Trend Alert: Asymmetrical Mirrors

One of our favorites design details in our first book, Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home, are the puddle-like mirrors in French designer Corinne Gilbert’s Brooklyn atelier. We had never encountered anything like them—until recently, when we looked up and started to see asymmetrical mirrors everywhere.

How to explain it? MC & Co., Corinne’s influential former business with artist Dan McCarthy, seems to have jumpstarted the trend. And then the world went askew and these wonky wall hangings proliferated, perhaps because they help capture the state of things. Of course, like all mirrors, they also help make spaces feel bigger. Here are nine shining examples, Corinne and Dan’s originals included.

etnahaus aes irregular mirror via etsy 48

Above: The AES Irregular Mirror comes in four sizes, starting $299.89 for 70-by-90 centimeters (27.5-by-35.4 inches) from Etnahaus via Etsy.

small pond mirror ferm living 49

Above: The Small Pond Mirror in Dark Chrome, $219, is part of a collection from Ferm Living.

recibidor hallway mirror nomon home via a+r 50

Above: The Recibidor Hallway Mirror by Andrés Martínez for Nomon Home works as a catchall in an entry or bathroom. It comes in different finishes starting at $2,390 from A+R.

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Above: Ferm Living’s Pond Mirror in Dark Chrome is $435,

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Above: Corinne Gilbert’s aforementioned Brooklyn home studio from French Bohemian in Fort Greene in Remodelista: The Considered Home. The mirrors were a signature design from her former business, MC & Co. Note the colored edges of the mirror backs subtly radiating on the wall. See more in Expert Advice: How to Decorate Like a French Woman.

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Above: The Nils Irregular Metal Wall Mirror is $212.99 from All Modern.

zara home large asymmetrical mirror 54

Above: From Zara Home’s Large Irregular Mirror is $199. Scroll down to see the small version.

brass framed organic shaped mirror west elm 55

Above: A set of three Brass-Framed Organic-Shaped Mirrors is $169 from West Elm.

small irregular shaped mirror from zara 56

Above: Zara Home’s Small Irregular-Shaped Mirror, $129, is perfect over a sink.

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Above: The Small Irregular-Shaped Mirror, $129, from Zara Home also works next to the bath.

For more mirrors, see 10 Easy Pieces: Simple Round Mirrors and 10 Easy Pieces: Leaning Floor Mirrors.

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