They’re not easy to find you know, round mirrors. Well they are. But BIG, round ones are not. I’ve been working remotely with a lovely client down in London for a year now. We’ve been making small but quite significant changes to their living room and hallway.
Project – During (photo by client)
After some fancy bespoke joinery by the man of the house, a new dining table, dining chairs, cow hide, Robin Day sofa from eBay and a lick of paint… these guys needed a large round mirror for the chimney breast. If I had my way, i’d most likely have left the chimney breast bare for some negative space between the two alcoves, but the room is very dark and the window is directly opposite the chimney breast. A mirror was much needed to help bounce the limited light around.
The mirror had to be round to echo the new Tulip dining table and soften all those vertical lines from the alcoves and shelving. And because I didn’t really want to see the mirror, I suggested something frameless. The chimney breast in question is 160cm wide so in order for it to not appear like a weird dot in the space, the mirror needed to be LARGE. At least 100cm in diameter kind of large.
Have you ever tried looking for a 1m diameter frameless (or very minimal silver framed) mirror? For less than £150? It’s a fun game.
Take a look at some of the stuff I found whilst looking for “the one”.
Anna & Beau – 100cm Round Frameless Mirror – £275
Anna & Beau – 100cm Eccleston Round – £185
Laura Ashley – 100cm Constance Round Mirror
£140 in the sale which is amazing. If you’re looking for a gold/brass tone mirror, I demand you purchase this tout de suite.
Laura Ashley – 100cm Tamworth Round Mirror – £175
Laura Ashley – 100cm Evie Round Mirror – £231
I think this would fab against a darker wall colour, don’t you? It looks a bit “meh” on that wallpaper.
William Wood Mirrors – 100cm Carla Silver Mirror -£105
So close, but that detailing is just a bit fussy for the room in question.
Select Mirrors – 100cm Bowman Round Mirror – £275
And just when I was about to give up, I started looking for glass and mirrors cut to size. It can’t be that flipping hard to get someone to cut a circular piece of mirror can it?
Made 2 Measure – 1000mm diameter mirror, frameless
BINGO. And at £79 it was just the ticket, well under budget. It might not look like much, but it’s the sheer scale that will make the impact. No fancy frame required. And an order will be placed today. Hoorah!
Just to finish, here’s a pic from the Sherwood Forest project where I used a 120cm diameter round mirror on a wide chimney breast, just incase you’re still not sure about the round-ness.
Absolutely the right shape to have on a chimney breast with no mantel or fire surround.
So are any of you are considering a new mirror at the mo? Any here that take your fancy?