365 Objects Of Design

Round Mirror with Leather Strap

26th July 2015
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Well it might take me a while to get round to it but when I say that every object of design is something that I would have in my house given elastic walls and an unlimited budget, I do mean it. I wrote about this round mirror with a leather strap from John Lewis on 5 February 2014.


I didn’t buy it at the time because I had nowhere to put it. Well, that’s a slightly loose explanation – I mean I can always find somewhere to put another pair of shoes – but I didn’t have an area that was crying out for a mirror. Until I did. And here it is.


Despite my adoration of brass, I ended up buying the nickel version because the taps and fittings in the bathroom are all chrome so that was a better match. It’s a fantastic piece. It cost £60 and is 38cm in diameter, which is perfect for the space as you can see. There is a larger one that is 50cm across, which I also love but was too big for this bathroom. IMG_2385

It’s very heavy so be careful when you hang it. As I said it’s from John Lewis if you’re interested. In my loft it’s shown against Hague Blue gloss walls by Farrow & Ball – I love this colour. It’s the same as the front door and I can look at it all day. Except that would involve standing in the front garden, which is why I have had to bring it inside. The tiles are the Casa range in marine and bone from Marrakech Design and the Urban basin from Roca. The stand was made from leftover roof joists to a copy of a picture I found on Pinterest.




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  • ami 2nd May 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Hello, I love reading your blog. I would like to do my living room in hague blue on the chimney breast and the rest a lighter white/grey colour – what colour do you think would go (farrow and ball of course!)? Your advice would be much appreciated!

    • Kate Watson-Smyth 1st July 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Wimborne White is a lovely chalky white that isn’t too stark and will look lovely with Hague Blue, which is a great colour – I have it in my house.

  • Vanessa 28th July 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Fabulous use of tiles and colour.

  • Rufus mcDufus 28th July 2015 at 9:08 am

    It’s lovely but that wooden basin stand is going to stain and mould in no time, sealant or no.

  • Corinne 26th July 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Adore the tiles – but then, that’s my thing.

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