FIVE TIPS TO DRESS YOUR TABLE FOR THE PERFECT IFTAR
If you have guests over for iftar – or want your family to feel that they’re eating out – follow my tips for a beautiful tablescape.
1 Keep it clean. Tablecloths should be one block colour – white or black work best to showcase your dishes in all their glory.
2 Don’t be afraid to break the rules. It’s traditional to lay a cloth, but in 2017, it’s OK to plate up your dishes directly atop a surface of untreated wood for a table that exudes a rustic, yet modern charm.
3 As the emphasis is on sharing and there will be plenty of passing around, eliminate candles or vases .Fora decorative touch, try scattering rose petals on the tablecloth itself, before adding metallic place mats for your plates and glasses.
4 Let your crockery do the talking by tailoring your iftar to reflect your personal taste and the cuisine you are serving. Delicate ikat prints in sunset colours add an Arabesque yet modern touch, while crisp white porcelain adds a more modern, contemporary vibe.
5 Keep it interesting. If plain tableware is what you opt for, add some depth and interest using a splash of colour or texture. Try using glassware with boldly coloured motifs for a chic and fashionable aesthetic, or use slate, marble and monochrome additions to elevate your table from nice to very impressive. (All items pictured available at Bloomingdale’s Home Dubai.)