Styling with Mirrors

Now that the holidays have come to a close, it is a wonderful time to “fluff and puff” areas of your home.   Once all the decorations are put away, it feels like a clean slate to change things up! For this post, I am sharing a great way to create drama and great styling with mirrors and do it inexpensively.  You could create this look over any buffet, sideboard, console, fireplace, over a bed, in a stairwell or other areas in your home that needs a lift or an update.

Styling with Mirrors

Typically, dining areas are smaller than other living areas in your home. Using mirrors are a great vessel for opening up these smaller areas. In my case, my black buffet is 82″ long, so I needed and wanted a huge mirror for maximum impact.  This is when the light bulb went off! Time to break the rules…

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After searching for larger mirrors, I decided to find smaller mirrors that could stack or be hung side by side.  Plus, the larger mirrors were expensive and heavy.  I actually stumbled onto these mirrors at Kirkland’s and they were on clearance for only $23.97 per mirror!  JACK POT!!  I scooped them right up!!  They were clean and simple and could easily be hung right next to each other so it would give the appearance of one large mirror.

Decorating with Mirrors

Making that phone call to my installer was interesting for sure!  He was not thrilled when he got here to hang them when he saw what I was asking him to do.  Clearly, though, he did a great job!  Using a professional for this type of installation is highly recommended.


Hydrangeas on a Gold Tray

Installing the mirrors like this provided the impact I was looking for without breaking the bank.  After all, I regularly break the bank on my shoe and handbag obsession, so it is nice when a “hack” like this comes together!!  Since I only spent $100 (plus the installation), I certainly wanted to share how easily this can be done.  Smaller mirrors are usually significantly less expensive, more easily installed and can be used in multiple applications.

Check out the photo bomb by my precious Maltese, “Bella”!!




Floral Arrangement on Gold Tray

Decorating a Buffet with Coffee Table Books

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You can see here the why a mirror or mirrors were essential to the full design of the room.  First, the reflection they provide really accentuate my chandeliers in such a beautiful way.  Secondly, they provide great scale for the girth of the buffet.  Another fantastic bonus is that I can see all the way back to my fireplace in our living room, opening up the room so nicely.

Dining Room Decor
Except for the antiques in my room, all of the furnishings came from Restoration Hardware.  Today, I am sharing these links to similar products that are less expensive, but could still accomplish a similar look.  To shop the room, click these links below…

Other Inspirations

Here are a few other inspirations for using mirrors similarly. The reflective qualities absolutely open up a room, making it feel larger and lighter.  I love the antiquing of these mirrored tiles!


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This vertical application is great as well. This could easily be accomplished with inexpensive closet mirrors!


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Stunning!! Enough said.

Gold Mirrors in Living Room

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Gold Mirrors over Console

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Thank you so much for stopping by today! Styling with mirrors can create major impact, reflective drama and can be an inexpensive solution in small spaces or on large walls.  Now that we are in a new year, I will be sharing more interior design and home decor ideas and inspirations. Please consider subscribing to my blog so you can receive instant notice of my new posts!

Happy New Year! Here's to a great 2018!!

Cheers,
Holliday

For more inspiration, you can go to my Pinterest page for thousands of pins on 40+ topics!

This post contains some affiliate links to help keep this blog up and running.  I only include affiliate links that are pertinent to my topics and designs as well as links that could be helpful for our readers.  Click here to read my Disclosures.

Top 7 Posts of 2017!

Starting this blog only a couple of months ago, it seems crazy to be able to talk about “top posts”.  However, I have been so pleased with the responses and support so far making this journey so rewarding!  These last few months have been filled with so many opportunities for entertaining and decorating for the “season” and I have loved sharing what has been going on around here.  Now, that we are in a new year, I will be switching gears a bit to take on more home decor topics so stay tuned!

Wanting to get our home back together from the holidays, I took a few days off from blogging to take down all of the Christmas decorations down and get things organized around here.  Oh, what fun!  Having done a lot of reflecting over the last several days, it has been so enjoyable to look back through the blog and see the changes since October.  Wow…this been a learning experience?!!  Looking forward to 2018 being another year of growth. Today, I am sharing the top, most popular posts of my short stint in the blogging world in 2017.

It is fascinating to watch what readers and followers respond to with regard to my posts.  I am so grateful for the feedback and look forward to more to be sure that I am sharing topics, ideas and inspirations that are helpful and useful to you.

Top Posts #1 – Christmas Home Tour 2017 – Winter Glam Dining Room

This post was part of my Christmas Home Tour…a first for me for sure! If it is important to you to make your guests feel comfortable and appreciated, a great place to start is by creating a beautiful, thoughtful table setting.  Click here to see the whole post.
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Even though a bit of this table setting was a bit fancy, I shared ways to set the table without breaking the bank. The post also includes a lot of great finds to shop the look. Check it out!

Top Posts #2 – Rustic Winter Christmas Centerpiece

I had so much fun putting this centerpiece together.  This year, the Christmas decorations in my home featured a winter, rustic theme…with a few touches of glamour, of course!  Click here to see!

Rustic Winter Table Centerpiece
This centerpiece (made for my island) was also included in my Christmas Home Tour 2017 – Kitchen post!  Lots of ideas there also!

Top Posts #3 – Using Apothecary Jars in Christmas Decorating

If you are frequent reader, you know that I am crazy about Christmas and the entire holiday season.  It is such a festive time of the year and a great time to gather with family and friends over special meals or activities.  I adore using apothecary jars when decorating for Christmas!!

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Apothecary jars are also among my favorite accessories to use for decorating in multiple areas. They are so useful as well! I use them in my kitchen to hold my condiments, in my bathroom to store soap, cotton balls, etc. and for other holiday decorating throughout the year.  To see more ideas, check out my Pinterest page on Apothecary Jars!

Top Posts #4 – Decorating a Tray for Christmas 6 Ways!

Being totally in my element, this was by far the most fun post to put together.  I just kept going and going…making simple changes to create new vignettes.

Decorating a Christmas Tray 6 Ways
To see all of the designs, click here.  Asking folks to vote for their favorites, the Winter White Dear and Copper Fur Santa got the most votes!

Top Posts #5 – Styling your Coffee Tables

Looking back, this was one of my first posts so it takes me down memory lane to see it again.  I especially enjoyed sharing this post because I was able to feature the gorgeous peonies that came straight from my garden.  They are my favorite flower and I count the days to their blooming season every spring!

Styling your Coffee Tables

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Top Post #6 – Fall/Thanksgiving Table Setting

As summer comes to an end, we love hosting dinner parties in the fall and bringing things indoors for a change.  Velvet pumpkins became very popular this year and loved working with them for this table setting.

Rustic Fall or Thanksgiving Table Setting


In this post particularly, there are many suggestions for creating this table setting inexpensively. It includes some of my favorite finds this year in terms of glassware and serving ware. The green wine glass from the Dollar Tree absolutely tops the list!

Top Posts #7 – Christmas Home Tour – Christmas Trees

Being somewhat obsessed with Christmas, it was nice to see that folks enjoyed my Christmas trees.  As you well know, installing and designing Christmas trees is an huge undertaking.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today to see the top posts of 2017! I look forward to sharing more ideas and inspirations this coming year. Lots of exciting plans ahead! I certainly hope that this coming year will be the very best for you and your family! I appreciate you joining me in these first few months of my blog. Please consider subscribing to my blog so you can receive instant notice of my new posts!

Happy New Year! Here’s to a great 2018!!

Cheers,
Holliday

For more inspiration, you can go to my Pinterest page for thousands of pins on 40+ topics!

This post contains some affiliate links to help keep this blog up and running.  I only include affiliate links that are pertinent to my topics and designs as well as links that could be helpful for our readers.  Click here to read my Disclosures.

Gold and Silver Table Setting – New Year’s Eve or Christmas

New Year’s Eve is such a festive time of the year!  We like to stay in on New Year’s Eve to avoid some of the craziness of the night.  Typically, we like to host neighbors so it is easy for everyone to get home safely.  It was so much fun putting this gold and silver table setting together for this special occasion.  Actually, once I finished up taking the photos I realized that the centerpiece and place settings would also be suitable for a Christmas celebration or even a birthday dinner!

New Year's Eve Quote

Working so hard to design and install all the Christmas decorations each year, I usually keep most of them up through the new year so we can enjoy them.  Occasionally, I remove some of them gradually after Christmas, but the Christmas trees certainly don’t come down until after the first of the year.  Some of the ornaments used in this centerpiece were actually re-purposed from the tree already sitting in our main dining room.  The tree has a few open spots in it now, but still looks nice enough.

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Gold and White Floral Centerpiece

Since we all are typically hemorrhaging money at this time of year, I didn’t want to spend more to create this table setting.  As I mentioned, I literally pulled ornaments and the glass balls straight off the Christmas tree and placed them around the flowers arrangements.  I also used some of the ornaments from the Winter Glam Dining Room Table Setting (shown here) I created for the holidays.  Re-purpose, recycle and re-use!! No new items were purchased for this centerpiece, except for the fresh flowers.  Plus, I already had bought the grey hurricanes for the Rustic Winter Christmas Table Setting (shown here) I put together for our main breakfast room.

Gold and Christmas Table Setting Centerpiece


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Flowers for Gold and Silver Table Setting Centerpiece

For the floral arrangements, I bought $30 worth of fresh flowers from my local grocery store and created five arrangements (in a variety of sizes) for the centerpiece.  It will be nice to disperse them throughout my home once the night is over!

Utilizing different size containers for the flowers, a variety of sizes of candle holders and accessories really adds nice texture and balance to a centerpiece.  Actually, the two smallest containers for the arrangements are votive holders.  Be creative!

  
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Gold and Silver Place Settings

For these place settings, it all started with these gorgeous gold placemats that I stumbled onto at HomeGoods a couple of months ago.  They were modern, fun and a bit dressy, which is exactly what I was looking for.  After all…New Year’s Eve is a very special night!  Any gold, cream, silver or white placemat that you might have would work just as well!  Just mix up the silver and golds pieces.

Gold and Silver Table Setting for Christmas or New Year's Eve

Because this New Year’s Eve dinner party is a special occasion, I chose to use my Lenox Eternal Dinner Plates that I’ve had since I got married.  My mother has the same pattern, so between the two of us, we have quite a collection.  It is so nice to be able to borrow more when I need it for larger parties!

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Since the placemats and the plates were gold, splitting up the two with a silver beaded chargers seemed to be good idea.  These fantastic Small Print Gold Boteh Napkins are from Wisteria and just arrived a few days ago.  I just love them!!  They also come in silver, so you could easily switch this all up.

Place Settings for Gold and Silver Table Setting for Christmas or New Year's Eve

Some more of my HomeGoods finds for this table included the silver glitter salad plates, the napkin rings and the grey glass hurricanes.  Luckily, there is a HomeGoods store about 45 seconds from my home!  Not so lucky though for my husband!!  The simple grey wine glasses are a favorite of mine!  I found them at Cost Plus World Market and used them a lot throughout this season.  They are a great staple, inexpensive and provide extra interest to the table!

Smoke Gray Wine Glasses Set of 4 by World Market

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Creating beautiful table settings is not only an artistic outlet for me, but also a labor of love.  It is all in the details and personal touches with the intention to make our guests feel comfortable and appreciated.  Hopefully, the Gold and Silver Table Setting inspired you for your next Christmas or New Year's Eve celebration...or even a special birthday or anniversaryGold and Silver Table Setting for New Year's Eve or Christmas

I cannot believe this is my last post of this year! Starting this blog a few months ago has been such a journey, both in terms of the learning experience and growth for me personally.  My family doesn't quite understand why I am on my laptop ALL DAY EVERY DAY, but maybe some day they will.  I am so appreciative of our readers and hope that I have been able to provide a bit of inspiration and useful ideas.  I have so many plans for this coming year and am eager to share it with you!

Coming into a new year is such an exciting time! It is the time of year to reflect on milestones and events of the past year and consider the plans, goals and dreams of the new year. I hope that this coming year holds the very best for you and your family! Thank you for stopping by to see the details of this Gold and Silver Table Setting and joining me in these first few months of my blog. Please consider subscribing to my blog so you can receive instant notice of my new posts!

Happy New Year! Here's to a great 2018!!

Cheers,
Holliday

P.S. You might enjoy stopping by my recent Christmas Home Tour posts linked here...

Christmas Home Tour 2017 - Winter Glam Dining Room

Christmas Home Tour 2017 - Living Room

Christmas Home Tour 2017 - Basement Living Area

Christmas Home Tour 2017 - Christmas Trees

Christmas Home Tour 2017 - Kitchen

For more inspiration, you can go to my Pinterest page for thousands of pins of Christmas DecorChristmas TreesChristmas Table Settings and ideas for New year's Eve.

This post contains some affiliate links to help keep this blog up and running.  I only include affiliate links that are pertinent to my topics and designs as well as links that could be helpful for our readers.  Click here to read my Disclosures.