Musings on mirrors, interiors and the miscellaneous.
4 ways interior designer’s use mirrors to create beautiful interiors
Mirrors are the secret weapon in an interior designer’s armoury. Here’s 4 ways to use mirrors to create beautiful interiors.
Best Mirrors in the UK by House & Garden
Omelo Mirrors joins The List as one of a handful of makers of best mirrors in the UK. The List is a directory of highly skilled designers and craftspeople.
Pantone Colour of the Year 2020
If Pantone’s Colour of the Year is anything to go by, you can expect to see a lot of blue in 2020.
Nursery Mirrors – New Collection!
Omelo Mirrors in collaboration with Abigail’s Nursery has launched a collection of small round Nursery Mirrors.
Silver mirror – genuine or imitation?
Ever wondered if your ‘silver’ mirror is the real thing, or merely an imitation? Here we explain some of the differences…
A Brief History of Decorative Mirrors
Decorative mirrors rose to popularity in the 1800s. One leading Georgian designer described the convex mirror as ‘an elegant and useful ornament’ with Royal patronage to boot!
Choosing Large Convex Mirrors for your Home
Large Convex Mirrors – helping you choose…
The idea of this post is to provide an overview of our designs, to help you choose the right large convex mirror for your home.
Silver leaf mirror frame: technique
Gilding requires the smoothest possible surface to bring out the true gleam and finish of the precious metal. Here are a few simplified steps in the making of a silver leaf mirror frame…
Omelo’s Extra Large Round Mirror
An extra large round mirror joins our collection! Our NEW Marcel Mirror becomes the largest mirror in our range at 115cm diameter. Also available in bespoke sizes and custom finishes.
When to consider Bespoke Mirrors
All of our mirrors are made to-order which means that we can finish our frames to your specification for some seriously ‘not-your-average’ bespoke mirrors!
The Beginnings of the Modern Convex Mirror
The modern convex mirror has a long and varied history. From medieval to modern convex mirror, a fascinating evolution of form and function.
How to Decorate with a Round Mirror
A round mirror could be just the thing missing from your interior. We share our tips on how to decorate with this most versatile of mirrors..
Spotlight on: Colour Yellow
Yellow is a warm, bright and rich colour. Used by both artists and interior decorators, not without its hazards!
Hanging convex and round mirrors over a fireplace
Convex and round mirrors over a fireplace are a popular choice as an alternative to the traditional overmantle mirror.
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…
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
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 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?