Easter Tablescape: {Styling} for Grazia South Africa


Grazia magazine briefed niQi to come up with a tablescape concept for Easter.

With its sense of medieval meets modernity, this Easter tablescape is heavily influenced by the spiritual notion of breaking bread together.
The palette includes traditional colours associated with the contrasts and significance of Easter (red for celebration, purple for spirituality, white for purity, black for mourning, gold for value).
An elaborate centerpiece translates the abstract into the tangible by including; red pomegranate and beetroot, purple aubergines and figs, white candles, black lettuce and darkened wood and rose gold.
The Easter basket motif is represented by glass baskets as guest favours and a wire basket filled with eggs as part of the centerpiece.






Photography: Saaleha Idrees Bamjee | ShootCake

Oreo diamond chocolates: Asfeyah Mia | 0846017868
Tablecloth and plates: Crystal Couture
Flowers: Pollen Living Art | 0834110422
Cutlery and basket: @Home
Glassware: Woolworths

5 Responses
  • Nadia
    March 30, 2015

    Naqiyah, it’s no wonder that you are queen of living luxe. This is beautiful!

  • bee
    March 31, 2015

    This is a beautiful tablescape no doubt, but I feel- with all due respect- that we as Muslims should not be promoting easter in any way, as it is contrary to our Deen. Your talent and creativity is outstanding all the same 🙂

    • Naqiyah
      April 1, 2015

      Salaam Bee,
      Thank you for your comment. I understand and respect my reader’s reservation and concerns.
      My readership is varied; it includes people across all religions and races and that my intent always is for creativity to transcend labels.
      When I design, be it for Eid or a birthday party my intention is to celebrate the beauty, and hope that even people who do not share in a particular belief system are able to find something in it that resonates with them.

      Thank you for your valued support and taking the time to air your views.

  • Nazly Mall
    April 2, 2015

    Naqiyah, this is beautiful we live in such a diverse country and it good to see that you have an open mind and can accommodate all communities and still remain strong in your beliefs and traditions. I personally come from a very mixed family and we still do an Easter Hunt my mom still makes the traditional pickle fish yet we still know who we are and what our belief is and it is important to have an understanding of every bodies traditions and cultures.

    I wish you every success in all your future endeavors.