Designer Challenge: Which Mirror? {Part Two}

Get the gorgeous and sophisticated details of this classic modern front entrance design with gold mirror and patterned settee. It’s Designer Challenge time!

Welcome to Part Two of the Designer Challenge, mirror edition! I’m thrilled to welcome Nyla of Nyla Free Designs.

I first met Nyla at Kimberley Seldon’s Business of Design school. I was immediately impressed with her sense of style and friendly demeanor. I love reading her contributions to Dabble Magazine and always look forward to her design tips and adventures on her blog. They’re always top notch and on the pulse of what’s going on. I can’t wait for you to see what she did! (If you missed Part One, check out Ashley’s eclectic room design.)

Nyla Free

Upon receiving the options from Shauna, I was immediately drawn to the rectangular, antiqued mirror and geometric shape of the StudioTen25 mirror.

Classic Modern Front Entrance

Rather than placing the rectangular gold mirror above a console table, I loved the idea of using a settee at a front entrance. I have been working on a few projects lately with antiqued mirror and I’m loving the warm, textured, second life feel it offers a space.

Typically working in a more modern style with my clients, I have one in particular where the direction is more traditional, antique and old world feeling. I thought I would work within the same concept for this story board, while adding a few hits of classic modern of course!

Rich dark floors, ivory and yellow petal wallpaper, patterned settee and bold runner alongside the graphic nature of the mirror pushes the envelope of mixing patterns and scale, as well as infusing colour. A bold statement as you walk in the door and a what a beautiful way to welcome guests.

I was tempted to do several options as there’s just so much you can do with this particular mirror in almost any room of your home. A versatile piece indeed! Special thanks to Shauna for inviting me to participate in her Designer Challenge!

Thank you, Nyla, for taking the time to put this together. I love this chic front entrance with the interesting combination of patterns and textures.

What do you think? Would you select the Antiqued Gold Leaf Mirror like Ashley and Nyla or go for one of the other options? I’d love to know.  

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Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Great idea Shauna…I’ve been enjoying how each designer chooses to use the mirror of their choice. Nyla’s entrance is the perfect mix of traditional pieces with a fresh twist.

  2. I find it interesting that Ashley and Nyla chose the same mirror, but the way they used it was so different. They’re both incredible “rooms”. Thanks for stopping by (and for the paint color!).

  3. I have been trying to find that mirror.  Is it an antique or new?  Is it available?

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