Entry, antique glass, "It’s more difficult not to be trendy. Younger clients want what they see in shelter magazines or on television. Older clients, and I’m talking about my clients specifically, are more sure of their own taste." AMEN
Yes to mirrored walls - no to wood-backed elaborated stairs against an already fussed flooring. Keep stairs and flooring simple - for talking piece add wonderful rich carpet or even rug. Mirrored furniture and silve framed pics on teh wall would have been a wonderful bonus. Still love that I have the wall to work around.