We recently redecorated our bedroom. It went from red and navy to shades of blue, green, and teal. You can see the pillows on my Instagram. Going into the redesign, I knew I wanted to incorporate a pair of vintage bird lithographs I purchased in an auction a few years ago. Here are the exact prints, purchased on EBTH. I have since replaced the mats with plain ivory to freshen them up.
I also had the vague idea that I wanted to make a focal point our of the wall our dresser is on. It’s a pretty long wall and currently looks a little boring with just a mirror over the dresser. It definitely needs some oomph. Of course, I turned to my trusty Pinterest to research ways to style a wall mirror. I found my inspiration in a James Farmer room. Specifically, his “Son’s Retreat” room from I believe the 2012 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Showhouse . Not going to lie, when I first started our bedroom, I had an entire design plan based on this room. I ditched it after I fell in love with our now duvet. Although I did not end up using it, I may share the initial plan in a future post. The original James Farmer room can be seen here.
Where was I? Right. The inspiration. What I am going to end up using for our bedroom is the general layout—a mirror in the middle, bird prints on either side, with plates as accents.
I ordered our mirror a few weeks ago. It’s backordered and should be here next month. In the meantime, I wanted to do a mockup to sort through the layout and decide what additional elements I will need to pull it off. It’s a little blurry, but my version is below. The mirror is exactly the one I ordered. The dresser is on my wishlist. Other items are similar to mine, but not exact, as my items are all vintage, or I’ve had them so long they’ve sold out.
I love the layout and the focal point it creates. This is definitely a view I wouldn’t mind waking up to. The only thing I’m still debating is the lampshade. If I can find one, I think a pleated shade in a small block print would really finish off the look.
What are your favorite ways to style a wall mirror? Share them in the comments!