Musings on mirrors, interiors and the miscellaneous.
Why you need a large convex mirror
Whether you’re looking to make a statement with wall art, maximise light and space, or add a finishing touch to your interiors, a large convex mirror is the answer.
Tips on hanging mirrors
It’s likely you have in mind a spot for your mirror – a blank wall, a hall or stairway, or over a fireplace. So, to kick off our tips on hanging mirrors series, let’s consider these options…
Red alert! Go bold with a red mirror frame.
With the colour red set to be the hottest hue in fashion and interiors for AW 2017/18, a red mirror is the perfect accessory…
Adding interest to a mirror frame with gilding
Gilding is transformative. Apply ultra thin metal leaf to the surface of an object, and it will gleam with light and life.
GET CURVE APPEAL: WITH A ROUND MIRROR!
Forget classic paintings or a traditional square mirror – give your fireplace a cool update with a round mirror.
The Rich Origins of Blue and Green Paint – Top Colours for Interiors 2017
With deep blues and greens set to dominate our interiors in 2017, we got to wondering about the availability of these colours to the artist and decorator before the synthetic manufacture of paints.
4 top blogs by UK interior designers
Planning on redoing your interior this year? You’ll want to get some top tips from these 4 interior designers’ blogs.
Let the sunshine into your home with a yellow wall mirror.
One of the most uplifting interior and fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2017 is the colour yellow. Used in small doses or as an accent colour it’s a great way to bring the warmth of Spring into your home.
4 of our favourite UK home interiors blogs
With heaps of interiors inspiration to be found online, here are 4 of our favourite UK home interiors blogs
The Power of Colour: Gold
It’s unknown when humans first took gold from the earth. We do know that they were charmed by it at first sight because with its radiant, warm yellowness, there was only one thing in the universe that looked anything like it: the sun.
Greenery: Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2017
Pantone’s Greenery is the colour of hopefulness, and of our connection to nature. And, as nature’s neutral, Greenery is a shade that lends itself to many colour combinations.
Butler’s Mirror or Convex Mirror…what’s in a name?
Convex mirrors have, over the centuries, been known by many names. Butler’s mirror, banker’s mirror, witch’s eye…we explain how these names came about.
4 Essential Tips for Hanging a Round Mirror above a Fireplace
A well positioned mirror can do wonders for the home – adding light, space and interest. We are often asked for advice on choosing the right size mirror for the space. Here, we consider tips for hanging round mirrors above fireplaces …
Hanging round mirrors? A few helpful tips…
Hanging round mirrors on blank walls..? Here are a few helpful pointers.
Back to the fuchsia
A fashion colour-trend filtering into interiors for AW 2016/17 is fuchsia. A bold hit of colour can add a much needed jolt to an otherwise mellow interiors scheme.
Reflecting on Metallics
As the most buzzed about trends in fashion filter down to our interiors, it’s time to sit up and take note…and what resonates is the designers’ continued use of metallics.
Decorex 2016: metallic finishes remain a key trend
Gold and brass feature highly at Decorex 2016, with metallics generally – including copper and bronze – remaining a key trend.
Autumn Winter 2016/17 décor trend: perfect pink
Pink is one of THE interior décor colours for 2017. Will you be in the pink too?
Brighten your home with a decorative convex mirror
A decorative convex mirror can do wonders: illuminate a dark corner, add elegance and drama, create the illusion of space, even serve as a work of art.
Light in the Dark
Decorative convex mirrors can be easily and widely implemented to help maximise the light in your interior!
Convex mirrors: from the B to the C…who put the bling in convex mirrors?
Convex mirrors have been around for centuries. But it was those elegant Georgians who really turned convex mirrors into must-have home accessories.
Your small space just got bigger!
With many of us these days having to contend with smaller living spaces, how we choose to decorate and furnish our homes is adapting accordingly.
While clusters of vintage mirrors might have become slightly clichéd, simple repetition is still an effective way to give more impact to a space and add light.
A showcase of Omelo mirrors in their new homes…part 2
Here’s a selection of recent images sent to us by happy customers, showcasing Omelo convex mirrors in their new homes…
Golden age: the origins of gold leaf…
Gold leaf has been used by most human civilisations (as far back as 3000BC) to decorate all kinds of objects and artworks. If you want to know how the leaf itself is actually made, read on…!
The Convex Mirror in Renaissance Art
In this Renaissance masterpiece, the figures appear as if reflected in a convex mirror…
Create your own custom finish convex mirror
At Omelo Mirrors we provide custom coloured and leafed frames so you can create a finish that’s unique to you.
Convex Mirrors in Art Part 2
There is huge amount of art featuring convex mirrors. It is an excellent device for artists to showcase their skill – have you ever tried painting a convex reflection?!
The Convex Mirror in Art: Three Ages of Woman
Convex mirrors have been depicted in paintings for many centuries. This one’s a bit creepy!
Parmigianino and the selfie in a convex mirror
New York magazine poses the question: is Parmigianino’s 1524 Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror ‘the first selfie?’