Recently I was doing a once-over in my dining room, trying to figure out what was missing. It just felt a little too formal, but I couldn't put my finger on exactly what it needed. Later that night, I was flipping through a Horchow catalog, and admidst the tufted velvet chaises and brocade wall tapestries, I saw what I was missing: a white lacquered mirror.
White lacquered mirrors are the perfect way to inject a little life into an otherwise formal area of your home. They range anywhere from basic simple sunburst mirrors to fabulously ornate baroque styles with curly-q's, birds, and flowers. In our minds, the more ornate, the better!
And what better way to liven up a stodgy gold leaf mirror than to paint it shiny white?! This seems like such an easy DIY fix- look for a post on it very soon!
Perfect in a bedroom, to pop on blue walls
Tiny but eye-catching on a pretty charcoal wall
Precious in a children's room
Even works on a white wall- adds another layer of depth
Lonny Issue 3
Works great in a large room as well
Eddie Ross in Lonny
Harvest Moon Furniture Showroom
You could easily replicate this look with a flea market mirror- just paint and gently sand off a thin layer
Beachy without being too beachy
House Beautiful via Habitually Chic
Oh Miles, always knows how to use color perfectly!
Miles Redd in Elle Decor
Perfect pair to hang over a sofa
What a dramatic entry
Even in a formal dining room, a traditional convex mirror looks amazing painted white
If you want to buy a white lacquered mirror instead of painting one yourself, check these out:
What do you think about white lacquered mirrors? Trendy or here to stay?
And stay tuned for a DIY project along these lines...