Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Mirrored Walls, Alcoves, and Niches

My mind wanders ... and recently it landed on the possibility of creating a mirrored wall or niche in the new apartment to add some sorely lacking architectural interest.

Veranda - Mark D. Sikes
 
House Beautiful - Mark D. Sikes
 
 
Rooms like these, in the personal home of designer Mark D. Sikes and Michael Griffin have been a constant inspiration. But the idea of a room almost completely mirrored has me quite scared, and the expense of that, in a rental - isn't reasonable. Instead, I need something I can take with me. Something I can build to look intentional and architectural, but that would easily become movable to a new place. After all, if I've learned anything at all in the last year, it's that nothing is forever.
 
So, I leaned into thinking about something more like this:
 
Pinterest - Bunny Mellon
 
Pinterest - Luis Puerta
 
Pinterest - John Jacob Interiors
 
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Pinterest via Elle Decor- Todd Romano
 
Pinterest - Luis Puerta
 
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So, the idea, is to build something that will hang behind the sofa that will look like a molding cased niche, original to the apartment.
 
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I'm still unsure. It just seems like such a great, and relatively inexpensive way to help aid with light, and visual extension of the space that I can't see any negatives. Stay tuned ... I've decided to blog about the new place from the very beginning of the process and certainly as I grow into it. We get the keys on Friday and floors go in on Saturday! Stay tuned! 


4 comments:

  1. Artie, this is a splendid idea and one of my favorite looks!! Can't wait to see what you do. Have fun.

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  2. Love the mirrors! When will you be posting an update on the gilded chair project?

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  3. Love the idea! The last 3 pictures are my faves.... Can't wait to see the progression of your move in and what you do decor wise..... Best wishes in your new digs!

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  4. These are striking me lot . I'm also glad after seeing your job .

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