In particular, I am trying to solve the problem of the mirror in our ensuite bathroom. To remind you, here's what I'm working with. I was going to use one large mirror we already had, and had the scones put in place with that measurement. But it's too small and doesn't work with two basins.
The problem being whether to do one large mirror with no frame, one large mirror with frame, two single mirrors with frame, and if frame then which frame. Then there's where to put the sconces now that I have discovered they are in the wrong place. Should I have them on either side, mounted on the mirror, one in the middle or forget them all together?
Decisions, decisions. It would be nice to get this resolved, so that my husband and I don't have to fight over the dressing mirror in our WIR in the morning when I'm trying to put on my makeup and he's trying to shave!
So I am off to the gift fair this weekend, and LifeInstyle tomorrow to try to find a solution once and for all. Here's what I'm using for inspiration.
Mark Williams Design
Now I have asked a couple of local glaziers if they can do this and after lots of humming and haaing they tell me it's possible but it will be expensive. I don't know why. It's just cut mirror - but once you ask to have a couple of holes drilled they get all nervous. I've had a mirror this size with requisite holes priced at over $800. Without holes $280! Add to that cost of getting electrician back to remount lights.
|Liz Williams Interiors|
Fabulous unframed mirror with scones. Not sure if they are mounted on the glass or a side panel, or reflected from behind. But the effect is wonderful.
Separate vanities, which we don't have, with separate mirrors and twin sconces. But I love these chrome mirrors that are set off the wall and hinged. Restoration Hardware do some great ones, if only I could get them here.
It's a single vanity and mirror, but just to see what a more modern mirror looks like with classic bath fittings - Ann Sacks fabulous! I have a larger mirror like this with mirrored frame so might have to try it.
|via Conspicuous Style|
Another amazing metal framed mirror - which I could find one. My sconces wouldn't fit either side like this because there's a low window on the left which would bugger up the symmetry.
|via Coastal Living|
|via The Enchanted Home|
Two separate inset mirror cabinets, which would be useful given we don't have drawers in the vanity. But we would have to have them sticking proud of the wall which I'm not sure I want.
These nickel framed mirrors are amazing. Probably more Waterworks. Looks like they are cabinets too which is even more brilliant. One sconce in the middle is an option too.
|Molly Frey Design|
This is only a single vanity, but it's pure perfection. I adore this mirror and since seeing it at the NYIGF last year and at Mecox I've been trying to find one. I saw a resin knock-off on Ballard Designs website, but don't think mirrors will ship very successfully. So because I can't get one in/to Australia I've decided I'm going to make one myself. Next project! Oh and how heavenly are those scones from Circa Lighting. And I spot a Dash & Albert bath mat.
I could always go something a bit different - two statement mirrors above the basins. Just need to find a matching pair. Although this is looking a lot like the guest bathroom.
Not sure I'd have enough mirror space to do my makeup in these, but it sure looks cute. Not sure about the bath mat....
There's my fabulous giant soap dish again. How great does that green mirror look.
Nothing like wall to wall mirror for impact and keeping within the budget.
I hadn't considered a plain white frame, but is looks quite sweet here.
The tiles combined with those etched glass scones and amazing mirror are a sublime combination. Again finding a matching pair could be a challenge.
|Mark Williams Design|
I love this because it has my tiles and it's simply breathtakingly beautiful.
|The Enchanted Home|
One large mirror with frame.
One large arched mirror with bevel and no frame and face mounted sconces.
Two statement mirrors with scones. Maybe just need to be a little creative with frame shape?
Got the lights.....now I need the mirrors.
Now I think I'm even more confused. What do you think? Which do you prefer?