A Fish Tale

Did you watch Million Dollar Decorators

Say what you will about the personalities on this show…(and according to my twitter feed that night, there was a lot to be said) I need to believe the creatives at Bravo demand big drama from their casts, and the over the top attitudes were purely tongue and cheek for entertainment and ratings. 

So…that’s what I’m going to believe. 

This way, when I tune in again tomorrow, I can focus on the interiors!

Officially obsessed with Jeffrey Allan Marks’ home (except for the row boat on the ceiling). 

His wall of fish in the kitchen, really caught my eye. 

At first, I thought it might be a mural, but then I remembered this amazing image of a room designed by Sara Story. 

Once I figured out it was wallpaper, I was able to track it down to de Gournay!

Now I can’t stop thinking about fun ways to use it; ceilings and framed panels are at the top of my list.



Images via: ElleDecor;SaraStory; de Gournay


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  1. Dora wrote:

    The wallpaper looks gorgeous :)I also love all the other light colors in the room

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  2. I didn't see the show, but this wall of fish is amazing! What an unusual de Gournay paper!!

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  3. Debby wrote:

    That wallpaper looks like it's moving! xo

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  4. That wallpaper is so clever like Debby said it looks like its moving I love it

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  5. Sarah wrote:

    I'm a Pisces, so this would be perfect for me! I think it would look great in a hallway…:)

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  6. Erika wrote:

    NOW that's some wallpaper!

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  7. I Dream Of wrote:

    You CAN almost see them swimming and feel the current pull you along. How fun!

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  8. Raina Cox wrote:

    I have to believe Mary McDonald and JAM's boyfriend are really that awful. Or they're have some amazing acting chops.

    The rest do seem to be playing it up.

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  9. When JAM said his job is harder than than the Presidents in the promo…I almost didn't watch because that just couldn't be scripted! That said, his house was fantastic,except for the ceilng boat. And, the "characters" are amusing!

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  10. I missed the show last week, but boy, were tongues wagging! I think I'll tune in this week!

    THat wallpaper is so fun…it really looks like the fish are moving. Would love it in a small space!!

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  11. wallpaper has come so far. I used to be anti wallpaper but lately, I've been seeing alot prints that got me thinking twice about my wallpaper ban.

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  12. When I saw your post title, the first thing that came to my mind was that wallpaper in JAM's kitchen! So funny that when I started reading your post it was actually on the wallpaper! I guess it's been on my brain too!

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  13. Kwana wrote:

    I'm sorry I missed the show but must look for it on repeats. Love the wallpaper.

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  14. What an optical illusion! So fun! The fidh are sooooo life-like!


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  15. Linh wrote:

    WOW…that is crazily awesome! I feel like I am in an aquarium. 🙂

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  16. The paper looks like it shimmers like water – I'd be tempted to feed the fish!

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  17. I have never seen this before! wow… I think I like it and I'm sure it will definitely be a conversation starter.

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  18. I love the idea of using it to cover a ceiling! Hours of fun before sleeping! I haven't caught the show yet but now I will have to join in on the fun!

    xo Mary Jo

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  19. The wallpaper is gorgeous and very fun. Adding it to the ceiling would be agreat idea! Million Dollar Decorators was something else! But I agree with you- if there wasn't any drama, there wouldn't be much of a following. I usually tune into reality tv for the drama! 🙂 And, we'll get to see great design too!

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  20. I absolutely never thought I would be saying I like fish on a wall…but, know what, I love this!
    There is something so peaceful, but also so contemporary about it. Merci, Sue…

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  21. Jessie wrote:

    These wallpaper are so cool and I just love how it looks so life-like. I love the illusion of movement, too!


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  22. I missed it! I need to DVR it for sure though. I think it sounds great!

    Hope you have a wonderful day, Love.
    That Girl in Pearls

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  23. I have all the episodes ready to roll, but I always fall asleep by the time I hit the couch! Now I will find some toothpicks and give it a go after seeing your post 🙂

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  24. I kind of love that wallpaper! It would add such a uniqueness to a space!

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