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With the holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr entertaining in mind, Arabian Homes assembles pretty table schemes

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Sunset shades of pink and orange contribute warmth

Areca palm, from a selection, at Aroma Nursery. Tablecloth made from printed linen, BD7.500 a metre, at Abbas Ali Mohammed & Sons Co (tel: 33900073). Pomegranate-shaped glass vase (shown here with bougainvillea), BD10, at Sherie Boutik. Matt-glazed stoneware “Dinera” dinner plates, 26cm diameter, BD1 each, with matching side plates (in a stack, shown with pomegranate), 20cm diameter, 900 fils each; all at Ikea. Orange linen napkins, from a selection, and gold calligraphy plate, BD7.250; all at Pottery Barn. “Intagande” water glass in green, 900 fils, with matching taller glass (next to candle), BD1.300; both at Ikea. Incense burner (used as a tea-light holder), BD26, by Zufa. Metal candle holder, from a selection, at Homeworks. Inlaid box, from a selection, at Pottery Barn.

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Use fruits and garden Flowers to decorate the table

Tablecloth made from printed linen, BD7.500 a metre, at Abbas Ali Mohammed & Sons Co (tel: 33900073). Pomegranate-shaped glass vase, BD10, at Sherie Boutik. “Intagande” water glass in green, BD1.300, at Ikea. Incense burner (used as a tea-light holder), BD26, by Zufa. Gold calligraphy plate, BD7.250, and napkin (just seen), from a selection; both at Pottery Barn. Matt-glazed stoneware “Dinera” dinner plate, 26cm diameter, BD1 each, at Ikea.

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Pomegranate-shape side table with mother-of-pearl inlay (just seen, top left), BD155, by Zufa. Glasses, from a selection, at Home Centre. Red and gold scallop-edge plate, 950 fils, at Alanwar Centre. Silver teapot, stylist’s own – for similar, try Gulf Antiques or Manama Souq.

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Gleaming tableware sets the scene

Gold-printed linen (used as a tablecloth), BD4.500 a metre, at Abbas Ali Mohammed & Sons Co. Brass moon dish with bead decoration (CP60), BD20, by Zufa. Battery-powered wooden light box, BD2.950, at Alanwar Centre. Gold-rimmed star-shaped plate, stylist’s own – for similar, try Home Centre or Tavola. Brass bowl with pink glazed interior (CP64), 13cm diameter, BD17, by Zufa. Areca palm, as before, at Aroma Nursery.

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A traditional lantern is given an update with graphic accessories

Hand-printed cotton (used as a tablecloth), BD3.500 a metre, at Abbas Ali Mohammed & Sons Co. Basket (with lemons), from a selection, at Jasra Handicrafts Centre. Lantern, from a selection, at Home Centre. Geometric-print yellow tin tray, 850 fils, at Alanwar Centre. Half-moon china plate (with dates), 800 fils, at Alanwar Centre. Brass bowl with blue glazed interior (CP65), 10cm, BD14, by Zufa.

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Bright china and linen create a cheerful look

Napkin, from a selection, at Pottery Barn. Green-edge shallow bowl, BD1.900, at Alanwar Centre. Hand-carved gypsum panel (used as a backdrop), around 30cm square, BD40, by Jaffer Abdul Hussain, at Jasra Handicrafts Centre.

_DSC5403Inlaid book cover with Holy Koran (B115), BD24, by Zufa. Hand-carved gypsum panel (used as a backdrop), around 20cm square, around BD20, by Jaffer Abdul Hussain, at Jasra Handicrafts Centre. Gold-printed linen, BD4.500 a metre, at Abbas Ali Mohammed & Sons Co.

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