I remember bookmarking this gorgeous page in a magazine years ago - I think it was originally published in Vogue Living (or possibly Inside Out... Anyone?). Anyway, after seeing it I could not get the idea of a floor to ceiling mirrored wall out of my head. We were renovating our Federation house at the time, and it went straight to the top of my "Pleeease, Mr Tonic???" list. Renovations always go over budget, but I begged that we keep this feature, despite the imminent "blowout".
And we did! Costly, sure but some things have a good "cost vs impact" ratio, and this was one of them. In the middle of the picture below (these photos are from the real estate campaign when we sold our house!), you can see the mirrored wall - it really opens up the room.
Not only that, but it reflected the outside greenery back into the living area, along with bucketloads more natural light, which made it a very worthwhile "investment"!
A floor to ceiling mirrored wall is definitely something to consider if you're wanting to open up a small space and looking for "wow" factor at the same time. Here are a few more (rather fabulous!) examples:
(above) Bevelled mirror wall at W Hotel residence, Hollywood by Alissa Sutton Interiors
(above) Fashion Designer Matthew Eager's Potts Point studio, as featured in the July/August 2006 issue of Vogue Living. PS There's also a great article on "The Benefits of Mirrored Walls" here. PPS Mini Tonic Jasper turns 7 tomorrow. Seven! Can't quite believe it...