Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Mirrors are decorative, continued

There are so many beautifully decorative mirrors out there that I have to show you a few more.  Unless otherwise noted, most of these come from the pages of the dearly departed House and Garden magazine.

What self respecting expos√© on mirrors would be complete without a shell-encrusted fantasy by Tony Duquette.  This one, made even giddier by its matching console and pair of faux ivory pagodas, was the cenerpiece of Richard Mishaan's dining room in Sagaponack.   Photo by Fernando Benoechea.

From over the top to the epitome of elegant restraint, this 1960s shagreen and bone mirror by Karl Springer is one of my favorites.  Photographed by Mattias Petrus Schaller, it graced a bedroom in the Manhattan townhouse of Reed and Delphine Krakoff.

 In the same article, another mirror is worth noting.  This one has a frame that appears to be clad in python.

Here's a close-up.  It's a great look and something that could be replicated using one of the many wonderful embossed or even faux leathers available.

An otherwise simple mirror design can take on added glamour with color, such as this bold blue by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy.  Photo by Mattias Schaller. 

This wonderfully overscaled mirror, in an apartment designed by Robert Passal for Yankee great Jorge Posada, works so well because of its distressed finish.  Photo by Lisa Kereszi.

 Designers Kevin Roberts and Tim Haynes's convex bulls-eye mirror by Herve´ Van der Straeten is a stand out in their Bridgehampton home.  Photo by Francois Halard.

Here's another convex mirror but with a rustic style.  In this Hamptons house designed by Thom Filicia, it opens up the entrance hall.   Photo by Thomas Loof. 

Another interior by Filicia, and another simple mirror that makes an understated impact.  Photo by William Abramowicz.

I love Suzanne Kasler's juxtaposition of this glam starburst mirror against the horizontal pine paneling.  Source unknown.

Another unexpected combo is this wonderful round mirror, that would seem more at home in a dining room or foyer, hung over a freestanding tub.  Source unknown.
More mirrors to come!  Thanks for reading, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Nice collection of decorative mirrors.It inspired me to redesign my bed room and bathroom.Waiting for more mirror concepts.


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