How To: Make a Dramatic and Colorful Mirror

How To: Make a Dramatic and Colorful Mirror

Jessica Tata
Feb 25, 2009

The "Private View" in this month's Elle Decoration UK Edition is a peek into the home of Inés de la Fressange, supermodel and spokesperson for Roger Vivier shoes. Immediately we were focused on the bubble gum pink walls, but upon closer inspection we couldn't get our eyes off of the amazing mirror above the fireplace…

The other elements in her home are elegant, chic and glamorous. While an eclectic and unexpected mix, there isn't anything overly flamboyant. She leaves the drama for her wall color and a few other choice accents. This mirror could look too punk-rock, contrived or even cheap in another setting, but among a collection of couture shoes and clean-lined furniture, we think it becomes a subtle touch of eighties-inspired décor.

This piece would be easy to imitate. It appears to be as easy as brushing, spraying and dribbling your choice of bold-colored paint onto a large mirror! This DIY may not be for decorators with a more conservative style, but it seems that the possibilities are endless with how bold a statement to make.

Photo: Sylvie Lancrenon/Elle Decoration UK

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