Help!!!!

Ok, I know I said I wasn’t posting ….but I need a little help. My living room got painted (sorry for the i phone quality). And as I’ve said I am pretty sure I’m going to get a Venetian Mirror. This is the size of it. I think I’d rather go taller than wider. It is more narrow than what I want so I taped it off (I know it’s crooked) to get an idea.
What do you think?

This is the mirror . . . .

I’m thinking it might end up looking a bit like this….

Whatever I do I need to just take the plunge and go for it…. I’ve been thinking about this for, oh, like a year….
Happy Weekend!
xoxo

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Responses

  • beth
    Commented on October 29th, 2010 at 9:30am

    sometimes i hate honesty, but i have to tell you that i don't love that mirror….

    i think the frame is too glitzy….but if that's the look you want, go for it.

    i think something more silvery and still ornate, with less cut glass, would be my choice….

  • christine {bijouandboheme}
    Commented on October 29th, 2010 at 9:35am

    I think it will be GORGEOUS!! Because it is narrow, I would just fill up the space one either side with something that didn't take away from the mirror- maybe an obalesque (no idea how to spell but I have a mirrored one on my fireplace and love it- a brass/gold one would also play nicely against your mirror)on one side and a white glass vase with flowers on other- two large matching urns on either side would look great too.
    In any event, BUY the mirror- you won't regret it…promise!!! xxx

  • morganwhitneydee
    Commented on October 29th, 2010 at 9:36am

    That is BEAUTIFUL mirror! Venetians are always worth the splurge and it would look fabulous on your mantle, you should just go for it :) It's something you'll be able to have forever.

  • Amber
    Commented on October 29th, 2010 at 9:43am

    Yes, yes, yes. Love those mirrors a classic piece you will love forever, do it! Happy Halloween Amberx

  • Katherine
    Commented on October 29th, 2010 at 10:06am

    looks pretty! and i like the proportions…

  • lisaroyhandbags
    Commented on October 29th, 2010 at 10:23am

    I absolutely love it! It's stunning and it leaves a bit of space on both sides to add a few things. so pretty!!!

  • Callie Grayson
    Commented on October 29th, 2010 at 10:44am

    I say go for it! I think is looks perfectly beautiful. I think the size works, you can place other items on your mantel on the sides like the image.

    GO FOR IT!!
    xx
    callie

  • vicki archer
    Commented on October 29th, 2010 at 11:33am

    It is a gorgeous mirror and if you feel it is to narrow for the space why not hang three pictures on either side in a run….would look fabulous. Maybe black and whites or even smaller distressed mirrors (in keeping with the Venetian glass) with simple silver frames…just a thought, xv.

  • leanne
    Commented on October 29th, 2010 at 12:00pm

    go for it! gorgeous x

  • Julie Holloway
    Commented on October 29th, 2010 at 12:44pm

    Yes! It will be amazing!

  • paula
    Commented on October 29th, 2010 at 2:34pm

    Its GORGEOUS! it would so be like the inspiration pic. Love the new color too. so fresh.

  • Kelly Green
    Commented on October 29th, 2010 at 3:21pm

    yes – take the plunge! KG

  • Ms. Fax
    Commented on October 29th, 2010 at 9:37pm

    That is one of the loveliest Venetian mirrors ever – go for it!

    Classic & inspiring…congrats on getting the brown out!

  • Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, Interiors
    Commented on October 29th, 2010 at 10:10pm

    If no one has suggested it yet…Put a pair lovely (candle)sconces, to scale it correctly. In a bronze tone and have in wash in a silver over tone. Another idea, is get a set of four great printed & framed flowers in the color of your room…Flake two on either side. Your mirror, is lovely. Enjoy!~m.

  • jules @ The Diversion Project
    Commented on October 29th, 2010 at 10:23pm

    i say go for it, but dont hang it. it looks like hte tape you've put up is sitting up from the mantle a bit so i'm guessing you plan to hang it. I think it would be better sitting on the mantle like your inspriation pic, and that way it would leave a bit of room at the top which would look better proportionally.

    i like vicki's idea too!

    go on – can't lose!! jxx

  • Life love, clutter and other beautiful things.
    Commented on October 30th, 2010 at 12:27am

    I think it would look beautiful, can't wait to see the finished result.

    Have a lovely rest of the week xox

  • Charlotta Ward
    Commented on October 30th, 2010 at 6:19am

    I think you are absolutely right to go with a taller mirror, however I must agree with Beth in that I think the style may be a little too lavish. I'd go for something a little less ornate for this room. I think it will last longer style wise.

    Best of luck with it all!

    x Charlotta

  • The French Maid
    Commented on October 30th, 2010 at 10:48am

    Gorgeous…just do it!
    –Lee Ann
    PS-New Follower!

  • Alcira Molina-Ali
    Commented on October 30th, 2010 at 11:05am

    I really love your plan .
    I have a taller, narrower mirror on my mantel and I love how it raises the eyes.
    Can't wait to see the beauty unveiled.
    Alcira

    thenerochronicles.blogspot.com

  • Miz.November
    Commented on October 30th, 2010 at 12:10pm

    Um.. hells yeah. Please go for it. It looks perfect.

  • bink and boo
    Commented on October 31st, 2010 at 2:24pm

    Just do it! It will look la la lovely {wink}.

  • Jen of Made By Girl
    Commented on November 1st, 2010 at 12:22am

    it is a bit narrow…but if you want it- i say get it!
    However i would add a few taller items on each side to balance things out! :))))))))

  • Sue H @ Astrachic Studio
    Commented on November 1st, 2010 at 1:15am

    Love the Mirror. Will look great
    over the festive season too.
    Have a great week.
    Sue

  • drey
    Commented on November 2nd, 2010 at 8:39am

    i love the mirror, adds a little bling to the space without going totally overboard with gilt :)

    esp when you add some other things to the mantlepiece :)

  • Island Missy
    Commented on November 2nd, 2010 at 9:46am

    I love the look of a Venetian mirrors on a pedestal, on top of chimneys and even in a not so bright corner of a room. It adds glamour and personality.I've seen many window's of antique shops displying these lately here in Paris. Are they making some kind of comeback ? I say go for it, it's lovely.

  • Brooke
    Commented on November 2nd, 2010 at 10:02pm

    do it! it's la la lovely! you can't go wrong with that mirror! xo

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