home: trend [ distressed glass ]
This year we are seeing a resurgence of antique and distressed furniture and home accessories.
Glass and mirrors have a distressed aged look to them giving them not only an antique feel, but gives interest. This trend can also stretch to the garden with large outdoor paneled mirrors.
You can also see this style on glass to tables, trays and ornaments.
Clockwise from top left:
mirror / laredoute.co.uk [ £75 ], dining table / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £695 ], round mirror / furntastic.co.uk [ £128 ], decanter / trouva.com [ £39.95 ], tray / trouva.com [ £117 ], drinks trolley / abigailahern.com [ £470 ]
home: trend [ convex mirrors ]
There has been a gradual increase in popularity for convex mirrors. Most take on the form of traditional ships mirrors with thick wooden frames.
With variations available everywhere and in different sizes, now is the time to explore the appeal of a convex mirror.
Some think that a mirror should be practical and in many ways we agree, but with the shape of a convex the clear view is distorted with a fish eye effect, and we love it.
This shape creates a wider view of the room and helps reflect light from windows more than a flat mirror. You can still see a clear reflection straight on, but from different angles you gain so much more.
We should all give a convex mirror a home.
Top row – laredoute.co.uk [ £74 ] abigailahern.com [from £750 ] grahamandgreen.co.uk [ from £18 ],
Middle row – maisondumonde.com [ £230 ], limelace.co.uk [ £34.95 ], reidandwright.london
Bottom row – zarahome.com [ £49.99 ] bandsglass.co.uk, rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £80 ]