We purchased this mirror from West Elm in 2010 on the advice of our realtor who said it would make the living room in our tiny Charlotte house appear larger (and therefore incite offers...yada, yada, yada). The "magic mirror" didn't get us an offer. She was fired. The mirror went unused for the next 18 months. I unearthed it today and commissioned Alex to hang it in the dining room. Like all new decorating schemes in the house, it's going to take me a few days to get used to it. But Alex was an immediate fan because from the right angle in the dining room you can see a reflection of the TV in the living room (even if the picture is backwards).