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Mirror mirror on the wall... my top 12 favorite mirrors in home design!

We're using a huge mirror over a client's fireplace that I absolutely love and it got me thinking how much I love mirrors in home design.
 
Mirrors can enlarge a space and add drama 
 
 
They can reflect a beautiful chandelier and are perfect placed opposite a window
 
 
 
They can add oomph to a hallway
 
Spice up a large wall
 
 


 
 

Liven up your entry



And spark up your fireplace



All images via pinterest

Here are some of my favorite mirrors ...

Let's add some color!
oomph
$$


 
Bungalow 5
$698


Stay Gold

Candelabra
$530


 
Arteriors
$$
 
 
 
Z Gallerie
$599
 
I'm Floored
Nieman Marcus
$629


West Elm
$424


Simple, Clean lines

Wisteria
$220
 


Convex
Ballard Designs
$49 and up


Layla Grace
$145



 
 
$468
 
 
Sunburst

Home Depot
yep, home depot
$35
 I actually have WAY more than 12 faves and every room calls for a different style mirror but I hope this gave you a few ideas to reflect on!
 Thanks for reading!! xoxo
P.S. If you received a crazy email from me saying I needed money and am in the Philippines my email was hacked. sorry. All is well and I'm right here in good ole PA.

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Need the perfect seating arrangement? I've got the solution for you ...

Versatile and FUNctional Floor plan

 I have an awesome new client with young kids.  She's so excited to freshen up her family room which is large and bright but long and narrow.

We're  going to make this space more functional for her kids so my number one priority is to make a comfortable cozy spot for the kids to watch TV and also provide additional seating for entertaining and adult conversation.
 
Since the room is so large I'm going to design two seating areas ... one for the kids to watch TV and one for the adults to hang out and chat and have a cocktail or two or six:)
 
All the while keeping in mind this could be a room that evolves and changes as her kids get older so I'm going to provide her with a very versatile floor plan.

My answer?  Four chairs and an ottoman. It's fun, fresh and modern and if she gets bored with the look someday she can move the chairs around the house!
check it below.




 
 
 
 
sarah richardson
 
otherwise noted all images via pinterest
 
Here's the  floor plan


You can see the room is long and rectangular but plenty big for two seating areas. 
 
When you walk into the room you will be greeted by the four funky fun chairs and a table that will immediately make you want to sit down, relax and stay awhile.
 
But if you want to catch up on the latest sponge-bob square pants episode the four chairs will not obstruct your race to the sofa. Perfect, right?

Here's a few chairs that may work in your home...

oomph

layla grace


z gallerie


layla grace


restoration hardware
 
west elm
serena & lily
overstock
target
amazon
Do you have furniture placement issues in your home? Why not try four chairs and an ottoman?

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Little bits of this and that.

That's how I was feeling this week ... kind of all over the place. Ever feel that way?
 
Styling 

Let's start with the early part of the week I helped fellow designer, Stephanie Shaw of Stephanie Shaw Designs style a clients daughter's room for a photo shoot that will be featured in her design portfolio.

Stephanie is an unbelievably talented designer and so fun to work with! Here's a sneak peak of her room ...

 
 
I love how she paired teal and orange together in this desk area. And that Ikea acrylic chair? I'm diggin' it at just $79.
 

 If you'd like to add some pops of orange to your life, try these...

lulu and Georgia rug

Furbish 

c wonder


 
c wonder

Jonathan Adler
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Lighting
 


Loving these for projects I'm working on

 

Simple, clean lines

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here



And fancy-shmancy...
here
 
here
here
 
here

FLOWERS

The allium just bloomed in my garden. Pretty, huh? I talked about how easy they are to grow  here.


Bought these at Whole Foods. Just love peonies, don't you?
pink peonies

white peonies

Go out and treat yourself to a bouquet today- you deserve it!
 
Hair
 
I  saw the Great Gatsby.
 
 
 Not exactly what I was expecting but it was incredible. Total thumb's up. Just love Leonardo DiCaprio and the movie made me want to chop my hair off again.
 
 Check out these looks.
 
Daisy Buchanan
 
Jordan Baker --Daisy's friend
 
So chic, right?

Have a great holiday weekend!

If you are looking to spruce up your home for summer send me an email ... I'm totes avail (that's totally available) to chat!