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Trend Alert: Koi in the Pond and in the House

Koi, those delightful finned swimmers you often see in aquatic gardens, are believed to have originated from Eastern Asia, and their ornamental cultivation was encouraged under the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Korean Silla Dynasty, and during the Japanese Edo Period. Koi, also called carp, are very closely related to goldfish. I've actually been longing to add a water feature to my garden, and would adore an addition of some koi into a pond (plus they'll eat insect larvae, another definite plus).

However, it seems as if koi aren't content to stay in the pond. These social climbers have been swimming upstream and into our homes, in the form of linens, wallpaper, rugs, and more. Take a look at the widget to get a glimpse of some of their fishy manifestations, and then leave a comment letting me know what you think of them.


beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i love all of it, but i hate fish (they scare me) so i wouldn't want those things in my house.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I love koi fish, I wanted a tattoo of one for awhile but opted out of it. As far as these pieces, some are a little too dramatic for me but some I think are cute.
calliope calliope 9 years
I really like this bedroom set. It's so pretty and fresh.
emalove emalove 9 years
Maybe it's because I'm a Pisces, but I like a lot of these finds! The bedding isn't for me, but I like the table lamp and the outdoor pillow.
nancita nancita 9 years
Haha, Jennifer76!! I love that bedding set from pottery barn; so un-pottery barn. The bistro tables are also lovely. Such a soothing trend.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
I love this look! I was a little concerned after reading the title...koi ponds are a little stinky and I thought that was what we were bringing inside. :rotfl:
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Love the table lamp.
hswany19 hswany19 9 years
Love this bedroom! So refreshing and tranquil!
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
Its funny that you say social climbers since there is a legend that if one climbs to the top of a waterfall it will turn into a dragon. I LOVE the bedroom- I'm a huge fan of koi. I'll take one of each, please.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
OMG I love this bedroom!!! We have an un-finished pond in our backyard...we are tyring to decide wheather or not to line it and fill her up with water, or to just fill it in with soil and sod....decsions dicsions!
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