The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles was constructed between 1678-1684. The key feature of this famous hall was the seventeen mirror-clad arches that reflected the windows that overlooked the gardens. Each arch contained twenty-one mirrors with a total number of 357 mirrors to adorn the ‘galerie des glaces.’ Outside sunlight and the garden was reflected and refracted from each arch and dispersed into the hall. At the time, mirrors were among the most expensive items to possess in the 17th century and one can only imagine how incredibly extravagant and extraordinary the hall would have been.

Mirrors have long been used as an interior design strategy to give the allusion of increased space in a room and providing more light. (And it seems that most of the early 90’s were spent removing the mirrored walls that were installed in the 70’s and 80’s.) However, interior…

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