Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Vote for MIrrorMate to Win an Interior Design Best of Year Award!

MirrorMate is thrilled to be up for Interior Design Magazine's Best of Year: Product Design award!  The winners will be selected by industry professionals, so if you're a designer, architect or in commercial facilities management, your vote can help us win! Visit Best of the Year Awards today to vote! Thanks in advance for your support!

Monday, September 27, 2010

New styles for fall

MirrorMate has added even more new styles to the collection, including Chelsea in Pewter Bronze and the Casco Bay line that combines wood tones with metallics.  Best of all, these new styles as well as those that debuted this summer - Providence, Cherokee Slim & Bellemeade - are on sale through October 21! 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Winners Announced in the 2010 MirorMate Makeover Contest!

Earlier this summer we asked..."Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" And today, after 66 mirror makeover entries showcasing some amazing before and after photos, we're so pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 MirrorMate "Rate My Makeover & Win" Contest.  Amazingly, two makeover from Texas took home top prize, one for the consumer category and the other for the professional category - and both used the Tribeca frame in Burnished Brown! You can see those makeovers, as well as the second and third prize winners below.  In addition to cash prizes, the makeovers are also featured on MirrorMate's homepage!

Congratulations to all the winners!  You can read more about the Grand Prize makeovers here.  Thank you to all who participated - we love seeing all those bare mirrors become oh-so beautiful! If you'd like to see some of the other entries and makeovers as well visit the MirrorMate Forum where the entries were submitted. Enjoy!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Color Trends 2010

The Color Marketing Group (CMG) recently gathered to discuss color trends for 2010. Larson-Juhl, maker of high-end framing materials used by professional framers, including MirrorMate, participated in the CMG meeting.  Their North American Color Marketing Group representative, Sherran Arthur shared some interesting insights on color coming out of the meeting: 
  • There are two major influences to the 2010 color palette.  The first being environment, and the second, economy.  
  • "Coastal-inspired colors are incorporated to respect the environment and bring a bit of the outdoors in."
  • "Happy colors are incorporated to move out of a downward economy"

Particularly of note with regard to the increasing popularity of gold tones in framing, "gold is influencing metallics as cool metals are slightly touched by yellow.  White nickel and toned down subtle gold reflect elegance."

Sherran also notes the following shifts in colors:
- Reds: Shifting to a truer red with blue influences
- Oranges:   More organic, cross cultural, global infusion
- Yellows:  Moving to lighter sunny tones with a hint of natural green, very happy
- Greens:  Fresher, regenerated, evoking a sense of renewal; Think Earth
- Blues:  Calming blue tones, inspired by the sky and sea
- Purples: Ranging from orchid to deep eggplant 
- Browns:  Nature inspired hybrid neutrals; chameleon tones

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Golden Rules

Kitchen & Bath Business today featured an article, "A Warm Front in the Bathroom," on the increasing popularity of gold, brass and bronze finishes.  They note the trend, particularly for oil-rubbed bronze, in everything from faucets to sinks.  We wanted to share some frame options that can complete the look.  The new Bellemeade frame in Champagne has a golden hue, while there's the traditional Old World Gold in Permaquid Slim and Permaquid, and Antique Gold in the Naples style.  And for bronze, try the Bronze Wave in the Venetian style or the Grandezza frame in Bronze.  They're all styles that will add warmth to the bath.

Pemaquid in Old World Gold

Friday, July 30, 2010

MirrorMate Featured on Canada's City Line Talk Show

Designer Jackie Glass of J. Glass & Associates in Ontario is a regular on Canada's national talk show, City Line. She's also a fan of MirrorMate. On Thursday, she took viewers through a demo of how a MirrorMate frame is assembled and some of the range of finishes for the frames. The entire show is online for viewing and featured home improvement ideas throughout - so it is fun to watch. The MirrorMate segment is about 25 minutes in too if you want to skip right through! Enjoy! http://video.citytv.com/video/detail/260879096001.000000/CityLine-July-29-2010-Home-Day/

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

MirrorMate's New Styles: Providence, Cherokee Slim & Bellemeade

MirrorMate has added eight new frame options to the line.  There are now more than 45 styles to choose from, ensuring there is a frame for every style and decor!   

The Providence frame is a traditional style full of detail, including beading, ribbing and the ever-classic egg and dart pattern.  This frame is available in both bronze and silver.

The Cherokee Slim line adds four rich finishes for deliciously different looks, including nougat, dark chocolate, licorice and cherry chocolate. These looks are simple and can go from modern in the dark, and currently offered chrome styles, to downright beachy in the vanilla nougat color. These styles are value-priced, too.

Finally, the Bellemeade line now features a new design with bead and scroll edges in either champagne or cherry finishes, for a rich look in a classic frame.  Silver will also be coming soon in this ever-popular line.  

We’re seeing growing interest from customers in slimmer, simpler styles.  Cherokee Slim has widths of just two inches and are an excellent choice for the commercial sector, including hotels and condos.

Metallic and rich wood finishes are also extremely popular. We’re adding more metallic options with the Providence line and deep, warm tones with Bellemeade and Cherokee Slim.  

And coming this fall...Casco Bay. More info to come!