DECORATING DETAIL: FEDERAL STYLE MIRRORS

One of the things you do while studying interior design is learn about the many different design styles that have evolved throughout the decades. Through my studies many moons ago I developed a great deal of respect for a variety of different decorating styles. My own style has evolved over the years but I’ve learned that I am a traditionalist by nature and always gravitate toward traditional details when it comes to decor. Since those early days in design school I created a mental list of decorating accessories that I have always wanted to  purchase and call my own. I am happy to report that I can cross one item off my “want” list: a Federal style mirror. If you read yesterday’s post then you already know that I recently purchased one while on vacation. What a great souvenir!

Let’s take a look a closer look at the Federal style mirror and see how it has been incorporated into a variety of spaces.

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Another decorating detail that I am particularly fond of is how mirrors (or artwork) is hung on a bookshelf, as seen in the pictures above and below. federal style convex eagle mirror by reviving charmfederal style convex mirror reviving charmfederal style mirror 3 via reviving charmfederal style mirror 1 via reviving charmfederal style convex eagle mirror by reviving charmfederal style mirror 4 via reviving charm

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MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL…

This Spring I will be redoing my office/studio space. I will be reconfiguring some of the furniture in the room which will leave me with one small blank wall to do something fun with. I had been toying with the idea of doing a small gallery wall of vintage gold mirrors. Since Spring is a long way off, we shall see if this will indeed be the design direction I will be taking. A lot of different design ideas can pop into my head between now and then!

Gallery walls of art are not a new concept in the world of decor and it has been fun browsing through various resources over the years looking for some great inspiration hoping to incorporate a gallery wall in my own home one day. For anyone wanting to create a gallery wall in their own space, particularly using mirrors, this is a very easy project to put together since mirrors are so readily available in every price point to fit any decor.

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How clever is this…a starburst mirror over a group of mirrors from IKEA.  Image via Design Indulgence

Another easy and affordable project using miniature mirrors. I recently picked up two miniature gold framed mirrors at an estate sale. One for 50 cents, another for $2.00. Miniature mirrors grouped together create quite a statement as a whole, as seen here. However, they can also be used to fill in gaps of space when using larger mirrors. Image via Pinterest

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love the different sizes and frames:

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