18 Mirrors That Look Nothing Like Mirrors
There are many things that can make a mirror insanely modern. It can be as simple as having a sleek and streamlined design, or it can be that the form of the mirror has been completely re-imagined: segmented, multiplied, or even tricked out with tech. Today’s modern mirrors are nothing like your grandma’s home decor. Check out these 18 fascinating reflectors that fit the bill.
1. Abate Slatted Mirror ($298): Thin oval slats stand side-by-side to create this slatted mirror. Tiered scalloped edges give off an Art Deco vibe.
2. The Diamond Wall Mirror ($1,500): We’re swooning over this gem-cut mirror. Each reflective facet offers a different glamorous view of your living space.
3. Rainbow Palms Baroque Mirror ($99): The classic baroque mirror shape gets a bold 21st century makeover. Zips of neon palm fronds are so bright they make the frame look like its glowing.
4. Shine Wall Mirror ($469): How can a “broken” mirror be bad luck when it looks this good? ;) Hang this wall mirror somewhere sunny so the light can beam off each angular piece.
5. Day Glo Frame Mirror Blue Glass ($900+): Looking in this mirror is like staring into a permanently Instagram-filtered world. With blue tinted glass and a glowing pink frame, this mirror is definitely the wildest one in our roundup!
6. Cordona Mirror ($298): Do you think that if you stare at this mirror long enough, you’ll eventually see a Magic Eye? We’re totally hypnotized!
7. Open Mirror ($586): This unassuming oval mirror opens to reveal a glorious secret compartment that houses an iPhone dock and speakers. This hybrid wall decor/sound system is a must-have for audiophiles and technophiles alike.
8. Transience Mirror ($2,750): These stunning circle mirrors were carefully oxidized to create this golden gradient. Multiplied layers of rich yellows make this masterpiece look like the pattern of a solar eclipse.
9. Petal Mirror ($1,150): Gilded droplets surround this mirror like petals on a daisy. These embellishments are filled with abalone shells that radiate a warm, iridescent glow.
10. Aviator Mirrors ($1,800): No bro pad should be without this mirror set. These super cool reflective sunnies will add playful charm to any wall.
11. Camera Hand Mirror ($6): For all of our friends who have a tough time smiling at yourself. You’ll want to say “cheese!” every time you look in this mirror.
14. Mirror Bunting ($78): How did we not think of this? We salute you, Etsy seller, for this killer reflective party bunting.
15. Bubble Collision Mirror($328): Raise your hand if you can’t get enough of Anthropologie’s collection of crazy circle mirrors. Our hands are most certainly up, since we’ve had our eyes on this style for a minute. And let’s just say we got tired of ogling, aka we DIY-ed our own (and you can too…for a fraction of the price)!
16. Mirror TV (prices vary): This straight up Jetson’s mirror may have been the most mind-blowing Made Us Look to date. All kinds of technology—from apps to live TV and anything on the Internet—can be displayed right in front of you as you brush your teeth or blow dry your hair. Now there’s really no excuse for not accepting that friend request.
17. Bluetooth Music Vanity Mirror ($180): Amp up your vanity space with this mirror that can play your iTunes collection through its pimped-out speaker stand. You can even take phone calls through this vanity, leaving your hands free for the beautifying task at hand.
18. Mirror #180 (roughly $264): We’re still gushing about this brilliant, two-faced mirror. Gone are the days of dueling with your roomie or significant other for mirror space, all thanks to its innovative two-part design.
Which is your favorite modern mirror? Would you outfit your home with these design-forward reflectors? Talk to us in the comments below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)