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Your Opinion – Mantles and Televisions

image of a large Lola convex mirror above a fireplace with a split screen comparison of a television above a fireplace mantle

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION? Do televisions kill the spirit of a fireplace? Interior Designer Professionals compared to Non-Professionals Vote Now (anonymous poll) WHICH DO YOU PREFER? COMMENT BELOW IF YOU HAVE MORE TO SAY.

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Narcissus and Large Round Mirrors

In Greek literature Narcissus was known for his beauty. He was attracted to the pool where he saw his own mirror image in the water and fell in love with it. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, he stared at it until he died. What did Narcissus really fall in love with? His beauty or his identity? The story suggests he did not live with a mirror. Perhaps his love grew from the knowledge of his own identity. He had effectively found himself.

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Mirrors and Mantles

19 Fireplace Mantle Mirror Options. Look at this Gallery if you are looking something to put over your fireplace mantle. Convex or Flat. That is the question?

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Interior Designer Simon James Bartley and Convex

Simon James Bartley | Interior Designer SJ Design was founded in 1996. It has now established itself as an interior designer of the commercial interiors, specializing in restaurant design. Currently they have completed over 200 successful projects – cafes, restaurants,

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Convex Mirrors meet Landscape Design

It is not often, however, Reflecting Design has on occasion found the opportunity to work with landscape architects. See how two famed designers use convex mirrors to great affect outdoors.

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Oxford White at Reflecting Design

Reflecting Design and Odlum Entrance are updating their white frame colours. The change is in fact the addition of Oxford White to the standard colour palette. The white colours now available are: Bone White : see Benjamin Moore OC-114, Lemon

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Why Choose A Convex Mirror For A Fireplace Mantle?

Why Convex Is Best above a Mantle. In it many forms a mantlepiece creates an architectural focal point in a room. Mantles set the stage for what comes above. They break a wall span, producing a frame for something significant.

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Lens House London

Lens House London Shortlisted for the 2014 Manser Medal is this conversion of a derelict nineteenth century house in north London. A home, a workspace, when it came time to decorating the client specified a 40 inch Bizari mirror. Here

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Why Acrylic Convex Mirrors Are Better Than Glass

A distorted convex mirror reflection is no fun. This kind of distortion can be chasing along the perimeter, stretching of the x,y geometry or otherwise the look of an inconsistent geometry – flatter in the center than the edge. It

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Michelle Morgan Harrison and Convex Mirrors

Reflecting Design has worked with Michelle Morgan Harrison / Morgan Harrison Home on many projects over the years. Here are some serene interiors from Michelle and her team, including interior designers Marcia Noble and Traci Gallagher. There is subtle tonality

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Bathroom Mirrors

It is well known Reflecting Design loves convex mirrors. What is less well know is that the mirror frame collection designed by Matthew Buck is available with a flat mirror option. Flat mirror provides the kind of practicality one wants

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More on.. How To Select A Large Convex Mirror

Exhibit #1: HOW TO SELECT A LARGE MIRROR Wonderful! A large Lola Convex Mirror. Perfect size for the space. The statement residential mirrors – Lola, Chromo, Rohana. You can see how even at an oblique angle the convex mirror is

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How Large Too Large – Mirrors

This interior is by interior designer Ty Larkings . The thing I really like about Ty’s use of the Lola convex mirror in Black Grain finish is that he fearlessly selected a big mirror for the space. Fearlessly as perhaps

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Why Frame Design Nose-dived. Part 2

Further to the comment – Why Frame Design Nose-dived. It is a bit of an exaggeration to make such a claim as a general observation – I admit, this title is somewhat insincere – that’s the internet. What is not

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Why Mirror Frame Design Nose-dived.

You have probably noticed that most grand mirror and picture frames are old – generally. You usually find them wrapped around art in museums. Back in time everything was made by hand and crafts-people were everywhere. Designers and crafts-people liked

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