Viola Lanari looks into wall mirrors, from decorative styles to the sleek and streamlined
Clockwise from top left: Painted wood 'Bucranium', 106 x 55cm, £2,280, from . Coconut shell 'Coco' (white), 75cm diameter, £1,225.20, from . Painted 'Rope', 44cm diameter, £120, from . Metal and wood 'Cello Oak Leaf', 137 x 100cm, £7,200, from . Metal 'Empire' (florentine gold), 90 x 54cm, £1,375, from .
Background fabric (reverse shown), 'Urbino' (azzurro/antique white); fabric patches, from left: 'Melila' (azzurro), and 'Shelburn Damask' (sea green); all by Marialida, cotton, £294 a metre, from .
Clockwise from top left: Aluminium and steel 'Ivy Shadow' (forest rust), by Tord Boontje, 100cm diameter, £3,318, from . Brass 'Large Melo', 40 x 28cm, £24.95, from . Anodised aluminium 'Treasure Collection' (bronze and soft gold), by Amy Cushing, 85 x 86cm, £7,500, from . Antique brass 'Vintage 1', 90 x 68cm, £1,506, from . Hand-carved sheesham 'Menagerie', 84 x 65cm, £368, from . Brass 'Randaccio', by Giò Ponti, 60cm diameter, £619, from .
Background (reverse shown), 'Tamas' (tan/plum/silvery gold), by Marialida, cotton twill, £294 a metre, from .
Clockwise from top left: Hand-beaded metal and wire 'Madam', 100 x 80cm, £850, from . Cast resin 'Faux Bois' (white), by Oly Studio, 137 x 79cm, £2,600, from . Painted wood and silver-leaf verre églomisé 'Framed Convex', 71.4cm square, £795, from . Lacquered resin 'Thalassa', by Oriel Harwood, 50 x 55cm, £1,250, from . Wooden 'Sorrel', 120 x 90cm, £490, from .
Background (reverse shown, with front shown in fabric patch), 'Shelburn Damask' (sea green/antique white), by Marialida, cotton, £294 a metre, from . Murals (in mirrors throughout), all from £610 for a 200 x 300cm unstretched canvas, from .
Taken from the December 2015 issue of House & Garden.
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