Help Me Choose A Mirror for My Vanity…


vanity table and vintage italian lamps

* My UNFINISHED vanity area above *


As unfortunate as it is that I can’t have my double lamps on my console table behind my sofa in my living room, I’m making up for it in my new home office. Using the same Ikea 3-drawer dressers that my husband and I bought for our first master bedroom together back in 2004 {because it’s really all we could afford}, and then in my last home office, these $75 dollar dressers create a nice clean modern line when smashed up against each other and they’ve made the cut yet again. I have my grandma’s vintage Campodimonte Italian lamps from the 40′s, which I finally got to pull out of my mom’s storage a few years ago, washed and purchased new black shades to use in my last office. And now, they will create the lines of a vanity of sorts in a new dressing area of my office, just outside my closet. But clearly, this space is not finished yet. I need a large mirror to complete the look and and with the help of you and Lamps Plus, I can make this area come to life.

My inspiration for this room, similar to my last office but hopefully more dramatic, is Modern {because Ikea makes it so affordable and functional} mixed with Vintage & a little DIY, old Hollywood glamour and thanks to my grandma, hints of antique Italian decor mixed in between. It’s an eclectic mix of all things feminine, all thing “me” and the one room of the house which I have no problem at all decorating completely over the top glam, because it is all mine.

So here are the mirrors I think will work best for the area but I can’t decide which to choose. My initial thought was a sunburst because I just love the way they look between two lamps. However, this area is more antique Italian than old Hollywood glam so I’m thinking one of the others with the ornate gold frames with a more vanity-esque feel, will be much more appropriate for this area. I think I’ve made up my mind, but haven’t made any purchases yet.

The Mirrors in the running…

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1. Ablenay Mirror $192 | 2. Marcellinara Mirror $218 | 3. Cameron Sunburst Mirror $205
4. Dark Antique Gold Mirror $250 | 5. Ironleaf Oval Mirror $99 | 6. Cyrus Sunburst Mirror $301

Tell me Lovecats, which one do you prefer for the space?

click to enlarge & for side by side viewing

vanity table and vintage italian lamps
vanity table and vintage italian lamps vanity table and vintage italian lamps
vanity table and vintage italian lamps
vanity table and vintage italian lamps vanity table and vintage italian lamps

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85 Comments

  • Leti BloggingySoffing

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    Number 4 is my favorite!

  • Eleanor @ Sequins & Sass

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    I kind of REALLY love #4!

  • honestysprotegee

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    I like either #1 or #5

  • Shaina Tyler

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    #4, 5, or 6. I think the oval/round shape looks best above the two lamps. Although my favorite mirror is #3, I feel it gets a little “lost” behind the lamps. I feel the most old Hollywood glamour-esq mirror is #4. #5 is great because the actual mirror is large. Lastly, if you wanted a more modern look, go for #6. Good luck deciding!

  • Anonymous

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, number 4

  • janneyt

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    I like number 4!

  • Christine@ Projects Around the House

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    I like the oval shape of 5 but I really like 6 too

  • Anonymous

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    6 – flows with the zebra

  • Alecia McLochlin

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    LOVE #1. So unusual and gorgeous. You see round mirrors (especially starburst type) all the time right now, but #1 is so unique and the shape is awesome in that space.

  • Heather Carson

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    LOVE #4… beauuuutiful lines.

    xo – heather
    http://www.ThisLifeIsYours.com

  • Nancy

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    I like #1 as it mimics the shape of your lamps in reverse so there is a nice balance between them. It also gives some height to the space.

    Nancy

  • CELIA

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    Number 6

  • Anonymous

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    Love 4 and 5!

  • Amy

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    My personal favorite is #1, but I also like #4 too.

  • Unknown

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    3 and 4, I think the irregular edges brings some more to this simetrical composition
    Jaqueline Gracia

  • Sarah

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    I love 3 or 4. I lean towards 3 though.

    How fun- I wouldn’t have known which to choose without the mirrors photoshopped in there!

  • Anonymous

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    Numbers 1, 3, and 5. Although each of them is very beautiful. I like the contrast between the starburst against the classic Italian lamps. Actually, the starburst can be classic Greek, in a way.

  • Belle Jo

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    The oval frames enclose the space making your eyes stay in one spot, while the sunburst and others, make your eyes take everything in and look around.

  • NormaJ

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    3 or 6

  • Nikki

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    Number 4!

  • Anonymous

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    Wish I could see the lamps close-up. Difficult to see from afar…..(Still, I like numbers 1, 3, and 5, but I just might change my mind if I could see the lamps close-up.)

  • hes

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    Definitely #4!

  • Sena Dees

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    I think 5 and 6 look the best, but I love mirror 3-it’s so fun!

  • Naomi

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    #6 is my fave, followed by #4.

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • Mari

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    Cameron adds a great juxtaposition with the antique lamps, very modern glam…

  • Me

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    To me it’s a toss up between the Cameron Sunburst Mirror or the Dark Antique Gold Mirror. The sunburst gives it a modern feel and the gold mirror gives it a vintage feel. I would also like to see what it looks like with the mirrors raised above the lamps.

  • Emily Beth

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    #2! Love #2

    xo Emily Beth

  • *starr fish

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    Let’s talk function. Obviously you want this mirror/lamp grouping to look lovely, but if this mirror is going to be one you’re actually going to use while getting dressed (location near the closet- guessing you have a full-length elsewhere) you want it to actually be able to use it, right? That being the case, I’d go for #1. Not only is it beautifully shaped, it also looks to be the largest mirror, providing the best look at your “look” and it looks the best with the lamps!

  • mlovet

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    Absolutely 1 number ♥

  • Kee

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    #6 – if you want glam with a hint of modernity

    #4 – if you want antique

  • Daer0n

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    The ones I believe give your room more personality and life are:
    #3,#5,and #6. The rest look kind of flat to me…

  • Adaa

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    Mambo No. 5…I mean Mirror No. 5 ….Looks like it belongs there!

  • Anonymous

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    Ooops, I found the close up on your link in your text. I’ll have to think about my choices again….

  • Anonymous

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    Now I’m confused……….all beautiful mirrors…..it’s a toss-up!

  • Jennifer

    January 24, 2013 | Reply
  • Apaul

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    #1 & 3 are my favorite. 1 seems like it might be too delicate for the space though.

  • Anonymous

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    #3

  • Anonymous

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    #3 ties in with the ceiling beams, the chairs, and the rest of the furniture. I finally made up my mind!

  • Antonia Klemm

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    # 3

  • Office Manager

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    #5 is the only one that complements details on the lamps and picture frame (as far as I can see on the photos) Smaller details on the mirror frame at #5 don’t overpower fine details on the lamps that deserve attention for their classic beauty.

  • Hayley

    January 24, 2013 | Reply

    I loved #4 at first but when you look at mirror +dresser combo I am really leaning towards 5! I love the unexpected shape of the oval, it completes the space!! Can’t wait to see what you decide!

  • AmberBecht

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    I really like #5!

  • GRIT AND GLAMOUR

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    #6! Love the contemporary look of this one next to your vintage lamps.

  • Crystalnextdoor

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    I like #1 or #5 the most!

  • Schnauzerrlover

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    #1! Has a “Mirror,Mirror” on the wall feel to it!!!

  • Anonymous

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    #5 jumps out at me, and #4 is second.

  • obat osteoporosis

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    it’s a comfortable home to stay.. :)

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  • Rebecca DaFashionista

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    I immediately gravitated to 6, but seeing all the mirrors up, I would say 1. Interested to see which one you decide upon. Happy decorating! Isn’t it the best feeling ever!

    X,
    Rebecca
    http://www.beckabellastyleinspirations.com

  • vinuta shetty

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    4 or 5 :) )

  • ♥V♥a♥l♥e♥

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    love n.1 but also 4 :)

  • Anonymous

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    Very Gorgeous Vanity.
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  • Stephanie

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    I agree with someone above who commented that #3 would bring more shape and contrast to the surrounding furniture. It’s also the least outdated and I like the modernity of it against the more antique style of the lamps.

  • the neverending story

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    I say number 4 is my favorite!

  • Linda T

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    Ablenay #1 looks the best!

  • annamakeyeva

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    As always, all very nice, but personally I like option number 5. and before I had time to flip through photos, my imagination drew a blank wall very large mirror in the shape of a semicircle, in antique frame. Thus, to the mirror reflected both lamps.

  • Kate Medders

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    No. 4 dark antique gold, definitely!!!

  • Anonymous

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    Number 1 but… turned upside down.

  • Paula Parisotto

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    Funny, I chose my favs even before I saw them on the wall. 3 or 6. It helps balance the straight lines of your chairs and dresser witht the curves of the lamps and shade.

  • Lorena

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    Ablenay-
    The first one because there is a lot of mirrors which means that it would be USEFUL and not just decorative plus the shape is just so cool and unusual.

  • Anonymous

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    Hi Maegs, Rita from Chicago here: Definitely NUMBER 1!!! It “cements” the lines together, and does not obstruct or compete with the view from the lamps. Mirror Number 1 also gives height and depth to the room, and makes it appear larger. I don’t know, it just looks like it was “made” for the wall & the dresser. Enough said. But you be the judge. :)

  • Nicole

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    The Dark Antique Gold mirror. Love that one!

  • K.M.

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    #1 is my favorite. I love its unique shape.

  • Kate

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    I love mirror #5 the most. I like how it is detailed without overpowering the other features of the room. It suits the space well.

  • Emory

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    I think #2 or #4 are best. I like #2 because it’s interesting but not so ornate that the mirror competes with the lamps.

  • the-glitter-life.com

    January 25, 2013 | Reply
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    January 25, 2013 | Reply

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  • drollgirl

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    i was sure about #2 and #6 until i saw the pics. turns out i love them all!!!! but i would pull the lamps a little more apart. i think.

  • Bobbi Davie

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    I love either of the starburst mirrors! I agree that I’d pull the lamps further apart, too. Great style by the way. I’m loving your new home, too. What a beautiful location!

  • Laura

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    #5 is perfect for that wall.

  • JoDi

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    I love the heavier frame on number 4, but the current position of the lamps covers it a little too much. I would scooch (technical decorating term LOL) them out a bit more.

    The shape of #1 looks great with the current spacing of the lamps, but there’s something I can’t quite put my finger on that I don’t like about it. Maybe it’s just that it’s such an unbroken expanse of glass with that narrow frame.

    #5 grows on me the more I look at it. It’s got a nice sized mirror and a decent weight frame to balance it, but #4 is still my favorite with the lamps a little wider apart.

  • Ann

    January 25, 2013 | Reply

    Number 3. It’s the only one even close to having a big enough presence for the space. It adds such great ‘texture’ to the very straight dresser and walls/lines.

  • Anonymous

    January 26, 2013 | Reply

    My grandma had a mirror like the last one in her dressing room in 1920! I love it. And looks great with your lamps. Thanks for sharing, i will buy a pair of mirrors for my office too, i am personal shopper in Spain and your outfits are gorgeous!
    Congrats for the new house.

    Lorena Camarasa Mas-Masiá.

  • Aishah

    January 26, 2013 | Reply

    I like 4, 5, and 6. I personally feel that 4 adds that rustic/vintage look.
    . Same with 5. 5 also had a bit of a Victorian feel to me. I feel 6 would you give you that bit of Hollywood Glam you’re looking for.

    With moving the lamps around during I would say 4.

  • Anonymous

    January 26, 2013 | Reply

    None of the short-listed mirrors. They are too small and they are all the wrong shape for the space you have. A big rectangular mirror or what Tammy Brock Pruett suggested.

  • Lynna

    January 26, 2013 | Reply

    2 and 5 are my favs…
    Love the lamps!!!!

  • Anonymous

    January 26, 2013 | Reply

    3 :)

  • Choc

    January 27, 2013 | Reply

    #1 or #3

  • Virginia Isabel CoMa

    January 27, 2013 | Reply

    El 1º me encanta pero un poco más arriba.
    Besujis!!

  • Catherine

    January 28, 2013 | Reply

    My favorites are 3 and 6! I think the space is definitely calling for a round mirror and the lines of those styles definitely give a vintage art deco yet modern feel.

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  • crystal

    January 28, 2013 | Reply

    Definitely #1, but turned upside down.

  • A.Co

    January 28, 2013 | Reply

    #6 (Cyrus Starburst)

  • pearlgirl

    January 29, 2013 | Reply

    I think #1 is perfect, but I have a suggestion, if its affordable, I would like to see TWO of them over the space and the lamps on the far ends of the dresser.

  • Jamillah

    January 29, 2013 | Reply

    I love this one: 6. Cyrus Sunburst Mirror, but can’t see the picture w/ your vanity here.

  • Anonymous

    January 31, 2013 | Reply

    4 FOUR 4 FOUR 4 FOUR 4 FOUR!!!!

  • maryps

    March 15, 2013 | Reply

    I vote for #3, then #6; and spread the lamps a bit further apart. IMHO, repeating the shape of your grandmother’s lamps detracts from the lamps themselves. Of course, I’m assuming you want to showcase the lamps.

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