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Feast of the (Many) Fishes: 17 Times Fish Made an Appearance Beyond the Plate

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Feast of the (Many) Fishes: 17 Times Fish Made an Appearance Beyond the Plate

November 28, 2023

It’s the curious case of fish as decor: Lately, we’ve noticed the life aquatic making an appearance all over, from tiles and rugs to soaps and serving plates. Don’t believe us? Have a look:

a droll addition to the table: the stainless steel fish lemon squeezer is \$30  12
Above: A droll addition to the table: the stainless steel Fish Lemon Squeezer is $30 from Gohar World.
the into the sea zip pouch by french artist nathalie lété is designed 13
Above: The Into the Sea Zip Pouch by French artist Nathalie Lété is designed in Paris and fabricated in cotton; $35 from John Derian.
malaika&#8\2\17;s tilapia cocktail napkins are &#8\2\20;adorned with a  14
Above: Malaika’s Tilapia Cocktail Napkins are “adorned with a hand-embroidered fish by the talented women of Threads of Hope—the tuition-free embroidery training center that Malaika set up in Cairo—meaning that they make a positive social impact in the lives of marginalized local and refugee women in the Egyptian capital.” A set of six cocktail napkins is $83 from Goodee.
fish for the tree: the nostalgic fish ornament is \$\16 from john derian. 15
Above: Fish for the tree: The Nostalgic Fish Ornament is $16 from John Derian.
the beauly salmon delft tile is £3\2 by petra palumbo. 16
Above: The Beauly Salmon Delft Tile is £32 by Petra Palumbo.
sardines play a recurring role in rebekah miles&#8\2\17; ceramics; her sard 17
Above: Sardines play a recurring role in Rebekah Miles’ ceramics; her Sardine No. 2 Platter is sadly sold out, but we hope for a restock soon.
the stainless steel small pocket knife with fish handle is €\15 from la  18
Above: The stainless steel Small Pocket Knife with Fish Handle is €15 from La Maison De Commerce. (“A symbol of abundance and life, the fish is one of the oldest religious signs,” according to the retailer. “Like a lucky charm, this small folding pocket knife with a fish handle will follow you everywhere.”)
two trends collide: butter takes the shape of tiny koi fish at dae, new york&am 19
Above: Two trends collide: Butter takes the shape of tiny koi fish at Dae, New York’s Coolest Cafe. (For more fish-shaped butter inspiration, follow @martinamartian.)
&#8\2\20;a dish that&#8\2\17;s a fish! because why not have a dish for  20
Above: “A dish that’s a fish! Because why not have a dish for a fish.” A Fish Dish by Japan-based Marumitsu is $26 from Rennes.
ceramic cups from la maison de commerce are handmade in the cyclades and painte 21
Above: Ceramic Cups from La Maison de Commerce are handmade in the Cyclades and painted with the islands’ motifs—fish included. They’re €30.83 each.
handmade porcelain sardines from march sf, made by a local ceramicist in northe 22
Above: Handmade Porcelain Sardines from March SF, made by a local ceramicist in Northern California, are $50 each. (For more, see the post that marked the beginning of our fish obsession: Enchanting Ceramic Sardines from Portugal: 5 to Buy.)
a ceramic koi fish wall vase is 695 dkk (or \$\10\1.96) from danish shop ohayo, 23
Above: A ceramic Koi Fish Wall Vase is 695 DKK (or $101.96) from Danish shop Ohayo, as seen in Ohayooo! A Small Japanese Design Shop in Central Copenhagen.
fish for the guest bath? the welcome soap in pomegranate by japanese heritage b 24
Above: Fish for the guest bath? The Welcome Soap in Pomegranate by Japanese heritage brand Tamanohada is “made using a sculpted wooden mold…and shaped as a sea-bream, a fish traditionally considered as a good omen in Japan.” It’s $44 from Goodee.
perhaps you need a fish hip flask? this one is \$3\2 from soleil. 25
Above: Perhaps you need a Fish Hip Flask? This one is $32 from Soleil.
amuse la bouche&#8\2\17;s poisson embroidered tea towel is made from \100 p 26
Above: Amuse la Bouche’s Poisson Embroidered Tea Towel is made from 100 percent linen and eco-friendly pigment dyes; it’s $38.
villa bologna&#8\2\17;s glug glug jug takes its shape from &#8\2\20;the 27
Above: Villa Bologna’s Glug Glug Jug takes its shape from “the leaping fish caught on Maltese fishermen’s boats”. The jugs are available in a variety of colors; $125 from Maison Flaneur.
abstract fish collage wallpaper from designers rouse phillips. 28
Above: Abstract Fish Collage Wallpaper from designers Rouse Phillips.
italian designer paola navone&#8\2\17;s affinity for fish is evident in her 29
Above: Italian designer Paola Navone’s affinity for fish is evident in her glassware collections for Serax—and in this Fish Rug, $3,143.61 from Mohd.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the fish home design trend?

The fish home design trend is a current trend in interior design that involves incorporating elements inspired by fish and the underwater world into home decor and furnishings.

What are some examples of fish home design elements?

Examples of fish home design elements include fish-shaped or scale-patterned wallpaper, fish-themed artwork, decorative fish tanks, seashell accents, and ocean-inspired color palettes.

Why has the fish home design trend become popular?

The fish home design trend has become popular because it brings a sense of tranquility, serenity, and natural beauty into the home. Additionally, it allows homeowners to create a unique and personalized space.

How can I incorporate the fish home design trend into my own home?

You can incorporate the fish home design trend into your own home by adding fish-themed accessories such as cushions or rugs, using ocean-inspired colors in your decor, hanging fish artwork or installing a fish tank as a focal point in a room.

What are some tips for creating a balanced fish home design?

To create a balanced fish home design, it is important to not overdo the fish elements. Mix fish-inspired pieces with other elements to create a harmonious and cohesive overall look. Start with small additions and gradually build up to a level that feels comfortable and visually appealing.

Where can I find fish home design inspiration and ideas?

You can find fish home design inspiration and ideas in interior design magazines, online design blogs, social media platforms like Pinterest, and by exploring home decor stores that offer fish-themed or ocean-inspired products.

Is the fish home design trend suitable for all styles of homes?

Yes, the fish home design trend can be adapted to suit various styles of homes. Whether you have a modern, rustic, coastal, or traditional interior, there are fish-inspired decor options available that can complement your existing style.

Can the fish home design trend work in small spaces?

Yes, the fish home design trend can work in small spaces. Incorporating subtle fish-inspired elements can add a touch of character and interest to even the tiniest of rooms.

Is the fish home design trend here to stay, or is it just a passing fad?

While design trends come and go, the fish home design trend has been prevalent for quite some time and shows no signs of disappearing soon. Its enduring popularity suggests that it is more than just a passing fad.

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Decorative Objects

Fish Dish

$26.00 USD from Rennes
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Glassware, Cups, & Mugs

Ceramic Glass

€30.83 EUR from La Maison De Commerce

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