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Mirrors and Home Accessories

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Mirror, Mirror, on the wall… Its function is obvious: to reflect the image of the one who looks into the glass. In interior design, a mirror has many more functions. Mirrors are used to reflect light, making a room appear brighter, and as a result, larger. Mirrors are sometimes used as purely decorative elements, with […]

Framing Mirrors

framed mirror

Custom framing of mirrors opens up a world of possibilities. If you do decide to go this route, the only caution is that if you’re unaccustomed to having frames for mirrors custom made, know that it takes a leap of faith. When you are buying mirrors that have already been made, you can decide whether or not you like it before you buy it

The History of Mirrors

Mirrors Gallery, Palace of Versailles

The history of mirrors starts in the III Century B.C. Most ancient mirrors were made from metal and had a round shape. The backside of the ancient mirrors was beautifully embellished with ornamentation. Mirrors were made from highly polished bronze and silver. The first glass mirrors were invented in I Century by Romans. From ancient […]

Choosing Mirrors

The art of distressing requires immense skill as evidenced in this handsome transitional mirror. Once the weathered gray finish is applied, each piece of cut wood is brushed in detail, adding a natural look to the frame’s modern silhouette

Consider the shape of a mirror when deciding where it should be placed in the room. Mirrors shape can play a significant role in the overall ambiance in the room. Strict geometric shapes of the mirrors often imply rigidity. Curvy, rounded shapes of the framed mirrors can have an opposite effect. Unless a room’s style […]

Mirrors Scale

This extra large wooden mirror is hand-carved to create the fluted starburst pattern that surrounds the beveled glass, which is then clad in brass sheet. This mirror is the perfect dramatic focal point in any large space. Finish may vary. Features a security cleat attachment

If the ceilings are high, you might look at the heavy framed mirrors that will be in keeping with the other moldings in the room. If the ceilings are low, a narrow mirrors profile that delicately frames the glass might be your choice. The same scale relationship is true of space between windows. If a […]

Incorporating Venetian Glass into Your Home Decor

Hand-blown aquamarine and clear Venetian glass vase; made in Murano, Italy; available at InvitingHome.com

Take your home decor to new heights with artistic Venetian glass. It’s no secret that Venetian glass objects are the creme-de-la-creme of the glass world. The skilled glass artists on the island of Murano in Venice, Italy practice the centuries-old craft of fashioning exquisite glass treasures that can add the final touches that transform a […]

Today’s Venetian Glass Mirrors

Venetian mirrors; Round Venetian mirror made of more than 180 individual clear and gold glass rosettes; Hand made in Murano, Italy.

Every classic Venetian mirror we offer is hand made in Venice, Italy. All of the Venetian mirrors are produced by the methods of the 18th and 19th-century techniques perfected by generations of skilled artisans. The skill of the modern Murano glass artisans is clear when you view our selection of Venetian mirrors. Even today, the […]

The Rise of Venetian Mirrors

Antiqued Venetian mirror framed in hand-etched glass with gold highlights, trimmed with glass ribbons, leaves and rosettes; Hand made in Murano, Italy.

The Venetian mirror was born on the tiny Italian island of Murano in Venice in the 15th century. Venetian mirrors were painstakingly produced, and creating one was a highly involved process. Upon completion, Venetian mirrors were considered to be masterpieces of art; the beauty of Venetian mirrors surpassed the expectations of what a mirror should […]

About Venetian Glass Mirrors

Rectangular Venetian mirror in a frame made of clear and pale green glass ribbons with lightly antiqued center glass; Hand made in Murano, Italy.

A simple way to incorporate an elegant look into any room is the addition of an exquisite Venetian mirror. These treasured pieces reflect light and serve as an artistic focal point, transforming a room into a glamorous environment with a bit of old-world elegance. Mirrors are helpful for checking your outfit one last time before […]

Decorative Mirrors

Collection of gorgeous hand-crafted in Italy mirrors available at www.InvitingHome.com

At the end of eighteen-century beautiful decorative mirrors in gold, frames brought an element of fairy-tail dreams to life. Exquisite framed mirrors invaded all spaces of social interaction, replacing tapestries and other wall decorations. Mirrors with carved wood frames finished in gold and silver leaf played a significant role in interior decorating. Decorative mirrors surrounded […]

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