(Closed) Does it go? What would look better?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t think this combination looks good. The cabinet is beautiful, but the mirror is too huge and it catches all the attention. There should at least be a gap between them, but i think something smaller would look better

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Maybe a mirror, but not THAT mirror. Perhaps a smaller, oval mirror?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The mirror is great, you should definately keep him and arrange it in another room.

I think to or three small frames would be nice. I googled for some inspiration pics. Of course it’s a completely different style, but i think you get the idea.

 

 

 

I like these tall branches, we have something similar in our bedroom and it looks very nice

 

A single width of a wallpaper placed behind the cabinet up to the ceiling might also look great, maybe a floral pattern or similar

 

 

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would suggest something with color. Either a painting or a vase with flowers. You have white walls, so a pop of color would look great!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I agree with @helenberrycrunch: with using a smaller oval mirror instead. That mirror is too big and overpowers everything around it

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

What about displaying vintage plates above it.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Maybe something like this?

it is the Collected Memories mirror from Anthro.  It could definately be recreated easily.  There is even a seller on Ebay that recreates them at a small(er) price.  His auctions seem to have ended, but they may come back with new ones.  I like the style to go above your cabinet, and if you made your own, you could place them each in a strategic place to best complement the room.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

@Vitsippa: The combo is not good. Consider something in the family to match the couch and drapes. Maybe a funky shabby chic picture on canvas for a wow.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Vitsippa:  I’m glad you like the idea. I thought you might since you mentioned antiques. Tell your husband that displaying plates will NOT make your look like a senior citizen lives there! haha!  

Putting plates on the wall is very in right now. I’m seeing in all kinds of design magazines and on design blogs.  Plus, they wouldn’t have to be vitage plates. You could go with all white plates or even funky modern ones.  Oh! serving platters look really cool too. 

I’m thinking about putting up plates on the wall above our sofa just to switch things up a bit. If I do, I’ll probably go with all white ironstone with different embossed patterns. 

Here’s another picture of a wall of plates and platters done by a couple who are definitely NOT senior citizens.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I like the vintage plates.

What I’d do is measure equidistance above the top of the cabinet to the ceiling, and then place the grouping of the plates where they are centered well and I like the design you used to group them in.

I think the larger mirror is lovely, but overpowers the cabinet. 

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