The sunburst mirror has certainly had its day in the sun, so to speak. If you gravitate toward a different style, check out the 55 Downing Street mirror sale, which started today and runs until Saturday, April 5. They have nearly 1500 decorative and functional (the magnify-your-face-to-uncomfortable-degrees kind) options and they're going fast. Some have already sold out and the sale's been open less than half a day!
Frameless and framed options in a multitude of styles, shapes, and sizes are all discounted.
Personally, I prefer large mirrors as opposed decorating with clusters of tiny ones, and I've shared my favorites from the sale here. I love the Art Deco frame above because it reminds me of the office building I worked in on 42nd and Lexington when I was at Traditional Home. The building had some of the most beautiful elevator doors I've ever seen, gold with great imagery and detailing similar to what is on this frame.
As you can tell, I'm also drawn to mirrors with a bit of movement and while I've only shown metallic or neutral frames here, I would also use a colored frame if I found the right one (the mirror on the bottom right comes in dozens of colors).
I also think using one or more good mirrors like these instead of one large unframed (ugly) piece of glass in a bathroom is much more attractive. Interesting mirror frames are just another way of injecting your personality into your decor and of course provide the added bonus of creating more light in dark rooms and making small ones seem larger. What is your mirror style?
images via 55 downing street
Over the last three weeks I've had conversations with a handful of artists and curators and it's been fascinating to talk to them about art and see the similarities and differences in the way they approach it. Art is an important layer in a home and it's also very highly personal.
Whether you're buying for yourself or for someone else, or merely browsing, it's a good time to visit UGallery's pre-holiday sale, which is on now and ends Tuesday, November 19th. A variety of media and price points are available. Not everything on the site is discounted, but over 400 select pieces of original art are 30-60% off.
It's also foolproof because UGallery has a designated team of experts who can help you select a piece. They also offer a week-long test run, so if you get something home (or gift it) and it's not right, you can exchange or return it easily. Another cool feature of the site: You can interact with the artists directly on the works' pages.
Above, Glam Legs, 2013 by Casey Rodgers is sadly not part of the sale, but I love it too much to not share it. I also really like these four works below, which are actually included in the sale.
I'm drawn to these pieces for various reasons, but it also occurred to me that each one is looking at the subject from a different perspective—from behind, above, below—but never head on. I wonder what that says about me right now? What would you bring home?
At least we can take comfort in the fact that there is one more week of (official) summer. But if summer must end, why not take advantage and save up on seasonal finds from some favorite shops. See each site for end dates and details.
20% off summer bedding
Up to 60% off home products
15% off upholstered seating
15% off mirrors & shelving
20% off laundry & cleaning essentials
extra 30% off rug markdowns
Up to 30% off furniture - ends tomorrow!
Spend $50-$500, save 10%
Spend $500 to $1000, save 15%
Spend $1000+, save 20%
20% off select rugs - ends in two days
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