Mirrors, with all their space-expanding super powers and light-reflecting glory, can be a tough crowd to get right. Too spread out and they may look haphazard, too many and a room risks resembling a fun-house, too expansive and you may suffer headache inducing eighties flashbacks. Layering mirrors, however, well that's a whole different glam story.
I had the pleasure of meeting the talented Tricia Huntley of Huntley & Co. a few weeks ago, and have since been enamored by her luxurious portfolio
. Mirrored walls above a home vanity can err on the side of cold and unfocused, but Tricia's beautiful addition of the layered antique mirror makes a wonderful focal point and adds the perfect element of elegance to the bathroom.
Although this mantel is a little too country for my liking, I love the fresh feel of the propped and layered mirrors above the mantel, which increases the casual, sweet vibe of the space.
Michael Bruno, founder of 1stDibs, has the most wonderful mirror layering technique. I love how hanging an elaborately framed mirror above a simple one instantly updates and tones done the ornate impact without losing an ounce of glamor.
DC designer, Kelley Proxmire
, seems to incorporate lovely rounded mirrors into many of her notable spaces, but this convex one mounted on the mirrored panel is especially eye-catching.
For other ways to incorporate mirrors tastefully into your decor, check out this related post on unconventional mirror use done right.
(Images: 1: Huntley and Co. via My Notting Hill, 2: Better Homes and Gardens, 3: via More Ways To Waste Time, 4: Kelley Proxmire)