics please Mrs. Blandings :)

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks J Lee!!

Patricia Gray said...

All absolutely beautiful images, but the tilted mirrors are so unique. I have never seen before. Thanks for sharing.

girl meets glamour said...

Yes, those tilted mirrors really stand out, huh Patricia. Thanks for stopping by!!

Auralyn said...

I love the pic with the tilted mirrors hanging over the bed (although it's not very feng shui... but who cares!!!)

michelle said...

I love the idea of those huge mirrors over that plush bed, like a waking up in a really nice french hotel, but my O would never let me put something so heavy above the bed, he says it will fall and kill us in the night, I say, but it looks so pretty, and we can use a real big nail, but I still don't have anything above the bed, not even a curtain rod for the windows.

perfect bound said...

Did you enjoy Martha Stewart's feature on mirrored rooms? It's worth checking out if you can snag an issue. I thought I had seen it all.

Cote de Texas said...

This is just too gorgeous. I love Alex P's tilting mirrors, which is a great way to reflect something besides the ceiling. And the bathroom with the double mirror. divine!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I could be wrong or merely cranky, but haven't we seen enough overscale mirrors propped against walls?

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