Sarah’s Style: Zara Home, Eh?

Spain-based Zara Home has been a popular retailer of housewares in Europe for the past 10 years. Its first North American store opened in Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre, while a second location recently opened in Laval, Quebec.

Zara Home’s aesthetic appeals to a wide demographic with its mix of coastal and shabby-chic and a touch of glamour. Yorkdale’s 2,700-square-foot store boasts a collection of home accessories with an emphasis on dinnerware and bed linens. Below are a few of my favourite images from Zara Home’s Fall/Winter 2013 Campaign.

 

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Now, those who know me well can attest to my eternal love of all things blue and white. I have yet to find an application of that colour combo that I didn’t enjoy. Taking inspiration from the coastal region of Spain, Zara Home has included in its dinnerware collection many pieces with colour palettes that reference the Spanish coastline – hues of blue, white, cream and sand all work to create a pulled-together, yet carefree look.

 

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To me, this vignette looks absolutely idyllic. The classic country iron frame and casual ticking cushion (for more on ‘ticking’ be sure to check out my previous post) are cleverly juxtaposed with soft, silky, watercolour pillows and a graphic, wool throw to create a beautiful, comfortable and cozy corner in which to wile away a lazy Sunday afternoon.

 

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I love sleeping. Love it. Have loved it since I was a baby who slept 10 hours at a time (you’re welcome, Mom and Dad). So it comes as no surprise that I really enjoy a beautiful bed. Zara Home plays with the mix of a pared down, wooden four poster dressed with a lacey bedspread, dainty matelassé coverlet and luxurious faux fur throws. Nothing is too precious, yet everything is special.

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Photo Credits: Zara Home

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