Fire Island Residence - Long Island
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5. Mirror, mirrorWith their amazing reflective properties, mirrored sliding doors can enhance the brightness and airiness of a room.Mirrors transform this modern, all-white bedroom into a peaceful, light-kissed oasis. The luminosity of the mirrors is a perfect match for the sparkling white interiors and gives the impression of a double-sized room.
Position mirrors strategicallyYou can up the light levels in even the brightest of rooms with expansive, floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall mirrors. The best place to put them to bounce maximum light around and create a space-enhancing effect is on an adjacent – rather than opposite – wall to the window.Learn how to use mirrors for more light and style
1. The mirror ruseYou already know this trick, don’t you? Mirrors multiply the perception of space and make the room feel larger than it actually is. Having reflective mirrors on the wardrobe panels not only makes a modish statement, but also substitutes for the dressing-up mirror. Want to know how to make a serious style statement with mirrors?
Be sure the designer is a good match for your styleNo two clients are alike, and good interior designers are nimble enough to hop from urban pied-à-terre to rustic farmhouse to beachside getaways without missing a beat. However, almost all of them have a fundamental aesthetic that remains consistent throughout their work. For example, if you want pure whites and pale neutrals, don’t choose a designer whose signature is bold colour palettes. When interviewing designers, look for parallels between their previous work and the design you want.Collect samplesEven if you have trouble articulating your desired look, pictures of rooms you love can instantly give the designer a sense of what you crave. He or she will ask you about specific points of the design that resonate with you and use those as guidelines. Fabric swatches, paint chips, furniture catalogs and your own Houzz ideabooks are other good sources for showing items you like. On the flip side, pull examples of colours, motifs and furniture styles that turn you off, which can be equally helpful.Take a look at these 10 interior design styles