I began writing this post simply to share the new sunburst mirrors I added to my family room wall.
They're from the Suzanne Kasler collection for Ballard Designs, and I'm totally digging them. I have one more that I need to hang somewhere, but I can't make up my mind where I want to use it. Perhaps on a bookshelf or on my newly-painted black door.... hmmmm...
As I walked around the house, contemplating the perfect spot to hang my little mirror, it dawned on me that I might have a teensy weensy obsession with reflective objects.
Or perhaps I'm in denial and actually have a full-blown mirror addiction. I'll let you be the judge.
In my dining room I recently hung this capiz mirror.
My living room is home to two mirrors. One surrounded by my audubon prints.
And one above the settee.
There's a mirror in the front entry.
And a mirror in the side entry.
One in the upstairs hall.
And one above my bed.
There's a large mirror in the guest room.
as well as a smaller one.
And I swapped out one large builder grade mirror for two mirrors in the guest bathroom.
And these are only the decorative mirrors, people. There's still plenty of other mirrors in the bathrooms and bedrooms.
Now, if Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" has started playing in your mind, please know this. I love the look of mirrors. I don't love looking in mirrors. In fact, if you run into me towards the end of the day, I'm likely to be pale and have makeup smudged under my eyes. That's right. Even with this many mirrors, I don't check myself out and reapply lipstick accordingly (sorry mom).
So, why all the mirrors?
I suppose I'm originally attracted to them because of the shape or style or material of the frame. And, I love them for their reflective quality and ability to make spaces seem larger or more open. The price tag is generally reasonable, and they're less of a financial and decorative commitment than art.
Do you share my addiction to decorating with mirrors? Or should I take a long hard look in the mirror and realize I need help?