How Many Mirrors Is Too Many Mirrors?

How Many Mirrors Is Too Many Mirrors?

Colleen Quinn
Jul 23, 2010

Here on Apartment Therapy, we pride ourselves on our ability to search out the best and the brightest elements of home decor to share with our readers. We try hard to find DIY projects to enhance the home and to highlight sometimes quirky pieces that nevertheless work in certain spaces. And sometimes, like today, we just need to share a find so bizarre that only you, our readers, can truly appreciate it.

I have been at the beach for the last couple of days, and have seen some weird and wonderful pieces of art and architecture, but nothing that compares to this life sized statue of a woman covered with mirrored tiles with strings of glass beads serving as her hair. She graces the window of a store filled with eclectic global pieces, and certainly dominates her stretch of main street window displays. The store was never open when I passed by, but there was always a steady stream of people peering into the window and talking about the statue. I'm not sure if she is for sale, or is just there to pull in customers, but either way, she is certainly the most unexpected piece of home decor I've seen this trip- and that includes a LOT of seashells.

What do you think- is she a clever window display or a glaring mistake in marketing? Could you see using such a piece in your home or business? Is she tragically hip or just tragic?

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