Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mirror mirror on the wall

Mirrors are a wonderful addition to any home - they make a room seem bigger by reflecting the space surrounding them, they bring light to a room, and they personalise a space. What I love about mirrors is the infinite variety available to choose from...

There are inlaid bone mirrors...

Antique cast iron mirrors... Shell mirrors - this one is actually made from oyster shells...

Timber mirrors with beautiful architectural detail...

Simple or ornate painted mirrors...

Venetian mirrors...

Gilt edged mirrors...


There are so many different styles available to suit any type of home and any type of space. What's your favourite? Mine is definitely timber mirrors.

I have a large mirror sitting on top of my chest of drawers in my bedroom - I found the frame in pieces at a garage sale and bought it for $5. My husband put the frame back together, gave it a coat of Danish oil and placed a piece of mirror in it. I think it does the job well.

And I love the lillies, orchids and roses I have sitting in front of my mirror at the moment - they make the room seem so fresh and welcoming...


Images 1, 3, 4 & 8 - Wisteria; Image 2 - Capocchi; Image 5 - Mothology; Image 6 - Castle Gibson; Image 7 - Katie Sellers; Image 9 - Living Etc; Image 10 - James Merrell.

5 comments:

Leigh said...

Love all the mirrors, especially the oyster shell one. I would love to find a mirror like this but they seem to be very hard to find. Hope you have a lovely, relaxed weekend. Leigh

C.T. said...

I think I have a mirror in every room here in this house. For the same reasons like yours. And I am a bit of a drama queen as well...you know...over the top.

Is it noticable that I like your blog a lot?????

Robyn said...

Really enjoyed this post! Love the antique cast iron mirror.
Thanks for the mention in the March post. (Discovered it by chance).

Rachael said...

I love timber mirrors too, but they have to be chunky. I love the gilt edged mirris too, again the chunkier the better. I am always worried though that chunky mirrors will fall of the wall - and then it's seven years bad luck!
I have a similar one to yours in my bedroom - but don't have those lovely flowers beside it...lucky girl!

Shenun said...

if you dont mind.. what is the height of your chest drawers? because i bought an almost similar large white-framed mirror.. but i find putting it on top of the chest drawer is too high for me (to be used as dressing table). is your chest drawer on your waist level or chest level? because the furniture in my country is of very limited choices.

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