Before we get into mirror, mirror on the wall…… :) I am just back from a fantastic fun filled but exhausting in a very satisfying kind of way trip to the Fall Furniture Market, High Point, North Carolina. Attended with my BFF, the ever so talented, lively, loveable, Gloria De Lourdes Blalock of Blalock Interiors. In my opinion there is never a better way to experience market than with this amazing woman.
Besides perusing a lot of new fantastic merchandise, I also had the pleasure of seeing some old & some new friends. Having the opportunity of meeting some awesome peeps from the blog world in person for the first time…..(way cool!). Including, the fabulous Maria Killam who writes the coveted blog, Colour Me Happy. The radiant Lauren Leiss from Pure Style Home. The striking beauty and brains behind the exciting new publication Rue, Co-Founder and Editor in Chief, Crystal Gentilello, who also has a fantastic blog, Plush Palate. As well as the admired and fabulous Jennifer Sergernt of DC By Designs.
Also to my delight I again was able to see my idol, the much admired absolutely gifted talented and stylish, Mr. Barry Dixon (and yes, I look that dorky in every picture with him, I get so giddy when in the presence of that fantabulous man). The very funny (I was laughing pretty hard during our encounter) entertaining and lovely, Alexa Hampton. As well as the sharp and adorable all rolled into one, fashion designer of homes, Mr. Barclay Buttera. Last, but not least, the magnificent lively inspirational Mr. Eddie Ross.
And yes, if you are observant (notice my same outfit), this happened all in ONE day/evening! :)
NOW, onward, to……the subject at hand….
Sometimes, I mean, most of the time when we are looking for something in particular it doesn’t seem to be there. Then, when you are not looking, or had given up hope, or found that something already, then you tend to notice more of them, and poof, there they are. One of the things I seemed to be attracted to this market (trust me, there were many) were round shapes, that endless/infinity circle of love, or so it is in my mind, like round mirrors.
For example: The exceptional quality handmade mirrors crafted in the Good Ol’ USA (since 1970!) from Carver’s Guild. All their stunning mirrors (over 400 of them!) are made on site in West Groton, MA, with most styles are available in optional finishes.
Here are some magnificent examples of how round mirrors can add that something special to a space, either alone, grouped together, small or large……endless possibilities.
Kelley Proxmire, Kelley Interior Design
Max & Co. Phoebe Howard
Kay Douglas, photo: House Beautiful
This was just one inspirational element out of oodles that I saw. Designing, it’s all in the details.