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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Using Etched Glass To Create Amazing Interiors

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If you’ve never considered using etched glass in your home, you’re missing out on an art form that’s as useful as it is beautiful. Glass can be etched for semi or complete privacy as in a bathroom window or a shower door, or used as semi-transparent “walls” in modern settings. Glass etching is a technique used to create patterns, translucence or artistic designs on glass by applying acidic, caustic or abrasive substances to the surface of the glass. The process removes minute pieces of glass to create the desired effect.
Acid etching, also known as French embossing, has been around since the Victorian era. It was used mainly for decorating windows and doors in public houses and bars where it gave a luxurious effect to sitting areas and afforded some privacy. In the 1860’s etched glass production began on a semi-industrial scale and was often used to decorate the front doors of homes of the era. Its popularity continues today with more intricate designs tending to be used in traditional interiors and more geometric designs in modern ones. Follow the links below for a look at several creative ways people are using etched glass in today’s modern homes and achieving amazing effects with it:
Bathrooms
  • An entire glazed wall in this bathroom affords privacy when bathing, thanks to a translucent bottom half, but lets in a flood of light during the day and views of a starry sky by night.
  • A special silvery-effect etched glass partition creates a private area for the toilet and bathtub in this transitional bathroom.
  • An artful interpretation of traditional “frosted” glass shower doors that look like giant soap bubbles in this fun modern bathroom. Notice that they’re extended to create a private space for the toilet as well.
  • A beautiful arched window built into a shower in a traditional bathroom becomes even more extraordinary with a whimsical design etched into the glass.

Kitchens



  • kitchen island’s base becomes an extraordinary piece of art with an undersea design.
  • Etched glass upper cabinets look right at home in this sleek modern kitchen.
  • This kitchen uses mellow tempered etched glass on a back splash, island front, and upper cabinets.


Partitions and Walls


  • In a modern-style living room, an etched glass “wall” or partition defines the main circulation zone and disguises a stairwell. It also provides diffused light and helps contain sound within the room.
  • Etched glass framed in black serves as a half-wall for a loft space.
  • An artful etched glass wall in this hallway creates beautiful patterns on the opposite wall.
Doors


  • An intricate tree pattern is etched into barn-style sliding glass doors that separate a modern dining room from the living room in this modern home.
  • A tropical entry door etched with banana leaves gives a whimsical nod to its island setting.
  • An Asian-style entry is uses etched glass to achieve a traditional Japanese shoji screen effect.
You may wonder about using etched glass for walls from a safety standpoint. These are usually made of tempered glass, a toughened form of glass which is stronger than standard plate-glass, and which breaks into small granular pieces rather than long sharp shards which could cause serious injury. Tempered glass is regularly used in a number of demanding applications such as passenger vehicle windows, shower doors, architectural glass doors and tables and even glass stair treads. It’s also a component in bullet-proof glass for armored vehicles. Tempering puts the outer surfaces of the glass into compression and the inner surfaces into tension, which toughens the glass and causes the safer breaking pattern.
Etched glass is sometimes pricey, but the benefits of added light, an open, airy look and interesting and unexpected applications make it worth the investment!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

What Distinguishes Antique Mirrors

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If you like the non-standard design of your apartment. An antique mirror will add to the interior informality, emphasize your alternative perception of design and give it some leverage of refinement. For example, the antique mirror very transparently hints around your subtlety of taste and openness with new trends.

What distinguishes antique mirrors is a beautiful frame of handmade craftsmanship or carving, which can as much as possible be subject to manual restoration. Rails have always been the object of keen interest engraver, wood carvers, blacksmiths and other craftsmen, because people are paying attention to the mirrors more often than the pictures and other elements of the decor, the frame itself awakens aesthetic feelings and reminds of its creator.

Antique Mirrors are mirrors that look aged or distressed by years of use and exposure. Antique mirror is a kind of decorative mirror. It can be used both for home and office purpose. It gives a special touch to your interior decoration. This system of making glass consists of varying the uniformity of metallic deposits. In addition to its decorative effect, the Antique mirrors create a gentle and softened reflection, which contributes pleasantly to interior light levels.

Our antique mirror adds depth and character, reflecting the beauty of its surroundings as well as enhancing them. Just one glance and it’s easy to see how our antiqued mirror also brings glamour – and sparkle – to every angle. If you are interested in you can call us and get the full information about Antique Mirrors. And we are offering you to look at Switchable Privacy Glass of our partners.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Do’s and Don'ts of Decorating with Mirrors

Mirrors have a variety of uses in the home, such as reflecting light, opening up space and generally enhancing the decor. However, there are a few guidelines that you should follow when hanging mirrors around your house.

DO use large mirrors in tiny rooms.

A large mirror in a small room creates the illusion of depth, so don’t be scared to go big. We recommend placing a big mirror on the wall above a dining room table to reflect the chandelier, or installing a mirror across from a beloved piece of artwork. And, if you’re really feeling adventurous, you can try something even larger. People have a misconception about wall-to-wall mirrors, thinking they’re dated. We suggest distressing them or installing sconces to give them a more modern tone.

DON’T place mirrors willy-nilly around your home.

It might be tempting to hang up a mirror to cover empty wall space, but make sure it’s reflecting something that’s worth looking at. The worst thing a decorator can do is hang mirrors so they’re reflecting random things in your home. For example, you’d never want to place a mirror in a spot where it could reflect a pile of clutter, or even an unattractive piece of furniture. You want a mirror to reflect a nice view or bounce light.

DO make mirrors a focal point.

The large upright mirrors ideal in dressing rooms and corners. And, as an added bonus, you can put a spotlight behind one — it shines and creates a corner glow.

One bold piece can set the entire tone for the room.
DON’T use mirrors on ceilings.

This might seem obvious, but it needs to be said. A mirror on a ceiling is very tacky. This is something you'd see in a cheap motel, or in some retro movie from the 1970s.

DO use mirrors in narrow hallways and staircases.

A smaller, horizontal mirror works in a narrow hallway or staircase. This will act to widen the space, which creates a better flow from room to room.

DO use mirrored furniture to your advantage.

There are several innovative ways to use mirrored furniture (such as a mirrored chest of drawers or mirrored coffee table) to enhance your home. Mirrors trick the eye into thinking the mirror doesn’t exist. If you have a big piece of furniture in the middle of the room, you can make it appear as if it’s disappearing by installing a mirrors on it.

For expert assistace in mirror-related items, contact Antique Mirror NYC today! We offer in-home consultations to find out the best locations to place mirrors. 


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Decorate your Restaurant with the mirror


Mirror is always a good idea for any interior. And the restaurant or cafe interior is not an exception. We, at Antique mirrors NYC are ready to help you!
You can place the mirror in different ways and in different places, even on the ceiling! You can use big mirrors and small tiles, round pieces or rectangular, regular mirror or antique.
When decorating restaurants, you want to create a conducive environment for dining. You want the ambiance to be welcoming, comfortable, and inviting. Aside from installing light fixtures, wall art, and other decorative items, you should also use mirrors. As diners come in to the restaurant, you want them to see an expansive space where they won’t feel closed-in with other customers while eating.
Antique Mirror Ceiling
If you’re styling a small restaurant, don’t be afraid to use large mirrors to create the illusion of space. Have a floor-to-ceiling mirror on a far wall to make the restaurant look larger visually. When customers come in, the mirror will get their attention and see the whole length of the restaurant, giving them the idea that the place is spacious. A mirrored wall reflects a great area of your establishment, doubling its size.

Do not wait and contact our team! Be sure that you’ll get the best service and result

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Antique Glass


This is a truly unique product that can make a huge difference in a home. Antique Mirror NYC offers a diverse range of Antique Mirrors that will brighten up any bathroom, living room & commercial space.
Distressed mirror is silvered glass than has been  manipulated by use of a chemical reaction to produce abstract mirror designs on glass. Distressed mirror/ Fauxed mirror/ Antique mirror are the most common names to describe this technique.
Antique Mirror Panels

Distressed mirror can be used on glass dining tables, coffee tables, feature mirror walls, backsplashes, bathroom wall and floor tiles and outdoor mirrors. A variety of edge work is available and includes flat polished edges, bevelled edges and pencil polish edges  as per sample.
It will be a great addition to your living room as a glass panel or glass tile, it will have a great look in your kitchen as a backsplash or countertop.
Wide variety of finishes gives you the opportunity to refresh your interior and make it unique.

Contact our managers and get the free estimate along with other information.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

How Mirrors are Made?


The method of making mirrors is very simple. Mirrors are made by applying a reflective coating to a glass sheets. Glass is a major mirror component due to its transparency, ease to fabrication, rigidity, hardness, and ability to take a smooth finish but it is not very good material for reflection. Materials which are commonly used are metal coatings such as silver, gold or chrome. Present-day glass mirrors are most often coated with non-toxic silver or aluminum.
It is very important that the glass is polished to perfection, any dip or impurity left on glass would made waves in the mirror, which would cause distortion of the image reflected.
Mirrors have to be specially designed in order to become effective, and the glass sheets that are used must be flat and durable. For household use, the thickness of the mirror is very important, with its strength increasing proportionately to its thickness. For heavy-duty mirrors and mirrors used in scientific research, the surface needs to be designed in particular way to retain uniformity while adding a curvature. This process gives the mirror the ability to focus as well as reflect light. The kind of coating to be used is specified by the mirror design. Durability and reflectivity are the most important characteristics in the choice of the coating.
An important part of the manufacturing process is the quality control of mirrors. Inspection of the mirror's surface is generally performed using the naked eye or a microscope in order to check if there are any scratches or unevenness.
Our company offers you a wide range of mirrors. Only thing that you need to do is contact us and enjoy the view of your new mirror.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Distressed mirror in your interior


Looking for something interesting to renew your interior? You’ve come to the right place! We, at Antique Mirrors NYC are ready to help you to implement all you ideas to life. We can offer you Antique mirror, which is also known as distressed or aged.
Antique mirrors are our specialty and now we’ve made it easy for anyone to order and install antique mirror in their own home! Antique mirror will be a great addition to any style. As it is custom made and custom cut, it will be very easy for you to choose and order the perfect piece of mirror. It can be big panels or small stripes, mirror tiles or custom made backsplash. Add some glamour to your kitchen with antique mirror tiles or bedazzle your powder bath with a feature wall. You can even customize furniture with antique mirror tiles.
Gold Venetian Mirror panels

At Antique Mirrors NYC we take a lot of pride in the quality of our Antique Mirror Glass.  Our glass that we start with is 1/8" because we want it light enough for cabinet doors and up to ¾” thick which is enough for applications onto walls and countertops. The final result is the best quality because its made by hand and is kindly furnished to your needs.

Do not hesitate to contact our team in order to get high quality service and products for affordable price.

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Benefits of Adding Bathroom Mirrors to Counters and Cupboards


Bathroom mirrors may be the most important aspect to a bathroom for reasons that everything to do with how you want to see yourself. While size and placement of a mirror will determine that, what about the psychological impact of having mirrors in more than just on bathroom walls? 
Not everyone is fortunate enough to own a bathroom that could be designated an alternate living room.
You may be one who lives in a smaller house or apartment who feels claustrophobic in your tiny bathroom.

Yes, some bathrooms can be so small that you can barely turn around in them. But have you ever thought about what it would look like in there if you placed mirrors on your countertops or bathroom cupboards? It's a custom idea that we can do for you here at ANTIQUE MIRRORS NYC . While we provide many different items made of glass, we're always designing custom projects for our clients to help give them the psychological feel of more space.



The Illusion of More Space in a Small Bathroom

While some may merely hang mirrors on all four walls of their bathrooms to make the space look bigger, adding mirrors to your cupboard doors can add more stylization that's different from the ordinary. The reason is because it reflects light at different angles, hence making it easier to light up the area. Plus, with decorative possibilities on the cupboard doors, you can customize the mirrors with different designs to make it look more artful. This can include etched glass, something we do often.

When it comes to mirrors on your bathroom countertops, you can bring the same oblique angle function of reflecting light. You also give the illusion of more depth on those counter spaces by reflecting the ceiling.

If you have the mirrors aimed toward a window bringing in natural light, a stubbornly dark bathroom can suddenly turn into a bright and cheerful area.



Contact us here at ANTIQUE MIRRORS NYC so we can work with you on customized mirrors for your bathroom.
Since many people spend as much time in the bathroom as they do their kitchen, we want you to make your bathroom (or any room in your house) feel more vibrant with the power of glass and mirrors.



Friday, March 9, 2018

Any Size Mirrors Cut Size, Including Full Length Mirrors.

Mirrors can make almost any space appear brighter and more spacious. 
Our beautiful mirrors are customized to meet your specific needs with a full range of sizes and styles to suit your taste.


ANTIQUE MIRRORS NYC offers a huge range of mirrors in all styles and sizes, from large traditional highly ornate overmantles to modern minimalist styles, all produced to exacting standards of quality. Renovating your bathroom and need a new mirror fitting?
 Refitting your gym, dance studio or leisure centre? Want to create a stylish, elegant look for your lobby or entrance way?
We’ve got mirrors to suit any need, cut to size and shape and carefully installed for you.

Silver Glass Mirrors



Choose clear for stunning clarity and to maximize the natural light bouncing around your room.

We can also offer custom cuts and made to measure fits that allow you to fashion your plain glass mirror into exactly the dimensions that work best in your setting

The mirrors are perfect for the home, gyms, shops, bars and restaurants.

Corporate Logo’s can be sand blasted or painted on, making your or work place reception look stunning. Painting can also achieve frameless boarders and other eye catching, contemporary effects.

Bathroom Mirros – Large Full Size Mirrors-  Large Sheet Sizes



Large custom size mirrors can be crafted without limitations.  we can craft a true feature with large mirrors that can make a room unique, large installations have fewer seams, and sheet optimization is more efficient.

Coloured/ Tinted Mirror glass/ Grey & Bronze Mirror Glass
Add your own personal touch with mirror tint. Wes offer mirror tints in golden bronze and smokey gray. You can create your own personal style by specifying the mirror glass tint, shape, size and edgework.

Our mirror glass comes in plain and tinted – in bronze, grey, green, peach, gold and blue. Also in satin mirror finish.  We stock 4mm and 6mm thickness.


About Our Custom Gray Mirrors 
Our custom gray mirrors are a deep, smokey color that evokes a truly modern feel for any space in your home. 
This type of unique specialty mirror tint is something you won’t find everywhere! And the best part is that you can customize your gray mirror exactly how you want it. 




Here are a few fast facts about gray mirrors:


You can customize the size, shape, and edge type for your gray mirror.
Gray mirrors come in a standard 1/4” thickness which is common for mirrors.

Your gray mirror will be delivered to your front door within 5-7 business days and we guarantee that it will arrive intact!


Call us on PHONE: (347) 448-5335 ‎

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Antique mirror for your Home


If you not sure what to do with the antique mirror or where can you use it in your home - we are here to help you!
Our company offers a lot of antique mirror finishes which you’ll definitely like. The range of antique mirror options gives the opportunity to combine it with regular glass or mirror. The distressed mirror can be used in any interior, modern or contemporary, minimalist or industrial.
As the antique mirror is custom made, we can provide you with the large panels of it and also can make small mirror tiles if needed. We are offering the regular and custom shapes as well.
Antique mirror combined with regular mirror
Huge variety of the hardware, allows you to choose thin metal trim or mirror clips, which are available in different finishes. The antique mirror rosettes will also add some decoration elements to your mirror.
Where can you put this mirror? Our answer is - anywhere! You can use it in your bathroom, combining it with the regular mirror; it will have a nice view in your living room, being installed on the wall; you can enrich your kitchen, by using it as a backsplash.

For more information and more ideas - contact our managers. We are always happy to assist you!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Antique Mirror - New Word in your Interior


Antique mirror tiles
Do you want to see something unusual? We have a great variant for you - Custom made Antique mirrors!
If you want to maintain that historic feel, or are designing a brand new home with the goal of achieving an old-fashioned ambiance, installing an antique mirror can add a luxurious touch to any room. Each mirror is gently aged to fit your specific needs.
Antique mirrors NYC offers you different finishes of handmade mirrors which will be a perfect addition to your home space and not only for home. Antique mirrors are widely used as a decorative wall panels, tiles, in the restaurants, galleries, cafes, hotels, etc.

French Antique Mirror
As the antique mirror is custom made, you can choose any glass thickness you need: from ⅛” up to ¾”.
Our company is creating and designing custom antique mirror looks, and is happy to install one to your exact specifications in your home.

Every piece of mirror which we are offering - is unique, as it is custom made and has a natural and artistic finish.

Do not hesitate to contact our managers to get the information regarding the antique mirrors

Monday, February 19, 2018

Antique Mirrors



Antique Mirrors


At Custom Cut Glass we aim to provide you with the highest quality designs and finishes and our range of stunning antique mirrors does just that. We’ve carefully selected only the finest antique mirrors allowing you to select one that will blend into any room in your home. 


Wide range of reproductions from most eras

Our Selection of Antique Mirrors offers a wide range of high quality period reproductions from most eras and cultural movements in European history from the Renaissance onward, with attention to craftsmanship and detail that offer the collectible look of Antique Mirrors at a fraction of the cost.

Colors spectrum
Our antique and vintage mirror collection includes gold, dark wood tone, medium wood tone, black, light wood tone, white, yellow and brown colors. The mirrors are crafted from mirror, wood, glass, bamboo, oak, metal, maple and steel.
Placement
Antique mirrors are ideally suited to just about any room in your home whether it be your hallway, living room, dining room or bedroom. Wherever you choose to position your antique mirror the graceful detailing to these mirrors will easily catch the attention of guests. 

Perfectly suited to a traditional setting our antique mirrors will create an elegant, classic feel to your living space.

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