Fabulous Mirrors in Classical Design
Next to fabulous artwork, mirrors are a must for any interior. Their ability to reflect light and expand space are valuable additions in planning their use in non functional applications. I am not going to show you a collection of handsome mirrors, but unique ways of working with mirrors for a classically designed space.
This gorgeous pier glass designed by Robert Adam is affixed to the wall and then embellished with composition ornament. It is a great way to maximize on the space available while designing the ornament to compliment the design of the interior. Adams’ was a genius with designing furniture for all of his projects. Large looking glasses imported from France at great expense were de rigueur for the glamorous look of Adam interiors, especially in drawing rooms. Today we can buy pier glass very inexpensively from China.
Another pier glass by Robert Adam. Decorators Supply is a great source for composition ornament to create a custom pier glass.
The look of panels with a built-in mirror. Love the way they achieved the symmetry of panels by using rosettes and a painted design. Just adding a small molding below crown molding offers a perfect place for a border design.
Another pier glass attached to the wall and integrated into the overall design with a very simple (inexpensive) molding with painted details .
The symmetry of matched mirrors attached to the wall with ornament added take the place of wall panels.
Love how the molding frames the mirror and creates the wall panels.
Don’t know what this is. Maybe a mosaic with mirrors, but I think it is incredibly beautiful.
What do you think of this treatment, draped with fabric and trim. The ceiling in this room is also amazing.
A Robert Adam innovation to mirror an alcove.
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