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Posts in: “decorative convex 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…!

  • 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.

  • 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’!

  • Form & Function: sitting pretty

    Its good looks and practical versatility ensure that the nursing chair isn’t confined to the homes of the new parent, royal or otherwise!

  • 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 […]

  • Work-in-progress at Omelo

    We like to photograph our work-in-progress from time to time. Here are some shots we took in our studio…

  • 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 […]