Mirrored walls make 1.5 arches look like 3.
An arch and a half and two intersecting mirrors combine to make this remodeled bathroom seem much bigger than it is. The mirrors, at right angles to one another, visually double the 8-foot-square room and make it appear as if three complete arches run along one wall.
The arches are more than decorative. One has built-in storage shelves on each side of the sink. The 1/4-inch-thick glass shelves fit in grooves spaced 6 inches apart. The half-arch has a blank inside face. Tempered hardboard covers the curving surfaces.
Openings for the two arches differ: the one over the sink measures 46 inches wide, and the half-arch spans 30 inches. The full arch rises 63 inches from the top of the counter to the molding near the ceiling. The front face of the arches stands 8 inches out from the mirrored walls.
The mirrors aid in lighting. The side wall doubles the adjacent skylight's apparent size and increases the amount of light reflected into the room. Three lights mount to the mirror above the sink for another double-image light gain. Interior designer was Patricia Whitt of Napa, California.
Photo: Dark molding along ceiling tells the tale: the mirrored side wall intersects mirror behind half-arch in corner. Note the storage compartments in arch pillars flanking sink
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|Date:||Jan 1, 1985|
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