Monday, March 21, 2011

Mirror on Mirror Action

Rolling along the same mirror and frame vein that I've been on more than once, I somehow just discovered this interesting design method of layering mirrors.

Mirrors - Living Etc
I love teal an unreasonable amount. Just saying.

Mirrors - Unknown
The ornate mirrors and the patterned wallpaper in these first two images are just a killer combination.

Mirrors - House Beautiful

Mirrors- Style Curator
Mirrors AND picture collages! Be still my heart!

Mirrors - Robert Passal
This isn't exactly mirror-on-mirror, but I like the idea here just as much. I think I'd rather have a slightly larger base mirror in this instance. Also, I adore that light fixture. Incredible.

Mirrors - Jax Does Design
Another mirror layering that is just as much about the fixture as the style of layering.

I suppose a less weighty alternative to mirror layering would be to use an empty frame attached to the front of a larger mirror instead of an actual mirror. Would have to depend on the types of glass the mirrors have, I suppose.

Photo Credits: Living Etc, Unknown, House Beautiful, Style Curator, Robert Passal, Jax Does Design (in order of appearance)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Frames and Mirrors

I've posted before about using mirrors as a decorating tool, but I want to revisit it again, since I've been thinking about it a lot lately. Eventually these thoughts are going to make it to a wall in my house.

I saw the birdcage mirrors in this picture and went !!! OMG DO WANT !!!


The closest thing I could find to what I see there is this bidrcage mirror from Rain Collection.


Since collages were already on my brain, that got me Googling mirrors and frames.

Anthropologie has this great way of making something look both worn and fabulously chic all at the time.



The use of white on white here adds interest and texture without making an already small space feel smaller. Makes that black chair really pop as well.


Love the old, worn windows. They add so much texture to the wall without being overbearing or distracting.

I have mixed feeling about vinyl wall art, but it's really working for me here.


Easy way to fill an empty space and instantly beautiful. With so many variations on how to approach the subject, it keeps it from getting boring.

Chalkboard Dining

I love everything about this space.

Dining Chalkboard

Especially the magnetic chalkboard wall. Fabulous.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mixing Patterns

Mixing patterns can really add some life to a room.


I am intimated by the process, to be honest. I love the look but when I think about doing it myself, I am at a total loss. I understand the concept, I think I'm just a scaredy cat when it comes to implementation.






When done correctly, it really is eye catching and beautiful.

Image Credits: Country Homes & Interiors, House & Home Magazine, Erinn Valencich