Mirrors and More Mirrors Decorating Your Walls

Mirrors and More Mirrors Decorating Your Walls

Kim R. McCormick
Jul 21, 2011

Yesterday I had the opportunity to see a NASA telescope being built, and one outstanding design feature still under construction is a honeycomb of eighteen large mirrors. Now, it's definitely an unlikely inspiration, but it got me thinking about how interesting groups of mirrors can look.

Clearly, hanging multiple mirrors isn't rocket science, but there's one trick that pops up in the images here. When grouped together, the mirrors tend to look best if they are very similar — as in Image 1 — or, as in Image 2, markedly different. Especially if you opt for a pair, they'll look best if they are identical (Image 10) or opposite (Image 5).

(And, if you're interested, check out the telescope's beryllium mirrors here.)

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Images 1. House and Garden via Teenangster 2. via Rydeng's Blog 3. via Pinterest 4. Simon Upton for Elle Decor 5. Michelle Drewes for Design*Sponge 6. In Style 7. Claiborne Swanson Frank for Vogue 8. Anthropologie 9. via These Things Take Time 10. BBDW

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