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Mini mirrors-meets-ritzy-funhouse look

A MILLION LITTLE PIECES In the midst of transforming the former divey Flapjaws space into Eve (840 N Wabash Ave, 312-266-3383, evechicago.com), an upscale...

Photograph: Martha Williams

A MILLION LITTLE PIECES In the midst of transforming the former divey Flapjaws space into Eve(840 N Wabash Ave, 312-266-3383, evechicago.com), an upscale Gold Coast restaurant, owner Matt Fisher says he and his designer, Lori Mukoyama, wanted the new decor to have a “sparkling feeling.” The idea was to angle a group of smaller mirrors to cast light and reflect in many directions. “She drew the mirrors you see now, but when I saw what they would’ve cost to be custom-made, I was put off,” he says. That didn’t stop his designer from finding an affordable way to execute the mini mirrors-meets-ritzy-funhouse look. Mukoyama happened to find a smaller version of the mirror she had in mind for sale at CB2 ($129). She grouped six mirrors into three large handmade frames to create the illusion of unified, single mirrors on the left side of the restaurant’s dining room, where, in Mukoyama’s words, an existing soffit made the space feel “squaty.” “The larger mirrors helped lighten that side of the room and added drama,” she says. To create the look on a smaller scale in your apartment, simply pick up a couple of the mirrors from CB2 (3757 N Lincoln Ave, 773-755-3900, cb2.com) and group them together on a wall.

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