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guide to mirrors + weekly wrap up

earlier this week i uploaded a guide to wall mirrors i've been working on for a few days. ac and i are looking for a mirror for our bedroom and i found some pretty spectacular (and affordable!) mirrors out there. the slideshow is grouped into categories like frameless, sunburst, etched, decorative frames, wooden and much more. this was one of my favorite slideshows i've done in a while- something about seeing all these beautiful mirrors together makes me really happy. one day when i can afford a big fancy mirror i'm definitely snagging this one. in the meantime, we went with this one. click here to check out the full slideshow and here to check out the rest of the guides i've done so far (lighting, budget lighting, desks, bedding, beds, dining chairs and sofas). i hope you all have a great weekend- i'll see you next week for the last full week of blogging on the old site (before we move to the new site)! below are highlights from this week:



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the look of all the frameless mirrors above the daybed. The room looks so relaxing.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

! My friend's mom has a vintage version of the dutch elm faux-bois morror (14/21 on the slideshow). It was originally white but she painted it a Prussian blue and it looks amazing in her house. She has tons of mirrors but it was always my fave.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I´m from Brazil and discovered this blog by chance(a boring afternoon at work !!!)and I must say I´m addicted...I love the sneak peaks and mostly everything that´s posted here!

3:34 PM  
Blogger studio wellspring said...

i've been dreaming up a wall of mirrors hung from picture rail for my new living room, so i find it so wonderfully auspicious that you posted the large photo of frameless mirrors today. quite beautiful!

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the work you do for all of us finding and compiling these collections. Mirrors are sensational. You can find BIG cheap or small cheap mirrors at Ross or Marshalls and recreate the frames. Also you can purchase beveled mirrors of all sizes at hardware stores. I glued the 12 inch square ones in 3 panels of 6 mirrors right on the wall then framed out each set with trim from hardware store which I cut in a hand mitre saw, painted silver and distressed and glued right on wall butted against the mirrors. Looks very french!

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm starting to like mirrors with bamboo frames. In fact, I've used it for my inspiration when I started working on my exotic bedroom. Dark bamboo colors need light, so mirrors were perfect!

I opened up the room by putting red silk roses in front of the mirrors. Much better than using pictures all the time.

9:44 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...


that sounds fantastic! if you have any photos i'd love to see the final results :)


(designsponge [at] gmail [dot] com)

6:47 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

When can we see pics of your finished bedroom? I want to see the Carrie curtains with your new mirrors :)

12:34 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...


october 1- it will be the first post of the new site :)


4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the mirrors above the bed just look great.
definitely a feature we will have in our future loft flat ;o)

love from austria,
monie.ka & james


PS: we really love your selection of items, design sponge!

6:02 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

the top image is truly beautiful.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Wow - what a collection - thanks for the great article.

12:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where can i find this daybed?

3:26 PM  

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