Double Parlor The Victorian House

A Louis-Philippe Mirror

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.

Louis-Philippe-Style Gold Mirror from The South Loop Loft | Making it Lovely

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!

The Mirror is Here!

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.

Louis-Philippe-Style Mirror Above Fireplace | Making it Lovely

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.

Black Walls, Unpainted Wood Trim, Victorian Living Room | Making it Lovely

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.)

Framed Photos Grid

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.

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  • sarah burke
    March 27, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    You look so cute up there on the mantel! Really shows the scale.

  • Mary
    March 27, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    That mirror is as tall as me! But what a beautiful statement it makes!

  • julie @
    March 28, 2018 at 10:17 am

    I’ve been watching the authentic mirrors at South Loop Loft forever for my own house. I didn’t realize they also sourced reproductions. I may need to reach out since like you I need something giant for over my fireplace.

  • Vanessa Bailey
    March 28, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Wow, it is good that you jumped up there to show the proportion, I would not have guessed

  • goosefairy
    April 5, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Honestly, I think if you just moved the existing picture up a bit it would look fine.

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