Jewelry Looks Translate to Mirror Designs
June 1, 2013,
By Andrea Lillo
A beautiful piece of jewelry is hard to resist, so it's not surprising that jewelry has inspired pieces for the home as well, including several new mirror designs.
At Alden Parkes in April, the company debuted two jewelry-inspired styles: the handcarved Necklace mirror, embedded with Swarovski crystal accents, and the Bracelet mirror.
"Jewelry is elegant," said Lynne McArdle, president, Alden Parkes, and translates easily into home decor. "Our customers love it." Available in 28-, 38- and 48-inch sizes diagonally, the Necklace mirror was inspired by a Harry Winston necklace she saw with designer Jon Spurlock and told him it would look "amazing as a mirror." It comes in two finishes, each in three tones and two accent colors. In four finishes, the Bracelet mirror is customizable, available in two mirror sizes and a stainless steel cuff that can link them together, so one or more mirrors can be used.
From Currey & Co., the Betty June collection by Marjorie Skouras was inspired by a 1960s bracelet and earrings that Skouras inherited from her grandmother. For use either indoors or out, the collection is made of cast aluminum with a high-quality powder coating and along with the mirror includes console, cocktail and occasional tables.