An antique Murano mirror wasn’t a realistic option for the new college grad. Instead, the mom-daughter team found the next best thing—a new Venetian-style mirror with slight damage that resulted in a “great deal” from Anthropologie. Mounted on the wall above the desk, it completes the illusion--and real-life function--of the desk as a vanity. “We just cobbled together pieces for a great look,” Suzanne explains, noting that the Victorian brush-and-mirror dresser set and mail-order alabaster lamp lend yet more charm to the ensemble.
Mirror: Anthropologie, 800/309-2500, anthropologie.com (product line varies).
Glass-and-silver dressing table accessories: Consign-It, 203/869-9836.