Written on June 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm , by Kate
I often get asked to offer a quick design tip for the home of a friend or a reader, and a common piece of advice I give is to replace a plain rectangular mirror on the wall with a larger one of more stature, one with an interesting shape, or framed with an unexpected or alluring texture.
Mirrors pull more light into a space, expanding it and reflecting the elements in the room, and it can be a missed opportunity to not use a statement mirror as a focal point, like the three dramatic versions seen below.
Here are twelve of my favorite mirrors in various textures and colors that make a much bigger impact in a space when compared with a basic square frame.
From top left: Modern Sunburst, Wisteria, $749; Italian Mantel Mirror, Clayton Gray Home, $2,195; Bahaman Sea Blue by Stray Dog (various colors), Outer Banks, $440; French Honeycomb, Wisteria, $218; Shell Mirror, Pottery Barn, $599; Marrakesh Mirror, Z Gallerie, $299; Berkley Wood Mirror, Ballard Designs, $338; Anita Black Mirror, Wayfair, $451; Sazerac by Currey and Co. Capitol Lighting, $871; Porcupine Quill Mirror, Horchow, $699; Eloquence Lyon Mirror, Layla Grace, $1,500; Lisette Mirror, Zinc Door, $878.
Do you have a favorite focal point mirror in your home?