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Hai Vogue at Home: 12 Decor Pieces to Give Your Space an Al Balad-Inspired Makeover

On February 8-9, Vogue Arabia will take over the neighborhood of Al Balad with Hai Vogue, its first large-scale event in Saudi Arabia — and it’s open to the public! As we gear up for the big festival, which brings together fashion, music, culture, food and celebrities, we take you through 12 stunning home decor pieces that will help you add an Al Balad-inspired touch to your space. Read on to discover our edit of must-haves, and find out everything about Hai Vogue — from how to get tickets, to the line-up of musical performances coming your way — here.


Al Balad isn’t just a historically significant site — it’s also a visual delight, standing out in Jeddah as a rustic jewel with its beautifully restored buildings, distinct in their palette of pop greens, softer jades, and rich browns. Crafted using a combination of rocks found in the vicinity of Al Arbaeen Lake, intricate wooden latticework (known as rawasheen or roshan), and walled gateways that have now become iconic, the neighborhood’s many buildings carry an old-world charm that tugs at one’s heartstrings, inviting visitors to dive deep into Jeddah’s history to discover more about this unique area.

With its gorgeous backdrop and flourishing creative community, Al Balad made the ideal choice for Hai Vogue. As we gear up for the star-studded two-day festival, we’re dreaming of all things in the colors of Jeddah’s oldest neighborhood — so why not manifest this aesthetic into reality? Below, Vogue Arabia shares its edit of 12 hauntingly beautiful home decor pieces that promise to add some of Al Balad’s distinct personality into your space.

12 home decor pieces in the colors of Al Balad

Green is a color that’s long been associated not just with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, but very much with Al Balad. Bring some of the neighborhood’s fresh palette into your space via key pieces like the Sultan’s garden coupe bowl by William Edwards, which comes patterned with palm trees, or the Mirrors Arabic coffee dallah by Silsal. Crafted in a soothing shade of lime green, the L’Objet x Haas Brothers cups and saucers also make a winning choice, while Aquazzura’s Secret Garden teapot promises to add a touch of whimsy to your morning cuppa.

If your favorite element of Al Balad is its rich wooden details, look no further than Eichholtz’s unconventional console table, or add an earthy touch to games night with Ralph Lauren Home’s Sutton backgammon set. The brown boulder vase at LSA makes the perfect addition to outdoor spaces, while for the indoors, nothing channels the beauty of Al Balad quite like a beautifully woven carpet from Jaipur Rugs.

All that’s left now is a hint of gold to represent the sunkissed corners of Al Balad. Cue Bang & Olfusen’s metallic beosound level portable WiFi speaker, an investment piece for any music lover.

Vogue Arabia is taking over Jeddah’s Al Balad for a one-of-a-kind block party at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. On February 8 and 9, 2024, join us at Hai Vogue, where we will turn the spotlight on Saudi’s spirited youth and creative community, framed by the unique architecture and spirit of this historical neighborhood. Buy your tickets here

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