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Omelo Mirrors Reflects...

Musings on mirrors, interiors and the miscellaneous.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Matching Mirrors

    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 convex mirror finish

    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?!

  • Convex mirrors in Art

    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?’

  • Style Classic: the decorative convex mirror

    Most people are familiar with the convex mirror these days – how it came about may not be so well known. In fact, the convex mirror originated in Europe with the development of glass blowing in the Medieval-Renaissance period.

  • Magical powers of the decorative convex mirror

    The French have a rather enchanting name for the convex mirror – ‘oeil de sorcière’ – which literally translates as ‘witch’s eye’!