Rated 5 out of 5
by dddd Great mirror!
This mirror is lovely with Ballard's Waldorf chandelier, and the Casa Fiortina console.We purchased the bronze finished mirror for contrast with our light walls. The console is the Distressed Fog Grey finish. I have looked at mirrors for at least a year in anticipation of purchasing the console. I waited until the console was installed, knowing I needed a better idea of the piece in place before ordering the mirror.
The mirror is perfect in scale for the console, and repeats the material of the chandelier giving a finished appearance to the dining room which is small....12' x 13'.
Everything purchased from Ballard's is priced well, packaged solidly, and well made. We are so happy with all 3 items!
March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cate4rina Wow mirror. I am in love!
I received my two rectangle mirrors and I hang up them together in my dining room. It looks spectacular specially the iron bottoms. Great item! (My walls are not too tall to put the arc part).
Additionally the customer service was fantastic. I had questions and some ladies help me very nice.
I love this store!
February 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Krissy16t Beautiful
love this mirror. took about an hour for 2 people to hang up with the right hardware. Looks beautiful. It's more black with bronze-ish/gold highlights, it's not the other way around. For the price, this was a great deal.
May buy another for our guest room.
January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fayeray This products makes a great statement
I had the mirror hung in our foyer and it really has that wow factor! It is the exact piece we were looking for to decorate the entrance to our home. We are also pleased with the high quality craftmanship of this product.
January 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by carjantho Solid piece... absolutley gorgeous and high quality!
Heavy, durable, solid, high quality, beautiful! Made a template of the back of the mirror with newspaper and poked two holes where the keyholes were. It hung like a charm first try!!
December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DivineDesigns Simply stunning
This mirror is even more spectacular than it's pictured...."we" hung it ( meaning I chose where to hang it and my husband did the hanging) The hanging part was a bit challenging, but the end result is a simply stunning feature.
December 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by 1105 No hanging instructions
Love the look of this mirror. Unfortunately there are no instructions for hanging. My poor husband, who is incredibly handy, has been working on how to hang it for 8 hours, called tech support, still not resolved. He is off to get 'power hooks' - whatever those are per the tech support recommendation. I never would have ordered if I had known what a hassle installation is.
November 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Janet123 This product is fantastic!
The mirror was recommended by a friend. The mirror exceeds my expectations and adds class to the room. Worth the cost and then some.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BSDT High quality product
Love the mirror. True to size and true to quality. Arrived in great shape and have already received many compliments on it.
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coreardon I Love this mirror - understated elegance
I love this mirror. I hung it in my hallway entrance and have received many compliments.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Illume This mirror has real impact
This is a high quality item which is very heavy and lends an architectural accent to the room in which it hangs. This one was used at the top of stairs and reflected a foyer and chandelier below. It added light and great interest to the space.
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovemyhome2 I love the 3 Piece Grand Palais Mirror!
The product meets and exceeds my expectations, which I have always found to be the case with Ballard products. My only comment "I wish instructions had been included with suggestions for actually hanging the mirror, it took a bit of trial and error on my part, not being a real handy type person, but once up it is beautiful and very striking!"
Thank you Ballard!
November 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by New2Decorating Good mirrors but not as happy as I wanted
We bought two of these mirrors to put together without buying the arched top mirror. Overall the mirrors do look good in the dining room however there are some issues with the mirrors that don't make me love this. One of the decorative pieces did not match up to the other mirror when placed together, making the mirrors look made poorly. When the two mirrors are side by side we could only get them so close but not touching since it was so difficult to hang. It leaves a small gap which I am fine with since I know they are two different mirrors, but since the two mirrors are not exact, the gap in between is small at the top and larger at the bottom. The gap is not huge and maybe visitors may not notice at quick glance but I see it everyday and it annoys me. I know we did not hang them crooked as they are completely level at the top. Makes me feel like the mirrors are not high quality and put together cheaply. I probably would have taken them back but decided not to as they do look nice in the room and it would be a hassle to take them back. If I could go back I would have purchased something else, probably from another store.
November 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Design4CMH Graceful and dramatic, but very difficult to hang.
The Grand Palais Mirror is exactly as it is pictured in the catalog and on-line. It is well constructed and the finish is that of something which would typically be much more expensive. It is the focal point of the room in which I placed it and offers dramatic views from every angle. A word of caution... this is not an item that should be installed/hung by the average homeowner. It is very heavy and extremely tricky to get all three pieces to line up in order to get the desired look of an actual window. Regular toggle bolts are not sufficient to support the weight. It really needs to be anchored in the wall studs. I had to have a contractor cut into the drywall and install reinforcement 2x4s which resulted in a lot of extra work and unexpected expense.
November 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KayL Beautiful mirror
This mirror was perfect for our family room, very high quality and not too difficult to hang.
November 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by nana41 Heavy but worth the hassle
This 3 piece mirror set is a striking addition to our living room with its vaulted ceilings and arched windows. However, hanging the set is very challenging. Each mirror is very heavy & very big. We made a brown paper template, measuring carefully & double checking our measurements.
November 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Goldengal Made the room look twice its size!
Place the 3 piece Grand Palais mirror in our dining room. The frame is bronze and well made. The mirror was shipped promptly and very well packed. We did hang the mirror ourselves after much careful measuring and planning.
November 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
by Gr8deal A Grand Statement Piece
We have very high cathedral ceilings in our home and were looking for a large mirror to cover the wall over a buffet in our dining room. This piece changes the entire dynamics of the room and reflects beautiful light into every corner. BEWARE...it took three people to hang it. They are very heavy mirrors and the fact that there are only TWO bracket holes on each piece was my reason for giving it only four stars. (Of course when you are trying to find a stud to secure these more solidly, none could be found ). As well two of the holes were bent and out of alignment causing great consternation and several tries to get them to hang evenly. We live in earthquake country, so we are going to have to fashion some kind of clips to bolt these more securely to the wall.
But, if you are looking for a magnificent statement piece, this is a great choice.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by VBPTX Substantial and Well-made
Normally Ballard Designs is not my cup of tea but I received one of their magazines in the mail and as a new home owner, I am always searching for new things. I came across the Palais Mirror and could not pass up the price. I received them in the mail and was extremely impressed with the overall quality and weight of the product – super heavy, which I noticed put some reviewers off but I would rather heavy substantial pieces then cheapo items that break easy. I did not buy the arc - I wanted to, but the space I bought for was only large enough to accommodate the two rectangle mirrors. My boyfriend hung them this weekend and we are both extremely happy with our purchase. Great buy!
October 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rctaylor21 Absolutely Gorgeous!
Have three of the rectangular panels in my living room in the bronze finish. Stunning. I get compliments anytime someone comes into my home.
October 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by happyshop Love This Mirror
Heavy attractive mirror. By the way I was wondering before I purchased how do I clean this mirror. Well for little touchups you have plenty of room at the front of mirror. But for heavy cleaning there are tabs on the back that will release the grid work to make cleaning easier. It took a bit to hand mostly the correct placement before we hung the mirror. But already we have had tons of compliments its stunning.
October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MicheleH Very versatile! Great quality.
I bought two of the arches to hang over a pair of windows that needed more visual height in a room with very tall ceilings. Did the trick! They give the look of a palladian window and reflect light beautifully. The metal color descriptions can be a little misleading. My first choice was bronze which turned out to be very dark - like an oil -rubbed bronze. The other choice was antique silver which turned out to be more platinum. It worked just fine.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyinTN stunning wall statement
I read many reviews before purchasing and did so with much confidence. I also have an engineer for a husband who had no difficulty mounting the three mirrors perfectly. The mirrors are in the "mini foyer" into our bedroom and visible from the front door (open floor plan) and is just a stunning sight as you enter our home. My only negative comment is that the decorative pieces at the intersections are not identical on the two rectangular mirrors, one having much more bronze highlights than the other.
September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sienna This product is made extremely well.
I purchased this 3 piece Mirror with the Benedetta Console, for an entry way, and the Mirror completely compliments the console. Great for high ceilings.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CindyK Beautiful Mirror!
I just love this mirror!! I bought one of the rectangle mirrors, and it far exceeded my expectations. This is a well made, high quality mirror. Just gorgeous! I hung it in my bedroom, and it transformed the room. I've been very happy with all of my purchases from Ballard Designs, but this mirror is my favorite purchase of all!
July 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Lety Love the look
I was a bit hesitate to order this mirror online. For starters, I was concerned that it would look different than the catalog pics and it would be a hassle to return. I was really pleasantly surprised when I opened the box. That said, it is quite heavy and required a little fussing to hang since the mirror frames are not perfectly square. It was worth the extra trouble though. I love the result.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kandy Nice mirror
Very sturdy and heavy. Seems to be a quality piece.
June 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FK123 Beautiful!
It looks absolutely stunning! I bought just the top piece, the semicircle arch, to hang above my den windows. It makes the wall look like it has a fabulous Palladian window in the middle. I love it!
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by champagnetaste25 beautiful!
Great quality, love it! Havent seen one this size for this price anywhere. Rubbed bronze finish is nice and mirror is heavy. Hiring a pro to hang it.
May 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by freedomatlast The finished product is beautiful
I feel the hardware for hanging should have been included, along with some helpful instructions. I ended up having to hire a handyman to hang them because of the extreme weight and the fact you couldn't use wire. With hardware needing to be exact to match up to the openings at the top and each side of the mirrors, it was very, very difficult.
May 11, 2014