I was asked by a customer about the story behind the Islamic art that he purchased from me. He said that the true value of art is in the story of its creation. True. I will also add that the meaning of the Islamic words in the artwork as well as their representation through the ancient art […]
Salam my friends! How are you? Life is back to its normal routine here in the Nayfeh household now that summer break is over, and school is back in session. We did not travel to Jordan this year, but we managed to take 2 car trips during this summer. For the fourth of July, we […]
Salam my friends. How are you? I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Our weekend was busy as usual. The kids went fishing with their dad on Saturday, which was fun except for the part of waking up at 3: 30 am to get ready. They came home exhausted but proud of their catch. They brought […]
Salam my friends. I have exciting news to share with you today. As a Muslim, I like to surround myself with inspiring Islamic quotes in the form of Islamic calligraphy. However, I was unable to find (in the U.S.) home accessories adorned with Islamic calligraphy that fit my style and budget. So, I decided to create […]
Salam my friends! How are you? I hope you had a good weekend. On Sunday, I was invited to a sisters tea party at our local Masjid . We have a new building now so I thought it would be nice to decorate it with Islamic Art. I chose a Dua’ (prayer) that one should […]
I love my end table with an exotic flare that I painted last December. But I felt that the top is missing something! So I decided to personalize it with the first letter in our last Name.
Thanks to Blog land , I am constantly exposed to endless inspirations that get my creative juices flowing. Before blogging, I would buy a piece of furniture that best suits my style. After blogging, I transform pieces of furniture into the style that I want. Actually, I am still learning how to do that , but never […]
While I was flipping through the pages of the September issue of House Beautiful, something caught my eye. A close up…. That is a mother of pearl inlaid coffee table……with a modern twist. A single piece of furniture that can add a touch of exotic elegance to any living space.
Ever since I first laid my eyes on cutting edge stencils I was itching to give stencils a try in my home. My ultimate goal is to create an accent wall in my bedroom. In order to gain confidence in my ability to accomplish that, I practiced stenciling techniques on simpler projects. I began with a […]
Welcome to DIY Friday! In keeping with my theme for this week, I decided to share with you two interesting DIY projects that involve stencils. My first choice comes from Jess who used stencils to create her own canvas art. She shows us how simple it can be in her Make Under My Life blog. Doesn’t that look […]