Antique Mirror Again

I think I’ve already done a post about my love for antique mirror.  But I found some more pretty pictures to share with you.  Also, I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of this Foxed mirror cocktail table to arrive from West Elm:

West Elm foxed mirror coffee table

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They told me that it would arrive at the end of February.  And then I got an email from West Elm saying the backorder was pushed back until the end of April.  I’m starting to wonder if I’ll ever get it :(  I have not had a coffee table in my apartment.  Ever. I’ve only lived in it for 8.5 months).  I have been focusing on trying to be smart and waiting for the right piece.  And I thought I found it.  So please, West Elm, send me my table!

Needless to say it is no longer available even for backorder (what a shame!).  I placed the order in February when it was on sale.  However, the Foxed mirror side table is still available and just as pretty!

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Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Lyford Cay Club

Lyford Cay Club

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summerfield

Christina Murphy

Christina Murphy

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summerfield

summerfield

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Lonny March/April 2011 design by Christina Murphy

Lonny March/April 2011 design by Christina Murphy

Louise Brooks via House Beautiful

Louise Brooks via House Beautiful

Mark Sikes' home

Mark Sikes’ home

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antique mirror

awesome very antiqued mirror wall at ABC Kitchen restaurant in New York City.

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ABC Kitchen, NYC

and love these antique mirror square tiles all over the wall as a backsplash

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Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

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Miles Redd

Miles Redd

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Tortoise Shell

I absolutely love a tortoise shell finish… on just about anything! Sunglasses, picture frames, furniture, you name it. It’s so classic. It will never go out of style or get old. The first thing I think of when I think of a tortoise shell finish is probably these:

Ray-Ban’s Wayfarar in Tortoise… BUT a tortoise shell finish looks fabulous on just about anything. Especially furniture and home accessories.

That table! Interior design by Miles Redd.

Mark Sikes

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How gorgeous is this tortoise shell mirror? I wish I knew where it was from :(

If only I could afford Jimmy Choo’s Tortoise wedges (available at Nordstrom)… sigh.

Would love to have one of these gorgeous decorative boxes from Karen Robertson for my coffee table… whenever I get a coffee table ;)

Karen Robertson has other beautiful tortoise shell objects too!

And then she also has actual turtle shells! I’d love to hang a grouping on a wall somewhere in my apartment.

There’s even a green one!!! I’d love to hang this guy on the wall.

I might settle for this tortoise shell iphone case from JCrew until I can afford the real thing.

Tortoise-looking Gavin Headboard from Made Goods

Max & Chloe necklace

Chelsea House tortoise picture frame

I’m obsessed with most furniture from Oly Studio, but I’m especially obsessed with their dark shell finish… Like on the Jeremy side table.

Wren Cocktail Table

Thank You cards from Furbish

Tory Burch is also a big fan of tortoise shell. There are all kinds of tortoise shell jewelry, handbags, belts, on the website. [shown: Octagon Resin Necklace]

Printed Faille handbag with tortoise accents

Jackie O would love these Warby Parker sunglasses.

I even found tortoise shell napkins on Pinterest! Available from Horchow.

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

Vintage side table from One Kings Lane.

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Bamboo

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I love anything bamboo.  Bamboo blinds, bamboo furniture, bamboo floors, bamboo plants… You get the picture.  The options are endless. 

Reasons why everyone should love bamboo:

1.  It is considered to be more environmentally friendly than other wood species. 

2. Bamboo grows extremely fast.  If you have a little bamboo forest in your back yard, you better keep an eye on it because it can take over!  I guess that can be good or bad…

3.  Animals eat bamboo (pandas, gorillas, elephants, etc.)

4.  As I stated earlier, bamboo can be used in so many different ways:  construction, textiles, fishing rods, and FURNITURE!  I love bamboo furniture because it gives it sort of a chinoiserie look that other woods just can’t achieve. 

A lot of furniture that is made out of other types of wood is even carved or painted to look like bamboo.

Here are some pictures I’ve acquired of unique uses for bamboo:

 

bamboo moulding!

 

Somerset Bay’s Folly Beach Cabinet… Would make a great bar :)

 

bamboo laundry hampers from One Kings Lane

 

 

Shades of Light’s Bamboo Tower Chandelier.  Especially love it with those grasscloth shades!

 

bamboo back drop [Bou Bou Bisou]

 

 

Absolutely adore this bamboo carved bed (obviously this is an example of wood carved to look like bamboo).  This bed is timeless!  [Cote de Texas]

 

A cute little bamboo occasional table I saw at Dearing Antiques here in Atlanta. [Instagramed by me]

It looks just like this one I saw on One Kings Lane

 

 

Bamboo floor lamp [Elizabeth Dinkel Design]

 

 bamboo bench from One Kings Lane

 

Jeffrey Bilhuber loves bamboo furniture

 

faux bamboo painted occasional table from Joseph Konrad (here in Atlanta)

Why is this picture turned sideways?  No idea. 

 

This gorgeous bamboo coat rack/umbrella stand is also from Joseph Konrad.  Once again, turned sideways (if anyone knows why my pictures are doing this or how I can fix it, please advise!).

 

 One of my favorite living rooms of all time – Mark Sikes’ home.  Love the bamboo club chairs.  [Habitually Chic]

 

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This vignette from Sanity Fair has lots of (faux) bamboo:  chair, desk, picture frames, mirror…

 

Bungalow 5’s Chloe Mirror is definitely a favorite here at Mallory Mathison Inc.  We’ve used it in several clients’ bathrooms and bedrooms. 

 

But we also love their Claire Mirror.

 

Arteriors’ bamboo and glass side table

 

 

Somerset Bay’s Summerland Key Bed. Gorgeous, right?

 

How adorable is Somerset Bay’s Indian Bay Chest?  Not exactly bamboo, but it is painted to look that way.  We did a similar Somerset Bay chest in the same blue and white finishes for a little boys room… I might have to do a post on his room.  Cutest little boys room EVER.

 

 That is all the bamboo I have for today! 

 

 

 

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A burst of sun

I heard someone say the other day that sunburst mirrors were overrated.  I think that’s crazy!  I love my sunburst mirror…  And these too:

Tom Felicia

 

via All the Kings Houses

 

Elle Decor

 

via One Kings Lane

 

via Greige

 

 

 Celerie Kemble via Lonny

 

 Sunburst mirror via One Kings Lane

 

Melanie Turner

 

via Recently the Blog

 

 

 Sunflower mirror via One Kings Lane

 

 

via South Shore Decorating 

 

via South Shore Decorating

 

 Sunburst on the Scene Mirror from Wisteria

 

via Things that Inspire

 

 

All other images from Pinterest.

 

 

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Just for today… An all time fave

I’ve had this picture as the background on my computer for months and months. Usually my background pictures only last a few weeks. I just can’t seem to find a better one to replace it with. I think it’s the legs on the ottoman that attract me… But it could be the mirror… Or the boxwoods… Design by Celerie Kemble featured in Lonny.

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More mirror, mirror

After my post last week on mirrored wall, I discovered these pictures in Architectural Digest’s February 2012 issue. Isn’t that antique mirrored wall gorgeous?

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Darcy Miller Nussbaum’s Manhattan apartment. Architecture by David Mann.

 

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mirror, mirror, all over the wall

via Le Seur Interiors blog

I love a mirrored accent wall.  Especially antique mirror.  Especially square tiles like the one above.

Mirrors make a room look and feel bigger.  Bigger mirror = “bigger” room.  Mirrored backsplashes are great for tiny kitchens because they make it seem a little bigger.  And in most cases, a mirrored backsplash is less expensive than a tile backsplash.

When in doubt, just cover your walls with mirrors!

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Todd Alexander Romano

Thomas O’Brien via Domino

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 Ann Sacks’ mirrored subway tiles

Miles Redd

Bunny Williams

Celerie Kemble via Lonny

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 Celerie Kemble via Lonny

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Kelly Wearstler via Lonny

 Love the details on these mirrored panels:

 Lonny

 

Thomas O’Brien

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