Today’s popular open concept floor plans and blank canvases on the walls have offered designers a tremendous opportunity to showcase dramatic statement pieces that creatively tie a room together. Many designers use Howard Elliott as their go to resource for their signature selection of oversized mirrors and accessories.
Rooms with tall walls and high ceilings pose a distinct decorating challenge; they must be furnished and accessorized with large scale pieces so that the space is balanced and pleasing to the eye. Decorating with lots of small items produces a cluttered feeling. However, one or two oversized decorative accents not only stand out, but provide the correct proportion and impact. As designers have learned, big furniture + big accents = proper scale. And this design philosophy is on display every market in Howard Elliott’s showrooms.
With some of the largest mirrors in its presentation measuring eight feet tall, Howard Elliott provides exquisite depth, definition and beauty to any living space. Its grandiose Magnus Mirror, for example, stands 36½ x 85 inches, making it the perfect focal point for an entryway, bedroom or really any room in the home. The company’s distinctive oversized mirrors add another interesting dimension; they can sit on the floor or be hung on the wall, bringing added light and space to any setting. No longer an afterthought in decorating, mirrors today have become functional pieces of art – the cherry on top of the sundae for any talented designer.
Shay Geyer, owner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings, provides interior design services in Texas, where soaring ceilings and big open spaces are the norm. Even when decorating smaller areas, Geyer says she uses large mirrors to make a closet look like a boutique, in small entryways to open the area up and on the wall to give depth to dining rooms.
But the trend in oversizing doesn’t stop with mirrors; massive urns are gracing hotel lobbies and home foyers; large-scale vases or ottomans strategically placed are creating drama as well. Look for these impressively oversized pieces to continue to provide design inspiration for a wide range of residential and design customers whose most important goal is differentiating their indoor retreats.
It’s time to give new life to those empty walls and bare corners; be bold and select some of Howard Elliott’s oversized mirrors and accessories to complete your design story. Explore all the possibilities at www.howardelliott.com.
You can also check out all of the oversized pieces in person at the next High Point Market April 16-20 in the IHFC Building, Showroom #H-224!