design solution: sliding mirror door

a sliding mirror door is a chic design solution

photo: jody kivort

We’ve just been mulling a wall in a bedroom that has an unfinished doorway, currently covered by a curtain. On the wall next to we temporarily propped a big mirror that gives great depth to the room and a bit of the view of the park across the way.  The question: how to combine the mirror and a door with a minimal footprint (i.e. it doesn’t open into the smallish room.) We found an interesting solution at Desire to Inspire. Although we’re not crazy about the drab gray room itself, we like the idea of big sliding mirror that can act as a door when necessary.

a sliding mirror door is a chic design solution

photo: jody kivort

The barn door hardware has a pleasingly industrial look….wonder if mirror comes in 8-foot slabs…


via desire to inspire
photos courtesy of jody kivort

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3 Responses to design solution: sliding mirror door

  1. Harriet 03.05.2013 at 8:54am #

    Now, that is genius. Love it. H

  2. RC 03.05.2013 at 12:43pm #

    Brilliant idea. I think the other very clever thing going on here was to silver-leaf the trim on the doorway that the mirror covers. When exposed, the trim’s lustre gestures towards and complements the reflectivity of the mirror brilliantly.

  3. Sally 03.05.2013 at 7:42pm #

    You know, I didn’t SEE that…it just registered as glossy paint, but you are right. Silver and aluminum leaf solve a multitude of problems

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