I love to mix styles in home design. Modern with traditional, bohemian with modern and a little modern with cottage. Mixing styles gives it a more layered and collected feel. I never want my home to look like a catalog, but I also don’t want it to look like a flea market. One way to add in a different style is with a mirror. We have a traditional style home built in 1900. I can’t go completely modern, but we have a pair of Knoll Barcelona chairs that we need to work around. We added the Lanai mirror from Serena & Lily. It softens the look and stark lines of the black Barcelona chairs while adding almost a Bohemian feel to it. The pillows I chose for this area are also from Serena & Lily and have that same Boho look without going over board.
I like to have one thrifted or flea market piece in each area or room. One big item like this trunk, then that’s it for this area. Otherwise it starts feeling and looking like a thrift shop. Initially we had an ornate vintage mirror (from a flea market) and ornate sconces that came with the house. It was just too much. The Lanai mirror and the new sconces make the whole room look more pulled together. I used off-white planters/pots from Terrain from the same collection to down play the flea market trunk. The Natural Tree Stump side table is from west elm. It started out in Madeline’s room years ago and has since made its way to the living room. I like the look of nature that along with a few houseplants brings to a room.
- Serena & Lily Lanai Mirror 2. Serena & Lily Montara Mirror 3. Serena & Lily Mosaic Mirror 4. Anthropologie Barton Mirror 5. Anthropologie Ruvima Mirror 6. Wayfair Kenitra Arch Mirror 7. Serena & Lily Ojai Mirror
These are some of my favorite mirrors that I keep pinning over and over. How did we live without Pinterest to keep our inspiration and ideas all in one place? I still have my binders of ripped out magazine pages, but by now most of those pages have ended up on my Pinterest boards–which according to my Pinterest analytics reaches way over a million people each month. You can look at my Pinterest right here.
The Lanai mirror can be hung vertical or horizontal. The hardware on the back of the mirror provides both options. We tried it above our fireplace first and needed to move the hardware on the back. Using a power drill we were able to easily move the hardware and add picture frame wire to hang on the existing screw already in the stone on the fireplace. Ultimately we decided to hang the mirror in the front room of the house.
I love this quote by Charlotte Moss. We are just all creating stories–one mirror, chair, trunk, sconce at a time. What’s your story?
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