A full length mirror mounted in a metal or wood frame so that it can tilt forward or backward is called a cheval mirror. Antique mirror designs include the beautiful cheval which means support in French--literal translation is "horse." Generally, cheval mirrors are prized for their beauty, but in terms of interior design, they can be tilted to just the right angle to reflect light and provide depth to a space.
The Lourdes Cheval Mirror is a beautiful example of a versatile mirror that can be used in many rooms, from the entry way to the dressing room. Made of sturdy bronze finished metal with a scroll design, its oval shape would make a great addition to an old world or eclectic space.
Tired of looking at the same old, same old, black mirrors? If you've been shopping for wall mirrors, but can't find one with an interesting unique design? Take a look at the Shutter Mirror in Black Finish from Decorize, Inc. What makes it different? For one thing it's huge at 64.5" by 80". Obviously a floor mirror, it's framed on either side by vintage looking shutters that have been hand painted in a finish called Crossroads Black Licorice.
How's that for an over the top mirror that's definitely different in design?
Imagine a gorgeous round mirror that covers a 50 inch by 50 inch section of wall space. Simply Mirrors says the Singapore Metal Burst Mirror truly reigns as a one of a kind design that will be an eye-catcher and a breath-taker all rolled up into one decorative piece. We think they might be right. It is a marvelous contemporary mirror showpiece that would look amazing on a foyer, living room or dining room wall. In addition, it would be beautiful in a bedroom above a simple headboard. If your bathroom could handle the size of the Singapore Mirror it could certainly make a design statement above a elegant pedestal or sink console.
If the Singapore is just too big for your living space, contemporary mirrors come in every size, shape and color imaginable. From quirky and fantastical to simple and elegant, there's a mirror just right for every room, check out all of the other choices on StylePath.
Who: Asunta Pelaez, NOVICA National Geographic Artisan
What: Green Star Mirror
Where: NOVICA via StylePath
How Much: Under $70
Why We Dig It: Of course, all mirrors accomplish their main mission, to cast our reflection, but the Green Star mirror goes above and beyond the call of duty of other colorful mirrors. Handcrafted with exquisite detailing of delicate multi-colored flowers with a shimmery deep olive and white background made of hand painted glass panels covering a solid wood frame.
Why You Need It: Besides the fact that it is absolutely beautiful and will make your friends green with envy; this one of a kind piece will give your décor a touch of the exotic and a bit of a Moroccan feel. When you gaze into this green mirror, you can just imagine strolling down the narrow streets of the open air markets filled with hussle and bussle of Moroccan life with the smell of spices floating around you.