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Rabah Saeid's Holiday Picks

Discover Rabah’s holiday picks and her signature style to choose the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Her holiday spirit is made of warm gatherings and the celebration of this magical moment of the year with a blend of tradition and sophistication.

Rabah Saeid, founder of Styled Habitat, is an American Sudanese designer that creates multi-faceted, experiential environments. The exploration of materiality, color, forms, and the juxtaposition of contemporary and vintage, architectural and organic are all aspects that curate a wealth of experiences into every space that she creates.

What’s your ritual to get yourself into the holiday spirit?

Holidays, to me, mean the joy of gathering with family and friends. The sound of laughter, the warm glow of candlelight, and the delightful aromas drifting from the kitchen are the essence of the holiday spirit. I take pleasure in crafting creative tablescapes and the thrill of exploring new recipes to make these moments even more special.

What’s your most cherished holiday tradition?

My most cherished holiday tradition revolves around being together, celebrating the uniqueness of each family member and embracing our individuality and diversity. Whenever we gather, a friendly yet spirited card game always takes center stage. It's a delightful occasion where conversations flow effortlessly, banter and skills are on full display, and the bonds between us grow stronger. It's these heartwarming moments that truly make the holidays special for me.

How will your holiday tabletop look like this year?

Typically, my holiday tabletop will be a captivating blend of tradition and innovation, a reflection of reimagining the familiar to create an aesthetic and emotional masterpiece. With everything that I design, I'm drawn to the art of combining textures, materials, and a bold interplay of sophisticated elements with unexpected, yet meaningful, objects we already have.

When picking the perfect gift what do you look for?

Everyday luxury is the ultimate luxury. Looking for items that are well made and age beautifully with time, is high on my list!

Rabah Saeid's Holiday Picks

Looking for items that are well made and age beautifully with time is high on my list!

Rabah Saeid

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