Published on April 15, 2020

It’s pistachio green and features one big squiggle: The latest trendy piece to come out of Scandinavia looks nothing like its simple, subdued predecessors. We’re talking about Gustaf Westman’s Curvy Mirror, most recently spotted in the pastel-colored homes of every chic Swedish and Danish creative. With everything going on right now, we could all use a whimsical, joy-inducing addition to our spaces, and Westman’s funky creation is just that.

If Ettore Sottsass’s Ultrafragola had a cooler little cousin with a cult following on social media, this would be it. It’s Scandi by way of Memphis, both fresh and nostalgic, no doubt contributing to its new status as the popular kid of Instagram design. We’ve seen it in practically every color of the rainbow, from cornflower blue to pale aqua. 

 

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Take, for example, Danish floral designer Cathrine de Lichtenberg’s lavender mirror, which is in good company among other pastels, like the mint green from the walls and the nearby blush pink rug. Stockholm-based creative Linn Eklund went a subtler (okay, slightly subtler) route with her plain white version. It sits in a room that’s largely monochromatic, save for the ultraviolet-hued armchair. 

 

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In Copenhagen, stylist Trine Kjaer made her lemon-colored mirror the focal point of an otherwise pared-back room, subbing it in for bold paints and graphic prints. And interior stylist Linnéa Salmén used it as an extra layer in her industrial-style home, adding a pop of matte pink to the selection of popcorn tables and bouclé chairs. There’s no wrong way to work with a piece as surprisingly versatile as this. 

While a limited-edition item like this isn’t the most realistic purchase for most of us, there are alternatives. DIY a similar wiggly pattern to your existing fixture, or look for some shoppable options that would turn any blank wall into a cheery nook. Here’s where we’d start: 

See more trends we’ve spotted:
Cottagecore Is Here to Soothe Your Stress
This “Grandma” Design Trend Is Back in Style 
Take a Walk on the Wild Side With These Animal-Printed Wallpapers

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