Rated 4 out of 5 by JeneeBB Even better in person
I hesitated to purchase since it says it can only be hung vertically. I have a friend who welds and was able to fashion another hanger (like the one it comes with) and it worked perfectly! I also purchased the hangers recommended by Ballard and am confident they will hold this heavy piece. I will say BD should really consider adding one more hanger so that it is able to be hung horizontally. It only took my friend about 15 minutes and a small piece of metal. Either way, now that it is up, it is EXACTLY what I was looking for!
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aimee Grand Palais Mirror
This mirror is gorgeous! It is very substantial well made and looks fantastic in my stairs
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jodster523 Grand Indeed
The mirror surpassed my expectations. When entering our somewhat small living room it adds height, light, drama,
and gives the illusion that the room is much larger. My husband hung it last night, took about 2 hours because it is so heavy and exact measuring was a must. I love it. Not one regret here.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jannygirl Very Grand
This mirror is a nice addition to my new office. It is a heavy, quality mirror.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by GeorgiaGirl402 Stunning focal piece
Gorgeous mirrors made of quality craftsmanship. Had a professional install it with no problems whatsoever. Pieces are well packed and arrived as expected. Stunning conversation piece.
December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Changingthingsup Really changes the look of the room!
I received this mirror as a Christmas present this year and could not have happier. This large statement mirror opens up the room and gave me just the right thing for the large void over my fireplace. Just love this piece! Takes 2 to hang it however, but if you take your time the outcome is well worth it.
December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LovingRetirement Impressive!
We ordered this product mid afternoon on a Tuesday. On Thursday it arrived. Talk about fast delivery, although we were told it could take much longer. We ordered the two rectangles. We read all the reviews and did purchase the hooks, but for our purposes they weren't applicable so we will be returning them. We have a modern, loft style unit with double 5/8" drywall so we had one of the maintenance team install them and he was able to do it by himself. He knew what he was doing and it was impressive to watch as it would have been a lot more harrowing had we taken this on ourselves. Everything lined up perfectly and the final product is wonderful looking. Ours are the darker edging, which appears to look more like black trim, as I was hoping for. This product is more than worth the asking price.
December 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by aimlen dramatic effect
Large Heavy mirrors come in three heavy boxes. You might need help moving them and hire someone to install, but they really make a room look stunning! I put them in a "hallway" where there was a really ugly blank wall and it made the room pop! Adds light, volume, and a dramatic statement to any room! I would recommend them if you are willing to do the work or hire someone to install three heavy panels.
December 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bunnylover00 Great mirror for the price
We've been looking for mirrors to put on our 23ft high wall for some time. All being upwards of a thousand dollars. We bought three of these, and they worked great. I'd buy them again. But - before you do, understand this:
They only have 'hangers' on the metal frame to hang length-wise.
When hanging multiple mirrors, the decoration in the center cross bars aren't uniform. It's more apparent when hanging two mirrors together.
One of the mirrors wasn't perfect square, so it had to hang on the outside, rather than in the middle.
All the above being true, these are great for the price and look like we spent 'much more' then we did. My recommendation, buy them and hire someone to hang them.
December 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by LMLB Heavy and hard to hang
This mirror was somewhat disappointing right out of the box. First of all, as other reviews have mentioned it is very heavy. Second, the faux-divided-light frame floats above the mirror, and you can see under it...a little cheesy. But the biggest problem is that it comes with welded hanging hardware only on one end, so that it can only be hung vertically. I had planned to hang it horizontally high on a wall, to give the effect of a window. can't do that. I decided to keep it to hang in another location, but it's so heavy it's a two-person job. For now it's leaning against a wall.
December 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mainer Beautiful Mirror
This mirror looks absolutely beautiful in my foyer. The only reason I cannot recommend it with a 5 rating is because of the difficulty we had in mounting it. Unbelievably difficult! We actually hired someone to do the task and still with my husband's assistance, it took more than 3 hours, not to mention more money.
December 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sfdesigner Fabulous Mirror Set!
I put two of these mirror sets across from each other in a very narrow hallway and created an amazing infinity effect which gave the illusion of massively expanding the size of the space. Just beautiful! Highly recommend! They are substantial in size and weight and a great value.
December 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jancie Grand Palais Mirror Grouping
This mirror grouping is large and impressive, just the perfect focal point for my room. It simulates a window that was removed and expands the view from a dark, boring wall to a bright, reflective space. I would advise using substantial hanging hardware to accommodate each heavy piece.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by trally this is a great product
the mirror is wonderful great quality i am an interior designer i used the mirror in a dining room it is a narrow room the mirror just opens up the room
December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SherylLovesBill What a classy mirror!
So happy I finally ordered this mirror! We hung it in our kitchen nook and it reflects off a large window and sliding glass door. It looks like another room! Everyone who comes over comments on how beautiful it is and asks where I got it! We are very, very pleased with our purchase. My husband hung the mirror by himself and had no issues whatsoever. If you are considering it, BUY IT!
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lindysister Good quality. Heavy. Will be difficult to mount.
If I can get it mounted, I know it will be beautiful. The components are very heavy. It is definitely a two person job. I am sure that my drywall will require furring strips for mounting. I bought the drywall hooks, but I'm a little nervous, considering the weight. My rating is based on how it looks out of the boxes. Stay tuned!
December 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MsFl Impressive, but not perfect.
For starters, this is difficult to hang. The weight, lining it up, getting it tightly together...not easy. Then the "buttons" on the horizontal frames don't line up. But it's up, I like it and hope no one notices the out-of-line "buttons".
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by carefulconsumer Elegant look
We really like the way the mirror looks in our bedroom. The reflections give the illusion of a huge room, and it also makes the room look brighter. I should mention, though, that my husband and his friend, both pretty handy guys, found it a time-consuming challenge to get the three pieces perfectly aligned on the wall.
December 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shellbell17 Looks great, needs horizontal hanging options
Love the look of my new Grand Palais Mirror! I only purchased one of the rectangle mirrors and the arch - with the intention to hang the rectangle horizontally below the arch for a shorter version of the 3 piece. However when we went to hang it we found that the hanging hardware on the mirror only allowed it to hang vertically. After purchasing additional hardware we finally got it up and the two pieces look great together!
December 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by murf Beautiful 3 piece mirror
This set looks beautiful on the wall in our diningroom/livingroom area in our condo which has minimal space. The space appears roomier and is brighter since it reflects the water view from the 4 sliding glass doors on the opposite wall. HOWEVER, the pieces were very hard to hang since they are extreeemely heavy. (would have been a nightmare to return!) I hope I don't come home one day and find them broken on top of my beautiful dining room table! We used the proper hooks, but I still worry since the condo was built in the 70's. I suggest you sell something lighter...it would sell!
November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rm19 Great mirror
We love the mirror! We hung it in our dining room and it looks great! I had someone hang it for us since it is very
heavy and really isn't something that an amateur should try to hang. Hanging it was complicated and it would help if you provided instructions with it.
November 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LINLOV Stunning but recommendation to BD and hanging tip for customers
Recommendation: The difficulty in hanging could be avoided if screws could be put in through the front of the mirror frame; for example, the corner medallions should be removable until the mirror has been hung.
Tip: Make a template from cardboard to match the back side of the mirror. Push a nail through the cardboard into the "top" part of the keyhole; take the template to the wall and place your screw through the holes in the template. BE SURE THE "BACK" OF THE TEMPLATE GOES AGAINST THE WALL BECAUSE THE FLIP SIDE MAY HAVE HOLES IN A DIFFERENT SPOT.
I do LOVE the mirror. Stunning!
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by luvcharlie Love these mirrors! Fit perfectly!
I bought all three mirrors. They fit perfectly in my hallway and make a great statement! So glad I bought it!
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MMFD Love it!
Hung 3 in a row so feels like a window…but add a "hanging fee" ($125.) to the price bc they're heavy...
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by aimlen Transformed the ugly wall
Shipped promptly; bomb-proof packing; Heavy iron frames with welded "rosettes" at each junction - looks well made/quality/expensive. The mirrors can transform a room; make it look bigger; give it a dramatic look. You may need help moving them after the mirrors are delivered to your doorstep, and hire a handy-man or woman to install them because each box is heavy! It will take you a while to unwrap them due to the weight and the extra packaging.
November 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Coastrunner Stunning Mirror
The mirror looks beautiful once hung. We hung it on a dining room wall adjacent to a window, and hung it 24" from the floor so it looks very much like another window. Hanging the mirrors was very hard. We used a combination of BD power hooks and #10 1/2" brass screws. We hit studs hanging the arch and needed the screws and we were able to use the power hooks on the vertical panels, where there were no studs. I highly recommend making a template from construction paper and hanging it for a day or so to be sure you know exactly how you want the mirror positioned on your wall. All in all, I'm glad we're done and I love the look!
November 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PrimeTime Great looking mirrors
We ordered two of the rectangular mirrors. One of the mirrors had a scratch in it so Ballard replaced it immediately with a new one. We put them up in our living room and they look great.
Great item, great customer service.
November 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TraderJohn Very nice but could use some changes.
The mirrors are well made, heavy, and look as nice as the photo in the catalog. The mirrors are also very well packed for shipping. However, though the arrangement of the mirrors shown in the photo is nice, I wanted to do something different with mine which requires hanging the rectangular mirrors horizontally rather than vertically as shown. Unlike every other mirror I have ever seen, these mirrors are not designed to hang either way, they only have hangers for the vertical and, because of their weight, have turned into quite an engineering project.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nana4five This product looks amazing in my entryway
We had professionals hang the three mirrors because they were quite heavy. They used their own tools for hanging and I could not be more pleased. The three mirrors were packaged very securely and shipped separately.
November 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WarEagle1 The mirror is beautiful and HEAVY!
The mirror is beautiful. It is also VERY heavy. I suggest using drywall screws and anchors rather than the picture hooks that were suggested.
November 7, 2013