I received this end table as a housewarming gift only a couple of years ago but you would not have guessed it by looking at it. It had scratches, dents and heat marks. I tried using wood finish stain markers to cover up the scratches but that did not work! I even tried ironing the table […]
Salam everyone! If you have been following my blog, then you would know about my fascination with Islamic patterns, especially the Islamic star pattern [see how I stenciled it on my end table here ]. For today’s post, I thought it would be fun to see how ancient Islamic patterns are reinterpreted into modern home decor. […]
During Spring break, my family and I took a trip to Saudi Arabia to do Umra. This was our first visit to the holly land, so we were all very excited. As someone who is passionate about Arabic and Islamic style design , I could spot them everywhere. 🙂 I spy……….Islamic Calligraphy
I have a confession to make……… I am becoming addicted to vinyl stencils. So far, I have used them to etch Islamic Calligraphy onto hurricane candle holders, and to decorate glass candles for my Thanksgiving centerpiece. Today, I will show you how I used Vinyl to go from this…. To this…..
At the end of my recent post about Islamic Mosaic patterns I left you with a question; how would you use mosaic patterns in your home design? Just in case you were wondering how to answer that question, here are some ideas that could inspire you. Elle Decor
If you love the modern style of decorating because of its use of geometric shapes then you will love this post. 🙂 In my introductory post about Islamic design I mentioned that there are two notable forms of Islamic art; Calligraphy and the art of mosaics. Today I will share with you some examples of […]
Happy Monday! Olioboard is having another design challenge, this time it is sponsored by Benjamin Moore. In order to qualify, we are asked to design a room using a minimum of 3 Benjamin Moore colors. F.U.N. As you know, lately I have been exploring the Arabic/Islamic style in interior design. Last week I introduced you to […]
Happy Friday everyone! In my last post, I introduced you to the Arabic/Islamic style. Now that you know some history behind it, how can you incorporate it into your home design? Here are some suggestions: If I had to redesign my living room it would look like the one below by designer Alberto Pinto. The […]