Mirrors are a popular vintage buy at Anemone - from iconic designer mirrors like the Ultrafragola, to bold statement designs that become a style feature, more than just a practical looking glass. Here are 5 vintage mirror styles and how to add them to your own home for a modern take on vintage styling:
Statement Oversized Vintage Mirrors
Floor-standing, statement mirrors are great casually propped against a wall (with fixings behind for safety!) - with a large expanse of glass they bounce light back into a room brilliantly. Rather than traditional rectangular dimensions, look for statement silhouettes, like this Max Papiri for Vivai De Sud peacock mirror.
Versatile, Neutral Mirrors
Clients often ask me to source large, mirrored-frame mirrors as timeless investments. The mirror-on-mirror effect means they go with any room scheme and bounce the colour off the walls. Position your lighting right and you can create a 'glitter ball' effect with these beautiful, classic vintage mirrors.
Mirrors built into hall stands and console tables were a popular vintage interior design from the 50s to the 70s. Purpose built, they often have space for umbrellas, integrated plant pots, coat hooks and storage. Perfect for a stylish, yet practical home addition they are also often narrow in depth, perfect for hallways - everyone always needs somewhere to put the post and keys, why not make it vintage!
I love sourcing unusual and unexpected textures in the vintage mirrors we stock at Anemone Interiors. From stone to velvet, they are great hung admist a gallery of artwork to add interest, or as a standalone statement over a sink in a bathroom.
Finally, the ultimate in statement vintage mirrors - the light-up mirror. We have had a number of light-up lucite frames, as well as our current statement Ultrafragola mirror. The integrated lamp is great as an atmospheric floor light, but smaller scale light-up mirrors also work perfectly as vanity mirrors above dressing tables, or in dressing rooms.