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Sunburst Mirror Saga — An end in sight?

You may recall that I blogged here about my quest to find a sunburst mirror I had seen in a past Veranda feature.

Design by Kathryn Ireland

Veranda Kathryn Ireland Spanish Colonial RevivalPhotographed by Miguel Flores-Vianna for Veranda

And, a close up of the above mirror…..

Kathryn Ireland Sunburst Mirror VerandaPhotographed by Miguel Flores-Vianna for Veranda

I then found an image of a similar mirror used in Suzanne Kasler’s home…..

Suzanne Kaslet via Matters of Style BlogSuzanne Kasler via Matters of Style

And subsequently awaited the introduction of her new line for Ballard Designs…..hoping a reproduction of this mirror might surface…..but alas, no luck yet.  At one point, I located a reproduction through 1stDibs. But, the mirror was manufactured in China and the price tag over $2,000…..I was not keen on spending the money not knowing the vendor or the manufacturer…..

1st Dibs Bone Sunburst Mirror

I’ll have to admit that once I learned we were moving, I slowed down on my search for this mirror. Who knows if it would work well in our new place. But, on a recent look at the Lonny site, I came across this image. The mirror looks similar, no?

So, I emailed Lonny and quickly received a reply back from Michelle Adams (how’s that for great service?). The source of the mirror above was John Rosselli & Associates. And, they carry a painted reproduction version meaning that there is more than one available.

Round Painted Starburst Mirror from John Rosselli & Associates

I like this version…..and while I do not know if my new home will have the perfect place for it I wanted to share it. I’ve gotten tons of emails from readers who have found me while searching for this same mirror…..so hopefully it will help someone out!

Feel free to contact me with questions on pricing / ordering.

Have you seen this mirror?

I can usually track down a source in quick time.  But, for the life of me I cannot find this mirror (or a reproduction).  I first saw it in this Spanish Colonial Revival designed by Kathryn Ireland and featured in Veranda

Veranda Kathryn Ireland Spanish Colonial Revival

Photographed by Miguel Flores-Vianna for Veranda.

Here is a close up of the same mirror.

Kathryn Ireland Sunburst Mirror Veranda

Photographed by Miguel Flores-Vianna for Veranda.

Right around the time the Veranda article came out, I noticed there was a very similar mirror in the Ballard Designs catalog.  But, the item went out of stock almost immediately and is no longer offered.  I was worried about quality at the time, but now I am kicking myself for not ordering it to see if it would work. 

Then, surfing through design blogs, I came across this Suzanne Kasler bedroom.  The mirror looks similar.

Suzanne Kaslet via Matters of Style Blog

Suzanne Kasler via Matters of Style.

Then, I was searching for something else the other day and here it was again!

Suzanne Kasler via All the Best Blog

Suzanne Kasler via All the Best.

I want this mirror for over my mantel so badly.  I don’t even typically like sunburst mirrors….so I cannot even put into words what it is about this mirror that I love.  My husband is strongly against a mirror over the mantel.  But, I love this mirror enough to purchase and have it hung…subscribing to the “better to ask for forgiveness than permission principle” that has served me well in the past.

I’ve emailed both of the designers, no luck there.  I know that Suzanne Kasler is designing a line for Ballard Designs, so I am hoping my reproduction will show back up in an upcoming catalog.  In the meantime, if you stumble across a source, I’d love to hear from you!