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.

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I love teal an unreasonable amount. Just saying.

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

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Mirrors AND picture collages! Be still my heart!

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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 !!!

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Especially the magnetic chalkboard wall. Fabulous.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mixing Patterns

Mixing patterns can really add some life to a room.

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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.

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

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