This year I’ve teamed up with West Elm MENA to style not one, but TWO table decorations for the month of Ramadan! You can see the highlights of both of my styled tables in the West Elm video above.
This was such an interesting opportunity for me to re-imagine what an iftar table might look like when purchasing items from a globally accessible store. So the question arises, why does a table feel like Ramadan? Food aside, for me it’s all about lanterns, touches of gold, moon and stars, and a slightly warmer color palette. So in an abstract way I tried to use parts of these elements in each table with a much needed greenery as the centerpiece.
Ramadan Table Setting I
The first concept is my interpretation of how an iftar table with a gray, blue and white color palette would fit into a home like mine. I always want a practical option for a tablescape as I want to use pieces over and over again without compromising my own aesthetic preferences.
Since this concept is fairly neutral, I wanted to start with something dramatic – a tall vase with large palm leaves protruding from it. I just loved the idea of the leaves casting shadows on the table! You can also easily find these leaves locally if you don’t want an artificial one. I then used beautiful modern white and gold lanterns and tried to fill as much as possible on the table with different sizes.
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Ramadan table decoration II
The second concept is a bit more traditional and for those of you who like warmer tones in their color palette. I added a lot more gold and gave it a slightly more formal feel. I just love how the tones on the plates go with the table!
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Happy Ramadan! WANTS TO SEE MORE?
Be sure to check out my Ramadan Table with a Modern Twist: Part I and Part II for lots of tips on putting together a table for Iftar and things to keep in mind when creating your own concept!