Saturday, May 19, 2012

Guest Post: Venetian Mirrors

Hi! I’m Joanna, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a go-to source for beautiful LIGHT FIXTURES for the home. I spend my days gathering interior decorating ideas and images and sharing them with blog readers like you on blogs such as Whimages. Thanks so much for letting me share with you one of my favorite décor items, the Venetian mirror.

Dating back to the 16th century, Venetian mirrors were owned by royals and wealthy families. Their fine detailing and intricate beauty make them a stunning piece of art. While a true Venetian mirror is very costly, there are many quality reproductions which are affordable today. Since childhood, I’ve been fascinated by these mirrors with their ornate beveling, etching and cut glass curves. Here, I’ve gathered a collection of some of the loveliest mirrors I’ve run across.

This Venetian floor mirror makes a stunning addition to a sophisticated entry. This space is filled with lovely eclectic pieces.
Accompanied by a mirrored vanity and delicate wall sconces, this breathtaking version makes you wonder if this is an authentic Venetian mirror.
Two simpler cut mirrors flank the sides of a doorway. This dressed down look goes well with the natural elements in the room such as the sisal rug.
Some design professionals think a mirror above a mantel is a no-no, but this mirror looks like it belongs.
An unusual modern light fixture is reflected back into the room by a glistening Venetian above the ornate mantel.
A pretty powder room gets all dressed up with a luminous mirror above the vanity--gorgeous.
A little girl’s room makes the perfect place to hang one of these fairytale beauties.
One of the most intricately designed mirrors I’ve come across is pictured here in a grand entry laden with a demilune console below.
I hope you found these mirrors inspiring! Let us know in the comments! Don't forget to stop by Arcadian Lighting for the perfect lighting fixture for your home Arcadian Lighting

1 comment:

Venetian Mirrors Expert said...

From all the Venetian mirrors I still prefer hanging the Venetian mirror-Heart shaped mirrors. They are extremely decorative and pretty.

Rick Gordon