It Had Me at the Details

4.01.2016

When I shared the new look in the great room I told y'all that there was a change in there, but I wanted to show you the way the room had looked for a couple weeks before I shared the next new look. While my sister and I were antiquing I was on the lookout for a nice size French style mirror to go over the fireplace. Well, this isn't exactly the style I had in mind, but the details were just too gorgeous to ignore and the price was good. 

I gave you this peek the other day. Just look at those details. This mirror is old, too and quite heavy.

And there are the cute flowers on the corners.

But what really grabbed me is the top of it. That tiny scalloped edge and then the hand carved flowers and look at the detail of the leaves. It looks like ivory or bone and I'm not real sure what it really is. 

Isn't that cool? Nothing on this mirror is painted. The wood was very raw and a bit dry so I used some Hemp Oil on it to add some moisture to the wood and it just made it richer.

The mirror is very tall and slim and it needed something else on each side of it after we placed it on the mantel. Even Mr. Savvy was putting in his two cents which is unusual. I think because we were used to the horizontal painting that the mirror just looked lost. 

So I thought for a minute and grabbed these vintage Ethan Allen brass sconces from the dining room and it was just what this wall needed. Of course that left me with no sconces on each side of the hutch in the dining room. Don't worry I was able to fill those spots nicely and I will share soon. 







So where did the painting go?
 Oh, it moved to the perfect spot.

Enjoy a fabulous weekend and wow, it's April already!!

67 comments:

  1. Wow! That is quite the statement piece! Love it:)

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  2. What a beautiful mirror! I think the slimness of it compliments the lighter look in the room. I love the sconces as well. As always, good job!

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  3. It' the perfect size for that space, good shopping trip for sure!

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  4. Kim, love the tall slim mirror over the mantel I can see your chandy's reflection...a great find! Happy weekend! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  5. That's a huge score, love the details and the wood tones - great job!

    Mary

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  6. The mirror looks like it was made for that spot. I can't wait to see the other changes.

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  7. Good find Kim! That mirror is gorgeous! looks great on your mantel... I definitely need to go antiquing more often. ;)

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  8. Nice mirror! I love wood...so this works for me. And the vertical aspect works so well with the height of your fireplace wall/breast. And the sconces...so French. C'est une bonne ideé.
    Bon week-end!
    Sheila

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  9. Beautiful Mirror!!! The mantel is classically decorated!!!

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  10. The new mirror looks great there. I remember when we changed to a taller/narrower mirror above our fireplace - I couldn't quit looking at it (and wondering why I didn't do it sooner!). With our cathedral ceilings, taller really does look better. That mirror is a great find!
    PS - I think we may do some antiquing later today. Taxes first. Blah!

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  11. beautiful mirror, very unique and the sconces are perfect...nothing like shopping your house! have a great weekend

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  12. The mirror is beautiful! What a great find!

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  13. Loving the mirror and the details are great!

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  14. GOR-GEEEE-US! What a beautiful mirror! I think the wheat-like sconces look great next to it. And, the sconces tie in nicely with the yellow confit jars on the adjacent bookshelf. The room looks fantastic.
    Best & Bisous,
    Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara

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  15. I think the style of your mirror is called Eastlake. From around 1880 in the late Victorian era.

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  16. What a handsome mirror Kim! I love the carved detail and scalloped top!

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  17. That was such a good find! I know you will enjoy that mirror for many years. I think it's perfect over your mantel.

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  18. That's fabulous lady! WOW!!! I love that, and it looks perfect over the mantel!

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  19. Oh I love the new mirror! It looks gorgeous on your mantle and the sconces are perfect with it! Just beautiful. Just when I think your house can't get any prettier, you find another fabulous something!! Have a great weekend!!!

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  20. I love mirrors and this one is stunning! Just perfect placed on the mantle.

    xo
    Pat

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  21. That is a great find! Wonderful details. I like the sconces with it too.

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  22. of course it did...but where?? love that mirror.

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  23. That mirror is spectacular and it looks amazing on the mantel with the sconces!....I bet you found the perfect place for the painting...have a great weekend!

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  24. Love the detailing on that frame!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  25. I love how this mirror looks with the fireplace...like they were made to go together :)

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  26. Love the mirror!!!! I feel your excitement! Mirrors are my weakness and the day I found a beautiful gold finished curvy carved French antique (silvering showing the age and all) with a CAMEO inset in the top...sigh...I fell in love! I love your style!

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  27. That is a GREAT looking mirror! I like how tall and narrow it is, too. A good piece to work around. I am sure you DID find the perfect spot for that picture and I bet we will see where that landed one da soon.

    Happy April to you- xo Diana

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  28. Love the detail on the mirror. That would cinch the purchase for me. And I can imagine it in so many of your rooms. I always look forward to seeing what you will do next. And never am I disappointed, just awed. Thank you for what you do and share.

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  29. It's absolutely gorgeous! All the details are so pretty and make it a very special piece.

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  30. Love, love the new mirror and the whole new room! How did you anchor the mirror to secure it? Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and projects!

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  31. I'm so behind in visiting but I had to come see your beautiful new mirror. It's just perfect for your space.

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  32. That is a fabulous and unusual pier mirror! The carved frame is beautiful. Great find, Kim!!

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  33. The mirror is so pretty, Kim. Is it Eastlake style?

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