Your Opinion – Mantles and Televisions

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Do televisions kill the spirit of a fireplace?


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A Large Decorative Convex Mirror (left) | A Large Television (right)

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A Large Decorative Convex Mirror (left) | A Large Television (right)

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Narcissus and Large Round Mirrors

Large Round Mirror Concept for Living Rooms, Hallways and More


It seems that a living room is hardly complete when it does not have a mirror. Large mirrors, small mirrors, convex mirrors, flat mirrors, round mirror, square oval, full length, ornate or simple; mirrors are an important element in our home interior design.

Beyond the practicalities, mirrors provide a certain profound service to all – they provide an awareness of ourselves. Awareness not from within but without, externally so to speak. One wonders how life was centuries ago when the average person had no daily reference of the self in the third person – seeing yourself as other people see you. In the circumstances was it hard to submit to self-reflection when one had no external reference point? When Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection, it was in a pool of water.

In Greek literature Narcissus was known for his beauty. He was proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. He was attracted to the pool where he saw his own mirror image in the water and fell in love with it. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus lost his will to live. He stared at his reflection until he died.

What did Narcissus really fall in love with? His beauty or his identity? In the modern context we think of a narcissist as one in love with the beauty of their physical self. For Narcissus however was his understanding of his identity not in some ways incomplete. The story tells us he did not live with a mirror. Perhaps his love grew from the knowledge of his own identity. He had effectively found himself.

image of Narcissus captivated by his own reflection as painted by Italian painter Caravaggio (1571-1610)

Narcissus by Italian painter Caravaggio (1571-1610) depicts Narcissus captivated by his own reflection.

In a modern home the mirror is not intended as a device for self-love, but it does remind us of ourselves, and perhaps this reminds us to look inside as well. Think of your self as a person in a place, in a time. In the modern context identity is very much behind the design choices people make. If we are lucky we choose things we like and things that reflect our idea of living well. They are in a small way or sometimes large, an expression of our identity. Hopefully our homes are authentic this way.

Reflecting Design feels that there is no better way to create this context than through a large convex mirror. Flat mirrors capture the person. The person is the subject. Convex mirrors capture the person and the place. The world is a fascinating place and with great satisfaction a convex mirror reminds us of this.

 


Reflecting Design – Large Mirrors

Rohana

French curves (bezier curves) mix with flat surface transitions to produce a fortress-like profile (see sketch below). Rohana is 2 inches smaller in the diameter than the Lola. The designs differ in that Rohana is more masculine than Lola. but similar in that both are transitional in style.

Transitional in interior design implies the use of traditional motifs interpreted to produce a contemporary piece. Rohana is not ornate like a traditional frame but not as severely basic as modern piece. The result is a beautiful design, timeless and clean.

image of 'Rohana' a large round decorative convex mirror designed by Matthew Buck and sold by Reflecting Design

Large Round Mirror – Rohana in Black Grain finish.

Odlum Entrance encompasses the “statement” mirrors in the Reflecting Design collection – the large mirrors, both convex and flat. Statements mirrors are as one might imagine, mirrors that command or stand out in space through their size. As convex mirrors they project a definitive affection for the convex reflection look. They capture the room and reflect the atmosphere completely.

Like the Pazzo 38 a bespoke LED back-light kit is available for the Rohana mirror. Fully dimming the LED creates an unparalleled lighting ambiance. Light escapes from behind producing a silhouette resonant of a solar eclipse. Contact Reflecting Design directly for pricing and specifications.

Made in Canada and the United States

Colours

Antique Gold | Black Grain | Bone White | Pewter

All frame finishes are done by hand. Slight variations in the finish from the photos is likely.

a composite image showing various views of the Rohana large mirror frame design including a cross section that visually describe the profile.

Large Round MIrror – Rohana design drawing

Specifications
Frame Diameter : 44 i0n. | 112 cm.
Frame Height (back to front) : 5.5 in. | 12 cm.
Mirror Diameter (visible) : 34 in. | 86 cm.
Weight on wall : 22 lbs | 10 kgs
Hanging Method : Wire (installed)
Wall side hardware : Not supplied (please see website Colour / Care for advice on hanging)
Cleaning and care: ships with a mirror cleaning kit.

The Mirror

All Reflecting Design mirrors use acrylic to create the convex mirror lens. Acrylic provides for a more consistent geometry. Consistent geometry means an even proportional scaling without any of the stretching or distortion one commonly sees in these type of glass mirrors. Acrylic also allows for greater variability in the geometry which means Reflecting Design can maximize the height of the curve for an optimal visual experience.

 

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an side on image of the Rohana large round mirror in Black Grain finish

Large Round Mirror – Rohana in Black Grain finish

 

Mirror Care

Acrylic is not clean by glass cleaners. All Reflecting Design mirrors ship with a dedicated cleaning kit. The kit is cleaning solution, a microfiber cloth and instructions. These components are commonly available through hardware stores, plastic supply shops or through Reflecting Design.

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Lola

Lola in form is like a cup, widening as it extends forward. The result is a frame design that opens out to the viewer. The widening design permits a deeper frame without producing a tunnel effect. With convex mirrors a tunnel can produce an interesting visual effect, as one sees well in our Pazzo 38 design. But with a mirror of Lola’s dimensions a tunnel is not ideal.  French curves billow forward ending in a soft lip. The return tucks under and back to the center. An interesting comparison can be made looking at the Rohana and Lola sketches.

image of 'Lola', a large round decorative convex mirror designed by Matthew Buck and sold by Reflecting Design

Large Round Mirror – Lola in Pewter finish.

The style is transitional. Transitional in interior design implies the use of traditional motifs interpreted to produce a contemporary piece. Lola is not ornate like a traditional frame but not as severely basic as a modern piece. The result is again timeless, and clean.

Odlum Entrance represents all the statement decorative convex mirrors in the collection. These mirrors are intended to convey a definitive attitude towards the convex mirror experience. They state their presence as both a convex mirror and a mirror frame. They capture the room and reflect the atmosphere completely. They demand your attention in the most agreeable manner.

Like the Rohana a bespoke LED back-light kit is available for the Lola mirror. Fully dimming the LED creates an unparalleled lighting ambiance. Light escapes from the back producing a silhouette resonant of a solar eclipse. Contact Reflecting Design directly for pricing and specifications.

Made in Canada and the United States

Colours
Antique Gold | Black Grain | Bone White | Pewter
All frame finishes are done by hand. Slight variations in the finish from the photos is likely.

a composite image showing various views of the Lola large round mirror frame design including two cross-sections that visually describe the profile.Specifications
Frame Diameter : 46 in. | 117 cm.
Frame Height (back to front) : 5.5 in. | 12 cm.
Mirror Diameter (visible) : 35 in. | 89 cm.
Weight on wall : 25 lbs | 12 kgs
Hanging Method : French cleat (installed)
Wall side hardware : French cleat bracket supplied. Please see website Colour / Care for installation advice. Ships with hanging instructions
Cleaning: ships with cleaning kit.

The Mirror
All Reflecting Design mirrors use acrylic to create beautiful surface quality in the convex mirror lens. Acrylic provides for a more consistent shape of a mirror’s surface. Consistent geometry means an even proportional scaling without any of the stretching or distortion one commonly sees in a glass convex mirrors. Acrylic also allows for greater variability in the geometry which means Reflecting Design can maximize the height of the curve for an optimal visual experience.

Mirror Care
Acrylic is not clean by glass cleaners. All Reflecting Design mirrors ship with a dedicated cleaning kit. The kit is cleaning solution, a microfiber cloth and instructions. These components are commonly available through hardware stores, plastic supply shops or through Reflecting Design.

an Editorial image of 'Lola' above a fireplace mantle with two red armchairs. Lola is a large round mirror designed by Matthew Buck and sold by Reflecting Design.

Lola Decorative Convex Mirror above a fireplace mantle.

An Editorial image of a Lola in a house hallway. The image conveys the wide angle sweep of the reflectio, a feature that distinguishes this large round mirror from the more common flat mirror option.

Lola Decorative Convex Mirror revealing the wide angle reflection of the convex mirror lens.

 

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Chromo

Chromo is the largest and boldest design in the Odlum Entrance collection. A large 35 inch mirror centers a busty 48 inch frame. The effect is an imposing statement of style and taste. If the Lola is a receptacle the Chromo mirror design is ‘the cup that floweth over’. There is no negative space here. Chromo bulges forward with muscularity.

The style is transitional. Transitional in interior design suggests the use of traditional motifs interpreted to produce a contemporary piece.

an image of 'Chromo' in Bone White, a large round mirror with a convex mirror designed by Matthew Buck and sold by Reflecting Design

Large Round Mirror – Chromo in Bone White finish.

Odlum Entrance represents all the statement decorative convex mirrors in the collection. These mirrors are intended to convey a definitive attitude towards the convex mirror experience. They state their presence as both a convex mirror and a mirror frame. They capture the room and reflect the atmosphere completely. They demand your attention agreeably, but not through being unusual kinds of mirrors.

All the Odlum Entrance mirrors are available with a bespoke LED backlight kit. Fully dimmable the LED creates an unparalelled lighting ambiance. Light escapes from the back producing a silhouette resonant of a solar eclipse. Atmospheric in the extreme.
Contact Reflecting Design directly for pricing and specifications.

Made in Canada and the United States

Colours
Antique Gold | Black Grain | Bone White | Pewter
Painting: All frame finishes are done by hand. Slight variations in the finish from the photos is likely.

Specificationsa composite image showing various views of the Chromo large round mirror frame design including two cross-sections that visually describe the profile.
Frame Diameter : 48 in. | 122 cm.
Frame Height (back to front) : 6.25 inches | 15.8 cm.
Mirror Diameter (visible) : 35 in. | 46 cm.
Weight on wall : 10 lbs | kgs
Hanging Method : French cleat (installed)
Wall side hardware : French cleat bracket supplied. Please see website Colour / Care for installation advice. Ships with hanging instructions
Cleaning: ships with cleaning kit.

The Mirror
All Reflecting Design mirrors use acrylic to create the convex mirror lens. Acrylic provides for a more consistent geometry. Consistent geometry means an even proportional scaling without any of the stretching or distortion one commonly sees in a glass convex mirrors. Acrylic also allows for greater variability in the geometry which means Reflecting Design can maximize the height of the curve for an optimal visual experience.

Mirror Care
Acrylic is not clean by glass cleaners. All Reflecting Design mirrors ship with a dedicated cleaning kit. The kit is cleaning solution, a microfibre cloth and instructions. These components are commonly available through hardware stores, plastic supply shops or through Reflecting Design.

a 3/4 side on detail view of 'Chromo' . This is a large round mirror with a convex mirror or flat mirror option designed by Matthew Buck and sold by Reflecting Design.e - Detail

Detail – Large Round Mirror – Chromo Decorative Convex Mirror in Bone White finish.

This detail of the Chromo frame conveys well the transitional style characteristics.

Bizari

Bizari resides on the line between the medium size and large size convex mirrors by Reflecting Design.

Bizari is a 40 inch diameter framed convex mirror from Reflecting Design. The design is a scaled up copy of the Corinth frame design. Such is the popularity of the Corinth that a larger version was being requested.

At 40 inches outside diameter Bizari is entering the realm of our statement mirrors as represented by Odlum Entrance. Bizari looks great everywhere; above a mantle, behind a couch, above a dining room console, a piano, a bed. This mirror sets the scene where ever. The mirror is 32 in. diameter delivering abundantly the wonderful convex mirror experience. The lens bulges to near maximum, never passing the front edge of the frame at 4 ½ inches from the wall.

a front view of 'Bizari' a decorative convex mirror from Reflecting Design.

Large Round Mirror – Bizari Decorative Convex Mirror in Black Grain finish

Convex mirrors as decoration are used in interior design to provide a predominantly experiential effect. Convex mirrors curve outward grabbing reflections from the side and front. The effect is uniquely inclusive and engaging. The mirror is symmetrical. Objects are reduced evenly and there is no stretching or distortion in a the convex mirror. The bulge of the lens offers a softness – what we like to call feminine sensibility, which is very agreeable. A great offset to the hard lines common in so much architectural design today. Convex mirrors as decoration are used in interior design to provide a predominantly experiential effect.

Like the Corinth, Bizari is stylistically a transitional design. Transitional in interior design suggests here the use of traditional motifs interpreted to produce a contemporary piece. Bizari employs traditional curves and line but it is not severe or minimalist as a modern piece. There is no extraneous decoration. The result is a beautiful design, timeless, and clean.

Made in Canada and the United States

Colours
Antique Gold | Black Grain | Bone White | Pewter
All frame finishes are done by hand. Slight variations in the finish from the photos is likely.

a composite image showing various views of the Bizari large round mirror frame design including two cross-sections that visually describe the profile.

Bizari design drawings.

Specifications
Frame Diameter : 40 in. | 102 cm.
Frame Height (back to front) : 4 1/2 in. | 11.5 cm.
Mirror Diameter (visible) : 32 in. | 81 cm.
Weight on wall : 19 lbs | 8.6 kgs
Hanging Method : Wire (installed)
Wall side hardware : Not supplied (please see website Colour / Care for advice on hanging)
Cleaning and care: ships with a mirror cleaning kit.

The Mirror
All Reflecting Design mirrors use acrylic to create the convex mirror lens. Acrylic provides for a more consistent geometry. Consistent geometry means an even proportional scaling without any of the stretching or distortion one commonly sees in a glass convex mirrors. Acrylic also allows for greater variability in the geometry which means Reflecting Design can maximize the height of the curve for an optimal visual experience.

Mirror Care
Acrylic is not clean by glass cleaners. All Reflecting Design mirrors ship with a dedicated cleaning kit. The kit is cleaning solution, a microfibre cloth and instructions. These components are commonly available through hardware stores, plastic supply shops or through Reflecting Design.

 

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Large Round Mirror – Bizari In Bone White finish. A Decorative Convex Mirror from Reflecting Design.

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16 Great and 3 Not So Great Ideas For a Mantle

Are convex mirrors perfect for a fireplace mantle?

Explore this Interior Designer Gallery

Large and Small

You Decide

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Corinth | Pewter : See in our Shop

 

 

Pazzo 38 | Bone White : See in our Shop

 

 

At the foot of this Gallery are a number of contrasting examples using flat mirrors.

 

Is a fireplace a feature or an accessory? Can big be too big?

 

 

When I retire I’m going to spend my evenings by the fireplace going through those boxes. There are things in there that ought to be burned.

– Richard M. Nixon

 

 

 

 

 

I just like TV. I think to me, it replaced the fireplace when I was a child. They took the fire away and they put a TV in instead and I got hooked on it. – John Lennon

Lola | Bone White : See in our Shop

 

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Bobs Your Uncle Interior Design Vancouver

Does Convex Work Better?

(This i not a critique.)

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Convex Mirrors meet Landscape Design

Reflecting Design has on occasion found the opportunity to work with landscape architects. See how two designers use convex mirrors to great affect outdoors.

Reflecting Design has on occasion found the opportunity to work with landscape architects – convex mirrors meet landscape designer. Notable of these is Evan C Lai of New York City.  Evan has a 25 year career working in and around Manhattan. As one might expect from such an enduring career he has had the opportunity to create numerous truly beautiful green spaces using the wonderful New York City skyline as a backdrop. These places, are the contemporary oasis in the desert – lush green watering holes surrounded by sand and cement. They also convey what a city might be if developers, city planners and architects took a less materialistic approach to urban design.

A Chromo Decorative Convex Mirror in Pewter – custom finished for exterior use.

 

 

A D V E R T I S E M E N T

In Vancouver (where I live) for example developers sacrifice meaningful balconies to preserve the value of the floor space. Large balconies steal from indoor floor space. The developer thinks the home owner would rather invest in indoor space than out. They are possibly right. And so crummy little balconies adjoin $ 600,000 apartments. Balconies where flower boxes are illegal and one would be hard pressed to place a barbecue let alone a couple of chairs and table for dining al fresco. Meanwhile the city Government talks about the need to create green space. These are ideas out of step with the reality of peoples lives. The result is a mean compromise. Evan Lai’s designs, while undoubtedly on the high-end of the spectrum, reminds us of how life might be if some vision and value was placed elsewhere.

 

A Million Dollar View Vancouver Style

Sorry kids, there no room for us and you out here. Would you mind eating in front of the television?

 

A mirror seems somewhat misplaced outside. The mirror is something we think of as, inside – the inside world of self and self-awareness. That one can use so successfully a convex mirror outdoors conveys succinctly the outward nature of a convex reflection. As I like to say, the convex mirror is not a mirror about you. Rather it is a reflection of the world around you.

Magic is what makes Trilbey Gordon‘s selection of a convex mirror in this garden so successful. Trilbey is a London England based interior designer. She has a fine reputation. Below she created a endless garden with this slightly hidden Lola (one of our large round mirrors). There is a playful artistry here, a sophisticated use of a mirror extending garden design is a direction we rarely encounter.

A D V E R T I S E M E N T

 

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Fruitful Days

Just what I need… and a box of fruit. A recommendation for a colleagues business. Timely if you have recently bought a fitness membership.

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Oxford White at Reflecting Design

Reflecting Design and Odlum Entrance are updating their white frame colours. The change is in fact the addition of Oxford White to the standard colour palette. The white colours now available are:

Bone White : see Benjamin Moore OC-114, Lemon Ice

Bone White has the mildest of yellow tones. The purpose is to produce a more mellow, antiqued colour. Do not be deterred by the use of ‘antiqued’ in the description of this colour, it is very subtle.

and

Oxford White : see Benjamin Moore CC-30, Oxford White

Oxford White is a grey white of the mildest densities.

We will refrain from providing link to these colours as computer screens are reliably unreliable for colour rendering. Visit a paint shop if you need to see exactly what these colours look like.

As always the colours; Antiqued Gold, Black Grain, Brushed Copper, Flat Black, Brushed Gold and Pewter remain colours in the house palette. Please see our mirror styles to see precisely what colours are avilable to each frame.

Date: December 12, 2017

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Why Choose A Convex Mirror For A Fireplace Mantle?

We all love a fireplace and most often they feature a mantle. Whether simple or designed the mantle creates an architectural focal point in a room. Mantles set the stage for what comes above. They break a wall span, producing a frame for something significant. Here we build family histories or craft-work galleries. We deposit memories, the day to day, or aspects of our identity. They are rarely left empty.

Mirrors have long been a favourite decorative accessory above a mantle. Mirrors bounce light –  they lighten a room. They shine in such a special way that we are pulled in their direction. They entice the modest. They put one in the place. Mirrors are more affordable, and more lively than a print or painting. It makes sense that people gravitate towards them in their interior design.

Three Different Flat Mirrors

The problem with flat mirrors hanging above the mantle, as clearly illustrated in the pictures above, is that they loose so much of what they are offering when placed too high. More particularly: a good reflection. Too high, bodies are truncated at the shoulder, reflections are incomplete. Worse yet, if one is seated, the reflection is no more interesting than the ceiling paint, some rafters or something incomprehensible. Frame aside, they are often anti-climatic. The mirror was a good idea but something was lost in translation. So what is the solution?

 

 

Convex mirrors are perfect above the mantle. Shining, bulging, pulling the eye, they deliver back a large visual sweep of the interior. They are alive in a manner we associate with the best in interior design.

Consider the photo here. Note how much of the room we experience in the reflection. The interior is delivered back in an optical bauble all the while fascinating the minds eye with a sense of the magical.

Convex mirrors are comforting. There manner is as if they never turn away, keeping you company, always looking back. People form a relationship with their convex mirror. On more than one occasion we have heard words to the effect of, “…my convex mirror is on the list of things I cannot live without.”

The round form is a bonus. Soft and universally appealing. A circle is never disappointing. One continuous line it wraps around you.

If you have a mantle in your home you need to consider a convex mirror. What do you think?

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Lens House London

Lens House London

Shortlisted for the 2014 Manser Medal is this conversion of a derelict nineteenth century house in north London. A home, a workspace, when it came time to decorating the client specified a 40 inch Bizari mirror.

Bizari Black Grain | London England

Here architect Alison Brooks design concept is expressed again through the selection of a convex mirror. Reflecting Design convex mirrors bulge in a way unlike other convex mirrors. Look around, they are incomparable.  In the photograph here the Bizari mirror sits on the wall looking like the front side of a fish-eye camera lens. In front our perfect geometry delivers an equally satisfying experience.

Undeniably modern this interior retains a connection with the historical character of the house. Matthew Buck‘s clean aesthetic marries here the best of two worlds.

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Why Acrylic Convex Mirrors Are Better Than Glass

A distorted convex mirror reflection is no fun. This kind of distortion can be chasing along the perimeter, stretching of the x,y geometry or otherwise the look of an inconsistent geometry – flatter in the center than the edge. It is no compliment having your mirrors being described as ‘fun-house’. These characteristics and this label are almost always an indication of a glass lens.

Here is why.

Glass convex manufacturing.

The process for making a glass convex mirror is called ‘slumping’. A piece of glass is laid over a steel mold. The glass is heated and the glass slumps into the mold.

Two problems.

  1. The preferred mold is shallow. Steep sides cause the glass to slide down and serious distortion in the middle of the lens results.
  2. On the edge of the mirror the glass is thicker. Light is bent through the physical phenomenon parallax. Much as the stick entering the lake bends. This causes chasing along the edge.
Pazzo 38 Flat Black

Pazzo 38 Flat Black

Acrylic convex manufacturing.

An acrylic convex mirror is almost diametrically the opposite of a glass convex mirror.

A piece of optical acrylic is laid on a flat surface. An oversized ring is clamped over the acrylic. The acrylic is heated until soft. At this time air is pushed into the center of the dome area. The acrylic swells upward under pressure. When the lens reaches the specified height a infrared light switch is triggered and the air flow is switched off.

The acrylic rests under pressure and cools. When it is rigid the clamp is released and the dome is ready for trimming.

The acrylic process creates a perfect dome geometry with an image that reduces the x, y axis equally. Objects are smaller but they are neither stretched or narrowed. Acrylic has a higher transmission of light. This creates a clearer image and a brilliant reflectance. The lens geometry bulges in a way redolent of a pregnant women, something pleasingly feminine. Practically the process is more versatile. A lens can dome 1 inch or 10, matching the frame dimensions perfectly.

While there are some benefits to glass, the nature of the reflection and the quality of the geometry are not two. The methodology used in the production of an acrylic lens produces a substantially better geometry and the results we want in our products at Reflecting Design.

Look at this video for an example of slumping. Slumping definitely has a place in art.

 

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Morgan Harrison Home and Convex Mirrors

Relaxed Glamour

Reflecting Design has been working with Morgan Harrison Home on a number of projects over the past two years.

Here are some serene interiors from Michelle and her team, including interior designers Marcia Noble and Traci Gallagher. There is subtle tonality in these designs that creates a relaxed breezy atmosphere.

Texas New Tuscan

Texas New Tuscan

Michelle brings an editorial sensibility to an interior design through her floor plans and the placement of accessories and decoration.

The convex mirror above this fireplace mantle is the Corinth in Pewter finish. Imagine what this mirror would look like if it was flat. A little less dramatic no doubt.

And again in ‘Relaxed Glamour’ the Corinth in Pewter has been chosen in this study. It is certain the person when sitting at the desk enjoys the convex reflection returning the creative talents they have engaged. Read our blog post on large convex mirror  for another look at a mirror above a mantle.

At Reflecting Design we take satisfaction in how the round form of the convex mirror complements Morgan Harrison’s intentions. Residential designers are welcomed partners as decorative convex mirrors are proposed to clients.

Refined Riverside Renovation

Refined Riverside Renovation

Natural light figures prominently. Colours are chosen to enliven a room and soften the natural atmosphere. A home is a place first and foremost to relax, this comes across clearly in these interiors

Photographers:

  1. NEIL LANDINO
  2. & 3 JANE BEILES

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Bathroom Mirrors

It is well known Reflecting Design loves convex mirrors. What is less well know is that the mirror frame collection designed by Matthew Buck is available with a flat mirror option. Flat mirror provides the kind of practicality one wants or needs in a vanity or bathroom mirror.

“A lot of people, designers and shops and the occasional private enquiry asked about a flat mirror option… so it happened”

The flat mirror part of Reflecting Design has been a positive development. Reflecting Design brings its stylish frame sensibility to a new use. Convex or flat a round mirror will bring a nice touch to a room.

 

Pazzo 38 with its large mirror frame to mirror surface ratio is ideal for this application.

Pazzo 38 Flat Mirrors

A smaller 27 inch outside diameter Pazzo is also available. An LED kit for the large Pazzo 38 is the high-end option. A mirror with a light elegance.

Christina Roughan of Roughan Interiors and Michelle Morgan of Morgan Harrison Homes and Kelly Mittleman, discuss bathroom design.

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More on.. How To Select A Large Convex Mirror

Exhibit #1: HOW TO SELECT A LARGE MIRROR

Wonderful! A large Lola Convex Mirror. Perfect size for the space. The statement residential mirrors – Lola, Chromo, Rohana. You can see how even at an oblique angle the convex mirror is responsive, capturing all the light from the window. If you are going white add some big splashes of colour – but not too primary, and some personality. These armchairs are perfectly toned to add colour without feeling pop or cartoony.

A lot of people fuss about the mirror being too crowded top and bottom. The room above has the benefit of a 10 ft ceiling. In Louisiana based designer Ty Larkins interior the ceiling is lower. Still the mirror assumes the space most agreeably. Large mirrors are the most dynamic.

Large mirror as used by Ty Larkins.

 

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Lola Black Grain Decorative Convex Mirror

 

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How Large Too Large – Mirrors

This interior is by interior designer Ty Larkings . The thing I really like about Ty’s use of the Lola convex mirror in Black Grain finish is that he fearlessly selected a big mirror for the space. Fearlessly as perhaps too often people are worrying about crowding. In this case crowding, if that is what it is, creates intimacy. The frame is close to the mantle. This lowers the eye line. I think it is perfect. When you have such a dramatic piece you do not need more. The mantle is free to be used. It is not necessary to frame your mantle with vases, flowers or sculptural pieces.

 

Ty Larkins is based in Baton Rouge Louisiana.

 

 

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Why Frame Design Nose-dived. Part 2

Further to the comment – Why Frame Design Nose-dived.

It is a bit of an exaggeration to make such a claim as a general observation – I admit, this title is somewhat insincere – that’s the internet. What is not insincere however is that technology has diminished frame design. Through the development of Reflecting Design frame designs and the problems I encountered in manufacturing this is what I learned.

Production technology was never a consideration in my approach to design. When I started I knew nothing about frame production and next to nothing about design. It took over a year in a garage developing prototypes to arrive somewhere good and never did it really crossed my mind how I would reproduce pieces. My design effort was driven by aesthetics, it was not circumscribed by production issues. This lack of calculation is why more than a few of my designs have detail and mass. The Lola is a frame 5 1/2 inches deep, Rohana 5 inches, even the small Dorian is 3 1/3 inches deep. Ignorance was at the root of my design process. Ignorance of the problems I would encounter manufacturing the parts.

When I went looking for a production technique I ran into problems. I had to figure out how to make the designs affordably. Wood prototypes like the Lola cost thousands of dollars to cut. My first attempt – casting plasters, failed. This led to casting resins. Resins however have technical drawbacks. It is not that you cannot cast pieces big, but there are challenges. Shrewd business people remove these challenges. They cut the depth and they massage out the detail. They then render everything in textured or antiques finishes. The kind of finishes that hide the flaws. This in my opinion is how frame design nose-dived. It was led by low cost economics, by the Walmarts, Canadian Tires or even reputable suppliers. This is how you find designs that are crude reproductions of something more authentic. This is not where you find Reflecting Design.

Gold Mirror

“It is not that you cannot cast pieces big, but there are challenges.”

This is what every low cost frame producer on the market does. They are not designers and I do not think they claim to be. They are just pushing product onto the market. That is the perspective – you push product onto the market not because it is good, you do it because you know people need framed mirrors. There is a lot of phoney design. It looks authentic but it isn’t. As designs nothing stands of the wall. A piece makes an impression but the design rarely stands up to close scrutiny. You rarely see something great. That is my view.

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Why Mirror Frame Design Nose-dived.

You have probably noticed that most grand mirror and picture frames are old – generally. You usually find them wrapped around art in museums. Back in time everything was made by hand and crafts-people were everywhere. Designers and crafts-people liked detail. Framers knew how to cut a frame in wood then decorate it with carvings and composites (compo pressings). Now if you want this kind of skill you best head for China. We all recognize China has taken over manufacturing. You might not realize that in the case of arts and crafts China has acquired many of the skills we associate with quality craftsmanship; wood-carving, sculpturing, modeling and other manual skills.. The Chinese always had skills like these. There are just so many more capable people now. You could get lost looking for someone to carve a rosette in wood or a stone decoration in North America.

The disappearance of craftsmanship in frame production began with the introduction of production line technologies. Mechanization and molding were introduced … and cost won the day.

Bespoke frames are from another era. Now we live an era of replication.

Production replication here means extrusion – for metal or wood, or cast pieces – for resins. True, wood is not extruded but along side each other a wood and metal frame in production have many similarities.

You can see the result of extrusion technologies in part when you look around a framing shop. Nothing really stands off the wall. In picture and mirror framing we see almost always low profile minimal pieces. Little has depth and little has detail. Modernism was born in part as an obvious outcome. Modernism is the dictate of production technologies, the influence of technology in design

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Designer Tara Bernerd Uses Convex Mirrors

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Tara Bernerd’s Latest Design

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

Blog: Thompson Hotels interviews Tara Bernerd
Blog: Gettys on Bernerd and Thompson project

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Jewel Box Dining Room Gold

Two 24 inch Dorian Decorative Convex Mirrors are specified here by Interior Designer Amanda Wise. The ambiance is exotic and rich. Wise is a Philadelphia based designer with numerous IDA awards to her credit. The design is redolent of a contemporary Chinese interior  – “user friendly, comfortable and inviting.”

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The Bizari 40 inch Decorative Convex Mirror is used in this mid-century building overlooking downtown Tulsa. Crys Olig and Nicole Maier principles at Threshold Goods and Design are based in San Francisco, The style is purely transitional – the main living area blends modern interior elements with the historic architecture of the building. The residents’ Indian heritage is stated particularly through the selection of colour – azure blue walls.

“We design for the way people live, putting usability first. We operate under the premise that good design can be accomplished in many ways, and every client benefits from an approach tailor-made for their unique needs, spaces and circumstances”

 

 

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Dutch Beauty in a Mirror

A new photo set. 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. Cruyf became synonymous with the playing style of “Total Football”. We like football. We like Cruyf.

Here there are four different color finishes: Antique Gold | Bone White | Flat Black | Pewter.

Vancouver designer Karla Amadatsu uses the Cruyf to great effect.

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Back Light Mirror Ideas

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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.

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Introducing Flat Mirrors

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Going Flat…

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.

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Sale 23% Off All Mirrors

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Reflecting Design is offering 23% off on all frame designs.
Sale ends on May 15th.

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Featured in ‘LivingEtc’ Interior Design Magazine

Reflecting Design’s Lola Mirror features on the cover of Livingetc’s February edition in an article about adding ‘Punch to Greys’. See some ineas about how to style in white without requiring sunglasses indoors. A thoughtful juxtaposition between the ubiquitous white room and the light grey alternative.

 

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“Ways to add some punch to greys…”

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‘…  it’s the bold injection of colour and luxe details that steal the show. The custom Louis XV fireplace and 1930s stag chandeliers add beautiful, delicate detailing, while the yellow velvet armchairs are all the brightness this room needs. ” –  Livingetc

 

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The mirror is Black Grain, mostly black with warm brown undertones, lifting off the wall nicely. Reflecting Design’s Pewter colour  (a grey tone) would also fit well in this context. It would sparkle a bit more than the option here. The frame design opens to the room giving a nice vibe. The convex lens bounces maximum light from the window across the space.

 

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“…  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.

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Oslo, Norway Embraces Convex Mirrors

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SJ Design was founded in 1996. It has now established itself as an interior designer of the commercial interiors, specializing in restaurant design. Currently they have completed over 200 successful projects – cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs, throughout Norway.

We spoke to Simon James Baker, principal designer, from Oslo.

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‘Designers and Convex’ – Simon James Design is an Oslo Norway based interior designer. Eske Design, the Oslo based retail shop of Karina Holmen and outlet for Reflecting Design convex mirrors, introduced Simon to the line. It is a great pleasure to see our mirrors so beautifully integrated

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‘Designers and Convex’ – Simon James Design is an Oslo Norway based interior designer. Eske Design, the Oslo based retail shop of Karina Holmen and outlet for Reflecting Design convex mirrors, introduced Simon to the line. It is a great pleasure to see our mirrors so beautifully integrated

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The Charm of Convex Mirrors

Convex mirrors as decoration are used in interior design to provide a predominantly experiential effect.

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“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

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Caroline Cobbold’s Latest Work With Our Mirrors

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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.

Caroline Cobbold
www.carolinecobbolddesign.com

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Designer Milward Teverini Specifies Convex Mirrors

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“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.

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www.milwardteverini.com

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Designer Jane Price-Stephens Specifies Convex Mirrors

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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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Telephone: 0208 877 1603
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Hamburg Designer Arzu Kartal Endorses Convex

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Interior Designer Arzu Kartal based in Hamburg Germany used our mirror Lolaa Black Grain and Dorian Pewter in her projects.

Contact Arzu Kartal
Hamburg 0177 / 29 73 884
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Hopwood uses Large Convex Mirror

 

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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

Daniel used the Lola large convex mirror in his design above, feel free to browse our collection for your next interior design ideas.

Designer Location: London UK
Designer website: danielhopwood.com

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Roughan Interiors Uses Convex Mirros

New York City Townhouse

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Roughan Interiors create stunning interior design from the East coast. They used the Lola and the Corinth as seen above in this photo. Roughan began her design career with iconic brands Polo Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, designing and overseeing the implementation of retail stores and showrooms worldwide.

Roughan really enjoyed the Lola convex mirror with its beautiful deep dish frame as seen below:

 

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Weston, Conneticut
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Designer Karla Amadatsu Brightens Room

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.

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Vancouver British Columbia
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How Convex Mirrors Compare to Traditional Mirrors

convex flat mirror compare 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.

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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.

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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.”

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Charlton Designs
Washington, DC 20037
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Round Mirrors for the Wall

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Large round convex mirrors are perfect for your wall

Eclectic interiors with a transitional feel. The Corinth 33 Decorative Convex Mirror in Black Grain finish is a perfect addition to your wall. The round face of the mirror directs the light in every direction and creates an elegant interior design. Up high, or at eye level, the large convex mirror will bring style and sophistication to your interior.

 

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Fluegge Interior Design
Foothill Ranch, California
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Lola Black Grain An Eye on The Wall

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

 

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Reflecting Design | Corinth Decorative Convex Mirror | Gillian Gillies Toronto | Starlight Effect

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.

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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.

 

 

 

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Deisgner Ahern Uses Decorative Convex Mirrors

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.

 

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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. She has a real talent for interior design using quality pieces. Here are two photos that say it all in terms of her style.

 

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Reflecting Design | Corinth Dorian Bizari Motif

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.

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“This young family had grown tired of their previous French Country inspired rooms and turned to our design team to provide fresh, simple and airy coastal interiors. Their current spaces consisted of buttery golden walls, dusty floral patterned upholstery and many black finished casegoods that dominated their residence and created a significant disconnect with their graceful Cape Cod exterior. The collective new interior spaces created a very individual and unique statement for the client while creating a harmoniously cohesive coastal design throughout the entire residence successfully reflecting the clients lifestyle and desires.” – Jeff Sheats

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Pazzo 38 | Decorative Convex Mirror | Simply Home Interior Design | 3D

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.

 

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“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

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Reflecting Design | LED Corinth | Grafton On Sunset Olivers Prime Steakhouse Los Angeles

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.

 

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Los Angeles California
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Lola Decorative Convex Mirror Honey Bee Interiors

London England.

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.

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London England
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Large Convex Mirror used by designer Ty Larkins

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.

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“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

 

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Corinth Convex Mirror | Anne Hathaway | Needs Surveillance

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. Another story has it that Anne Hathaway has a twin sister. Definitely needs surveillance.

 

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Ty Larkins, Louisiana Interior Designer | Lofty Ambitions’ a new interior design

 

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‘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

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Ty Larkins Interiors
Baton Rouge Louisiana
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Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams | Reflecting Design Decorative Mirrors

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Reflecting Design Decorative Convex Mirror UK Distribution

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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
matthew@reflectingdesign.com

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Maison et Objets, Paris, January 2011

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The smaller lenses are bicycle accessories.

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Architectural Digest February 2010

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.

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Designer and Reflecting Design originator Matthew Buck pictured at Maison et Objet furniture fair.

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