This Mirror - Yay or Nay?
crp1234
October 11, 2013 in Polls
Do you like this mirror? If not, what would you recommend?
Yes - This Mirror Works
No - This Mirror Doesn't Work
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crp1234
FYI - This is the main level powder bath near the front entry/door.
October 11, 2013 at 7:26AM   
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Kim Callaghan Brandon
I would try a rectangle shape with a heavy frame same colour and trim as the vanity.
October 11, 2013 at 7:36AM     
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Laura Fore Myers
Love the mirror, just not the right one with this vanity.
October 11, 2013 at 8:16AM     
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kiyoshima
Love this especially for a power room!! But part of me feels like it may be a little small for the size of the vanity.
October 11, 2013 at 8:19AM     
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soberg
The mirror does work, in the sense that color, style, shape etc. are acceptable and not discordant. (I don't care too much for it but that was not your question.)
October 11, 2013 at 8:20AM     
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Yes it works. Now go different faucets. Use dark gray accessories.
October 11, 2013 at 8:22AM     
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Studio Boise, LLC
Although the frame is quite large, the actual mirror is too small.
October 11, 2013 at 8:28AM     
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makennac
I really like the mirror. It has substance, depth, individuality. But I think it's too small for the space. It looks a little lost and, I think it blends too perfectly with that gorgeous cabinet. I'd like to see a tall, rectangular mirror, silver gilt, carved open-work. In this case I'd like to see your mirror should be have a taller footprint on the wall than the cabinet has beneath it, if your ceiling is high enough. But I'd keep the white mirror and incorporate it into an eclectic gallery grouping elsewhere in your home.
October 11, 2013 at 8:42AM     
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crp1234
It sounds like the mirror size may be too small. How wide should the mirror/frame be? It shouldn't be wider than the cabinet, correct?
October 11, 2013 at 8:48AM   
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Heather Spring
too small. It feels overpowered by the vanity.
October 11, 2013 at 8:52AM     
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ASVInteriors
If it is too small why not paint a large dark grey circle behind it that exceeds it by an inch or so all the way around? This will empahsize the design, add visual weight and provide a true focal point.
October 11, 2013 at 8:56AM     
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dclostboy
Mirror is great...just looks like hung too low.
October 11, 2013 at 8:58AM     
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DesignHouse Inc - House Plans
I love the mirror but not for this space, I believe it needs to be taller. Adding a mirror that has some silver/chrome accents would make your hardware pop also.
October 11, 2013 at 9:00AM     
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crp1234
Any specific mirrors you would recommend?
October 11, 2013 at 9:01AM   
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Emily Hurley
I really like the mirror, but it feels a bit more artdeco to me over a pretty traditional vanity. I say YAY on the mirror, but possibly in another spot in the house.
October 11, 2013 at 9:02AM     
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crp1234
Design House - The photos on your site are great. How can I find a designer in Cincinnati that has that 3D software? What is it called?
October 11, 2013 at 9:03AM   
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crp1234
Emily - I'm not an Art Deco fan :/

So should I just return the mirror? The whole house is more of a transitional style.
October 11, 2013 at 9:15AM     
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DesignHouse Inc - House Plans
Cabrera Rectangular Framed Wall Mirror
Channing Mirror - Williams-Sonoma Home

Examples are attached... just make sure the mirror is taller than it is wide. I do believe that would work better in your space.

You don't even have to find a silver one, if the frame/style is right. You can add silver leaf or rub-n-buff - if your crafty. I found light fixtures that I loved for our master bath but the finish was a bit off. I added some silver rub-n-buff and now they are perfect. :-) Seal the frame to protect the new finish... should you take on that adventure. ;-)

I honestly don't know anyone in Cincinnati but I use Chief Architect and clients LOVE it. They really get to "see" what the house will look like before it's started, instead of just a bunch of lines on a page. Good luck and I can't wait to see what you find. :-)
October 11, 2013 at 10:34AM   
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kborrego
i think the mirror is lovely. Maybe you could add some more circular mirrors or even mix it up in order to create a collage of mirrors.
That would be really different and neat!
October 11, 2013 at 10:43AM   
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crp1234
DesignHouse- you are amazing! I love the mirror image you posted! I was hoping to do wallpaper but thought he original frame would be too busy with it. Your option would work well with wall paper.

I will try to find someone in Cincy that has that software. I'm so sick of looking at line drawings. My imagination is pretty good, but not for furniture.

Additionally, this powder room is very long. Any ideas on how to fill out the space (specifically between the toilet and vanity)?
October 11, 2013 at 10:43AM   
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DesignHouse Inc - House Plans
http://hawthorndrive.blogspot.com/2012/07/refresher-weekend.html
Here's an idea above the toilet... I'd do a tall plant or some kind of decorative storage between.
October 11, 2013 at 11:20AM   
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sisterearth
Ain't nothing wrong with that mirror. If YOU like it, then it works. YOU have to live with it. Not the people on this board.
April 9, 2014 at 8:00AM     
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Niche for Design
The style of the mirror is nice with the vanity, but it is not tall enough to fill the space. Something Rectangular or oval would be better. Alternately adding a light above the mirror would help to add balance.
April 9, 2014 at 8:07AM     
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kit4kent
I love it. I like how the round mirror "reflects" (no pun intended) the corners and footing of your vanity. If I entered your bathroom my jaw would drop and I'd say, "How did they find this gorgeous perfect-fit mirror?" Ingenious find!
April 9, 2014 at 8:17AM     
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crp1234
How about this one?
April 9, 2014 at 8:55AM   
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designr28
keep the original one if it's a bathroom that you just freshen up . it looks great
May 13, 2014 at 6:01AM   
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Ottawa General Contractors
Very unique, but doesn't belong in this space.
May 13, 2014 at 6:10AM   
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Triandos Creations
Beautiful piece, but not quite right. The proportions are off. The new one is a better size but not the right colour. I'd go with something lighter and brighter with the new wallpaper up. Maybe something simple like a rectangular mirrored frame. Kind of like the one Design House Inc listed. It would be perfect.
May 13, 2014 at 6:23AM   
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Sustainable Dwellings
Neither mirror.
May 13, 2014 at 6:40AM     
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MP Builders
I love the mirror but would like it better in the hallway maybe or would paint the walls a fun color if leaving it in the bathroom.
May 13, 2014 at 6:40AM     
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MP Builders
I like the second one better and love the wallpaper!!!
May 13, 2014 at 6:41AM   
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chemayne
love the wallpaper. your second mirror looks gold on my screen and clashes with the tapware/ cabinet handles. Some bigger alternatives:
Mirrored Greek Key Mirror
Bassett Mirror Transitions Neo Rectangle Wall Mirror in Silver Leaf
May 13, 2014 at 6:46AM     
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upssandi
the mirror needs to be bigger, its off balance
May 13, 2014 at 6:46AM   
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John James O'Brien - Design for Inspired Living
If you stick with the mirror you initially asked about, I suggest swapping out the hardware on the vanity to pick up the angular lines. You mint find something in an oriental or a deco design that can work well—and have fun searching for the right pieces.
May 13, 2014 at 7:04AM     
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SK2 Design Build, A Green Planet Builder
The mirror is cool but doesn't go in the bathroom. I like chemayne's options
August 20, 2014 at 10:34AM   
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samantha018
I like the mirror, but not in the bathroom....
August 20, 2014 at 2:42PM   
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