I never really paid much attention to mirrored furniture until a beautiful mirrored chest was brought to my house during the recent living room and dining room install. It was a floor model that was brought as an option for a vestibule near the master bedroom. It wasn’t in the best of shape, but the idea was to see how it looked and order a new one if it worked well. Surprisingly, I liked it. It added a little bit of sparkle and interest to the space.
I have always been a fan of a touch of glam, but just a touch. Generally mirrored chests seem to cross over into "more glam" category. However, when looking through some inspiration pictures, I started noticing mirrored chests in the portfolios of some of my favorite designers and in some of my favorite rooms.
Mirrored chests seem to be a popular choice for bedside tables. This image, via Veranda (design by Suzanne Kasler), shows the mirrored chest style that came to my house on install day. It is the Ceres Cabinet by Panache Design.
Another Suzanne Kasler designed room, from an old real estate listing, shows her own Hickory Chair mirrored chest used as a bedside table.
A guest bedroom in Suzanne’s own house also features her Hickory Chair mirrored chest in between twin beds.
A lovely mirrored chest with a fretwork pattern on the front is a nice variation, and looks perfect in this room. Source unknown.
One of my favorite rooms by Ashley Goforth. I have seen her use this mirrored chest in several of her room designs (it looks like one sold at Z Gallerie or Horchow, link at the end of this post). Note the use of a crystal lamp with the mirrored chest.
One of my favorite bedroom designs by Phoebe Howard. Howard also uses crystal lighting and accessories, which gives a light and airy feel in combination with the mirrored chest.
Another Phoebe Howard designed room with a mirrored chest, the same style as the previous picture. I have not seen this chest in any of the online stores, but it is beautiful. I love the criss-cross patern on the front; it adds an interesting detail.
I love everything about this beautiful bedroom, and the mirrored nightstands look wonderful. I believe this are the Worlds Away Claude nightstands. Design by Cara Cox.
A glamorous bedroom with lots of mirrors and crystal. Note the mirrored chests on either side of the bed. Found on Pinterest.
Another pretty mirrored chest vignette in a bedroom, found on Pinterest.
Although many of the inspiration pictures I found were in bedrooms, I also found plenty of mirrored chests in other rooms of the house. This mirrored chest, in a design by Studio M Interiors (in Minnesota), is used in an upstairs hall.
A beautiful mirrored chest (I also think this is the Z Gallerie/Horchow chest) seen on Cote de Texas. This is one of a pair in the room.
A real estate picture (seen on Cote de Texas) of an all time favorite room by Gerrie Bremermann shows a mirrored chest on the side of the room. This makes me like the room even more!
This looks like a reversed antique mirror (more than likely the Lucy design by Worlds Away). Design by Sara Tuttle Interiors.
Beautiful vignette on a mirrored chest, found on Pinterest. I love the delicate art above the chest too.
A small mirrored chest in a living room, found on Pinterest.
One of my favorite designers, Jan Showers, is known for her glamorous rooms, so naturally she uses mirrored chests in many of her designs! This is a room I have featured numerous times on my blog, but I had never seen the other side of the room with the mirrored chest. It is a beautiful introduction to the home, and the mirrored chest looks wonderful with the silvery gold tea paper on the walls.
Another one of my all time favorite Jan Showers rooms, which uses a mirrored chest in the transition point of the room between the two seating areas.
When researching this post, I came across many reasonable mirrored chests available online. I have noted some above, but here are some others:
Ballard Designs - I believe this is the Deanna mirrored chest, although the pictures on the website appear more heavily antiqued than this one.
Worlds Away Cary mirrored chest
Borghese mirrored chest, available at Z Gallerie. This is the chest that seems to be pictured in many of the inspirational images in this post. I saw this one in person at Z Galerie and it is very nice looking. I would swap out the knobs as they are plastic looking, but the design of the chest is great.
Horchow also has a version of this chest (perhaps identical) called the Amelia mirrored hall chest.
So, what do you think of mirrored chests? Can you see using one in your house? Unfortunately, I am going to have to hold off as I have blown through my design budget but I will certainly keep my eye open for interesting designs incorporating mirrored chests.
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