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Monday, September 28, 2015

Maybe A Pretty Mirror Isn't Enough

 MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL - WHAT NOW?
  If you've been following along then you saw that I replaced the mirror I had hanging over the sofa in the family room area with a wonderful horse painting. 

            I then moved the mirror to the breakfast area wall, but here is my delima.  I think I need something around it, but what?  Here is what it looks like.




This is a substantial mirror with a really heavy wood frame that is gorgeous.

  The mirror measures 40 inches across and the frame is really substantial as you can see.  I had a pair of candle sconces on this wall before with a painting, but they looked like toothpicks next to this frame.

This is what I had on the wall before.  I love that shelf and thought about putting it above the mirror, but it is too big

Here is where the mirror was before, above the sofa in the family room - 

and this is the painting that I found to replace it. (I've ordered a pair of really big candle sconces to go on each side. )

Now with the mirror on the breakfast area wall.    Ok, give me some feed back ladies.


  Keep the mirror, add something around it, leave it alone, change things back to where they were,  do something totally different, what do you think.  I am all ears.
P. S.  The area is only 9 ft. wide, so there is not room for a console under the mirror.

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33 comments:

  1. Switch places with the mirror and horse picture. You can accessorize around the picture more easily and with fun items.

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  2. Hello dear Marty! I just love your new horse picture. It provides such movement to the space. I also love the mirror in the dining area. I know you must have some pretty plates. Given the size you have on hand I would try hanging 3 or 5 plates mimicking the curve of the mirror.

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  3. I absolutely love the mirror, it's beautiful and it may be one of the most eye catching I have ever seen. I like it in the dining room but the chandelier over the table seems to distract or block the mirror from your eye. But I love the picture of the horse over the couch too. I think I agree with anonymous even though hanging a mirror that size has got to be a job I'm sure. By the way your home is beautiful and I saw many ideas I would like to try.

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  4. Do you have a dresser you could put the mirror over or a place in the entry? I am just not a fan of mirrors near dining tables.....not sure about where it hits with your table, but many times people either see themselves eat or look at the back of a head.I love the mirror, but just not there.

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  5. Yipes, what a dilemma. The suggestion to place the mirror over a chest in the foyer sounds great. Your mirror is very "heavy" and needs a substantial piece underneath for balance. I often thought it too large for your sofa and love the size of your horse print there.

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  6. Please do not lose the picture of the praying man in the dining room. I have always admired that picture as it belongs there and the mirror does not look like it does. I believe you have just not found the right wall for that stunning and beautiful mirror yet. IMHO only from Judy C

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  7. Please leave it exactly as it is now. It's perfect! When one has many decorations in a room (and I do too!) it is important to have a space where the eye can rest. That wall, with the spectacular mirror, on its own, is perfect.

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  8. I agree with Patricia above. It looks great there. About placing it at the entrance, you already have a massive mirror in the living room so I would not add a mirror to that area.

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  9. Just for further info. This space is only 9 ft. wide, so I can't put the console under the mirror. I would love that arrangement, but if I did that, you couldn't pul out the chairs to eat. Pitfalls of a tiny house that always looks bigger in pictures.

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  10. Your mirror is beautiful - love the gorgeous wood of the frame. I love decorating with plates so I agree with Decore to Adore - I would hang some pretty plates around it. I like how the chandelier reflects in the mirror too.

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  11. I like it as is, you could put a circle plates around it, or a small shelf on each side? Ronda

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  12. I agree with the ladies who are suggesting plates. If you go to Nancy's Daily Dish, she has some beautiful dish arrangements on the walls with other things, like mirrors. Her ideas are incredible. But I also agree that losing the man praying would be such an awful thing since he is so appropriate in your dining space and so much a part of who you are, Marty. That mirror is spectacular and so it just goes without saying, that it needs a spectacular presence in your beautiful home. Hugs, Judy

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  13. Hi Marty!! The mirror looks nice there. Sometimes the less the better. I do think you need to beautiful chairs to finish up your dinning table ;) Thats my two cents.

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  14. I like the way the mirror reflects the room and think it is enough on that wall. And I really like the horse pic.

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  15. Marty,
    While I adored the print of the gentleman giving thanks in this area,
    I definitely understand the need for change!!!
    If you have some decorative plates that go with your color palette,
    they would make an interesting addition to the wall.
    Your home is gorgeous and you'll know when you've found the 'perfect' solution, dear friend!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  16. I think square plates or frames along the side would look better than round ones. Too many circles. What about 2 small floating shelves on each side? It's beautiful by itself. Maybe look at it a while. It takes me days to adjust to changes. Love your new horse art. So pretty over the couch.

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  17. I like just the mirror there by itself. It reflects the chandelier and sometimes less is more!

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  18. I love it right now, the horse artwork is gorgeous where it is and the fabulous mirror where it is. The mirror is to overpowering for anything around it, that's why you haven't come out with any idea as of yet, lol.. Me, I wouldn't have a thing around that fabulous mirror, all eyes simply rest in it for anyone that walks into your home.
    Have a lovely week ahead.
    FABBY

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  19. I have a vintage gold mirror that was my Mil's and don't have the right wall for it and actually, I don't have any wall, they're all full with artwork. I think about it everyday and look to place it as it's gorgeous. Well, I'll see you just inspired me.
    FABBY

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  20. The horse painting is gorgeous over your sofa. I love the mirror in the dining room--it adds sparkle and dimension.

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  21. I've always loved that mirror, it has such character, love how the frame is pieced together!! Like the horse pic over the sofa, it has motion. The mirror in the dining area, it's so chunky, which I love, and needs something else of almost equal weight to balance it. Adding a bunch of plates, shelves, etc. would just make the wall heavier. A chunky fat legged dining table would do it!! Leave it alone for a couple of weeks and see what comes to mind, or maybe you'll find another spot for it.....how about bringing in the ladder back chairs?? Give it some time......

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  22. The praying man was perfect there and the mirror is not because it does tend to fight the lamp. I agree with others, the mirror although beautiful, doesn't appeal to me where it is now hung. Perhaps the horse there would be a change but oversized for the dining room. What a great dilemma to have on your plate...pardon the pun.

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  23. Gallery wall with mirror and properly scalled art...or put the new large sconces with the mirror and find framed art to gallery with the horse

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  24. I like the arrangement NOW. I would add 5 or 7 plates surrounding mirror. The horse painting is great.

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  25. First I'd like to say that I LOVE the horse painting above your couch!! SO beautiful.
    The thing I think you are feeling the lack of is something to balance the mirror. Initially I thought you should add a small plant size table to the right of the wall with a plant on it to add color and draw the eye around full circle. Does that make sense? Or a buffet underneath the mirror (which is more costly). I hope this helps! ;)

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  26. Marty, I love how you have changed things up! The new location for your mirror is perfect! I think the mirror can stand alone. Your wall before was so wonderfully styled and full, this is just a new and fresher look. The same thing happens to me too. I love to embellish and when I don't fill lots of the space it looks empty... but it really isn't! I think it can stand on it's own. What a great choice for the dining room wall!

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  27. Lots of great comments here. I personally think it is a matter of scale. The windows and weight of the couches...anchored the mirror in the old location. In the dining room all the furniture and accessories, while dark in tone, are see thru-such as the chair back spindles. I think putting it back in the other location and moving the Horses to the dining room will work well. Your home is lovely, no matter what you decide to do.

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  28. That new horse picture is so pretty! I love it with the sconces! But find a new home for the mirror! It's too pretty to not use!

    Happy day friend!
    karianne

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  29. Hi Marty,
    That mirror looks very nice there but I, like you think it needs something else, and hopefully the sconces will do it, if not you
    might want to consider some planters that you could put faux greenery in...................... Or some plates...........

    Thanks for hosting your linky party too by the way, always enjoy it...............
    Havea great week and Happy Fall to you,

    Nellie

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  30. I love that mirror too Marty, and I think it looks great there. I would add some beautiful candle sconces beside it to make it seem less alone on that wall.

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  31. I love your mirror there, too, Marty! And, only because you asked ... I love the idea of adding pretty plates (from your wonderful collection) around it (the sides and top). Whatever you decide will be beautiful, as always!

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  32. Hi Marty,
    I liked the before in this area. I think the mirror is gorgeous but feels out of place there. You are going to get all kinds of loving opinions but remember it is what you love in this space and what makes you happy that is the best solution. Good luck what ever you decide it will be beautiful.
    Kris

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  33. My opinion is that one classic mirror can bring to every room stylish and unique look.
    This mirror is amazing, but I`m not a fan of this to have, mirror in the place that you eat. It will distract the people that stand in front of it and the conversation will not be good.

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