cocktail jewelry inspired the design of this Flower Gem mirror
from Christopher Guy. Shown with beveled glass in Renaissance
Gold finish. $2,811. Swan Interiors.
The design world
has fallen in love with mirrors. Look through any home magazine these
days and itís hard to find a room without one. Mirrors arenít just
for the bedroom and foyer anymore ó theyíre even hanging around in
kitchens and laundry areas.
reflect light, mirrors open up a room. But Sarah Steltenpohl, an
interior designer with Swan Interiors in Wauwatosa, feels mirrors
actually go a step further. "What I like about mirrors is that
you are creating your own artwork. Youíre making a personal
statement. Mirrors are always changing because they reflect your
movement, your personality. They look different at different times of
the day, too. Reflections keep changing and keep giving back to
are limitless, and stylish selections are being seen everywhere from
bigbox retailers to high-end boutiques.
Amy Carman of
Amy Carman Design in Milwaukee shares a few tips regarding mirrors:
"Rather than using a basic rectangular mirror above a sink,
consider something with an interesting shape or stylish frame. Because
a mirror hangs at eye level, it will be one of the first things people
notice when they walk in the room. Select a style that reinforces the
character of the room.
have an important piece of artwork on display, but still need to fill
some empty wall space, a mirror is a great way to add visual impact
without detracting from the piece." m