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Decorating with Mirrored Furniture

Ambella Home Voranado tableLast week, as the latest in our series of client decor spotlights, I showed you photos of Nellie V.’s home in San Diego, CA, with the Ambella Home mirrored accent table that she bought from us. Looking at the pictures of this elegant and dramatic table made me want to write more about the mirrored furniture trend!

Often you’ll see mirrored furniture in a Hollywood Regency style room, evoking Hollywood’s glamorous golden era of the 1920s and 1930s. Shiny finishes, including lacquer, gilding and (yes!) mirrors are typical of the luxurious Hollywood Regency look.

Currey Mirrored ConsoleFor example, this new Currey & Co mirrored console table features a traditional Greek key pattern on the legs, but the streamlined geometry also reminds me of Art Deco. The wrought iron table has a gleaming silver leaf and antique mirror finish and the simple lines let the shine do the talking!

Why decorate with mirrored furniture? Well, a room full of mirrored pieces would be too much dazzle (Hello, Liberace!) but a single accent piece creates a stunning focal point.

antiqued mirrored credenzaThe mirror also adds light to the room, or makes the most of every speck of light that you have. In daylight, it makes the room look brighter. If you enjoy candlelight, then the mirroring will reflect the warm glow for a romantic atmosphere. This Currey & Co credenza boasts antiqued mirroring on the doors – perfect with the faded walnut and gold highlights.

Ambella Home Casablanca chest mirrored A piece of mirrored furniture also creates the illusion of more space as it reflects the room back to you. If carefully placed, it can conjure up quite a magical effect! A mirrored chest of drawers against a wall makes a small room look bigger as it tricks the eye into thinking that the floor extends further than it does. The Morrocan style of this Ambella Home mirrored chest of drawers proves the point and also shows that mirrored furniture doesn’t have to be a Bling Fest!

Currey Kramer Drinks TableFor another subtle mirrored accent, this Kramer drinks table by Currey & Co combines modernity with classical symmetry. The antiqued mirror top sits sleekly on the warm bronze gold finished tapered pedestal.

As a general tip, I’ve talked before about the research on the value of buying better quality furniture. When you’re buying mirrored pieces it’s even more important to buy high quality furniture. Solid pieces with a decent weight and high-quality mirrored detail creates a look of luxe. But a mirrored accent piece that is cheap, tinny, and poorly made can appear more garish than glitzy.

Finally, this Solana mirrored bed made by Hooker Furniture shows that mirrored accents can really work with any style. The refined rustic bed features a decorative mirrored panel headboard with curvy, almost Art Nouveau detail. It would be the focal point of any bedroom.

Solana mirrored bed by Hooker Furniture Have you taken a shine to mirrored furniture? Tell us about it here on this blog or on our Facebook page!

AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Client Spotlight: Woodbridge Coffee Table

We were delighted that our client Mary G. in Point Arena, CA, sent photos of the new Woodbridge coffee table she bought from us. The chic table looks fantastic in her lovely sunny living room and we were thrilled that she added: “Thank you for your help. The table is beautiful!”

Woodbridge Coffee Table glassThis is the new Woodbridge coffee table Mary chose from the Madeleine collection. Although we are best known for our antique furniture, Greg and I also carry some new furniture in the gallery. We select finely crafted, high-quality reproduction pieces, which is why we are proud to feature Woodbridge Furniture Company designs. This classic Woodbridge coffee table has a sturdy forged steel frame with a gorgeous antiqued gold leaf finish. (The table is also available with a silver leaf finish.) The square beveled glass top adds to the refined glamour.

Woodbridge coffee table in living roomThe Woodbridge coffee table looks just perfect in Mary’s elegant living room. I love how the  California sunshine streams into the room through those large windows. A bulky coffee table in the middle of the room would interrupt that beautiful flow of light, but the glass coffee table with its sleek frame enhances the bright and airy mood.  Woodbridge Coffee table in living room

This close-up shows more detail of the gilded frame and its graceful silhouette which pairs so nicely with Mary’s smart armchairs. A pretty posy of flowers and a couple of white candles are all you need! Of course, the coffee table can be used as a cocktail table too. Although Mary has kept the lower shelf clear, you could display small collectibles on that shelf or tuck your glossy magazines on it. Notice how the light reflects off the thick beveled edge of the Woodbridge coffee table – lovely! You probably can’t see the detail of the antiqued patina on the gold leaf finish, but the rich tone is a great accent to the room.

Woodbridge coffee table Madeleine

Looking back to the dining area and kitchen, you get the full and fabulous effect. I like the way Mary has cleverly combined stripes, solids, and houndstooth checks on the chairs’ upholstery. It’s so sophisticated against the deliciously patterned carpet. In our online gallery description of the Woodbridge Madeleine table, we wrote: “It’s the Katharine Hepburn of tables!” There is something about Mary’s whole space that reminds me of Hepburn’s refined and gracious style – so we think we found the perfect customer for the table!

Thanks Mary for giving us a glimpse into your living room with the Woodbridge coffee table.  You’ve got a great designer’s eye!

Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.