In a mid-century dining room, mirror on mirror blurs the lines between reflection and transparency.
Applying a window style to a full wall of mirrored squares divided by white ribs helps to double the space of a dining room. At the same time, the ribbed divisions in the mirror fracture the reflection. Still, French doors across the room and seating in the adjacent room are brought into the wall permitting a peek behind the camera.
It’s bold and unexpected to find a piece of mirrored furniture against a mirrored wall. So 1940s and 50s. But the mirror on mirror effect works with the vintage look that includes the custom buffet with gilded trim. It’s one small idea, but also one that can work effectively in small spaces. While mirrored furniture is prized it sometimes can be rescued.
A pair of 1940s style brass and steel lamps preserve the simple lines and tie into the warm golden accents right down to discreet cording on the lampshades.
This type of wall has maximum glamor and, at night, reflects both color and light in the room. It also shows why there There were all those mirrors in 18th century interiors at time before the invention of electricity — when candle light cast a unique glow.
(Source: Met Home)
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