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Posts Tagged ‘Mirrors’

Fun Gift Ideas

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

I stumbled on a site called Shoestring Home recently and couldn’t help sharing some of their items!  You’ll find unique gifts and gift ideas for anyone on your list.

I thought these petite shell mirrors were so cute.  Attractively arranged shells catch the eye and reflective glass catches the light in these small decorative mirrors.  They are available in two different sizes in white or pink.

I really couldn’t resist sharing these aprons.  Are these cute or what?  I know I’m vearing away from my typical finds of home decor but I love them and the colors are so great I just had to share.  These aprons are so cute you’ll WANT to cook dinner!

So visit Shoestring Home for that perfect gift…or maybe a little something special for yourself!

A Sense of Space

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

How do you make a small space look bigger?  Of course,  I think paint color plays a big role, but also mirrors are a great addition!   An article, Manhattan Show house Full Of Ideas To Make A Small Space Feel Bigger,  written by Jill Scott has some very helpful hints.  One is about using mirrors.  Elizabeth Mayhew of House Beautiful Magazine shared her tip about mirrors,  “You really need to do a couple of things to make your space feel much better,” says Mayhew. “Number one, hang a mirror. Mirrors reflect light. They can double your windows in your apartment instantly. Just whatever you do, just reflect something beautiful.”

Think outside the box and hang mirrors that serve as artwork, too.  The photo above from Design*Sponge shows the various shapes that mirrors come in.  Just have fun and be creative!

The mirror that not only reflects light, but also servers a purpose.  Small Space Style explains that in her entryway, ” the mirror does 2 things, makes the space appear larger and its great of that one last look before you leave. So if you only have room for a few hooks and a bench, you can still have entryway.”  Who says designers are not practical, too!

Mirrors have a use in Feng Shui. Rodika Tchi, About.com writes that the mirror brings the Feng Shui energy of the water element.  Mirrors draw beneficial energy and with proper placement can shift the flow of Chi (energy).  Mirrors bring a sense of refreshment in a given space!

Placement of the mirror and what it means:

  • East (Health & Family)
  • Southeast (Wealth & Abundance
  • North (Career & Path In Life)

Reflect the most out of your home!

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