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8 Fabulous Bathroom Mirrors

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I have never lived in an apartment or house with interesting bathroom mirrors. It’s always the standard rectangle hung with small clips. Which does the job, of course, but is far from exciting. I love a good mirror and pulling together this round up of beautiful ones was so fun … and made me want to demo my bathroom.

8 Fabulous Bathroom Mirrors

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Probably the only thing that beats a circle mirror is an oversized one. This is perfection.

8 Fabulous Bathroom Mirrors

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One way to hide a standard wall clipped mirror is to frame it out with warm wood.

8 Fabulous Bathroom Mirrors

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Love this pair of mirrors in different sizes. That circle shape is so great against the patterned tile too.

8 Fabulous Bathroom Mirrors

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Over the sink is the classic place for a mirror, but I love this one mounted in the shower.

8 Fabulous Bathroom Mirrors

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I love how in this space the full wall above the sink has been turned in to mirrored storage.

8 Fabulous Bathroom Mirrors

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A collection of mirrors is a fun way to fill a whole wall.

8 Fabulous Bathroom Mirrors

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I love the idea of a mirror over each sink. The mix-match of these two is fun and it might be easier to find two vintage ones that are different versus similar.

8 Fabulous Bathroom Mirrors

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This set of double mirrors is so strikingly simple and look beautiful leaning on that edge.

Which of the above looks is your favorite? 

Unique Ways to Display Collections

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I love a well-curated collection (or any collection, for that matter) but they can be a tricky thing to store or display. Today I wanted to share some of my favorite creative ways to highlight unique collections. So many of these would add the perfect touch to a home office space.

Unique Ways to Display Collections

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Love the idea of grouping them all on a hard to reach top shelf. Collections rarely need to be “used” and just admired and so instead of storing books or dishes on the very top shelf, you could display a collection. (Also those birds are so cool.)

Unique Ways to Display Collections

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Any flat collections, maps, photos, paraphernalia, or in this case, a record collection, can be beautifully displayed in frames. I love the grid look created because these are all the same shape and size.

Unique Ways to Display Collections

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One of my favorite ideas is to take a photo of a collection and blow it up to poster size. It makes something like a bulky rock collection so much smaller and more elegant.

Unique Ways to Display Collections

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Of course, sometimes, it’s awesome to just hang the whole collection. I love this example of various guitars lined up on a wall.

Unique Ways to Display Collections

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Or here, a collection of vintage rug beaters – of all things – fills the walls of a stairwell, creating almost a wall papered effect.

Unique Ways to Display Collections

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The perfect collection can also justify custom shelving. Love these simple white ledges that display a camera collection.

Do you have a favorite collection you would display in your space? 

Faux Marbled Accents

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I’ve been a big fan of the “marbled” look since I worked at a paper store years ago. We sold gorgeous sheets of painted marbled paper. I used one to cover the inside of a glass lamp and years later lined my daughter’s dresser drawers with similar sheets.

Real marble is just gorgeous, of course, but the faux stuff can be beautiful and eye-catching too. I’ve rounded up a few examples (and even a few links to simple DIYs to get the look yourself!).

Faux Marbled Accents

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These marbled dishes are made with clay! They’d be perfect catch-alls for jewelry on a dresser or in the kitchen (I’m always taking off my rings while cooking).

Faux Marbled Accents

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I love that marbled contact paper exists – the possibilities are endless, but recovering table legs is such a fun idea. (Also would be great for simple circular vases or coasters.)

Faux Marbled Accents

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And back to my favorite marbled paper - a piece framed can make a great statement. This is gorgeous over a mantle, but I could see it as simple bathroom art too.

Faux Marbled Accents

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If you really want to go the DIY route, you can achieve a marbled look with nail polish. Here’s an awesome mug example, though the possibilities here are endless… anything white would make a great nail polish marbling surface.

Faux Marbled Accents

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Love this idea for covering a bar tray. Because it has an acrylic cover you could even change out the patterned paper depending on the season or event.

Faux Marbled Accents

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These clay faux marble drawer knobs are genius. Completely customizable too!

What do you think? Would you bring something faux marble into your space?