2.15.2012

Antiqued Mirrors

Mirrored walls and furniture are oftentimes a touchy subject for clients and designers alike as, more often than not, the initial citing of such instantaneously evokes mental images of a dated and passe 1980's feel or the way overdone mass production of "shabby chic" mirrored decor complete with decals. However, let me assure you that mirrored walls/furniture can be completely and undeniably chic in even the most modern or most traditional interiors and don't have to be limited to our preconceptions of their "style" and aesthetic translation. Beautifully antiqued and distressed mirrors provide subtle sheen and sparkle, depth, detail, visual interest, and an added dimension of layering to the visual styling of any space. It reflects colors, mood, atmosphere, and all ambient lighting. It creates an interest with its variation and unconventional faded reflections. It opens up the space. On a wall layer with occasional pieces in front, sconces, artwork, and dare I say another mirror!...use it as a headboard framed with gilded and ornately carved woodwork, as a back splash for a unique kitchen look, write on it with beautiful calligraphy, layer smaller mirrors together for a textural feel, or even use it as door paneling for a remarkably chic century old charm.


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