Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Unframed mirrors

I ran across Dave Coote's work yesterday while visiting Glass of Bubbly. The site describes him as having a "quirky retro style with an emphasis on reclaimed materials." It's not hard to see why I like this his work. Anway, I noticed a motif of unframed mirrors in many of his spaces and I really adore the look.
The interesting shapes work well unframed and clusters of mirrors are one of my favorite ways to add interest to a room.
This set up is unexpected but really works.
So simple and so pretty.
If it were up to me, every hallway would have mirrors. It makes tight spaces seem a lot less claustrophobic.
These mirrors instantly add shabby chic charm to an all white room.
{all photos via Dave Coote}
The simplicity of the unframed mirror makes it a great piece for groupings. I love a good frame, but there's something about this almost unfinished look that is romantic and charming.
What do you think about these unframed mirrors?

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44 comments:

edder said...

Love Love LOVE this look!

Bromeliad said...

I think they work because they have pretty shapes.

Mirrors are great.

bananas. said...

uh LOVE 'EM! totally agree with you about mirrors in hallways. looks superb!

Julia said...

I love that bottom set especially :)

Blair said...

Oh, love the collection in the bathroom--lovely!

Being Brazen said...

Love this look - would love to do this look somewhere in my apartment

Ginger said...

Totally fabulous. I love beveled mirrors, and mixing and matching shapes and sizes; mirrors really make a small room look much larger, and brighten up any space;) Makes me want to start scouting out funky mirrors now . . .

Sunshine said...

I love that hallway! The unframed mirrors are really a nice touch.

stacy di said...

beautiful! I especially like the mirrors on the super-crisp white walls.

Morgan said...

Love them! I've been on the hunt for one for my house but I love the collection look. Great post!

Gabbi said...

Really like the look, but they're hard to find! My favorite are the pretty oval shaped ones.

jaboopee said...

i love mirrors full stop, i think the fact that they are bevelled and have such interesting shapes means they don't need a frame at all , we used to collect those old art deco mirrors .lovely pictures there

TERI REES WANG said...

It's the collection of mirrors that is so smart.

It is very good feng-shui to have a mirror for all the different height levels of all the family members of the house.

So fun.

Kellie said...

I love all mirrors. Framed or unframed they seem to lighten up a room and make it feel more spacious!

Jenny.Lee said...

I am really loving this look.

christina said...

Love all the mirrors. Especially that hallway. Oh, and that first bathroom. Love it!

eco-stylista said...

Love them, they are simply beautfiul! Love the third picture..

Hanako66 said...

these are beautiful rooms...love the look!

Absolutely Not Martha said...

i love them actually.

PS~Erin said...

I love them and have several. When we first moved into our house, I wasn't sure of my art style so I turned to mirrors to adorn the walls. We've scaled back some, but I do love the vintage feel of the unframed versions.

meohmyoh said...

I don't have any unframed mirrors but this post is making me rethink that :]

naphtali said...

I absolutely love unframed mirrors and hope to do a cluster of them soon. Great post.

live a colorful life said...

I love the different shapes and the beveled edges. They're beautiful! And classy.

Target-Addict said...

I adore this look, but have a question: these are all vintage mirrors, right? They don't make "new" mirrors like this, do they?

thriftylittleblog said...

Great post! I agree that the shapes make the look.

Rachel Follett said...

I love these types of mirrors. So pretty and I love how they are displayed. I especially like them as a headboard.

Yansy said...

Love them, specialli when grouped together.

OceanDreams said...

Unframed mirrors are stunning...it looks great in these photos, what a fun way to decorate!

Simply Mel said...

Mirrors can make any room seem so much more spacious...such a pretty illusion!

drollgirl said...

this is such a beautiful look, especially the first one!

i never really thought to leave the mirrors unframed. brilliant!

Sam said...

Yes!! I've always been a huge fan of mirrors in rooms - the more the merrier! They are pretty and add light and sparkle - these are gorggeous!!

mme. bookling said...

love it.

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

this is gawwwwwww-geous!

FROM the RIGHT BANK said...

I have a thing for mirrors and I love really ornate frames but I also love this bare look too. I think it works especially well in groups and that last bedroom is heavenly. This is such a great roundup!

Michelle said...

Ooh I love this!

Iva said...

I love all the great shapes!! My favorite would have to be the very first picture and the last one!

St├ęphanie Kilgast said...

Hi!
I like how you're writing and may follow your blog during a while.
But I'm writing here because I try to figure out how you stumbled on my blog. It seems like miles away from yours.
So I'm just being terribly curious, sorry for that :)

Stephanie, the minimaker

TheBeautyFile said...

I love these so....the antique mirror is so gorgeous and the unframed look makes it even more gorgeous!!

jen said...

I love this look! I think I'll have to keep an eye out for some mirrors now. Lovely!

ms. less is always more said...

I really love that bathroom set-up! So inventive and fun!

Kristin said...

Love love love the second to last collection! So charming.

Kotori said...

I think my favorite is the last image - the ones over the bed. But I don't think you can go wrong with unframed mirrors anywhere...

Plush Palate said...

Oh that's so funny, I just did a post on big framed mirrors! But I'm totally liking in the unframed look too! Really, mirrors are so beautiful anyway they come (most of the time, anyway!) Thanks for the inspiration!!

Blueprint Bliss said...

I love all of these images!

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