Entries in mirror (23)
Today's post is a continuation of yesterday's. (Debra's Beach House) I didn't address the large wall opposite the wall of windows. On this wall- I wanted to suggest mirrors. Your view is fabulous- so let's double it! I would use a set of mirrors- or collage of different mirrors. Remember that you are loosely trying to balance the large windows on the left, with large mirrors on the right. Don't go too small. I like the idea of using some interesting frames. The shell frame can give you that beach feel- or go with some ornate mirrors- like the others in the post. These are all from Oly- but sometimes you can pick up cool mirrors like these at flea markets or yard sales. You can get some bright gold frames- or other unwanted finishes and paint them. I can see them in different colors- pulling in the different tones in the rug- or all in white- or all bright yellow. Remember though- not too small- even if you had a large enough volume of small mirrors to give you balance- you lose your reflection- which we don't want to do. I can picuture your place- and it looks great! Now- I need to get myself a beach house!
What would I do? I would add a decorative mirror above each. I feel like different art would compete too much with your horses. Mirrors will not.
These mirrors (from Uttermost) range from between 18 and 21 inches square. Anything in there would be a good size.
You could also do four mirrors- with two on either side- like the way the art is hung below. You just want to make sure that you are well below the top of the horse picture- so I would measure it and draw it out before purchasing.
I saw your design blog and wanted to enlist your help. I have a space in my entry way that I want to decorate. I'm also limited on space in my house so I was hoping to make it functional as well. When you walk in my front door you see our stairway that curves around and the white wall below it. The first picture shows the wall from the front door. In the 2nd picture I've turned around showing you the front door with the stairs so you can get a sense of the space. I was planning to put some kind of table with plant/decorations on the wall below the stairs it but what I really need is a place for coats/boots etc. I have six kids and the house has no coat closet. We live in Utah so we use coats or jackets a big part of the year. I thought maybe I could put a wardrobe there but that seems so boring and I have no idea where to find one. The wall is 5' wide and 63" high from it's lowest point going up to the 2nd story. I want the entry way to be inviting but I also need the space to be usable. Do you have any ideas? Thanks for being so generous with your time,
For your rug, consider a "runner" size. It appears that you have the length for it, and whereas the entry is not deep, it is also not small, and the little rug is out of scale for the room. The rug above is from Momeni.
I like your idea of bringing lights down in more of a side by side sconce look- check out this bathroom below- the lights are installed right on the frame of the mirror. Maybe you have more room than you thought. Install them on the frame- install them on the mirror itself. It is a great look. (Make sure your lights are small enough).
Consider a unique pendant light like the one above from Uttermost in lieu of a chandelier. I am here to keep you on the cutting edge...