megan By: megan

the dining room

I have a question here.

  • tracy benjamin PRO 8y

    beauty! i would hang the mirror a little bit higher than you placed it (if you are putting stuff on top of the buffet). it will make the room look bigger & more open.
  • glittergoods 8y

    gorgeous picture. oh, minimalism, I am so sorry my unruly children scared you away.

    I like a higher mirror, but then again, I am tall, so there you go.
  • deb PRO 8y

    Now, I have no eye for this stuff but I vote for higher, too, on the mirror, perhaps even halfway between the ceiling and buffet-top. This way, when you add a tall vase or whatever serving dishes or decorative pieces on top, it won't interfere with the mirror. Love the rubber plant.
  • megan 8y


    glittergoods - What you cannot see is all the clutter I moved just out of frame to take this picture.
  • Denise Czaja 8y

    pick the tallest person in your house and then put the mirror so the middle of it is even with that person's eye level. too high and you're going to chop off your face and that will annoy you after a while even if you're not a "look into the mirror" type of person.
  • leandra (& eric) PRO 8y

    orange is my absolute favorite color, bravo! :)

    I agree with centrs on the mirror placement. Measure halfway between the top of the buffet and the ceiling and then drop the mirror about a foot further down. Plus, tall vases with flowers would look great reflected in the mirror!
  • megan 8y

    We're both relatively short, so that's why I'm looking for a general guideline (is there one?). If we go off of ourselves it might feel suspicious low. When we're in this room we'll mostly be sitting at a dining room table (not pictured) right in front of the buffet. The mirror is more to reflect light than to use to see oneself in.

    Is there a book that has this information? Why isn't there a pamphlet given out when people first move out on their own?
  • Nicole Balch PRO 8y

    I know everyone is saying to go higher with the mirror, but I disagree. It would relate to the buffet better, and read as being more cohesive.

    I actually really like where you drew the box for your note on the photo.
  • tracy benjamin PRO 8y

    well, you want to make sure you can at least see your head in the mirror! i think maybe when you change the to the mirrored bulb will help balance the room out and it wont be an issue if the mirror is at that height :)
  • stef yau 8y

    it depends on what you want to do on top of your buffet - if you are expecting to use some 3-tiered serving trays or chaffing dishes - you don't want the mirror too low. On the other hand you don't want it too high either. think about the highest thing you would likely place on top of the buffet...then go from there.

    love the buffet against the orange wall!
  • show and tell 8y

    I like the height right now. If you are mostly going to be sitting in this room at a dining table, I would worry that the mirror will look too high to the people sitting at their chairs if you go any higher up.
  • Maggi McConnell 8y

    There's no point in hanging a mirror that you can't check your hair and makeup in. To that effect, I would say screw the tallest person and only worry about yourself :) The buffet and mirror are lovely together, I wouldn't be concerned about the color difference. You don't want to get too matchy-matchy.
  • Laura VW 8y

    If you've got doubts, hang it a little lower than you think and then you can always move it up a bit, while still covering up the fixings from where you first put it. If you hang it too high and have to move it down, you'll have to patch in the holes from where you hung it on the wall. (I love the buffet cabinet by the way!)
  • Laurie PRO 8y

    I have to agree agree with pinklovesbrown. Hanging it lower (like where you drew the box) helps it work well together with the buffet. I think that if you place it much higher it will make it appear small and look like it is floating on the wall.
  • tfransen 8y

    I am not sure how to hang the mirror, but wow, I love the orange wall. I've been looking for that exact color. Would you mind sharing paint info?
  • megan 8y

    Sure, it's Field Poppy from Lowe's, I think American Tradition. It was terrible paint, it was plastic-y and pulled up with the tape in a terrible manner. So, be aware that it it better to cut by hand with this stuff.
  • tfransen 8y

    Thank you! You can sometimes have a color from one brand of paint mixed in another brand, so I think I will try to do that over the weekend. Thanks for the inspiration. It's really gorgeous, and it looks great with your dark furniture.
  • megan 8y

    I'm glad, I was afraid of it looking too Halloween-y with the dark furniture. I got the paint in a matte finish, by the way, but the light from a south-facing window makes it look shinier than it is.
  • Lyz 8y

    this room is amazing to me
  • Jamie Dihiansan PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Crate and Barrel, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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