Mirror tiles are making a comeback and looking very glam in a variety of sizes
To a certain generation, mirror tiles always will have a “disco ball” association but truth is, they can look pretty great in certain spaces. Bathrooms are prime for mirror applications although a designer friend in Chicago used it on his kitchen backsplash to reflect amazing views of Lake Michigan. Even with standard 1-inch mosaic mirror dots there can be interesting variations as the outdoor Disco Kitchen Splash proves.
In a Miami powder room [top], architect Joe Serrins created a wrap around integral mirror by running a wide stripe of mirror tile dots through a variegated purple mosaic tile wall. To offset the Saturday Night fever effect, there’s a wonky organic walnut-root slab for the vanity. I can still hear the Brothers Gibb on the ipod but this is a certified conversation piece.
Ann Sacks’ variegated Chrysalis mosaic tile also comes in mirror for an evenly crackled effect. Here it backs a wet bar sink but I could easily see it as on entire bathroom wall – or perhaps on the ceiling of a dramatically dark dining room.
Celebrated kitchen designer Mick DeGiulio used Sacks’ Versailles subway mirror tiles for a bar installation in Kohler’s Wisconsin headquarters showroom (which I first showed in my Built-In Beverage Bars post). Inspired by antique mirrors, it comes in 4×8” and supersized 6×20” field tile. The large format would be beautiful behind a tub or on an entire wall at the end of a hallway.
(Source: elledecor, kohler)
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