Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mirror over Mirror

Last July I was in Stacy Hyde in Dallas and was taken with the simple gesture of hanging a mirror over a mirror. The addition of this convex sunburst mirror adds interest and texture to what is otherwise a standard.
Here DC based designer Kelley Proxmire hangs a large, round convex mirror over a mirrored wall, reflecting light and expanding the space. This dining room was part of an Eastern Shore Decorator Showhouse from a few years ago. I happened to go to this showhouse and loved this room. The simple centerpiece would be great for a Thanksgiving table setting. For more - go to Kelley Proxmire's website here.
The mirrors in these two pictures are hung over antiqued mirror for a nice effect. (above Elliott Puckette's home, American Vogue, May 2003, photography by Francois Halard via Style Court)
Home of Dana Slatkin, California Style Magazine, Jan/Feb 08 via Girl Meets Glamour
Tricia Huntley layers a Venetian mirror for a glamorous, custom look. (photography Kevin Allen)

After spending an inordinate amount of time searching for more pictures of mirrors over mirrors and running dry, I wondered about layering Art over a Mirror?
What about hanging a print that is framed with a surround of glass (like below) over a mirror? You could use ribbon to hang it - maybe even doing something just for the holidays... (pictures from my visit to And George in Charlottesville, VA)
Or, as Kelley Proxmire did here, hanging a Mirror over a Window?
(image from Kelley Interior Design here)

If you're interested in more on layering mirrors, go to Apartment Therapy DC here. I discovered Leah did a terrific post after I stayed up way too late looking for more pics!

28 comments:

mimi said...

A very cool look. I love anything that ups the ante without being pretentious and this layering of mirror on mirror seems to do that just fine.

Liz said...

A mirror within a mirror---what a fantastic idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing! =) ~Liz

Red Door Home said...

So pretty! Love the way this looks.

Torie Jayne said...

Love this look, such a great idea! Have a sweet day!

vicki archer said...

Love this idea...xv

bluehydrangea said...

I love the mirror over mirror look! In fact I love just about anything layered over a mirror. I always hang wreaths over my mirrors during the holidays.

The Sale Rack said...

Any idea where those pillows are from in the third picture?

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Great post, Michele! I love the look of the Venetian mirror layered over the bigger bathroom mirror. So chic.

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

I love this look! It is so glamorous!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

What a fun design element!

Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

So chic, definitely adding the idea to my bag of tricks! Lovely images.

Jennifer said...

mmm yes, I love most anything layered over a mirror.

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

There is something to be said of taste that inspire as seen through the eyes of one with a cultivated eye, unfortunately I’m not the one best able to say it but I’ll say this. You my dear have an eye for the divine. I will follow with interest and appreciation.

Boxwood Terrace said...

Love that first image in particular! Still trying to find a reasonably priced sunburst mirror,to try out this layering effect, but I suppose the hunt is half the fun!

Charlie said...

Love the look. Mirrors are my favorite way of lightening up our home and the mirror on mirror look would make it even better!

Kammy Kenman said...

Love all of the photos,great post! Mirror on Mirror-it's one of my favorite elements in design...I also checked out Kelley Interior Design-beautiful work...Kammy
www.cremefreshforthehome.blogspot.com

Cote de Texas said...

Trish's room is drool worthy. I love layering mirrors and artwork both over mirrors.

katiedid said...

I love a mirror on a mirror! I have that in my front room, and an empty frame on a mirror in my upstairs ahllway. (I just did a post about it today!) I love the way this looks.

Ideezine said...

There sure is an awful lot of Love going on with this post. I think it makes us feel elevated in our design choices when we layer. It's cozy without feeling stuffy.

It appears everyone likes this feeling and it has to be done with the right scale and color. What a great time to try it out during the holiday's with festive decor then branch outt from there.

Bette

Southern Aspirations said...

very glamorous. Especially the first two options. But I agree that it needs to be the right combo. But these are great!!

Leah said...

We must be on the same wave length! The very same thing happened to me with your posts. Thanks for the mention!

I love the images you found. I'm thinking of doing this in one of our bathrooms, but haven't been able to find the perfect foreground mirror.

Lauren said...

love this!! too funny about staying up too late looking for pics & seeing a post!! (this so happens to me all the time!) This is such a gorgeous look. I love the mirrors over the window too!

Have a happy Thanksgiving!!!
xoxo,
lauren

Michelle said...

The styling is amazing...I'm going to save everyone of these shots for inspiration!

Bathrooms are great rooms for this...your sconces throw back the light.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Best,
Michelle

LindsB said...

I love this look, I think its great and so easy to switch up if you want to change the top mirror.

Happy Thanksgiving!

J.Covington said...

Love the look - great post and image choice. Also, And George is one of the coolest stores around! Just love going there.

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Great look. It really does bring another dimension to the mirror.

Sarah said...

Love that bathroom. I wonder how difficult it is (practically speaking) to actually hang a mirror on another mirror. I need to do some research...

Renae said...

I do like this mirror over mirror look...thanks for digging up all of these images....fab.
Blessings...

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