Although we have been living outside India for a longtime now, every time the festival season approaches the nostalgia never fails to hit me.We still feel the same excitement and zeal from back home. Our hearts always have a special connection with the traditions and rituals that we have grown up with. The customs and culture our parents have imbibed in us and of course not to forget the food our taste buds have been accustomed to as a child, prepared and served with love by our doting mom and grandma.
Bringing in Diwali festivities home, as a tradition adding some bling, decking it up with some glitz and glamor is the most fun part of this festival of lights. My entire social media feed is buzzing with so much festive inspiration and I am loving it! To keep the buzz going, here are some shots of tablescape from my home.
My home decor style is global eclectic mix and with boho touches and so my coffee table has been adorned this Diwali, with an amalgamation of both traditional and modern flair.
Coming to the formal dining table I wanted to go with a minimalistic and modern decor style keeping it elegant and simple. The cool colors used here made the decor look festive and appealing to eyes.
As you can tell by now, Buddha and Ganesha statues are two of my favourite decor pieces which I tend to use in most of my settings. Somehow I feel they bring in peace and calm amongst all the paparazzi in our lives.
We were missing the marigold flowers which have a significant role to play in Diwali decor in India and to satisfy the craving my daughter was kind enough to do these faux DIY flowers for me which did not bring in the fragrance all the way from India but yes, did manage to add that perfect yellow tint to the decor adding to the festive spirit!!
I have a very clear and distinct memory from childhood of all the rituals my mom followed on each festival! She had her own speciality for each occasion. Guess it gets handed over to daughters naturally and so keeping to the norms I also find myself guiding and teaching my daughters, making sure I introduce them to as much as I can in this “Life Across The Seven Seas”.
Hope you are also enjoying the festivities by adding your own personal touches in the corners of your abode. Here’s wishing all our readers light and laughter filled Happy and Prosperous Diwali!