3 Fabulous Antique French Mirror Ideas

3 Fabulous Antique French Mirror Ideas

April 06, 2021 by Nicholas Snyder

Mirrors serve an essential function in any home. A mirror can be simple, or it can be an artful statement piece.

Mirrors add beauty to a room, more so than just reflecting the view. If you have a room that tends to be a bit dark, a mirror can bounce much needed light across the room.

Hang a mirror opposite of windows to take advantage of the natural light that comes in through the window. If you don't have a window, position your mirror near a light fixture to achieve a similar effect.


Antique French Mirrors Are Fabulous And Chic

Antique French mirrors add just the right touch of elegance and art to any home. The classic design is timeless and will go with subsequent renovations without needing to be replaced. French mirrors hold their value and will not go out of style.

We have chosen three fabulous antique French mirrors that will be a valuable addition to your home. The first two mirrors are from the House Designs at Bella Cottage.


House Designs Antique French Mirror From Bella Cottage

House Designs offers a selection of antique reproduction mirrors and ceiling medallions that will add elegant, finishing touches to your home. 

These beautiful decorative mirrors can be showcased over a fireplace mantel or dining room buffet, used as a hall mirror, a bedroom dressing mirror or vanity mirror, or as a focal point anywhere in your home. 

House Designs also offers a variety of intricate bed crowns or tiebacks, which have become Bella Cottage favorites.

french etienne


French Etienne Mirror

The name Etienne is a name of French origin, meaning "garland, crown." The name Etienne is well-used and popular in traditional French-speaking lands and often bestowed upon baby boys.

A true symbol of French royalty, in stunning ornate carvings, the French Etienne mirror features a stunning French scroll frame along with the mirrored glass. This gem will make a statement that is sure to start conversations.


French Etienne Mirror Features:

57 "H x 39" W

  • It is handcrafted of blended pecan shell wood & resin.
  • Multiple finishes are available.
  • Made in the USA
  • Ready to Hang
  • Hangs Vertically
  • Additional finishes available


french cartouche


French Cartouche Mirror

Inspired by 19th-century style, meticulous details and a regal floral wreath top, make the French Cartouche mirror shine with sophistication. 

In a classic rounded-top rectangle shape, this wreath mirror features subtle swirled carvings along with the entire frame and a beaded accent along with the inner trim. A royal addition to any space.


The French Cartouche Mirror Features:

  • 28 "H x 18" W
  • It is handcrafted of blended pecan shell wood & resin.
  • Multiple finishes are available. See color chart.
  • Made in the USA
  • Additional finishes available

Regent Collection Antique French Mirror From Bella Cottage

This next antique design is a timeless and traditional French look that has never gone out of style.The Regent Collection features beautiful Louis XV style cabriole legs and feminine curves. 

Each piece is hand finished to exhibit texture and patina. Soft whites, french greys, and gilded accents make these pieces neutral and timeless.

Trumeau Mirror

Ave Home French King Louis XVI Regent Trumeau Mirror

The Ave Home Regent Trumeau Mirror features the neoclassical style of French King Louis XVI. 

It is finished with a bluish-grey and adorned with intricate carvings accented with gold leaf. This French mirror would be magnificent for a mantel or to hang alone.

The Regent Trumeau Mirror Features: 

  • 64"H x 40.5"W x 1.5"D
  • French Grey finish with Gilded accents
  • Handcrafted and finished


Antique French Mirrors Can Be Used Numerous Ways

There are many ways that you can use elegant mirrors to add style interest to any room or area of a room that needs extra pizzaz.

Number 1

Stack them. If you have a large, oversized mirror, choose a corner or area of your room that needs a touch of the dramatic. Set the mirror on the floor and lean it against the wall.

Then stack one or two like mirrors, but smaller in size against the larger mirror, and you have instantly added depth and interest to a dark corner.

Number 2

Layer them on a mantel. Use the same concept that was used in a corner or against a wall and add the same idea to a mantel. Hang the largest above the mantel, and lean one or two against the original mirror. 

The one or two that are placed on the mantel and leaning against the larger, hanging mirror will reflect light back into the room to brighten and liven the space.

Number 3

Add a festive wreath. When the holidays roll around, take your largest mirror and place it in the same area as your decorated Christmas tree. Lean it against the wall, or hang it. 

Either way, it will reflect back the sparkle and lights of your tree. Add a festive wreath that will hang on the surface of the mirror and include the mirror as part of the decorations of the season.

Number 4

Place a mirror in an entry or foyer. A French mirror can add an elegant look and set the tone as soon as your guests make the first step into your home. Place the mirror over a table like this French inspired Demi Lune table or a French Townhome Console. 

When placed in your foyer, a mirror instantly adds reflective light and a welcoming aura to the entrance of your home. This immediately creates a lasting impression for whomever enters.

Number 5

Add pizzaz and style to any bathroom. Rather than the boring traditional mirror in your bathrooms, add an incredible sumptuous piece of art above the sinks. 

If you have a double sink, consider using one oversized mirror rather than two smaller ones for an unexpected grand statement.

Number 6

Group several small mirrors together. Rather than one large mirror in your desired space, try grouping several small mirrors varied in both size and shape. 

Make sure that the mirrors share a likeness so that they blend rather than clash, and the grouping will add a whimsical flair to the area you choose to place them in.

In Conclusion

You can use mirrors to lighten a room and to both complement and contrast. Antique French mirrors are always in style and turn any space into a fabulous and elegant retreat.

Jazz Up Your Living Room With These Luxury Decorative Throw Pillows

Jazz Up Your Living Room With These Luxury Decorative Throw Pillows

December 30, 2020 by Nicholas Snyder

These days you are spending much more time at home, and once the world gets back to normal, you will want to welcome friends and family to your home so you can reconnect. 

While you are in your home environment and in preparation for the time when others can once again visit, it is an excellent time to jazz up your domain with luxury decorative pillows that brighten the mood and uplift the spirit. 

Your living space may have just the right accent chair and sophisticated couch, but the area lacks a particular punch and air of interest. The right luxury decorative throw pillow can change all that by adding texture, color, and appeal.

Now is the perfect time to lavish your home with an opulent throw pillow. They are ideal for tying together a room or for placing as a welcome addition to an accent chair.

We have listed below a few of the finest luxury decorative throw pillows that will enhance your living room and brighten your home!


Pyar &Co. Patan Wool Throw Pillow | The Bella Cottage

The Patan Wool throw pillow from Pyar & Co. has a soft, modern design. Pyar & Co. is recognized for its one-of-a-kind handcrafted pillows and this throw pillow is no exception. 

The Patan Wool decorative throw pillow features the highest quality materials and is distinctive in its look. Each handmade throw pillow marries high design with exceptional artistry. 

The on-trend yet timeless design of the Patan throw pillow will compliment a wide array of aesthetics and decor. 

The classic design adds warmth to your home with layered petals' softness filled with dense wool knots. 

Plush and luxurious, the ivory Patan pillow will add style and grace to your surroundings.


  • 20" X 20"
  • Wool with feather down fill
  • Removable insert
  • Hidden zipper closure
  • Dry clean only
  • Handcrafted



Pyar &Co. Kaliyann Floral Linen Throw Pillow | The Bella Cottage

Pyar & Co. was founded in 2011 by Paula Queen, who visited India for the first time to celebrate her marriage. 

Inspired by the luxurious fabrics and intricate patterns of the saris Paula saw in India, she was determined to bring these inspirations to life by producing luxury home accessories. 

The Kaliyann Floral linen decorative throw pillow is one such item. This beautiful soft blue linen with delicate blossoms made of faux leather will accent your surrounding with a modern, upscale style. 

The intricate pattern brings elegant sophistication to whatever room you display the pillow in. 

Being handmade, this luxury decorative pillow will bring a unique one-of-a-kind flair to your living area.


  • Linen with feather down fill
  • Removable insert
  • Dry clean only
  • Hidden zipper closure
  • Handcrafted


Traditions Linens Vintage Velvet Throw Pillow | The Bella Cottage

Traditional Linens has a fantastic array of blended velvet throw pillows. The fabric shimmers and picks up and reflects the light in a variety of ways sure to catch your eye and liven up your decor. 

Choose from the vibrant Apple color or a bright and inviting Jade. 

This luxurious style of throw pillows comes in a variety of colors to jazz up any location you add them to. Line them up on your sofa or sprinkle them across the bed. 

They are sure to add a touch of elegance and class wherever you stage them.


  • Corded edges
  • Six different sizes
  • Sixteen different colors
  • Hidden zipper closure
  • Down insert
  • Machine washable
  • Custom made 


Decorative Throw Pillows Add Interest Wherever They Are Placed

Having a sofa or armchair without embellishment gives you a perfect opportunity to create a welcoming vibe and add interest to the surroundings.

Throw pillows provide an elevated experience of comfort in your home. They add visual appeal and timelessness to your home. 

One of the beauties of decorative throw pillows is that you can comfortably mix and match colors, fabrics, and textures to get the perfect look for your living room.


Luxury Decorative Throw Pillows Are Both Functional And An Ornate Decor Piece

Throw pillows are an essential home accessory. You can use them to create the type of atmosphere you are wanting to create in your living area. 

Bring in a pop of color with a bright and fun throw pillow, or make it a subtle understatement. 

Luxury decorative throw pillows can show off your personality. You can add whimsical touches or layer patterns on your furniture. 

Throw pillows can serve both an aesthetic and functional purpose. Tie in the colors in the room or have the pillows be a stark contrast to the surroundings.


Decorative Throw Pillows Keep Your Decor On-Trend

Decor trends are always changing, and it can sometimes be hard to keep up. While you have invested in quality pieces like your sofa and armchairs, luxury decorative throw pillows are the way to remain on-trend without having to change out the investment you have made in your furniture. 

Throw pillows can bring a fresh and up-to-date look to your living area. You can align your interests and personality with classic throw pillows that add that spark of interest.

Decorative throw pillows add value to your room by being a relatively easy and cost-effective way to change the look of any area with the least amount of effort.


Decorative throw pillows will bring color into a neutral palette. Rather than investing in furniture, carpet, or wall covering that might be dated after a short while, you can add that pop of color with a pillow. 

It is far easier to change out a pillow or bring a new color into the mix with a throw pillow.


Patterns and textures add exciting dimensions to your furniture and can give it depth and appeal. You can do that with throw pillows. 

It is a tried and true decorating strategy to use a neutral sofa as a blank palette and change the dynamics of the room by adding decorative throw pillows to define the atmosphere of the room. 

Various patterns and textures will bring that interest into the room each and every time.

Shape and Size

Don't use pillows in the same shapes and sizes, but mix it up with different sizes and shapes. 

When all of the same shapes are used, it can come across as bland, even if the colors and patterns are varied. 

Pillows, especially custom decorative ones, will come in a variety of shapes. 

Square, rectangle, box, and bolster shapes will be able to fit in with any decor to spice up the room they are in. Choose the size of the pillow based on the area you will place it in.

Decorative pillows should work with the piece of furniture they are on to complement and enhance.


In Conclusion

Luxury decorative throw pillows add detail and personality to your home. They bring out the warmth and inviting atmosphere of the room.

Adding decorative throws are one of the best ways to remain on-trend and add life and interest to your home.

Winter Interior Design Style Guide 2020: Stone Finish Furniture

Winter Interior Design Style Guide 2020: Stone Finish Furniture

November 30, 2020 by Nicholas Snyder

With winter approaching, it is time to turn your attention to your winter interior design. There is not a better winter design than furniture done in a stone finish to evoke that winter feel.

A stone finish on furniture is the epitome of winter design. It is fresh, clean, and crisp, just like a winter morning.

When looking to define your winter interior design, look no further than the Eloquence Bordeaux furniture pieces from The Bella Cottage Inc. 

These select pieces will bring elegance and style to your room no matter the season.


The Eloquence Bordeaux Collection in Stone Finish

The Eloquence pieces evoke a timeless French Country style. 

When you purchase one of The Bella Cottages Eloquence  Bordeaux pieces, you will know that the craftsmanship makes this collection one that is constructed to last a lifetime. 

This is the type of furniture that gets remembered and passed down through the generations. 

The clean lines and French Country charm never go out of style. The Eloquence Bordeaux Collection captures the very essence of 19th-century elegance. 

The look is inspired by the grand Chateau de Versailles. You will also see the influence of the incredible furniture of King Louis XV and King Louis XVI in the lines of the Eloquence Bordeaux collection. 


The Eloquence Bordeaux Collection is Made In The USA

Although the Eloquence Bordeaux collection evokes the French 19th century's sophistication, it is handcrafted here in the United States in the City of Angels, Los Angeles, California. 

Each piece in the collection is thoughtfully designed by skilled artisans. Being handmade, there will be small nuances in each piece, and no two pieces will be identical. 

The piece that you purchase will be distinctive in itself. They will have the small and subtle distinctions that come with objects crafted by hand. 

The hand-applied distressing of the stone finish will be one of a kind with each piece. The nuances add to the character of the piece. 

Made from Acacia wood, the hardwood characteristics of Acacia make it long-lasting and ideal for use in some of the finest furniture. 

It is not easily scratched, is water-resistant, and will not readily warp. That is precisely why Acacia wood's properties make these quality Eloquence Bordeaux pieces that will last a lifetime. 

Each and every piece has been reimagined to bring simple and understated luxury to your home.



Eloquence® Bordeaux Dresser in Stone Finish – The Bella Cottage Inc.

The Eloquence Bordeaux dresser has clean lines and a simple elegance that speaks for itself. 

The understated lines and grace of this piece will not just compliment the other pieces in your room; it is able to stand on its own, no matter what you pair this dresser with. 

With the Eloquence Bordeaux dresser, functional utility and distinctive style meet in this large dresser. 

The deep drawers will easily hold bulky sweaters for those cold winter evenings and keep your belongings organized and easy to access.

The stately size will provide you with ample storage for your clothing items. The size of the dresser will also help to ground the space you place it in. 

Finished in the distressed white stone finish, the dresser has classic ring hardware drawer pulls. 



Measurements: 72 inches wide X 34 inches high x 24 inches deep

Interior Drawer: 30.5 inches wide X 18 inches deep

Weight: 239 lbs.

Constructed with Acacia wood, engineered hardwood, veneer, and MDF, metal glides

Finished in silver and antique white

(6) X drawers



Eloquence® Grande Bordeaux Commode in Stone Finish – The Bella Cottage Inc.

The perfect companion piece for the Eloquence Bordeaux dresser, the Grande Bordeaux Commode in stone finish brings that antique element to your room. 

You can never have too many drawers or enough storage space; this commode will stand ready to take any overflow and keep your closet from becoming a catch-all. 

Beautifully made, this commode will compliment your decor with its fresh stone finish that accents and blends with any decor, creating an ideal symmetry with the other pieces in the room. 

Elegant, tasteful, this Eloquence Grande Gordeaux commode has everything you need in both form and function.



Measurements: 50 inches wide X 34 inches high x 27 inches deep

Interior Drawer: 42 inches wide X 21 inches deep

Weight: 182 lbs.

Constructed with Acacia wood, engineered hardwood, veneer, and MDF, metal glides

Finished in silver and antique white

(3) X drawers



Eloquence®Petite Bordeaux Commode in Stone | The Bella Cottage – The Bella Cottage Inc.

Exactly the piece you will want at the bedside, the Eloquence Petite Bordeaux commode will grace the bedside as an elegant yet useful accessory to your room. 

There are always those extraneous items used on a daily basis in your bedroom; books, reading glasses, pens, paper, your iPad, and numerous other necessaries. 

The Eloquence Petite is the right size to house all of those daily items and keeps your space looking good at the same time. 

No unsightly clutter to be a jarring element in your soothing environment. 

Perfect on each side of the bed, this Eloquence Petite with the stone finish will tie your room together with elegance and grace.



Measurements: 40 inches wide X 29 inches high x 23 inches deep

Interior Drawer: 32 inches wide X 18 inches deep

Weight: 108 lbs.

Constructed with Acacia wood, engineered hardwood, veneer, and MDF, metal glides

Finished in silver and antique white

(3) X drawers


In Conclusion

While the Eloquence Bordeaux designs fit in perfectly with your European style bedroom, these luxury pieces would look just as stunning elsewhere.

Give the dresser pride of place in a hallway under an embellished mirror. Any of these three pieces will be perfect for any vintage or traditionally inspired space.

This type of furniture has a beautiful shape that will compliment whatever setting you choose.

The stone finish on all three pieces captures the clean, crisp freshness that a winter design evokes.

The Bella Cottage Inc. Eloquence Collection will be the furniture you will have for decades and remain ever fresh and inspired as statement pieces in any room that they adorn.
Start The New Year with Helpen Pets

Start The New Year with Helpen Pets

January 02, 2020 by Bella Cottage

After 15 years designing furniture for humans, we thought it was time to design furniture for our four-legged friends, with just as much care. We’ve designed elevated food-grade stainless steel pet bowls to help compliment your home decor. Bowls that you actually want to leave out all the time.

Our Mission

Helpen • Hel pen (verb - to help, to aid): stands for help in Dutch, which is exactly what we do. We help get animals off the street, into warm arms, good health, and their own collar. Because we’re more than designer elevated bowls for your pet: we’re a second chance for someone else’s.  The purchase of every bowl goes towards feeding a homeless pet for 2 weeks and together, we’re helping to put other pets into loving homes. We won’t stop until every tail is wagging and every dog or cat knows what love is. It all starts at your home: with you, your own pet, and their bowl.

Lend a Helpen paw and feed the love.

Helpen Pets


  • Design - Designer created styles that compliment your home décor style. Many new styles to come!
  • Health - Elevated design (4" or 7" tall) to promote your pet’s digestive health and provides a more comfortable feeding position. 
  • Durable & Safe - TWO Premium Quality 304 FOOD-GRADE stainless steel bowls included. This stainless steel has been the material of choice for food processing industries. Our bowls are durable, rust-free, and safe for humans, pets and dishwashers. 
  • Easy to Clean - Detachable bowls that are easy to remove and are dishwasher safe or can easily be cleaned by hand. Keeping the feeding environment clean, neat, and tidy.
  • Secure - Bowls fit securely and prevent clanging while eating or leaking onto the floor below.
  • Protect - Rubber anti slip guards are provided on each leg to prevent movement. Additional set of rubber guards also included. 

Helpen Pets


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Kindred Decorating Spirits Inspires Beauty with Ivory Lane Home

Kindred Decorating Spirits Inspires Beauty with Ivory Lane Home

December 18, 2019 by The Bella Cottage Team
We are proud to feature two talented women who have inspired us with their creativity and eye for elegant home decorating. Pam and Kelly blow us away with their breathtaking spaces that pull from vintage French designs and traditional Farmhouse chic. We couldn't be more proud to call them our customers. Please check out their instagram account for more amazing finds!


We are Pam & Kelly of Ivory Lane Home. We live in Ohio and our journey and love of vintage finds began over 18 years ago when we became neighbors and instant friends.

Featured product: Russell Sideboard


Together, we discovered our identical tastes and creative eyes. Sadly, we are no longer neighbors but remain kindred decorating spirits. We can read each other's minds and know instantly what the other will think of a design, vignette, or antique find.

Our decorating and expertise has evolved but has remained with a consistent love for the un-colors: white, ivory, gold, and silver. We have always remained true to our passion for beautifully aged objects, and white and ivory interiors.

We love changing the look of our rooms seasonally with anything that can make a small impact. Because our homes are neutral, we believe in adding texture, tone-on-tone pattern, and juxtaposing wood accents with french flair.


We have always kept our walls neutral and our current go-to ivory is cloud white by Benjamin Moore. One thing we would stress is how low maintenance white can actually be. Slipcovers are something we swear by and have used since we began our decor journey.

Featured Product: Eloquence® Gustav Coffee Table in Oak Driftwood Finish



We're so thankful to Pam and Kelly for sharing their beautiful spaces with us! If you'd like to share your home and Bella Cottage finds, please send us an e-mail anytime! Connect with us and follow on Instagram at: @thebellacottage