Thursday, May 3, 2012

Leaning Mirrors

Hello everyone!

I love mirrors.  I have several in my home. However one, in particular, that is different from all the rest, is this leaning mirror. 


As you can see, in this picture, it used to be in my master bedroom.  I loved it there.  But ever since I got my new chair for my family room, I contemplated using it in there instead. 

You see, I've been looking at many inspirational pics on other peoples blogs.  Here are some examples.


 This pretty blue one is from Dreamy Whites.


This one in the corner is from In the Fun Lane.


This gorgeous mirror framed in metal tiles is from Dusty Lu.


This extra large mirror is from a readers home featured on Cote de Texas.


And finally, this wooden mirror is from The Old Painted Cottage.

I've only used my mirror on a plain wall before without furniture surrounding it.  I once had it in the foyer and then in my bedroom.  But I'm really liking it in an unexpected place giving the room a more open and airy feeling. 

So............here is mine now!




I'm liking it between my two white chairs and it reflects the fireplace across from it.

I even gave the coffee table a face lift with some purple hydrangeas.

So, what do you think about leaning mirrors?  Are you a fan?

Now, I'm going to have to buy another one to replace it in my bedroom.  I miss it already!

Today is my youngest son's birthday.  We are taking him to eat at Zaxby's tonight because that is his favorite.  Ha! We will be officially celebrating it with cake and presents this weekend though.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~ 

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26 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Kelly, love the look. Your mirror is gorgeous and really makes a statement. I think a leaning mirror really works in an intimate setting as it causes the room to "open up" and expand. great choice!

NanaDiana said...

Kelly- I love leaning mirrors. I have always loved them and I think yours really "makes" the room. It is just perfect in that setting. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous! xo Diana

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Oh, I love it in your family room, now I want one:) It does open a room up and sort of makes a picture of it's own by what it reflects! Really nice Kelly!

chateau chic said...

Kelly, You found the PERFECT spot for your mirror. Mirrors are a favorite of mine, especially propping them so they can be moved in the future. Love how yours reflects back the rest of the room.
Mary Alice

Princess Kate said...

Looks like you found a perfect home for it. I don't have a leaning mirror but yours makes me want one.

We are celebrating my son's birthday this weekend too. Hope your son has a great birthday celebration.

Andrea said...

I love leaning mirrors, although I have yet to buy one (on my raidar, though!). Yours looks great in its new home. Love your hydrangeas, too (a favorite flower of mine!)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love it there. Happy birthday to Will from Auntie Kim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks really pretty, Kelly! I love when they are used and positioned so that they reflect something pretty, too. I love the look myself, but would fear them falling over especially when my kids were young, and now that I have a granddaughter. So, I'll just admire them from afar and hang mine! : )

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the look Kelly!! Happy Birthday to Will! My Will is going to be 10 on the 21st.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, I do love the large leaning mirrors and yours is wonderful! I always enjoy seeing your pretty home.
xo, Sherry

Blondie's Journal said...

Your mirror looks perfect where you have it! It makes the room look larger and brighter.

Happy Birthday to your son...I hope you have a fun filled weekend! :)

XO,
Jane

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I love leaning mirrors and the effect that they have in a room! Your mirror looks great between your two chairs!

Daniela said...

I am a fan of mirrors! Not only they make the room look bigger, but also reflect light (both natural and artificial). I like it between the white chairs.

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Linda Chapman said...

I love mirrors, too! My house looks much larger because of them.

Happy birthday to your cute son! Is this the one that likes to sit on his feet as he uses the computer? I miss having kids at home and enjoyed having the GK's over for a 24 hour stay recently.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Kelly: The mirror looks great in your living room. I bet it does brighten up the room. I've wished about one for some time. I see them at HomeGoods and Ross for not too bad a price, so think I might indulge some day..Happy Thursday..Judy

thistlewoodfarm said...

Kelly,

I love your leaning mirror the best :)....and those pillows on the couch? Seriously?

They are calling to me and telling me they want to visit my back porch for some sweet tea!

blessings,
karianne

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your leaning mirror looks great, and just as pretty as your inspiration photos. Happy Birthday to your son! I hope he enjoys his day.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love oversized mirrors leaning against a wall. I made one for myself from an old arched top door that's 7 1/2 feet tall, so there's a lot of reflecting going on. :@

Yours looks perfect between your 2 white chairs. Good luck finding another!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh yes, I am such a fan of oversized mirrors leaning on the wall...just as long as they are not in the way of kids and pets!..LOL!!...When I was re-styling a home years ago, I found this wonderful old mirror in a corner of an unused room...I brought it out in the living room and truly transformed the room..the owner truly loved it...

Great space for the mirror Kelly!! I love the reflection!
Have a great weekend!!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

For someone who hates looking at herself in the mirror, I have an unnatural obsession with mirrors. I rarely meet one that I don't like. They're just so easy to decorate with!

Love your mirror in its new location. Happy birthday to your son!! We had a birthday party last weekend with 18 boys at the church gym. Kickball, basketball, dodgeball and cake. Easiest party ever :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh Kelly, this room just gets better and better...the mirror and hydrangeas are gorgeous...looks like a magazine!

andrea@townandprairie said...

I love mirrors on the floor. They really help through the light around!

Sandy said...

Kelly,

Yes, I'm a huge fan of mirrors especially the large leaning mirrors. Love that look and I love all the inspiration pictures too! Ther purple hydrangeas were the perfect touch. Can't wait to see what you'll do next.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I do love the leaning mirrors!! such beautiful examples that you shared, too. Yep, I like yours between the two chairs. And, happy belated birthday to your youngest!! Enjoy those babies being home while you can, Kelly! blessings ~ Tanna

Debbiedoo's said...

That is a fabulous look Kelly! I love it too. Happy birthday to your boy. My youngest is next week, I think they are the same age..11?

All Things Chic 2 said...

Hi Kelly
Love your space, and the mirror between the chairs looks great...
Blessings Lori