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Lily Mirror

Would it be weird to have this mirror above my desk? It would have to be high enough so that I couldn’t see myself while I worked because yes, that would be weird. I think it could work with the whole granny chic thing I’m going for.

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  • Krystle
    January 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

    I love your “granny chic thing,” and this mirror! Totally cute, not weird. I love that’s it’s got an almost-doily look to it without really diving in. Get it, hang it, take a picture, haha.

    • Making it Lovely
      January 20, 2010 at 11:44 am

      Yes, I think it’s a bit doily-like too! But I like that. :)

    • Krystle
      January 21, 2010 at 7:00 am

      Thanks for introducing me to Ballard! I’ve been looking for a mirror for my office/crafting space and I think the Audrey mirror will be perfect. Thanks again!

  • Nuit
    January 20, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I this mirror! It would definitely ‘work’ in the work area ;) The granny chic style is awesome and you are too talented for being able to pull it off… I’d probably go waaay over the top and ruin it all.

    Eleanor makes a Lovely Trim model by the way =D

  • Jen P.
    January 20, 2010 at 11:57 am

    love it!

  • wishful nals
    January 20, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    very pretty.

  • Danielle
    January 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I think it has a great classic look about it. If you are sick of it in your office, I could see it in another room of your lovely decorated home!

  • The Glamorous Housewife
    January 20, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Oh I adore it! I don’t think it would be weird at all. As a matter of fact, it will help bring depth and light into the room.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  • Adventures in Dressmaking
    January 20, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    It’s so funny that you single out that mirror in particular, out of the mazillions of round mirrors out there… I’m not a huge Ballard Designs fan but I tore out one page from their last catalog because of that mirror! It’s shown on a living room wall, and I like nothing else in the room but I wanted to save the picture for that mirror! It is pretty cute. Not weird at all. You have such great taste!

  • Brigite
    January 20, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    The more mirrors the better! Not weird at all.

  • Jan
    January 20, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Not at all. I love Ballard Designs, we have two of their mirrors in our living room.

  • mabel
    January 20, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    This is just the type of mirror that Millie and I adore. You can never have too many beautiful things.

  • Cindi
    January 20, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I love this…so stinkin’ cute!

  • Jill Seidner | Interior Design
    January 20, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    What a cute mirror! Ballard just keeps getting better and better! Uur blogger Lauren just featured another great (mirror) from Ballard on the Material Girls Blog:

  • Laurie
    January 20, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I can’t judge, I would like a nice convex angled down so I could see the whole room behind me (but in a more stylized less “rearview mirror” manner) To monitor any objects under three feet that operate under their own power :)

  • Michelle
    January 20, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I like it, but I have a thing for mirrors. Actually, it will sort of act like a window and reflect more light too, which is always nice in a workspace. Have fun at alt!

  • Lydia, Clueless Crafter
    January 20, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Just came back from a trip to the Brooklyn Museum and I had the same comment about a 19th-century lady’s writing desk. It was a gorgeous piece, but set right above her was a mirror. I felt that the design was rather invasive and suggestive of a woman who expresses should never forget to monitor (stifle) her words.

  • Brett | Design Babylon
    January 20, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I love it! Especially if the mirror reflects back something inspirational hung on the opposite wall!

  • Ashley
    January 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Not at all!! It’s totally charming.

  • cheri
    January 20, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    For months I’ve regretted not buying that mirror in the Atlanta Ballard’s store when I came across it so was thrilled to see it in the recent catalog. It looks more distressed than in the picture and weighs practically nothing. I love it!

  • Jessica
    January 20, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    It’s perfectly darling, and totally works with your granny chic!

  • Elisa @ whatthevita
    January 20, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Wow, very cute! The minute I saw this photo I started brainstorming where I could put it in my house… but couldn’t think of anywhere better than your office. So you gotta do it…

  • Jen
    January 20, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    very cute mirror. I think it would work well in your new office!

  • kimma
    January 20, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I ADORE this mirror! You should definitely find a home for it.

  • Bridget
    January 21, 2010 at 1:02 am

    How coincidental . . . I just saw this mirror a couple days ago @ CopyCatChic. I think it is perfect for your office, which I love.

    I would love to have the Alicante mirror with the scrolling, as it gives the illusion of a window, since I don’t have enough in my space. What do you think?

  • Holly @ Lucitebox
    January 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

    When I saw it at copycatchic, I wanted it, too. I can’t think of where I’d put it, though. I think I have only one place. And that’s iffy.

    If you like it, you should use it in your office. You can always move it some place else, right?

  • Sarah
    January 21, 2010 at 11:41 am

    The mirror is really cute, but it did cause me to wrinkle my nose when I saw the $200 price tag! It seems like there could be a lot of really nice vintage mirrors out there that could be painted or spruced up a bit for a fraction of the cost.

  • Jessica
    January 21, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    I’ve always thought the idea of posting a mirror in your workspace (for Feng Shui so you can see the doorway if your back is to it) would be really weird because, yeah, wouldn’t it be distracting to see yourself working all day? But if it where you could see yourself while working, this would be a really cute addition. I like that mirrors are making a come back–they really do brighten up a space even if “bouncing the light” sounds like a cheesy thing to say ;-).

  • Tracy Elain
    January 22, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Beautiful mirror! Just tell people it’s a rearview mirror to keep someone from sneaking up on you while you’re working or to keep an eye on Eleanor without turning around. :)

  • Leisa Hammett
    January 23, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I have a mirror above my desk. It’s retangular, framed in darkish-brown wood with three little cubbies and hooks beneath. I’ve got a handmade paper ornament hanging from one hook and lots of art cards (gallery show announcements) layered into and sticking out of the cubbies. It’s arty, comforting and inspiring. And it’s high enough that I’m not looking at myself. Now the question would be how feng shui friendly is it? I don’t know.

  • hanh
    January 25, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    i just got this mirror and absolutely love it in my dining room. it would also look awesome over a sofa as a focal point. but in case you didn’t see it in the description, it is huge, over 3′ in diameter. so unless your desk/space is sizable or you like the disproportionate size of the mirror, i’m thinking something smaller might be more suitable??

  • sarah b.
    January 26, 2010 at 8:42 am

    I LOVE that mirror. As long as you don’t see yourself in it while you sit at your desk, I think it would look great!

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    April 7, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    I suggest this product to everyone I know!

  • Erin A.
    June 29, 2010 at 4:16 am

    This is a really beautiful mirror! I actually find the extra frills to make it more unique looking, and paired with the right artwork it could be really amazing.

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