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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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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