Mirror, Mirror On The…Mirror: The Art of Layering Mirrors

Mirror, Mirror On The…Mirror: The Art of Layering Mirrors

Leah Moss
Nov 10, 2009

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.

• 1. 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 and blog. 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.
• 2. 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.
• 3. 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.
• 4. 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)

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