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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Growing up, I just loved the story of Snow White. Between books and television, I have read and seen almost all versions of this fairy tale over the years. And now with ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ movie releasing in the new year, I can not wait to go watch it. Especially, after watching the trailer with Charlize Theron playing The Queen… ah, what a splendid choice!

I am in love with the way she delivers, what could be one of the most powerful questions of all story-times:

‘Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Fairest of Them All?’

Every time I hear this dialogue, it makes me wonder what our world would be like if there were no Mirrors! Would we feel the same about ourselves if we never really saw ourselves? No way to know what we look like… no sure way to recognize ourselves even if we saw our own photograph! Scary, very very scary thought.

But let’s just get back to the topic for now… as thankfully, we DO have mirrors and aside from literally saving our species from becoming faceless, a mirror can do wonders for any space, design-wise. I adore old ornate mirrors and especially love their addition to an otherwise minimal and modern decor of a room. I believe a mirror’s look and design should have the intrigue… that compels one to look into them. Remember, a mirror’s reflection adds grandeur and expansion to a space but it’s design frames our image of ‘self’.

Although, the Mirror in the new ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ movie looks nothing like a conventional mirror, here are a few design ideas, inspired by the original dark and decadent character of ‘The Queen’. These would be powerful in any space and I can assure you, you would not be able to resist standing in front of these only to ask yourself the very same question… ‘Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…’

Just don’t blame me for the consequences :)

Some modern variations of the amazing baroque mirror for the more risk-taking eccentric in you!

My ultimate favorite… subtle, sweet and fresh yet ornate and with lots of character! Also, how can one go wrong with blacks and whites :)

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