I know I have this one here, where we eat. But believe me...I sit where I cannot see myself while eating. I really do not have them in my home for checking appearances. At all!
I use them because of what Suzanne Kasler said: "Mirrors are like adding water to a room." Isn't that beautiful? If you can't cut open a new window or bring in the trees from outside, at least you can reflect the sun and see beautiful images of the trees.
image: Traditional Home
This picture from Ally Wentworth's home is the inspiration for for our stairwell.
here is the view to the left of it...(see I need a large, chunky piece of furniture under the Sandra Pratt picture (copy from Ballard's...not original). I found a beautiful, light gray Swedish console which would be perfect here at Bungalow Classic. Maybe for Christmas?
Here is one picture of how brightly the mirrors will reflect the sun here! I attempted to put mirrors with varying colors of frames. It just didn't work with the room. I am now keeping all the mirrors' frames in the white family. (My husband will be so surprised I chose white:)
Most of the white mirrors I have found at Homegoods (love Homegoods!), yard sales, antique shops, and Ballards. I do have two coming from Recycled Brooklyn on Etsy. (The craftsman lives in an industrial part of Brooklyn and he "upcycles" in Etsy speak materials from worksites. He is a superb carpenter. He needs a refresher course in shipping. He is great, though, and is now shipping me two!"
I can't wait to show you how it turns out when we hang them this weekend. All the best...Julie
Oh, and I leave you with one more mirror from our home:
Do you think my visitors will think I love my image too much....or that I just love light & decor? Can you have too many mirrors?