Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Va, Va, Va-netian!

Oh how I love a dramatic Venetian mirror.  It adds instant feminine glam and a major "WOW" factor.



In 16th century Italy, artisans expertly created Venetian mirrors for royalty and noblemen.  At that time, they were extremely expensive and rare.




When decorating with a Venetian mirror, or any mirror for that matter, remember that placing a mirror in the proper spot can make a room feel more spacious and airy.  Placing a mirror opposite a window is a great idea, as the mirror will reflect the light and create a brighter, more inviting atmosphere.






A Venetian mirror is such a statement piece that it can often be placed alone on a wall.  The beauty and detail of the mirror creates an instant conversation piece. As a lover of all-things-glamorous, a Venetian mirror equals instant domestic bliss for me.  What are your thoughts on Venetian mirrors- too dramatic or just your style?

32 comments:

  1. Love the mirrors! I have been wanting a gold vintage mirror in my apt for a while now! Love the vanetian style too! Never too dramatic! ;)

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  2. So so gorgeous!! I think every house needs one of these beauties! :)

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  3. I love the mirrors! I think it adds something really special to a room- especially if most of the room is neutral colors.

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  4. I've had that third picture of the pink bedroom in my inspiration file for a few months now, it's irresistible! Thank you for sharing these other gorgeous venetian mirror examples. SO happy to have found your beautiful blog. New follower!
    Tiffany
    designer-lifestyle.blogspot.com

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  5. I love those mirrors, I have been searching for a perfect one for my bedroom and I love all those options!

    XO
    Emmy
    www.sprinklesoneverything.wordpress.com

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  6. Yep. I need one of these. Specifically in my bedroom. GORGEOUS.

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  7. I can't decide which one I love the most.. eek :)

    Hope you're having a great week Sam.

    delia
    http://www.lovelaughlipglosses.com/

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  8. These mirrors never go out of style..so beautiful!

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  9. I'm in love. I can't decide on which one, they are all so pretty and feminine.

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  10. oooh..love them all. But I really really loved the second picture! I want a bathroom like that!
    You have a lovely blog. Come visit mine at
    http://style-delights.blogspot.com/

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  11. just my style! venetian mirrors are gorgeous. I'm in love.

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  12. I love venetian mirrors - so beautiful and they add a touch of glamour to any space!! The first image it amazing ~

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  13. I have an obsession with mirrors! Not that I'm vain, I just love they way they look and how they brighten a room! If it were easier to keep clean, my entire house would be filled with mirrored furniture! Kelli

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  14. wow these mirrors are AMAZING! I am going to look into how that second picture works (the mirror on top of a large mirror). such a cool look!

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  15. This is so glamorous! Love love love this post!

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  16. when i first moved into my place I had an obsession with finding the perfect venetian mirror. I never found it but this post has inspired me to start looking again!

    Thanks:)

    Traci
    www.confessionsofaprofessionalbridesmaid.blogspot.com

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  17. I like Venetian mirrors, as long as the ornateness is balanced by simpler design elsewhere. Otherwise, it's a tad too much for me, but beautiful nevertheless.

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  18. What a gorgeous post! These Venetian mirrors are so pretty and chic. Thanks for following my blog. I am so glad to discovered your beautiful blog as well. A happy new follower!

    Have a good day!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  19. Just my style, for sure! What a beautiful set of images, I love them all!

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  20. these mirrors took my breath away! I looked through them twice...stunning!
    xx

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  21. So fabulous. So feminine. I vote yes absolutely!

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  22. These are just my style! I LOVE ornate mirrors that look antique and fancy. One of my favorite things in the world. I constantly have my eyes open when I'm out shopping, looking for this type of mirror but so far haven't found anything within my price range! These pictures are gorgeous.

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  23. I'm with you, I'm totally in love with Venetian mirrors. I was on the hunt for one when we built our home. I gave up on the price tag and opted for a cheap mirror from Home Goods. Seeing these images makes me regret my decision!

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  24. there is NOTHING better then a great mirror as a statement piece! My sister just bought a gorgeous one from Ballard Designs...and I think I just might go buy the same one! It looks a lot like second photo. You've got great taste girl!

    xoxo
    Aarean

    colorissue.blogspot.com

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  25. I love them in a powder room, or in a girl's room. I think i'll have to get one for my daughter one day! So pretty.

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  26. I really, really want a Venetian mirror now.

    Andrea x

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  27. They really do make such a fabulous statement! I love the one in the second shot most :)

    Abbey x

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  28. All those mirrors are absolutely gorgeous! Perfect piece to glamour up and create more lighting!

    Barbara

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  29. I love a good decorative mirror. Totally changes the vibe of a room!

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  30. How do you hang the mirror in picture #2 ?

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  31. A wall mirror really changes the look of the entire room!! The Venetian wall mirrors does the best job on that!!!

    Kelley
    http://www.VenetianWallMirrors.com

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