CREATING DRAMA WITH OVERSIZED MIRRORS -by Justin Shaulis

In my post, Vanity vs Architecture, I talked about using mirrors to enhance the architecture of a space. I find myself using Oversized Mirrors to assist me with accentuating architectural elements of a space. These large mirrors transform themselves into functional art and are a key to expanding a room as well as providing a focal point for design. 

Some of my favorite places to create that focal point are placing an oversized mirror over a fireplace or a sofa. An unusual place for an oversized mirror is in a narrow hallway. Why, you ask? It adds a special level of interest as well as instantly doubling the width of that narrow space.

Howard Elliott has recently introduced the Countess Mirrors. 8’ tall mirrors with frames based off of Italian crown molding finished in either a glossy bright white or rich black finishes for a surprising twist.

 COUNTESS MIRROR IN BLACK

COUNTESS MIRROR IN BLACK

 COUNTESS MIRROR IN WHITE

COUNTESS MIRROR IN WHITE

I believe that the size of the overall piece plays a critical role. In fact just recently larger mirrors have allowed me to enlarge the appearance/perception of small spaces. Just like that narrow hallway, adding a large mirror to a small space, can instantly make it appear larger.

Watch this short video as I walk you through some of Howard Elliott’s oversized Mirrors.