Archive for the ‘French Mirrors’ Category

Lovely Selection of Brand New Mirrors at HomesDirect365!

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Mirrors

We have been very busy this week here at HomesDirect365 adding many new lovely mirror variations and we will continue to be adding more and more in the coming weeks. One of our most popular sections, our decorative mirrors make for the perfect companion to our antique French bedroom sets, and with today’s newsletter we are excited to bring some attention to the latest designs and styles we have available.

It’s conceivable that for thousands of years long before the actual invention of a mirror our ancestors would have been gazing at their reflections in still pools of water, but to pin point the existence of an actual mirror we go back around 2,400 years where it is believed the first mirror-makers lived near the city of Sidon in Syria.

Observing and acknowledging change can be a beautiful process; from still pools of water to the first broken shards of glass to the eventual immense mirrored furniture, structures, microscopes etc. that we have today, gradual but staggering evolution over time. This vast and storied history of the mirror elevates the reverence and importance of what is today considered a basic item, but with our mirror design we try to capture some of this.

Utilising elaborate ornate detailing and hand carved framing transforms the basic into magnificent pieces that give a glimpse into the beauty of all that has come before over the course of many centuries. Why settle for a simple reflective mirror surface when you could elevate an entire room with the right mirror… A wonderful overmantle mirror perhaps that brings a living room alive, or a gorgeous cheval mirror that makes getting ready in the morning a delight, there’s so many choices available there is bound to be something that catches your intrigue! Be sure to give our new mirrors a good browse!

Amazing New Mirrors at HomesDirect365…

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Amazing New Mirrors

This week here at HomesDirect365 we have been busy adding in some amazing new mirrors to various sections of the website. The quality of finish on these mirrors is truly breath taking which is why we are very eager to share these with you. In the right setting alongside a feature fireplace many of these mirrors could bring the whole room alive.

We have a variety of decorative mirrors amongst the new additions, featuring beautiful ornate carvings and detailing on the frames of the mirrors. They capture perfectly that shabby chic antique French feel that features prominently throughout many of our furniture ranges.

For those more inclined to go for contemporary modern style design, there are also a number of mirrors to tailor to those requirements. Lots of interesting and unique frame designs as seen with the Aura Rectangle Mirror. Be sure to have a browse through these new additions, they really are some high quality pieces.

Also for those who read last week’s newsletter you may be aware we will have a stall at the upcoming Yorkshire Wedding Sale. It will be on Sunday 10th June at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate, so if you are interested in attending and still haven’t purchased your ticket you can do so by visiting www.seetickets.co.uk or or calling 01924 331818. Hopefully we will see some of you there!

Some fantastic new mirror additions…

Friday, January 27th, 2012
Antique French Silver Mirror

Antique French Silver Mirror

The addition of new items at Homes Direct 365 continues to increase this week, as we expand upon our decorative mirror sections and fill them out with some truly stunning ornate antique French mirrors. Perfect for giving a bit of brightness to a room, or create an illusion of more space in a small bedroom, or establish a theme with a decorative mirror as your focal piece.

The options are vast with our mirrors as we offer all types from cheval to overmantle, many of which can be hung both landscape and portrait. An indepth history for those that enjoy the stories and detail behind the evolution of the mirror was recently posted on our blog and can be read here. We definitely recommend checking out the mirror sections for those new additions and stay tuned as more shall be added in the upcoming days.

We also have an exciting announcement this week to make about our continued growth and expansion, and we are proud to make you aware we now sell select items on Amazon.co.uk. A great way for new customers to be exposed to the breath taking qualities possessed by hand crafted furniture that many of you have been enjoying for awhile. Lots more exciting developments are currently in the works!

Now In Stock… Victorian Collection!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Victorian Collection

With our Victorian Collection that is both of constant high demand from our customers and hand crafted with a vast amount of attention to detail, it’s unique to have the opportunity to place an order for Victorian furniture and have it be immediately available for dispatch straight away. A lot of our Victorian items are in that situation… well stocked and ready, but acting fast with your order before they go is a must!

In the Victorian era there wasn’t one dominant style of furniture, but instead a mixture of Gothic, Rococo, Tudor and many other styles. As you can see the Victorian Collection combines beautiful regal and floral design with a slight hint of modern contemporary. Utilising this Victorian idea to fuse and combine styles into a new and interesting piece is abundant here and helps to make the Victorian Collection extremely popular.

Every aspect as previously mentioned is hand carved with great skill from a combination of Fir Pine and MDF, and finished in a distressed ivory paint. The sentiments evoked from individual Victorian pieces and as a whole as part of the full bedroom set are of romance and elegance, greatly uplifting to your spirit each day. It’s these reasons the Victorian Collection is the favourite of many.

Don’t hang around debating, make a move now for the Victorian Collection while it’s in stock and we know you will be extremely happy with your new bedroom set!

A look at Mirrored Furniture…

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Mirrored Furniture

It’s difficult to envision our modern society based on image and appearance functioning without that reflective surface we use every day… in the bathroom, in the car, in your purse, the mirror is everywhere.

Before the 12th Century to look yourself in the eyes you would have had to lean over still water, but around the end of the 12th Century metallic backing was applied to glass to begin creating the first examples of what we now know as the mirror.

In Italy between the 12th and 17th Century in a period of history referred to as The Renaissance, Venice became the main site of high quality mirror production with craftsmen keeping their techniques and skills closely guarded in secrecy. Louis XIV’s finance minister in France was eventually able to tempt them into sharing, and by the mid-17th Century mirror production was also booming in Paris and London.

These great stories and history behind the creation and evolution of the mirror brings us to the present day, as we showcase one of our most prominent and beautiful collections; mirrored furniture. Greatly inspired by the style of these Venetian and Renaissance period craftsmen, our mirrored furniture makes for a truly breathtaking transformation of a room. The pictures only begin to show you its stunning reflective beauty and high quality finish, take the leap and try something a little different for your home with mirrored furniture… we know you’re going to be impressed.