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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall
I'm a freelance writer. I like dwellings.
No matter what the style or size of your home, you have mirrors throughout. Not only are they essential to making sure our make-up isn't smudged or that we don't cut ourselves shaving, they provide an essential finishing touch to our spaces. Done adequately, they hang well and are useful. Done consciously and creatively, they are art.
Large and placed instead of hung. The perfect touch for this wonderful sitting room. The silver frame brings a continuity with the gray walls.
Here mirrors become a collection, allowing for an assembly of varied looks and shapes. This turns home design into a living project--you'll be amazed at how quickly you'll obsessedly search for the next great addition at flea markets and stores.
Squared and sleek for this modern bathroom. This unique mirror actually produces lighting in this important and highly-used space, which helps keep the bathroom simple.
Same concept, much different style and effect.
In small-ish spaces, a mirror expands the room and provides what might otherwise be limited visual interest.
Spaces above sinks provide perfect canvases for re-emphasizing a look or color. Here the dark frame adds a weight to the space.
A traditional mirror above the mantle, complementary but not either boring or overbearing. And just the right proportion.
Varying even just the shape of a mirror can make or break the look of a room. The rounded mirror here complements the sink and balances the straight-lined geometry of the walls and ceiling.
His and hers. So clean. These mirrored cabinets would not be as beautiful, or simultaneously stark and subtle, with a large frame.
The fuller mirror in the background corner seems the perfect thing for the space. Putting such a mirror in your own space will surprise and amuse you with how many people look into it.
Pure luxury. I'm lusting after the bath, and the flowers, and the largeness of the space--an illusion created by two wall mirrors facing each other.
Round, gilded, vintage. It seems like nothing would better fit this space. Even an amazing painting would not provide the visual interest without being too busy.