Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis and followed my apartment renovation knows that I love to use mirrors to bring in light and to add interest to a space. The proof is in the many places I have installed mirrors throughout the apartment.
A while back, I was in my office looking through a book on Jacques Émile Rhulmann, one of the most celebrated Art Deco interior and furniture designers of the twentieth century. An image in the book really caught my eye and got me thinking about a new project for my apartment. The image shows a indoor pool. The water is so still and reflective that I thought it was actually mirror installed on the floor until I read the photo's caption.
For some time now, I've been trying to think of something interesting that I could do in that space. What about installing mirror there? I contacted Junior, my friend at Narcissus Mirror and Glass, to come down to the apartment and talk about my idea and take some inital measurements. A few questions came up during the visit. Would the mirror reflect into the open space between the cove and ceiling? If so, that wouldn't too be pretty. Was there lighting originally installed in the cove? That's a question I have for my contractor, Bob Tobin of BC Interiors, Ltd. If there is wiring for lighting up there, it would be great to reconnect it to illuminate the ceiling.
In additional to installing mirror in the cove, what other options do I have? We recently launched a new line of specialty paint finishes at The Home Depot. One of the finishes is called Precious Metals and has a beautiful decorative sheen. That could be really beautiful painted in the space . I am also researching some metallic and reflective wallpapers that could also be another great option.
So, what do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts on what you think I should do? Please comment and stay tuned in the coming weeks to see what I decide to do in the space.