Vintage Gold Leaf Mirrors

gold leaf mirrors - gold leaf French bathroom mirror - Heide Claire via AtticmagFrench gold leaf mirrors are classic, versatile decorative elements at home in any room.

Decorating advice often given to those furnishing a first home is not to rush:  don’t buy just to fill a space.  It’s better to wait, saving to buy better quality pieces adaptable not only to location but style. Antique and vintage gold leaf mirrors fall gracefully into this category. Aged to perfection, the patina on the wide frame [top] is hard to miss.  The beaded trim along the glass adds another layer of detail.  What a beautiful way to start and end each day.

gold leaf mirrors - over sized gold leaf French mirror behind tub - Eclectic Revisited via AtticmagThis grand version makes an elegant statement behind an Empire tub.  A mirror this size is ideal to generate an illusion of space.

gold leaf mirrors - over sized arched vintage gold mirror used for headboard - this is glamorous via AtticmagAnother large variation makes a romantic backdrop in the bedroom.  The distressed mirror allows it to perform well as a headboard.

gold leaf mirrors - vintage gold leaf over mantel mirror in foyer with zebra carpet stair runner - Domino via AtticmagThe foyer is an easy choice for an over mantel mirror.  Its gilded frame paired with scattered sisal rugs and the zebra stair runner results in an eclectic look.

gold leaf mirrors - vintage gold leaf over mantel mirror in the dining room - Lonnymag via AtticmagA mirror in the dining room will reflect light from a lantern or chandelier and candles.  The slightly curved top of this beauty is surmounted with a carved leaf and floral detail.

gold leaf mirrors - antique gold leaf over mantel mirror in the kitchen - House Beautiful via AtticmagLastly, an over mantel mirror actually used (drum roll, please) over a mantel… but in a kitchen.  Not the place one would expect to see a looking glass, yet it doesn’t look out of place.  Another reason to purchase classic, versatile pieces.

Don’t miss designer Annie Brahler’s (her kitchen above) Chocolate Bath featured earlier this week.

(Sources: Heide Claire, Eclectic Revisited, This is Glamorous, Domino via Interior Philosophy, Lonny Mag via Marcus Design Inc, House Beautiful)

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