I am a thirty something wife, mother of two girls, shoppe keeper and interior designer. I have one shoppe named LuLu's that offers fine home furnishings & consignments. The other is Little Lulu's that offers children's furniture & previously, gently loved clothes. I love sharing my ideas with my clients. So, the next logical step was to start a blog where I could share them with all who would care to listen! A few things you must know about me are: That life is hectic in this fam, but we wouldn't have it any other way. That I am unmistakeably an urban country girl. That I love all things shabby, vintage, industrial, green and couture. I collect old kitchen scales, vintage jewlery, stoneware, designer jeans, and any thing off of a beach. I love new traditions for my family durring the holidays, and I love keepig the old ones. And, all this craziness that I call my life I enjoy most in jeans and boots and beside my beloved. I hope that you will enjoy my blogs and gleen something from it. I known I will enjoy the feedback.
1. a reflecting surface, originally of polished metal
but now usually of glass with a silvery, metallic,
or amalgam backing.
2. such a surface set into a frame, attached to a
handle, etc., for use in viewing oneself or as an ornament.
Mirrors are truly ornaments in
our homes. Their reflective surfaces
can make a room look
larger, pick up natural light and
disperse it through a room or,
when grouped together, they
can complete a room by becoming
a collective piece of art.
I have thought for as long as I
can remember that there should
always be a mirror in every room.
But my new view on mirrors is the
power they possess when
With most groupings on a wall,
there has to be some cohesive element in the design, such as the same color or finish, the same shape, or the same subject. However, with mirrors, the cohesive element is the mirror itself. Because of this,
you can mix and match every color, metal, shape and size and
they still look and feel like a planned out design.
Mirrors translate into every design style. If you’re into a funky,vintage vibe, the old ornate mirrors that your grandmother once
proudly hung can get a face lift with a vibrant coat of orange,
turquoise, or red. And if you’re really
brave you can paint each mirror a
different color, but still hang as a group.
If your style is more modern and sleek, you can focus on square or
rectangle frames with simple lines and hang them very close together. They will begin to look like one large
but simple piece of art.
Once you have established what style you
are and the type of frame to use, you then have to decide where the group of mirrors will go in
your home. Try to remember the areas that
might not be considered the “prime real estate.”
The wall space in a hall or a stairway can
become highlights of your home when
given the opportunity to shine with mirrors.
The “prime real estate” like the mantel or wall
behind the sofa will always make a brilliant display
when given the reflective treatment. There is really no place in your home that a mirror can’t affect, and a group of mirrors makes that effect shine just a little brighter.