Thompson Hotels and Gettys teamed up with UK based Tara Bernerd for Thompson Chicago hotel. Tara Bernerd uses the Lola 48 from Reflecting Design in two places, the main lobby lounge and the restaurant Nico Osteria. The lobby mirror has become a Instagram hit. Below are links to interviews with Tara Bernerd discussing the design and a collection of related photos.
“As a restaurant element convex mirrors are an attractive proposition. In a situation where many people are sitting a flat mirror high on the wall tends to reflect the ceiling – not so interesting. Convex mirrors pull the room together in one place. When one looks at a convex mirror while seated, you experience a heightened ambiance.” – Matthew Buck
Dorian 24″ in Antique Gold
Dorian Decorative Convex mirror by Reflecting Design was decorated in an eclectic designed home incorporating natural elements, textures and exquisite finishes. It is simultaneously user friendly, comfortable, inviting and exotic.
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BIZARI 40 in Bone White
Bizari 40 decorative convex mirror is used in a historic, mid-century building overlooking downtown Tulsa. Bizari is decorated in the main living area to blend modern interior elements with the historic mid-century architecture of the building and the residents’ Indian heritage.
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Reflecting Design would like to present a new photo set of Cruyf 29. We have had this mirror frame for a long time, however, it is only recently that we have managed to produce a satisfying set of pictures. The Cruyf is inspired by Dutch frame design of the 16th century (or some century long ago). Black frames, austere, dramatic. The name is inspired by Johan Cruyf the Dutch footballer of the 1970s. Cruyff became synonymous with the playing style of “Total Football”.
Here there are four different color finishes.;Antique Gold, Bone White, Flat Black and Pewter.
Cruyf 29 Antique Gold
Cruyf 29 Flat Black
Cruyf 29 Bone White
Cruyf 29 Pewter
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Reflecting Design is introducing an LED Back Lighting kit. The look is an atmospheric solar eclipse, creating an unparalelled evening ambiance on the wall. Too cool for words.
The kit is a dimmable. Compatible with PAZZO 38, Rohana, Loloa and Chromo convex and flat mirrors. Contact us for pricing.
Reflecting Design is pleased to announce that we are now offering a flat mirror option with all our frame designs. There has been demand from our clients wanting flat mirrors. We have now established a formal supplier who can provide flat mirrors at no additional charge to the convex mirror option.
As always we continue to sell decorative convex mirrors as the heart of our business.
Reflecting Design is offering 23% off on all frame designs.
Sale ends on May 15th.
Reflecting Design’s Lola Mirror features on the cover of Livingetc’s February edition. In an article about adding ‘Punch to Greys’ it is an interesting juxtaposition between the ubiquitous white room and the grey alternative.
“Ways to add some punch to greys…”
“… in a brightly coloured house it’s easy to go over the top, a grey scheme is the perfect backdrop for some extra personality.” A grey scheme with white details.
“The charm of convex mirrors — and this is only one of many appealing qualities they possess — has got to be their ability to not only transform every space they appear in, but also allow themselves to be transformed. To bring style into a room, but also take on a little bit of a room’s style, too. This is why you often hear convex mirrors described using a plethora of design words, like industrial, modern and traditional, to name only a few.” – Apartment Therapy
Corinth 33 in Black Grain
Private Residence – New York City
In this Private Residence in London England, “Antique furniture sits alongside contemporary pieces, merging modern with vintage…” Here Caroline Cobbold uses a Lola 46 decorative convex mirror in Harvest Bronze finish. In her owns words, “ (she) prefers to layer different genres of styles so it appears that the client has built up their own collection of treasured items over time, without looking or feeling too overdesigned.”
A little electicism. It is nice to see a clients personality, joys and interests in their home.
“The brief was to create a light and airy feeling.”
Andrea Milward and Alison Teverini – Milward Teverini, create unique interiors that are luxurious, glamorous and timeless.
Here they used a Lola decorative convex mirror in Black Grain finish to open the space and offer some soft lines in what might easily become hard and formal. This compliments well the subdued easy going palette.
They have a simple philosophy, to create unique interiors.
Jane Price-Stephens is an award winning interior designer located in South West London. Here Jane used the 40 inch Bizari mirror in Black Grain finish. While the finish looks simply black to the eye it has nonetheless a brushed texture. This lends depth and warmth to the surface.
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Jane Price-Stephens Website
Interior Designer Arzu Kartal based in Hamburg Germany used our mirror Lolaa Black Grain and Dorian Pewter in her projects.
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Hamburg 0177 / 29 73 884
Arzu Kartal Website
“A late Georgian house is always a temptation and this one managed to draw Studio Hopwood
all the way across town. On three floors with high ceilings and nicely proportioned rooms, so
no case of having to turn a sows ear into a silk purse this time.” – Daniel Hopwood
Designer Location: London UK
Designer website: danielhopwood.com
New York City Townhouse
Three interiors by Vancouver based Interior Designer Karla Amadatsu. The first image shows the 29 inch Cruyf in Flat Black, the other two are both Corinths in Black Grain and Bone White respectively. Karla has a clean aesthetic and the mirrors help bring light into the room as she wants.
With apologies and much respect I take these two photos to compare a flat mirror and a convex mirror reflection. For the best experience you would want to stand a the foot of the bed at left. The eye is so much more than a camera lens. If you think this is impressive the real thing is something more and more again.
Matthew Charlton | Master Bedroom | Cruyf Decorative Convex Mirror
I have to say I really enjoy this bathroom. It is impeccably tasteful. It feels like stepping back in time. I do not often see my mirror designs in a more classical setting and I appreciate the touch here. When I conceived the Cruyf (Croyff) mirror I had a Dutch reformation aesthetic in mind – thick black frames like one sees hanging around a Vermeer. So a traditional design is very fitting. The print on the wall is perfect.
“Matthew Charlton’s style has been described as avant-garde, urban sophisticated, and unconventional, yet his design philosophy is to match his designs to his client’s life experiences, whether the result is traditional, modern, or unexpected.”
Something I like about the convex mirror in this interior is how high on the wall they put it. I would guess a temptation might have been to put it lower, where a viewer would be more central to the reflection. Here however the designer decided to use the mirror more like a surveillance piece – an Eye on the Wall. The open skylight window adds to this feeling.
Another inherent aspect to my mirror line I have always liked and which shows well here is the roundness. Note how the mirror contrasts the hard lines of the wall. It is a feminine touch in an otherwise masculine room- Lola – Black Grain
– Matthew Buck
One nice attribute of a convex mirror is the starlight effect as shown here. As a consequence of the curve lens the mirror reflects the ceiling light in this photograph as a kind of starlight. The effect gives the mirror a jewel-like appearance, like cut glass.
Reflecting Design Corinth Convex Mirror Gillian Gillies Toronto
Gillian Gillies is an award winning British residential designer who has called Toronto, Ontario home for the past 12 years. She runs a referal lead residential firm and is also co-founder of DesignDocs Inc.
Gillian has come to Reflecting Design several time for Decorative Convex Mirrors. Here she uses a Corinth 33 in Black Grain finish in the Entrance Foyer. The reflection captures the full scope of the ground floor reflecting the foyer and ground floor living room. Immediately one feels the handsome ambiance of this home. An updated classic Toronto house.
Atelier Abigail Ahern is the eponymous furniture shop of Abigail Ahern, the highly respected British Interior Designer. Abigail has been a long time supporter of Reflecting Design’s convex mirror line. The business relationship goes back to when we met at the New York International Gift Fair in 2008. Atelier Abigail Ahern is the premier outlet for Reflecting Design in the UK.
As an Interior Designer Abigail is admired for as much as any work the design of her own home in the North London borough of Islington. Here are two photos that say it all in terms of her style.
Pictures At An Exhibition
Indianapolis based Interior Designer Jeff Sheats uses the 33 inch Corinth, 24 inch Dorian and 40 inch Bizari, all in Bone White, to great effect in this lofty interior. Many say there is beauty in symmetry, some say asymmetry is more interesting. Jeff Sheats achieves both with this idea.
Interior Design Lori Steeves used a Pazzo 38 in Flat Black to great effect in this seaside home. Pleasing is how well the circular mirror compliments the irregular rock mosaic. Also demonstrated in the picture is how the mirror captures the room at large and in depth. Notice that the mirror captures a floor to ceiling reflection. This 3D rendering is one of its cooler attributes of a convex mirror.
“In this expansive seaside home we brought warmth and flow to the large open rooms, while keeping the focus on the stunning coastal views.” – Lori Steeves
Los Angeles based Interior Designers Cynthia Forchielli and Helen Glynn requested the Corinth mirror with an LED backlit mirror for the newly renovated Grafton On Sunset restaurant Olivers Prime Steakhouse. The LED is on a dimmer so one can dial in a dynamic to subtle effect. The outcome is great success and Reflecting Design is now developing an LED kit for mirrors 38 inches and up. A solar eclipse at home.
Stylish and delightful.
Here is a wonderful example of how to elevate a white room into something juicy and joyful. A beautiful chandelier shows how the smallest bits of colour can lift one out of the mundane. With so much headroom the Lola Black Grain mirror fits perfectly. Why eight foot ceilings should be illegal.
Paul Chapman photography
Interior Designer Ty Larkins uses again a decorative convex mirror to create a magical element in this handsomely appointed room. Resonating elements of Egypt and the plains of Africa one wants to explore. The Bone White Corinth lifts nicely off a handsome colour. The photo perfectly demonstrates one of the best attributes of the convex mirror in a room setting – how it captures the room from any angle.
“This grand apartment is located in the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter in the oldest apartment building in the United States. Modern furnishings were mixed with French antiques coupled with a decidedly masculine color palette creating bold contrast and interest.” – Ty Larkins
In Style Magazine. Anne Hathaway styling in promo for 2008 film ‘Get Smart’ with Bone White Corinth convex mirror. The story has it that convex mirrors featured in 19th century dining rooms as a way the Butler could keep an eye on the table, hence the expression ‘butlers mirror’. Nice copy but highly suspect in my mind. Another story has it that Anne Hathaway has a twin sister.
See: IMDB ‘Get Smart’
Ty Larkins, Louisiana Interior Designer | Lofty Ambitions’ a new interior design
‘Lofty Ambitions’, the self described interior design by Ty Larkins uses two Lola convex mirrors in Pewter. The Lola is 46 inches diameter with a 35 inch mirror.
“Situated in a new building located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, this apartment’s design embraces its lofty urban aesthetic where comfortable clean-lined furnishings deliberately play second fiddle to the owners’ extensive collection of modern artwork.” – Ty Larkins
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 2015 Catalogue
Reflecting Design the Vancouver Canada based decorative convex mirror designer is pleased to announce its entire line of decorative convex mirrors is now available to the UK and Europe through its UK based distributor. Ordering is handle through Reflecting Design in Vancouver. Pricing is available in GBP and Euros.
Please contact Matthew Buck for further information.
00 1 778 858 8248
Corinth 33 Black Grain. Interior design by Powell & Bonnell, Toronto. The circular form of this mirror creates a soft touch and compliments the curvature of the table, chairs and room nicely.