Monday, July 31, 2017

The Mirror Decision

 I had tons of suggestions about the living room mirror and what to do to bring this room together.  You guys are always so great about giving feedback and suggestions.  I love it.  I found it really interesting as to the response about the mirror.

Some of you were adamant in both directions about leaving it and turning it vertical, then there was the group that thought it should go behind the entry console.  A few of you absolutely hate the mirror and thought it was time for it to go.  I did a little count on what you all thought and found that really informative.

Here's how the tally came out.  As Is - Vertical - Loose It.

62 of you said to leave it As Is - while 33 said to turn it vertical and 5 were definitely in favor of loosing it all together.

In checking who the 62 that were in favor of leaving it As Is I found that most like Traditional or Transitional decor.  There were a few of you that liked the Farmhouse style also in this group.  It was also interesting that age had nothing to do with these 62.   Most were young women and a few in my age group.  A few had very beautiful traditonal homes, but most were transitional and very stylish and up to date.

The 33 that said to turn it vertical were the most diverse group of all.  They liked almost every style you could think of and all had stunning homes.  The vertical votes also included the ones that thought it would work behind the console as well as the sofa if turned vertical.

The 5 that voted to loose it all together did not like anything about the mirror, the size, frame  or anything.  To them it was just not a good thing at all.

99% of you agree with me that I need some drapes.   You also suggested to do the drapes first, find the rug that I want and then figure out the rest.  I think that was fabulous advice.

  I have decided that I want to do soft white linen drapes.  Plain and simple.  I also think they would look fabulous hung high above the  arched part of the window and flow just down the sides of the window.  Nothing dramatic, just something to add height and frame the window with a little softness.  I am also considering using a lucite rod.  I think it will look nice and be non-descript.  From there I will decide what I really want to do with the mirror.

You guys gave me tons of great suggestions and a lot to think about.  I always appreciate your input and thank you so much.  It really helps me to see things from another view point.

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  1. Isn't it great to be able to get decorating advice on your blog? It can be so helpful to get different viewpoints and sometimes even ideas you have never thought of. Now you can cross that design dilemma off your list! Enjoy your Sunday!

  2. I love the light coming in!

  3. It is fun to see what others would do, isn't it? Have a great Sunday.

  4. Marty, looking at the pictures again, I now have another suggestion (like you need more ideas, lol). What do you think of painting the frame of the mirror so it blends in more. I think the frame is making it look SO big and if it was painted a lighter color it would blend into the wall. Just an idea.

    1. If leaving as is, I agree with Pinky on that - just soften the lines of the mirror too by lightening it a tad - certainly easier than replacing or moving! : - )

  5. What a fun experiment to get all that feedback from readers and to correlate their choice with their ages and decorating styles! I think the mirror looks great over the sofa, but Pinky's suggestion might have some merit. The frame is making it look heavy, and a lighter color might help. Just a thought, after reading Pinky's comment above.
    Carol ("Mimi") from Home with Mimi

  6. Thanks Marty, Love this post, I am totally that person that has way too much stuff (that I most definitely don’t need). Having less would definitely help with stress and make life easier.

  7. Great post Marty. You do what you and your husband would like - you always make good decisions. I like your idea about the drapes.

    Have a great week.


  8. I get great ideas from my comment section as well. Can't wait to see what you do!

  9. Yes! Hang the drapes high. A lucite rod will be fabulous. xo

  10. Marty,
    You have such great taste and decor savvy what makes you happy will be the best choice.
    Happy New Week.

  11. You could also just do short small rods - have the draperies decorative, not really functional - I like that look when framing windows of interest.

  12. Marty, I love your mirror, finish and all, I don't personally think it needs to be lighter, but that's just me... but I think it looks great as is, but I think it would be gorgeous vertical! I love the idea of the lucite rod. I also think your room would look beautiful with a pop of animal print, like a leopard foot stool for one of the chairs...just my thing tho.. take it or leave it:) Whatever you chose will be beautiful tho😘

  13. Thanks Marty, tks your mirror and i love this post

  14. I love it so much! It bounces off so much light and is a timeless solution to that big space on the wall.

  15. Your new home is stunning! I love all of it, especially that kitchen. Where did you find that wonderful wine rack?