Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Medley of Influences (Diwali Tablescape)

It's that time of the year again........Diwali is fast approaching and like me, for most of you'll, the festive season is all about jazzing up your home to create a special festive ambiance and making it memorable for your loved ones. Another significant aspect of Diwali is planning the big Diwali banquet. Its occasions like these that we look forward to connecting and creating special moments with our family and friends. I bet you've been brainstorming to come up with fresh ideas for your Diwali tablescape and want to go that extra mile to make it an unforgettable evening. 

But given our busy lifestyles, planning a party may seem like a daunting task. To make this task a little less intimating, I've put together a global tablescape that takes less than 20 minutes to bring to life. Inspired by Morocco and our very own India, the medley of influences is sure to create the perfect backdrop for good food, conversations and loads of laughter.
For the base of the table setting, I've used a neutral colored table runner sporting a festive border so that other accent colors pop. You could also substitute a dupatta or stole with a heavy border in a neutral hue for a table runner. Next place 4-5 handmade Kundan Rangolis (available online and in stores) through the length of the table runner. My Rangolis were handmade and sent over by my sister-in-law from India. What a thoughtful gesture.   
Place Moroccan tea glasses in coordinating hues of fuchsia and teal in the center of the Rangolis and place tea lights in them. To add more drama to the tablescape, bangles echoing the same color scheme as the Rangolis were placed around IKEA tea light holders. 
Instead of the traditional napkin rings, use bangles as napkin rings. Tuck in single flowers and silver ware into each of the bangles and you have yourself a table setting that is a medley of influences. (Party Tip: Once the dinner party is over, the guests could take the bangles home as party favors. )
Now wasn't that easy ??? I do hope you've found inspiration to create your very own Diwali tablescape this season.............

Here are few links to help you recreate this look : 
- Dinner plates are from the IKEA Forsla tableware collection 
- Moroccan Tea glasses are available at World Market. (I found mine at Home Goods for 1/3 the price, so keep those eyes open if you plan to visit HG). 

For more Diwali Tablescape inspiration click here and here

Images: Clicked by Sruthi Singh. Please do not use without prior written permission. 
Images are the property of Sruthi Singh and subject to copyright.


  1. Lovely table scape Sruthi, I loved the idea of tucking pentas in bangles.

  2. Lovely ideas and lovely images as usual. Love the use of bangles :)

  3. This is gorgeous Shruti. Bangles and rangoli in table scape. lovely ideas.

  4. Very pretty,Shruthi! And my gosh! What colours! Brilliant!

  5. Shruthi, Beautifully styled. As usual.

  6. very pretty shruthi! I love the fact that you deconstructed it for us, prices and all! and the colors are so vibrant!

  7. Lovely ideas Shruthi and gorgeous images as always!

  8. Beautiful! You have a great space here!!

  9. Lovely and very doable sruthi- especially with your tutorial! Would not expect anything less from you :) festive in fuchsia and teal! come and check out a lovely home on Aalayam today and my diwali inspirations will be up next week!


  10. this is a lovely table scape .loved the colours that came together beautifully!just squeezed some time to read some blog posts.

  11. The combination of colours are beautiful. Using bangles as napkin holders is a ingenious idea. Artfully set table. Happy Diwali to you and your family!!!

  12. This is so beautiful and pretty :)


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