Rated 5 out of 5 by artslover Great company, great service, beautiful mirrors!
When I couldn't find artwork I wanted to live with for months, I thought I would temporarily hang these mirrors over my couch. I LOVE them! They add a wonderful brightness and warmth to the room. Forget the artwork (and I'm an arts advocate for my living!) and buy these mirrors. When they went on sale the day after they were delivered, Ballard adjusted the price. Great company!
October 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Missduff Mirrors
I just got them yesterday, I've only unpacked two so far, they are great better than I expected. Heavy and worth the price I paid. I've wanted these for a while and so glad they were on sale!!!!
October 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by die2decorate better than anticipated
I've been looking for weeks for mirrors to put above my sofa. I ordered the light finish. The mirrors are beautiful and I liked the fact that they're not exactly the same size. We used a wire to hang them which made it much easier. They look absolutely sensational and my husband
loved them too. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Stacie, Scituate MA
October 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by nursemia Look nice
I ordered the white ones- they are lightly antiqued- faint and just a few goldish colored splotches on the off white frames. Like the description says, they are resin and the "iron" part on the mirrors is like a heavy duty styrofoam. They look though just like the picture online or in the catalog and look very nice on the walls. It looks like another window in my room.
October 8, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by JimS Even on sale they are not worth the price...
I just got 2 sets of these mirrors yesterday and my wife and I were eager to put them on the wall to bounce some sunlight into a room. They look good on the wall, but had I know the following shortcomings I may not have even paid the "Bring Home Ballard" price.
1. Not real wood. Some hardened foam that is painted over. Not the end of the world, but surprising!
2. Not the same size. Some are longer than others. Makes it tought to get them to look good on the wall.
3. Corners are not square. Again, takes more effort to make them look nice on the wall.
4. Mounting hooks are not in the same place, so we had to lay a string across them and measure out the differences.
Hope this helps you know what you might be buying.
October 6, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Teatymgal Not what I expected!
The garden mirrors are interesting. They look nice on the wall, but beware they are not wood. They are some type of composite material that looks like wood- not what I was expecting. I was very disappointed to see them on sale for much less then I paid for them- more in line with what they are worth.
October 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chewies These mirrors are beautiful.
These mirrors are beautiful. There is a problem with the hardware measurements not being consistant but if you make adjustments prior to hanging you will not have a problem. I had to make a 1/8 inch adjustment, very minor. I hung four in a row and did not experience any of the problems others had. If you order these you should remember that they are supposed to be replicas of old windows. They are distressed and may be slightly different which adds to the character and authenticity of the look.
September 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShoreGirl1 Look fantastic and open up my room
I am very happy with the garden district mirrors--I purchased four and display them in my dining room above my chair rail. They are solid construction but its important to note that sizes may vary between mirrors so ensure you measure and re-measure before hanging (one of our mirrors was 1/2 an inch shorter than the others).
They are a great addition to my home.
August 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by wayfarer Amazing
These mirrors are fabulous. People think they are part of my house cause they just look so freaking good! They were definitely a project to hang up. Probably took me about 2 hours to get all 4 mirrors hanging perfectly in a line, but it was easily worth it. They look absolutely beautiful.
August 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jannygirl They are beautiful!
For years I have been looking for something special and unique to put over my king-size headboard in master bedroom with vaulted ceiling. Having used a grouping of artwork, I was always perplexed as to why I never loved that idea. I saw the Garden District Mirrors at a friends house and fell in love with them! I knew I wanted them in my house and had to find a place to put them. BINGO! They are over the headboard and are absolutely striking! I used the white ones for a beautiful contrast to my all-oak trim home. They are worth the investment.
July 26, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by MimiA I love the end result of the mirror.
I was disappointed in the "brown" finish on the fake wooden frames. It was dull and the color did not resemble any real wood that I've ever seen. However the shape size and construction was as I expected so I lightly sanded the outside frames, applied a dark walnut stain and am very happy with the results and still feel they are worth the effort. Hung them horizontally over a console table of about the same width.
July 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeachShopper Gorgeous Mirrors
I have been eyeing these mirrors for a while. I finally decided to order. The photos do not do them justice. The detail is exquisite. The quality outstanding. In their own understated way, they complement and pull together the other accessories in my living room. All for a very reasonable price. Thank you Ballard Designs!
July 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Becca58 So Happy I Purchased
I have to admit I was somewhat concerned after reading several reviews on these mirrors. However, I decided to take a chance because I felt they would be perfect in my room. Yes, they are light-weight (not solid wood as they appear) and yes, the metal grates are a heavy plastic, but they do not look cheap on the wall. They actually look quite beautiful and I love them. I encourage people to order them. The worst that can happen is you might have to return them.
My only negative is that I'd like to order one more (I ordered 2 sets originally) I'd like to option to order one additional single mirror.
July 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ann1 This product is exactly as described.
We remodeled our bathroom and as the ceiling is 9', we centered one over the double vanity 8" from the ceiling. It looks almost like a window and reflects the light coming from an triple window on the next wall. Looks very nice.
Sorry we had to buy a pair, but it got us what we wanted.
June 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by decoratingthehouse Nice look to reflect light
I bought two sets of mirrors to use in a dinning room without windows. The mirrors are very nice but unfortunatley are not made even , so I could not hang the four straight across the wall.
Instead we hung some higher and some lower. They are sturdy and well made. But if you want a window effect thsi might not be the mirror.
May 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kristine13 Very Pleased
I have been waiting for years to order these mirrors and I am so happy with the quality. I wish I would have ordered them sooner! I can't wait for my husband to install them in our den. I know they will transform the room!
May 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by LaLaYaYa Vive La Louisiane
Just like others said, my very handy hubby had troubled hanging them straight. I think this is because each one is slightly different. They seem to be out of "square" and somewhat warped. I do really like them, though. They brighten my small living area (window-esque) and I love, love, love the style. It's so Southern! I tend to live in "La La Land" and I just pretend I found them at a flea market and was so fortunate that three antique mirrors matched so well : )
April 18, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by bohemiangurrl Purchased one set in white
Love the look, look great over the mantel, adds lots of light, was disappointed in construction/quality - not as high-end looking as I anticipated, less attractive than catalog photo - paint quality mediocre. I may dismantle them and repaint them this summer to see if I like them better. Neutral on recommending.
March 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by tiffnoelvel 2 hanging vertically in foyer
I purchased these at the Ballard Outlet and had a hard time finding one that didn't have a blemish. In the end I picked two (wanted three but couldn't find three that were in good condition) and I ended up hanging them vertically in my foyer above a Ballard demilune. I get so many compliments on them!
March 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jshopper These mirrors are beautiful!
I absolutely loved these mirrors. I lined up 2 pairs in a row on my wall. They actually seemed to add an additional window to my room. They were well constructed and relatively easy to hang.
March 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanX Inevitably great
We love these mirrors. We selected the wood grain finish and they look great.
The hassle is in hanging them. The hooks are randomly placed so measurements to hang are very tedious. Ultimately I took all of the hooks off and reset the at a consistent level. This greatly simplified calculations and hanging.
Come on Ballard, it's an easy fix! And would have kept me from any complaint!
March 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by artschick Adds Lots of Character
These mirrors opened up my room tremendously and added a lot of character. They look so charming. I love the look!
March 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shop4life88 love them
these mirrors are awesome!!!! they look amazing in my dining room i am very happy with the purchase
February 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by RobInTexas Nice design and looks good in my dining room
The material is manufactured and not wood as I expected from the price. However, I am OK with that as they look nice hung (4) across a large dining room wall.
I think the material used should be disclosed in the specifications.
February 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by beachgal beautiful mirrors
I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE GARDEN MIRRORS THEY LOOK BEAUTIFUL IN MY HALLWAY I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR AN UNUSUAL ACCESSORY.
January 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by KayBee Brings light into for small rooms!
I have a relatively small living room with only one window. These mirrors not only look great but they also make the space look bigger and reflect the light, which totally transforms the space. Best purchase I ever made :)
January 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by sunshine2u beautiful details
these mirrors are perfect for a wall in my living room where there is no window. I receive many compliments on them.
January 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by shopgirl1 Very rich looking
We are redecorating so have not even gotten these up on the wall yet. We did slide it out of the box to look at and we were very pleased with the quality and richness of the mirrors. Can't wait to get them up on the wall...I know we will love them. What a great value!
January 7, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sunshine25 Cheap plastic look
I'm disappointed in the garden district mirrors. I wish the catalog description had mentioned that they were made of synthetic materials.
December 31, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by missdiana6 looks great
We love these mirrors now that they are on the wall..
the problem was hanging them......all hooks had to be
adjusted to have them hang evenly
December 29, 2011