This Ramadan, we’re celebrating the joy of being better together with Lebanese-American designer Farah Merhi, the style maven who has influenced millions of global home interiors. Farah’s comfortable yet glamourous look is captured in her exclusive collaboration with Home Centre, and sets the perfect tone for an elegant home during the Ramadan and Eid celebrations.
Layer on the luxury
When it comes to decorating for this special time of the year, Farah suggests taking it one step at a time, starting with the paint colour and only then deciding on the larger pieces such as sofas, consoles and coffee tables. Then, tie in the whole room together with a rug.
"Rugs are a must-have," she maintains. "They anchor a room, add texture and make a statement." Farah suggests choosing patterns that are easy on the eye and colours that complement the rest of your room. Next comes lighting: "Lighting is essential. I love how it makes a room feel welcoming while creating a focal point."
With the foundations in place, it’s time for the fun part! Pillows, decorative accents and wall art will help finish off the look. Farah’s signature, stand-out dazzle, undoubtedly creates an interior ‘wow’ factor, but she keeps it real with neutral colour pallets, soft fabrics and exquisite design details that can easily be worked into every room. With her Inspire Me! Home Décor Collection, Farah makes styling easy since furniture and accessories are designed to easily blend with each other.
Your dining area is going to get plenty of use during Ramadan so elevate every Iftar and Suhoor with décor and dinnerware that live up to the occasion. Bring on the drama with gorgeously gilded serveware inspired by the sculptural beauty of natural twigs and make the most of surfaces away from the main dinner table too, with stylish displays almost too good to eat. When it comes to table settings, Farah suggests you pull out all the stops – naturally!
Dinnerware does not have to be boring! Switch it up and add an eye-catching design statement to your dining room. Again, white and gold make immediate impact so make every meal together a visual feast with inviting morsels, elegantly displayed on stunningly coordinated plates and bowls.
Beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms
Living spaces aren’t the only rooms that are enlivened by Farah’s luxurious, but eminently livable, style. In the bedroom, layers of throws and bedspreads in rich textures and chic neutrals can blend easily with tonal lamps, rugs and ottoman to pull the room together.
Need an instant style switch-up? Pillows are a quick and easy way to add texture to your room and give it a refresh.
Bathrooms and guest powder rooms never rocked more with Farah’s stand-out accessories in cool, marble-look materials streaked with glistening gold. Pair it with reflective mirror and metallics for a touch of pure Hollywood glitz.
Shop the exclusive Inspire Me! Home Décor collection by Farah Merhi at Home Centre, available now in-store and online. View the e-catalogue at homecentre.com.
Farah Merhi is a designer, entrepreneur, author, content creator and social media sensation. As the founder of Inspire Me! Home Décor, she is well known for taking her brands from humble beginnings to a globally recognised powerhouse. Everything from her brand to her personal style embodies her passion for design and deep connection to her fans.