Thursday, April 4, 2013


In ancient Greek Mythology, the story of Narcissus states that he fell in love with his own reflection while gazing in a pond one day. He was so awestruck that he was unable to look away until death overcame him.

Another less tragic lover of mirrors, Louis XIV built  the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles in 1678. He was able to amass a collection of 357 before the Venetian Republic monopolized the manufacturing of mirrors. 

Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles
I'm blessed to have visited that spectacular place of history which now makes me think may have sparked my love of mirrors - vanity aside.

Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles
So now I'm currently crushing on leaning floor length mirrors. As evident at the Palace of Versailles, they are an amazing design element that reflects light (and other room features), expands the space, adds texture, and a great substitute for art.

Try leaning a mirror behind a piece of furniture...

To reflect the picturesque scenery either indoors or out,

Or to just as a decorative element,

Here's looking at you...

Peace and Blessings,