Reflect Yourself

Driftwood Full Length Mirror

Full Length Driftwood Mirror at Glam Vintage & Moderne

The full length mirror is usually an afterthought, however it could be the focal point .  Anyone who has gone without a full length mirror knows the perils of standing on the bathtub ledge or bed to catch a glimpse of today’s look, or worse hoping to catch that look while jumping.

Full length mirrors are important and should never be relegated to the back of the door.  This clean driftwood mirror has an open lattice frame to expose the wall colour behind it.  It brings light to the room and reflects whatever is opposite it …when you aren’t standing in front of it.

Celtic Driftwood Mirror at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Celtic Driftwood Mirror at Glam Vintage & Moderne

When properly lit the well positioned mirror can make you feel years younger or pounds lighter….

which can be simply mesmerizing.

The Fairest Mirror of them All

Baroque Mirror at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Baroque Mirror at Glam Vintage & Moderne

A front hall mirror should make a statement.  It’s more about bringing sparkle to your decor than reflective clarity.  After all we’re not trying to apply liquid eyeliner in front of it…OK lipstick maybe.

Baroque Mirror Reflecting Glam Window

Baroque Mirror Reflecting Glam’s Window

This Baroque styled embellished mirror will add impact upon entry to your interior (that is  after you’ve already wowed them with your exterior decor).

Baroque Mirror Rosettes

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Its antiqued panels are held together with gilded rosettes…the old fashioned way. Antiquing gives the mirror a haze which reflects a kinder image not unlike the use of gauze on cameras.

Guests might take a quick look in it to see that their hat, tie, or hair is where it should be and be pleased with absolutely everything they see.

English Manor is the new French Country

English Manor Style

English Manor styling is the next trend in traditional time-worn looks.  In contrast to French Country,  an English Manor house contains dark distressed leather chairs and sofas and rich antique furniture.  Both styles are meant to have that casual lived-in look.

French Country is a “shabby chic” working look.   On the other hand, sophisticated aristocrats resided in Manor houses and entertained nobility there.

English Manor Styled Mirror at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Hang this “William Morris” influenced, back painted English Manor styled mirror in your entrance hall or foyer over a console or wherever you need a little bling.

Warning…this mirror may cause you to  improve your social circle.

English Manor Mirror Frame

Winter Window on Walton

Winter on Walton Street

Richard has created his winter window and Glam Vintage & Moderne is decorated for the holidays.

The glittering gold and silver of  Richard’s arrangement “is” (or should I say was*) carried through the window with burnished gold side tables and a decorative platter.  The huge stylized baroque mirror reflects the pre-confederation architecture of Walton Street. Reallite battery operated candles and an electric crystal globe also add warmth and sparkle to the vignette.

Glam Vintage & Moderne Winter Window

Richard re-ordered another pair of those gorgeous Hollywood Regency off white leather lobby chairs and placed one in the window and one in the store for “test” sitting.

*As I predicted in the previous blog, Richard’s winter arrangement is now residing on a client’s foyer table so he’s busy creating another one.  (Sometimes my psychic abilities positively scare me.)

Where Costa Meets Steed

Glam Vintage & Moderne Store Window Port Hope

Richard has been taunted by a few customers to top his summer window and judging from accolades he’s been getting this one just about does it.  Master painter Costa Dvorezky’s piece is a stand-out.  His style is Old Master with an abstract backdrop…sheer genius.  Richard has selected a quirky vintage mahogany cabinet topped with a full length back painted glass mirror to balance the space.

The floating derbys are Magritte meets The Avengers.  Pure whimsy.

The Avengers, John Steed & Emma Peel

Foiled by the Frame

At first glance this warm burnished scalloped frame looks like old gold.  This is actually a carved wooden frame with a gorgeous foil finish.  At 23″ in diameter it would make a great accent mirror over a mantle or console.

This set of two metal cocktail tables is painted in a burnished gold which gives their industrial styling a more formal regency edge. Slip them between two comfy chairs and adorn with libations.  Is it 5:00 pm yet?