As I was going through some photos of our work on our website recently, I was reminded why every room (or almost every) needs a mirror.
Its placement is key, but it’s also important to be mindful of what it reflects. Here are my thoughts on why mirrors add interest to any space.
Why Every Room Needs A Mirror:
1. It’s the perfect layering piece
A mirror is a great layering piece to create a collected feel in a room. In our client’s Foyer, I layered an antique Louis Philippe mirror with a framed piece of art and other curiosities to give it interest and personalization.
2. A mirror adds texture and dimension
This antique Louis Philippe hanging in my Living Room adds a different texture while balancing out the wood of the pecky cypress ceiling and doors.
3. It makes a space feel larger
In this Master Bathroom, the vanities mirror each other, giving this space the illusion it is much larger. Notice how we still paid attention to what was being reflected with the addition on a lovely nude sketch and small basket to catch everyday jewelry.
4. A mirror adds balance
Don’t over-clutter your walls with art – let the pieces breath and speak for themselves. Mirrors can help carry the weight of a wall without covering every inch with different art.
As we’ve done here, this mirror adds balance to a formal Dining Room where a piece of art would have been too much.
Hope these tips help when you are deciding where to hang a mirror in a room. If we can help you create a home you love, contact us here.
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The foyer is the first impression of your home when someone walks in, so I thought it would be fun to give you 5 ideas to create an inviting one. After all, whether family or a visitor, you want your guests to feel welcome.
We recently began working on a new project and the entryway is one of the rooms that is part of the design. It is a beautiful home and we are also making sure this home has the one thing I mention here.
As I was assessing the best way to soften the entryway and make it look like the family has lived there for some time, here are some tips I incorporated.
5 tips to making a great first impression in your foyer:
1. Add some sort of seating to soften the space.
When there is room, I always try to add some sort of seating to a foyer. It is a great way to soften a space while allowing a place to put on your shoes as you walk out the door.
2. Personalize the space
Add a favorite piece of artwork, a frame with a family photo- anything that makes the foyer special to you.
3. Make the space functional
Make the space useful with hidden storage or a tray to catch your keys.
4. Include something green such as flowers or a plant.
5. Layer the space with accessories to create dimension and to make it look like it has been collected over time.
So, what does your foyer say about your home? Does it set the tone and catch your eye, or is it a “catch-all” area you want to hurry your guests through? If we can help you create a home you love, email us HERE.
Have a great day, and cheers to your foyer making a great, first impression.
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