I don’t know about you but the hardest thing for me to buy online is mirrors. Hear me out! Images of mirrors online just look like shapes–rectangles, circles, ovals, even organic shaped mirrors could be any size and it’s hard to determine the scale! Dimensions, dimensions, dimensions! Sometime’s they’re not listed with the images and checking the dimensions is critical! Another thing to note when mirror shopping is that unfortunately inexpensive mirrors can sometimes give a sort of funhouse effect. I’ve fallen victim to this before and ended up looking morphed in front of a mirror–not fun!
Searching for a mirror to go above our fireplace was more difficult than I hoped. Looking at the space I felt like a 24″x36″ mirror would be a good enough size, but once I pulled out the measuring tape and sized it out, that size of mirror was going to be WAY too small… Scale can be deceiving. I would even recommend taping it out with some painter’s tape to really get an idea of the size you want, and then look for that size online! I couldn’t be happier with the mirror we ended up with, but it was a hunt (and huge!!).
The antiqued mirror in the dining room I actually stumbled across online one day. I didn’t necessarily know where it would hang, but I knew I had to have it. And then it took 4 months to get here. I think an antique works really well in the dining room! There’s naturally a lot of light in there, and while the mirror is still reflective, it’s not ultra-reflective. It still bounces light around, while doubling as an art piece because of all the character. With our antique chairs, the dining room is feeling very vintage and I love it.
Another mirror I bought this year is the mirror in our water closet. It’s vintage (I believe from Chairish) and I bought it primarily for the wooden frame and shape, but also the dimensions were spot on!
Recently I shared a bit about the arched floor mirror in our bedroom and how I’m experiencing a bit of a dilemma with it. I’ve had this mirror for years and it’s beautiful, but with these tall ceilings are making it look rather small. Is it time to find another mirror for our bedroom??
To combat the difficulty in online mirror shopping, here’s a round-up of mirrors plus their dimensions! Grab your measuring tape!
1. Classic Wood $70
2. Rounded Walnut $70
3. Oval Leather $90
4. Brass Full Length $118
5. Oversized Hub $160
6. Metal Arched Vanity $180
7. Connerton Wood $159
8. Ayrin Floor $165
9. Infinity Black Rectangular Wall $199
10. Estelle Floor $449
11. Tabitha Arc $499
12. Clooney Antiqued $499
13. Wilcox Oil Rubbed Bronze $594
14. Brookings Leaner $754
15. Metal Frame Oversized $769
16. Bree $868
17. Reta $1200
18. Vienna $1600
19. Arched Metal Framed Floor $1699
20. Linnea Grand $2499
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
Looking for our favorite things? A place to shop our home room by room, or just catch up on what Julia's wearing / loving right now? Browse the CLJ shop.
Befores, afters, mood boards, plans, failures, wins. We’ve done a lot of projects, and they’re all here.
We have a long-standing relationship with DIY, and love rolling our sleeves up and making it happen.
Even when you don’t want to rip down a wall, you can make that space in your home better. Right now.
Last week, Chris and I had the incredible opportunity to travel to London for work. We were invited by Williams Sonoma and William Morris and Co to preview their newest collaboration and the inspiration behind it. It was my first time in London and although it was a quick trip, they brought us all over […]
Another way for us to stay in touch! Joining our weekly newsletter gives you access to exclusive content, never-before-seen photos, your questions answered, and our favorite DIYs. Sign up below!
Make yourself right at home