I Need a New Mirror, Mirror On This Wall

I Need a New Mirror, Mirror On This Wall

Catrin Morris
Oct 28, 2010

In April one of my very old-school bathrooms was featured in a post about William Morris wallpaper (a tie-in to our House Tour the month before). Several helpful commenters pointed out that the mirror above the sink is far too small (and too dark) for the space. And they were so right! The mirror was a temporary placeholder that had become, well, a permanent placeholder.

I took the tiny black mirror down last month and now every time I go into the room I am reminded that I need to find its replacement. For a person who spends her days blogging about interior design and decor I am finding this a strangely challenging search.

Should I go with a light wood to echo the bamboo blinds? Or a traditional white mirror to match the sink, tub and toilet? Or a mirror that brings out the old-fashioned radiator cover? Should I go modern to add some contrast or stay traditional to complete the look?

Here are some possibilities I have considered, though none of them have won me over. I need your help!

1 & 2: Catrin and Chris's William Morris Inspired Bath by Leah Moss.

3: Inspiration from Catherine's Cozy Equestrain Live-Work Condo by Leah Moss.

4: Photo Collage: from left to right, top to bottom
1 Gilded beaded mirror from Wisteria, $379.
2 Chelsea round mirror from PB Teen, $150.
3 Bento mirror from Crate and Barrel, $399.
4 Octagonal mirror from Restoration Hardware, $395.
5 Vintage 70s white faux bamboo mirror from Everywhere Girl on Etsy, $40.
6 Marseilles mirror from Restoration Hardware, $249.
7 Brighton mirror from Crate and Barrel, $129.
8 Gothic faux-bois from Gumps, $795.
9 Eleanor frameless mirrors from Pottery Barn, $79 and up.

Images: as linked above

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