Did you catch the new mirror above the fireplace when I shared photos of the living room with its new drapery? Let’s take a better look.
I’ve long wanted a Louis-Philippe mirror above the fireplace, but was more concerned about size and price than pedigree. Mine is a reproduction from South Loop Loft. They often have the real antique versions available, but they can order these for you, too (in a few different sizes).
Here I am, for scale, when I first got the mirror home. It’s 60″ tall!
It needed to be that tall though to be the right scale. The rooms in our Victorian are modestly sized, but the ceilings are 10′ high and the windows 7.5′ tall. Plus that fireplace is massive. A smaller mirror would have been wimpy.
The botanical print that used to hang over the fireplace has been moved into the dining room (where it looks great) and I’m storing the peacock mirror, so I’d like to figure out the art situation above the red console table next. There’s a framed print of The Quaker by Andrew Wyeth there now.
Do I still want to do a frame grid? Maybe? I’m not sure if I’m going to rethink the banjo/ukulele/guitar situation on the wall in the library, and then that could change everything. (I thought I’d be more motivated to play them all if they were easily within reach, but I’m still really only playing the uke.)
I’m hoping I might find something vintage/antique, or something new will catch my eye and I’ll know it’s right, but nothing yet. The mirror though! That was the right call for sure.