sunburst mirror

A History Lesson: The All Powerful Sunburst Mirror

Calpella Dark Gold 29 1/4" Round Sunburst Wall Mirror

This post follows up on Reflecting on Sunburst Mirrors. I love its shape. You have the consistent circular shape at the center and its irregular but repetitive rays. It’s elegance and dresses a room up very nicely like a pair of pearl earrings. And unless you get a huge mirror, it doesn’t generally demand to be an absolute statement or center or attention in the room. Like the pearls, it generally plays well with others, which is why you will sometimes find it among a wall gallery or as a piece over the fire place. That’s why I believe sunburst mirrors will strongly continue to be a timeless home accessory.


Design That Domaine: Reflecting on Sunburst Mirror


For the longest time, I never understood the appeal of decorating with mirrors. Don’t get me wrong, I totally get that it reflects and bounces light. Great in dark rooms. But, I always thought, why would you have so many mirrors? Do you all really like your reflection that much? Because I don’t like seeing myself in the mirror, I’ve never gotten on board.