Harrietta Meunier Mirrors December 23, 2017 18:11:29
These mirrors work exceptionally well in entrance hallways; try positioning above a console table to create a striking focal point that will instantly catch the attention of guests. The mirror would look equally at home featured on a plain wall; they offer fantastic bursts of light therefore if you have a narrow and long entrance hallway a sunburst can help create the illusion of increased space.
In the early 19th Century mirror production had finally taken off as a decorative accessory and mirrors were extremely popular in both Europe and America. We can’t be fully sure as to when the first sunburst style mirror in the same design we know today was first produced however research suggests it could be any time within the 19th Century.
Mirrored Tile Mantelpiece - For the ultimate in sparkle you can tile your entire mantelpiece in mirrored tiles. Or a for somewhat subtler approach just cover the top of the mantel in the tiles. If you are covering the entire mantelpiece you will need such tiles plus adhesive. Measure the tiles and cut where needed with a glass cutter breaking the tiles carefully along the scored line. If you plan to only add mirrored tiles to the top of the mantel you could simply arrange several of them strategically to add sparkle without the need to use the adhesive. Either way your mantel will simply shine.
Sunburst VS Starburst - Between the 1950’s and 60’s the sunburst mirror got a slight makeover similar to the mirror pictured below these mirrors became known as starburst mirrors. Usually they featured smaller circle pieces and other decorative features on the rays.. These mirrors however are still often referred to as sunburst mirrors. When you hear the term starburst mirror it is likely referring to a sunburst mirror but perhaps may have further decorative features.
Glam up your kitchen: There are various ways you could add a touch of glamour to your kitchen with the use of a wall mirror. Wall to wall mirrors to create a splashback design will instantly create an inviting living space. Perfect for any ultra-modern kitchen these mirrored splashbacks will ooze elegance and offer a luxurious feel. They would require regular maintenance to ensure they remain sparkling to create the desired look but they would sure be worth it. Perfect for creating a wonderful centrepiece in your home a mirrored splashback would brighten up your kitchen and create a living space you would simply want to admire for endless hours.
The Origin of the Sunburst Mirror- The sunburst mirror has a fascinating history that dates right back to the 17th Century. During the 17th Century the Catholic Church began to use monstrances above the alter these elaborate designs were made up of decorative stands surrounded by glided rays of sunshine demonstrating what we know today as the sunburst style. These monstrances were often found in churches in Italy featured above the altar. The very first mirrors were very small and convex and it wasn’t until the late 17th Century that mirror production became more established and mirrors eventually increased in size.