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Trend Alert: Asymmetrical Mirrors

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Trend Alert: Asymmetrical Mirrors

October 10, 2022

One of our favorites design details in our first book, Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home, are the puddle-like mirrors in French designer Corinne Gilbert’s Brooklyn atelier. We had never encountered anything like them—until recently, when we looked up and started to see asymmetrical mirrors everywhere.

How to explain it? MC & Co., Corinne’s influential former business with artist Dan McCarthy, seems to have jumpstarted the trend. And then the world went askew and these wonky wall hangings proliferated, perhaps because they help capture the state of things. Of course, like all mirrors, they also help make spaces feel bigger. Here are nine shining examples, Corinne and Dan’s originals included.

the aes irregular mirror comes in four sizes, starting \$\299.89 for 70 by 90 c 17
Above: The AES Irregular Mirror comes in four sizes, starting $299.89 for 70-by-90 centimeters (27.5-by-35.4 inches) from Etnahaus via Etsy.
 the small pond mirror in dark chrome, \$\2\19, is part of a collection fr 18
Above: The Small Pond Mirror in Dark Chrome, $219, is part of a collection from Ferm Living.
the recibidor hallway mirror by andrés martínez for nomon home works  19
Above: The Recibidor Hallway Mirror by Andrés Martínez for Nomon Home works as a catchall in an entry or bathroom. It comes in different finishes starting at $2,390 from A+R.
ferm living&#8\2\17;s pond mirror in dark chrome is \$435, 20
Above: Ferm Living’s Pond Mirror in Dark Chrome is $435,
corinne gilbert&#8\2\17;s aforementioned brooklyn home studio from french b 21
Above: Corinne Gilbert’s aforementioned Brooklyn home studio from French Bohemian in Fort Greene in Remodelista: The Considered Home. The mirrors were a signature design from her former business, MC & Co. Note the colored edges of the mirror backs subtly radiating on the wall. See more in Expert Advice: How to Decorate Like a French Woman.
the nils irregular metal wall mirror is \$\2\1\2.99 from all modern. 22
Above: The Nils Irregular Metal Wall Mirror is $212.99 from All Modern.
from zara home&#8\2\17;s large irregular mirror is \$\199. scroll down to s 23
Above: From Zara Home’s Large Irregular Mirror is $199. Scroll down to see the small version.
a set of three brass framed organic shaped mirrors is \$\169 from west elm. 24
Above: A set of three Brass-Framed Organic-Shaped Mirrors is $169 from West Elm.
zara home&#8\2\17;s small irregular shaped mirror, \$\1\29, is perfect over 25
Above: Zara Home’s Small Irregular-Shaped Mirror, $129, is perfect over a sink.
the small irregular shaped mirror, \$\1\29, from zara home also works next to t 26
Above: The Small Irregular-Shaped Mirror, $129, from Zara Home also works next to the bath.

For more mirrors, see 10 Easy Pieces: Simple Round Mirrors and 10 Easy Pieces: Leaning Floor Mirrors.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the trend of irregular wall mirrors?

The trend of irregular wall mirrors involves using mirrors of various shapes and sizes, including asymmetrical and unconventional designs, to create a unique and eye-catching focal point on the wall.

What materials are used in irregular wall mirrors?

Irregular wall mirrors can be made from a variety of materials including glass, metal, wood, and even acrylic.

Can irregular wall mirrors be used in any room?

Yes, irregular wall mirrors can be used in any room, including the living room, bedroom, bathroom, and even the hallway.

What is the advantage of using irregular wall mirrors?

The advantage of using irregular wall mirrors is that they add interest and character to a space, while also serving the functional purpose of reflecting light and making a room appear larger.

How do I choose an irregular wall mirror for my space?

When choosing an irregular wall mirror for your space, consider the overall size and style of the room, as well as any existing decor or color scheme you have in place. It's also important to consider the placement and orientation of the mirror to get the best effect.

Do irregular wall mirrors require special installation?

Irregular wall mirrors may require special installation depending on their size and weight. It's always best to consult with a professional installer to ensure proper mounting and safety measures are taken.

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