How Do You Make A Guest Look Really Good?
Call us weird, but we like to wander through hotel bathrooms. Sexy bathrooms. European bathrooms. Pink bathrooms. You name it, we're into it. We stumbled upon this one during a tour of the newly renovated rooms at Affinia Shelburne, and had to spend a good minute admiring what we saw in the mirror. No, we're not vain! Well, maybe a little. But we couldn't help feeling like movie stars under the glow of this lighted bathroom mirror.
Plenty of hotels go for that immaculate, monochromatic look that makes us feel like we're in a hospital. And while that can sometimes appeal, we prefer the balance that comes with a little color variation and texture. Yup, we like our bathrooms dark and moody. We said it!
Lighted bathroom mirrors aren't exactly a rare find. In fact, the back-light trick can be used to great effect outside of the bathroom too, as Public Chicago so expertly demonstrates.
But, just like with backstage dressing rooms, the lighted mirror is designed to brighten up all your features. And when the elements all come together in the right way, your skin tone looks even, your eyes twinkle in just the right spot, and there's the perfect amount of chiaroscurro shading to hide unwanted blemishes. In short, you're left admiring your reflection for far, far too long. Especially when there's other people on the tour waiting to get a peek inside the bathroom. Oops!