Round Mirror with Leather Strap


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.




Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.


  1. 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!

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

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