Today we’re looking at antique mirror backsplashes in the kitchen. The top demand of a smart kitchen is good lighting, and mirrors easily help illuminate the dark, under-cabinet areas that are where the food prep happen. But many people have reservations that regular mirror will be too “bright” or will make the kitchen appear more cluttered. In addition to the acid-etched mirror that I spoke about in Monday’s blog post, antique mirror can be a great solution for those clients.
The HGTV Urban Oasis is located in Boston this year, and it features beautiful views of the city. However, it is TINY. I mean, 1,000 sq. feet tiny. So what did the designers turn to to create a feel that is spacious and chic in such a small footprint? Why, Antique Mirror, of course!
It is used in the foyer, but antique mirror also used as the backsplash in the kitchen. Designer Lindsay Pumpa was smart to use a mirrored backsplash opposite the large floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase a beautiful view. (Note: I think they put so many pictures on the backsplash to allow all the photography equipment a place to hide.)
What I love about antique mirror is the gentle, overall subtle pattern that allows a vintage feel without being distracting.
I’m so glad to see antique mirror being used more and more in residential spaces for an intimate feel that still brightens the space and opens it up visually. It’s a smart use of mirror that can instantly make a home more cozy. For more information on Dreamwalls Antique Mirror, or any of our decorative glass products, visit our webpage or give us a call at 1-800-334-7267.