The mirror was hung on the unpainted wall, which was white. It reminded me of a frame for an archival piece of art in a museum. It commands attention and I wanted to oblige. I started feeling an all white space where my clients would claim center stage, framed by my massive gold mirror. The walls are Martha Stewart (Glidden) Heavy Cream in an eggshell. I was supremely impressed with how well the paint covered the walls that were covered in stains and blemishes.
This is what it looked like before:
This piece is great as a second styling station because it is thin and came with a mirror! I thought it was best to do an all white piece instead of try to match another gold mirror.
Once the mirror was hung it was reminding me of something so specific, but I couldn't put my finger on it. After it was up a few days I had an epiphany: