November 30, 2009

Lately Loving: Golden Reflections






On my current home decor wishlist is a fabulous gilted mirror. The gold is warm, evokes a sense of age, and gives a touch of formality. I'm especially drawn to the way it speaks within a modern space by balancing the sense of new and antique. It's certainly the statement piece and wow factor item I've been looking for. Now off to find (an affordable) one! 

16 comments:

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

Pretty, stylish start to the week!

Living It At Home said...

Love these...I am currently looking for a large mirror for above my buffet in my dinning room. The buffet is an english antique and I am having a hard time finding that "special" piece to go above it. The problem is, it could take years! Thanks for the inspiration to keep looking!

~jamilyn

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I loving gold frames lately too! gorgeous finds!

Loving Life in Southern California! said...

Lovely! I love the 3rd mirror. I think a gold mirror will be perfect - right in time for Christmas!

PS- Do you get a little time to relax and unwind after all your traveling? :)

Jaime said...

Love the 3rd one :)

Whimsy Being said...

these photos are breath-taking...

Sallie Ann said...

"Affordable," is the key word. When I was growing up you could find giant gilded mirrors all over New Orleans, so my mother bought oodles. When she sold our home much of the furnishing were included in the sale. When I find a large mirror now I snatch it up, paint a base coat of dark red, the cover in gold or silver. This warms whatever gilt you go with. These pics are gorgeous!

Dragonfly said...

Good luck on your quest!!!! If you need to take a break from your shopping, drop in to my tea party - Its Vietnamese treaties this time!!

Shannon www.OldWorldCharm.info said...

Thanks for showing how a touch of gilt can bring sparkle and elegance to any room. :-)

Shannon

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Beautiful! I love the warmth of the gold accents and the brightness of all the white!

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

@Jamilyn: Goog luck finding that special piece...I know the feelings :)

@Loving Life in So Cal: hardly! I got back from Seattle yesterday and am flying out on a work trip today. I am beyond exhausted from all my travels!

@Sallie Ann: What a great tip! Thanks for sharing that. I will have to try a dark red base coat!

@Dragonfly: Thanks! I'll head over now...

{this is glamorous} said...

the second is so, so lovely + of course, shall always love the last

xo

Chicago City Girl said...

I completely agree with you on what a gold-gilded frames / mirrors can do to a room. My father owns a frame studio and we just recently picked out a frame for a wedding picture of ours - I learned so much during that process and now wish to have every room have it's own little gold frame. :)

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Beautiful--I love big mirrors. Those little gold framed tables are gorgeous too! Love!

xo

Coley! said...

That last picture is just perfect! This is going into "My Home" files.

Down and Out Chic said...

i have a giant gold mirror in my office and it makes me happy:)

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