Lately I’ve been really loving mirrors. Because, ironically, of all the things I decorate with, mirrors are not usually one of them. I tend to buy art more than I buy mirrors. Not including bathroom mirrors, I have two – two! – decorative mirrors in my whole home! I have a mirror over my living room mantel, and my beloved French antique trumeau mirror in my entry way which is one of my all-time favorite things I’ve ever purchased. But I’ve been wanting to add a couple more.
I love antique mirrors. In fact, they are one of my favorite antiques to own. And in a bathroom, they are particularly wonderful! Especially in an all-white or neutral bath.
It’s amazing how with all the hard surfaces, straight edges, and cool colors of a bathroom, introducing an antique mirror (usually gold) can add so much warmth and character. It keeps a white bathroom from looking too antiseptic and cold. The gold warms up the space, and the contrast of a chippy antique against all that crisp, white newness is fabulous!