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June 10, 2008


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JoAnne Lenart-Weary

Great post Marleen. Mirror Placement is one of the most common mistakes I see. Itis what I often refer to as 'microscope decorating." Decorating an area without observing how it impacts on the overall space. The homeowner simply looks at the mirror over the mantel as a stand alone element. As you stated, Marleen, you need to look at what the mirror "connects" to. I often tell a story, about my client who ushered me into her home and pointed me to a chair. Immediately, she said, "what should I change first?" My reply, "move that mirror." I pointed to a mirror hanging on the wall next door to the foyer, which from my vantage point, reflected the blue toliet in the bathroom down the hall. She was shocked, particularly because I was sitting in the "company" chair. She herself had never set there to see what the mirror reflected. She also commented on the fact that her husband frequently used that bathroom and wasn't so good about closing the door. :) She wondered how many of her visitors over the years had observed her husband in the bathroom. So, move around the room, sit in each chair and really see what your mirror is reflecting.

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