Wednesday, May 4, 2016

What's In The Reflection

You've heard designers say a million times,  make sure what you see in the reflection of the mirror is something you want to showcase.  You know how a mirror over a fireplace often times only reflects the ceiling or an ugly ceiling fan. I caught a glimpse of a few things that I see reflected in a mirror the other day, so I took a few pictures.

You guys don't usually see my living/dining room from this angel.  This shot is taken from the kitchen/family room opening.  You can see how the front door opens right into the room.

This is the view you usually see and this really gynormous mirror hanging over the sofa.  So what does it reflect if you are at the front door?

If you are standing in the open doorway, this is what you see.  A totally different view in the mirror.

From the front door you can look at the mirror and see the other side of the living room, down the hall and into the kitchen.  Since this is a really small room, it is amazing at how it opens things up and you feel like the space is twice as big as it is.

We also have two mirrors in our master bedroom and each one reflects something different.

The large mirror on the side wall always shows a beautiful reflection of the bed.

 If you're standing at the dresser you get a reflection of the other side of the room.

 You can see the window, my jewelry armoire and a small vignette.  This is on a small wall next to the opening to the master bath.

It's interesting to see what a mirror reflects, I think mine were all ok, they shared pretty views from across the room.

What does your mirror reflect?

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  1. Marty, I honestly have never thought about what our mirrors reflect, mostly because we don't have mirrors except in our entry, bathrooms, and only one bedroom. Now that I write this, I realize that the other guest room should have a mirror somewhere in it.;-)

  2. What an interesting post my friend! I never thought about what my very few mittors reflect, or is it I don't have a huge one on my social area, except in closets and bathrooms. I love what I see in yours.
    I have an antique one from my Mil I had before an artwork I have there now, but funny, I've been thinking to bring it out again. I don't know where, though.

  3. Yes indeed Marty and your mirrors are practically perfect in every way!

  4. Interesting challenge. Knowing where to put the mirrors to be used as their best advantage. Gotta go move some mirrors. lol


  5. hey marty- I love the light that reflects off of mirrors. I really like that mirror on your wall in the bedroom. its so pretty!

  6. This is a very interesting post...will have to check for reflections in my mirrors. When we moved into this house almost nineteen years ago, there mirrors everywhere. All the closet doors were mirrored and the lady had used smoked and veined mirror tiles in an alcove. Needless to say, the mirror tiles were the first to come down. Love visiting your home!

  7. Wow, never gave this a thought; not that it really matters, but now I'm going to have to go into all the rooms with mirrors and look at what it's reflecting! Interesting, Mary.

  8. Great post, Marty. I have never liked seeing a ceiling fan in a mirror! Pam @ Everyday Living

  9. What a coincidence! I recently added a gallery wall to our living room which required relocating some pieces of art and one mirror. I placed the mirror up on the mantel to get it out of the way and my husband said, if you are going to leave that there, it needs to tilt down so that it reflects something other than the fan! I explained that it was only there until I found its new home! I had no idea how design conscious my husband really is!

  10. I love your bedroom! I also like to photograph images in the mirror.

  11. Can we have too many mirrors? I don't think so! I love the way they add a little sparkle and bounce the light around.

    Happy TOHOT and Happy Mother's Day. ;)

  12. I know my big oval mirror above the fireplace reflects the ceiling fan, and I take it down only to put it back up time and again b/c I just love the way it looks up there. Oh well.

    Neat post, very interesting! Well done, Marty. Hugs.