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!
Large Convex Mirrors
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.
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!
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..
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.
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.
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.
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?’
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’!
THE TREND Copper Convex
One can’t help but feel that the editorial team at Elle Decoration magazine will be devastated when they realise their error – failing to include our copper Cavetto in their Copper Trend feature this month.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download Trend Copper, Elle Decoration August 2013 As you’ve probably noticed, copper is […]
Customised Convex Mirror
We love it when our customers specify their very own choice of finish. It gives us an insight into which trends are being adopted, or not! And, it makes our job even more interesting than usual.
Artists’ curiosity with convex mirrors
The uber-fashionable Georgians are attributed for popularising the decorative convex mirror in England. Nevertheless, the convex mirror has been a feature of interiors and art in Northern Europe since the 15th century. And, for the artist at the easel, the convex mirror was so much more than simply a decorative object… Van Eyck’s convex creation […]
3 creative ways with convex mirrors
If you’re looking for some creative ideas for decorating with convex mirrors, here are a few suggestions…
Convex mirrors – the bigger picture
We all know that mirrors are the must-have accessory for making a room feel bigger and are second to none in bouncing the light around. What you may not know, however, is that the curved shape of the convex lens means that it has a wider field of vision than a flat mirror, capturing more of the room in its reflection.
A showcase of Omelo Mirrors in their new homes
At Omelo we feel super-priviledged to have our mirrors adorning walls of homes all over the world: London, New York, Zurich, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Vienna … even as far afield as Muscat! We’re also really proud and humbled by the feedback we get from our customers. At Omelo, we offer a very personal service, each mirror […]
Reflections of a convex mirror maker
First things first “Don’t think too hard!” – that was the advice given to me when I announced I was about to get stuck into my first blog post. Well, no-one can accuse me of thinking too hard when it came to creating Omelo. Let’s just say, it was borne out of necessity. Trying to […]