12 brilliant ideas for decoration with mirrors
In a Manhattan apartment, designer Diana Viñoly gives a wall a glamorous and graphic touch with mirror-backed French-window surrounds from Amy Perlin Antiques. The Bull’s Eye rug by Carini Lang plays up the circular theme of the mirrored panels, and the sofa is by Classic Sofa.
MOD, MOD WORLD
Fashion designer Naeem Khan and interior designer Tom Scheerer combined forces to create this wall sculpture of mirror panels, which serves as a mod headboard in Khan’s New York loft. The vintage chandelier is by Lightolier, and the bedding was custom made by Naeem Khan Home.
AGE OF ELEGANCE
A Venetian-style mirror from Pavilion Antiques adds elegance to the master bath of television producer Ellen Rakieten’s Chicago home, which was designed by Anne Coyle and Nate Berkus. The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Cliffside Gray.
SMOKE AND MIRRORS
In the living room of his Manhattan home, interior designer Todd Romano created a wall of antique mirrored mercury-glass panels that serves as a backdrop for the seating area as well as for a 1950s still-life painting. The Louis XVI banquette and antique Chinese lacquered table add to the old-world glamour of the space.
The master bedroom of this Paris apartment features an eye-catching collection of antique framed convex mirrors, whose circular forms pair beautifully with the striped wall covering. The bench is Louis XVI, and the cocktail table is vintage Ramsay.
GO FOR THE GOLD
Jonathan Adler brought pizzazz to a wall in fashion designer Nanette Lepore's townhouse in New York by anchoring it with a sunburst mirror; the vintage piece hangs above another vintage item—a Tommi Parzinger cabinet from Todd Merrill Antiques.
A faux-tortoiseshell mirror by Gregorius Pineo subtly complements the dark walls of the family room of interior designer Philip Gorrivan’s home in Manhattan. The sectional sofa and pillows are upholstered in fabrics by Gorrivan for Highland Court, and a mirrored light fixture by Tom Dixon hangs overhead.
The dining area in this New York loft features a mirror frame that was salvaged from a château, chandeliers from Holly Hunt, and 18th-century chairs from Lucca & Co. The grand presence of this mirror, which has the effect of a large-scale work of art, helps to unite the other elements of the space, creating an inviting area for meals.
Two convex mirrors flank the fireplace in the dining hall of this London townhouse, which was decorated by Paolo Moschino. The pair, which are from Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam, emphasize the room’s symmetry and play off the circular shape of the mahogany dining table. A Francis Bacon print is displayed over the mantel.
A bronze mirror by Hervé Van der Straeten from Galerie Van der Straeten serves as a reflective work of art in the master bedroom of this summer house in Wainscott, New York. The striking piece hangs above a custom-made tufted headboard by designer Shamir Shah. The table lamps are by Baker, the bedding is by Frette, and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Bone.
PANELS OF LIGHT
Vicente Wolf designed the six framed mirrors for this living room in Malibu, California, and hung them horizontally; the mirrors not only accentuate the interesting angles of the space but also reflect sunlight, drawing the outdoors in. The interior designer also created the sectional sofa, chair, and cocktail table. The antique Tabriz carpet is from Doris Leslie Blau.
This sunburst mirror is a focal point in the Southampton, New York, home of former New York City Ballet dancer Rita Noroña Schrager. Designer Hernán Arriaga chose the mirror by BoBo Intriguing Objects for its weathered, beachy look—although the frame is made not from driftwood but a deconstructed wine barrel.
Source: Elle Deco