A Room in Progress: Fireplace ~ Sitting AreaTo Sunburst or not to Sunburst?


. . . just painted

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. . . with curtains hung {curtains & rods from Bed Bath & Beyond}

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And what to hang above the mantel? …I’m thinking a sunburst mirror …or maybe a clock. Here are my faves within the price range, of course.

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* Mini Starburst Mirror – Nickel *

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* Crate & Barrel ~ Starburst Mirror *

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* Horchow “Cyrus” Sunburst Mirror *

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*set of three*
* Kenneth Wingard ~ NOVA Starbursts *

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* Pottery Barn ~ Cannon Mirror *

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* Umbra 24-Inch Starburst Clock, Bronze *

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* Umbra Starburst Extra Large 24-Inch Molded Wall Clock, White *

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

74 Comments

  • brittany

    January 25, 2010 |

    I don’t consider myself a very vain person, however I LOVEEEEE mirrors! They open up the room whereever they’re placed. With that being said, I adore the horchow mirror! Good luck!

  • Anonymous

    January 25, 2010 |

    I LOVE the canon mirror!! Gorgeous!

  • Lyndsy

    January 25, 2010 |

    Curtains look great and I adore the Crate & Barrel Sunburst one! Looks so good!

  • Jac

    January 25, 2010 |

    I love the canon mirror but I don’t know if I would get annoyed with constantly glimpsing the convex reflection it creates. I also love the umbra clock in bronze because it adds a nice pop of color without overwhelming the space. I am most in love with the Nova Starbursts though because they are unique, remind my of sea urchins, and there are three so you basically get to make your own piece of artwork.

  • Shiriously

    January 25, 2010 |

    I love both the Cyrus mirror and the Cannon one.

    I saw one very similar to the Cyrus one at the Homegoods on Fallbrook and Victory this weekend. They have a huge mirror selection there.

  • Fell 4 Fashion

    January 25, 2010 |

    This looks so good Maegan! Love it!

  • Anonymous

    January 25, 2010 |

    I have the Crate & Barrel starburst and really like it. It’s pretty good sized so it would be a nice focal point. However, I really like Nova Starbursts…

  • Piesitos

    January 25, 2010 |

    Cannot choose!!!

  • Elizabeth

    January 25, 2010 |

    Oooh, I vote Horchow “Cyrus” Sunburst Mirror. It mimics the shape of the bricks in the fireplace and would give a nice sense of continuity…

  • Sadie's Momma

    January 25, 2010 |

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Crate & Barrel Startburts. 🙂 Adorable.

  • Jacqueline

    January 25, 2010 |

    I have the Crate & Barrel item and I love it =) xo

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Absolutely Not Martha

    January 25, 2010 |

    the sunbursts are kinda cool, probably like horchow or maybe nova best. have you thought about doing a large b&w photog above mantel? (that’s what we had–3 individual b&w photos of our kids in one frame resting on the mantel at our old house before we moved here. now we don’t have a fireplace/mantel, so it’s resting on floor in our bedroom.) 🙂

  • Angela

    January 25, 2010 |

    I do love the Pottery Barn mirror, which is more MY style. However, I also love the Cyrus sunburst mirror. You did say you want to stay away from modern because you’re feeling like it’s overdone, so I think either of those two would be perfect. Each has a more timeless feel to it, and could be incorporated into many different decor schemes.

  • Naomi

    January 25, 2010 |

    I love your choices, and it’s so hard to choose just one. So my top two are the Crate and Barrel Sunburst or the Pottery Barn cannon Mirror. I look forward to seeing the completed look.

  • Rebecca June

    January 25, 2010 |

    I LOOOOVE the Crate and barrel Sunburst and the Canon Mirror. As an interior designer myself, the horchow mirror is played out and you can find look alikes everywhere so i do not suggest going down that road. Meanwhile, I LOVE the grey. I painted my house the same color!

    xoxo

    Rebecca June

  • drollgirl

    January 25, 2010 |

    dude! it looks awesome! and you have some FAB choices here to pick from!!!

  • Morgan

    January 25, 2010 |

    love the sunburst mirror idea!

  • Mary

    January 25, 2010 |

    sunburst mirror for sure!!! Love the room!

  • Kb_Mal

    January 25, 2010 |

    the top mirror all the way!

  • Mish Dish

    January 25, 2010 |

    I vote for the starburst. I just put one over my fireplace and I LOVE it. xo Mish

    http://www.themishdish.blogspot.com

  • Alba

    January 25, 2010 |

    The second mirror and first clock are awesome.
    xoxo

  • LA

    January 25, 2010 |

    I vote lots of different mirrors 🙂 Or maybe lots of different little clocks. Too crazy?

  • la reina cotilla

    January 25, 2010 |

    Oh Meagan, I love the grey color on the wall and the mirror, I have two or three mirrows in each room, it seems bigger and the lights that reflect depends of the sun it´s magic. I love cannon mirror effect, if you read Architectural Diges´t in every house appears it all the time.
    http://www.caprichosdeana.blogspot.com

  • amalie

    January 25, 2010 |

    starburst mirrors and clocks are awesome!

  • jilliandanica

    January 25, 2010 |

    I like the Horchow Cyrus one.

  • Rowena Anne

    January 25, 2010 |

    I love the Cyrus!!! i think it would go best with what you already have going on! The cannon mirror would keep the cooler pallet that and add “hardwear” to your mantel. If this is a non TV area, the Cannon would be a great focal piece!!. But i am so in love with the Cyrus… keep shopping?? =p

  • madame b fatale

    January 25, 2010 |

    I think, hmmm.
    First or last or Horchow “Cyrus” Sunburst Mirror. I love them all though!?!

  • erin

    January 25, 2010 |

    i prefer the cyrus sunburst mirror… i think a mirror would be best for the space, a clock would sort of deaden that wall.

  • Hanako66

    January 25, 2010 |

    i love the one from horchow…it is such a classic piece that you will have around for a long time

  • lbluca77

    January 25, 2010 |

    I LOVE LOVE the Pottery Barn Cannon Mirror. I am heading over to PB right now to check out the price.

  • Vee

    January 25, 2010 |

    My vote is for hte Mini Starburt Mirror, it would look great between the two windows adding so much light to the room.

  • Stacey B

    January 25, 2010 |

    I love the cannon mirror, my second pick would be the three smaller sunburst mirrors from Crate and Barrel.

  • Fallon

    January 25, 2010 |

    Like a lot of the comments above I love the Cannon mirror!!! 2nd choice would be the cyrus sunburst mirror!

  • betz

    January 25, 2010 |

    i love the canon mirror to Maegan. I can’t wait to see how it’ll turn out. i’m sure it’ll be perfect!

    xx,
    betz
    http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

  • Emily Rebecca

    January 25, 2010 |

    The Hortow one or the canon one? I think thats what its called are my faves. Looks good girl!

  • K.Line

    January 26, 2010 |

    That top sunburst mirror would look perfect there. It’s looking great in that room!

  • josephine

    January 26, 2010 |

    The crate & barrel one is my favorite. You may also want to browse eBay/antique stores.

  • Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic

    January 26, 2010 |

    these are all amazing! I would say I’m in love with Starburst #1 and also what I like to call the “RAPPERS DELIGHT” mirror. My boyf and I always say those concave mirrors make you look like you’re in a rap video when you walk up to them.

  • Jamie

    January 26, 2010 |

    Love the 1st sunburst the most! I’m loving the posts about your new home. 🙂 So much fun!

  • Jessica

    January 26, 2010 |

    Definitely sunburst – I like the Crate & Barrel one a lot. But I’m also loving the nautical-inspired circle mirror. Basically, I’m no help.

  • Anonymous

    January 26, 2010 |

    mirror, mirror on the wall……

  • Chelsea

    January 26, 2010 |

    Loving all the process you guys are making. My bedroom color is really similar.

    my-life-in-style.blogspot.com

  • Donna

    January 26, 2010 |

    Love the sunburst mirrors!!! Arteriors and Uttermost carry some great ones too…I am having a giveaway over on my blog tomorrow – design related, so come check it out!!!

  • Christina

    January 26, 2010 |

    I am a sucker for mirrors above a mantel. I LOVE the first two you posted!!! Have fun decorating.

  • Meghan

    January 26, 2010 |

    Do it! I love the “Cyrus”!

  • God's Favorite Shoes!

    January 26, 2010 |

    I have those curtains! I got them from Pier 1 Imports though. I vote for the sunburst over the mantel too:)

  • bananas.

    January 26, 2010 |

    i am a big fan of the sunburst look but i gotta say that cannon mirror is pretty fucking cool. i’ve never seen anything like it. i seriously love it.

  • Girl Japan: April Marie

    January 26, 2010 |

    I love the Unbra clock…. You must be excited.. I can’t wait to see the after pictures.

  • diane

    January 26, 2010 |

    Tough call. I’d have to say the white clock.
    Looking good. 🙂

  • Style Porn

    January 26, 2010 |

    I love, love, love sunburst mirrors. Try searching for them on Craigslist too. I bet you’ll get some good results in your area.

  • pinksundrops

    January 26, 2010 |

    I loooove the Cyrus mirror!

  • Life with Kaishon

    January 26, 2010 |

    I am SO in love with the nova sundrops. Oh my goodness, they are so pretty! : )

  • Margarita

    January 26, 2010 |

    I`m against the clock and the cannon mirror – although it`s very cool I think that space would do well with a starburst mirror – or even the other starburts, it would balance the room out well and add a bit of pizazz.

    Good luck choosing!

  • Heidi Renée

    January 26, 2010 |

    I am LOVING the cannon mirror!

  • Kapaali Design Love

    January 26, 2010 |

    I love the Cannon mirror.

  • Runaway Gallery

    January 26, 2010 |

    Ooh, I think I like either the last one of the bubble mirror.

  • Tamstyles

    January 26, 2010 |

    LOVE SEEING DECOR on here!

  • Rachel

    January 26, 2010 |

    I love love the first one. It has a great balance of mirror and sunburst. It is simplistic and elegant. I love it.

  • Pretty Little World

    January 26, 2010 |

    I vote for a sunburst mirror – any of those first three are positively wonderful!! And what an amazing space!! It looks so lovely!!

  • Bella

    January 26, 2010 |

    I think I like the white clock the most for the space, but it depends on what you’re doing furniture wise!!

  • Kathryn

    January 26, 2010 |

    I vote for the Horchow “Cyrus” Sunburst Mirror. A mirror really opens up a room and the style is modern, yet classic.

  • Erin

    January 26, 2010 |

    I think you need a piece of art… a great black and white photograph or a grey toned abstract to bring out the grey on the wall and the black in the curtains.

  • Windsor Grace

    January 26, 2010 |

    The starbursts are awesome. It took me a sec to realize you don’t have all of them in your house. I was like, wow, she really ran with the theme…

  • anhesty

    January 26, 2010 |

    you def should do the sunburst. i like the first one you have on your post. or even something like this:

    http://www.copycatchic.com/2010/01/woods-fields-sunset-scalloped-mirror.html

    or

    http://www.copycatchic.com/2009/09/horchow-duchess-mirror.html

  • Stephanie

    January 26, 2010 |

    I like it all!! The color on the walls looks like the color I painted our master bath this weekend. Nice!

  • ~alison

    January 26, 2010 |

    I like the first one with the color of the walls!! But they are all pretty cool! Maybe the Crate & Barrel ones with the brown – good!

  • Meg Kathleen

    January 26, 2010 |

    It looks like it’s all coming together! I think the Crate and Barrel sunburst mirrors are my favorite!

  • Tanya

    January 26, 2010 |

    I think the sunburst seem very “you”…but I’d have to see it first to decide!

    Off topic-do you think you could do a post showing different ways to tie scarves?

  • pammella

    January 26, 2010 |

    Loving the character the room is taking on! IMO the Crate and Barrel Star Burst mirrors get my vote!

  • ArzuSonmez

    January 26, 2010 |

    i love the little 3 pc set starburst mirrors in the second pic. So unique, and cool !!! luv it. btw, your house is coming along very nicely, keep up the good work, it’ll eventually worth all of it.

  • diamondsinchampagne

    January 27, 2010 |

    Those sunburst mirrors are gorgeous. They will look fab above the mantel

  • Rebecca Doroshuk

    January 27, 2010 |

    I love the set of 3 Kenneth Wingard starburst!! The color or them are amazing!! Also the Crate & Barrel mirror starbursts are great textures!!!

  • Anonymous

    January 28, 2010 |

    I just did my fireplace and put a mirror over on the mantel…I love the starburst,but i dont think they look best over the mantel. It needs to be hung on a wall somewhere, where as with the mirror u can rest it directly on the mantel, and vOILA…a beautiful fireplace!

  • April

    January 30, 2010 |

    I don’t know if someone already said this but the first one and the last two are totally DIYable. think lots and lots of chopstix!