décor – aquarium window

So I don’t own an actual aquarium BUT I do have the next best thingan aquarium window.

A fish tank offers a serene feeling so I tried to create something along those lines by sticking plastic fish decals to my bathroom window.

It might appear childish but it’s my little way of re-creating the tranquility of a genuine fish tank.

The only problem is the fish never move but it’s very pleasant to look at with a theme of beachy  shells and rocks on the mantle. The coral was found washed up on a Jamaican beach.  I could use more fish!

Do you think this is a crazy idea?
What would you stick on your windowsill?

One thing to another – transform this!

décor – Schizoid Living Room Disorder: one room two looks

Tired of the same old, same old? Want to give your living space a fresh update? Why not transform it into two completely different looks?  Not as difficult or expensive as you might think.

Made warmer with colorful accessories

Pillow covers are a beautiful accessory and if you slip on new covers over the pillows you already have then you can change the look quite drastically.

Same room but WILDER

Then hang a completely different wall hanging or painting and switch up the area rug in place of the one you now have.  These items are easier to store than buying a new set of furniture.

Voila! – two completely different living rooms.

Do you like to change your space?  How would YOU go about it?

décor – I love hanging around the house.

F A B R I C A T E D   ART!

Vintage Tanzanian – Zanzibar

Beautiful pieces of fabric are another ART form.  All these wall hangings have a history.  A history of where they’re from and a history because it also reminds me of great memories from far away places visited.

Authentic Camel Blanket from Bethlehem
A friend brought this back from Nepal
Another one from Zanzibar hangs over the fireplace
Bedouin handmade cross-stitch from Sinai, Egypt. They don’t make them like this anymore.
Large batik from Bahia, Brazil as you go up the stairs right under the skylight.
Peruvian detailed wall hanging in living area – made all the more special because we were at that exact market.  Bought in Mira Flores, Lima.
Silk collage behind see-through netting in bedroom. By Israeli artist and friend Stephanie Gardin and taken straight from her bedroom in Jerusalem to mine.
Patchwork from India picked up in Dubai.

There are several more hanging around here and there but you get the picture hang of it!