I’m quite irritated with myself: I spent quite a while one day last December wading through all the delectable goodies on the Zara Home website and putting together a hilarious (ok, sort of mildly funny) post, but then got too over-excited at blogging about other things and left it sitting in draft form, and now I want to post about it and all the flipping products are last season, grrrrr. What a wally.
So I guess what I shall do is keep in the best bits of the old collections (as a LOT of it is still available in the sale, check it out), and then do a mini round up of the exciting newcomers for 2011.
Firstly, the bold Spanish take on clean simple lines, calm white vignettes and bold colourful accents. I am a huge fan of using a mixture of striped/plain/patterned bed linen in one or two colours, as they have here (and I’m loving that white armchair – not for sale sadly):
This white and platinum combo is just gorgeous – love the metallic accents on the bedside tables and bench next to the upholstered headboard.
The sofa/cowhide rug combo here is quite fun…
There’s something about hot pink and orange that gets me every time.
Just look at all the different textures – LOVE LOVE LOVE!
This table lamp is killing me! Gorgeous.
These cushions are seriously gorge:
And…here’s my picks of their new collection.
So I’ve picked my fave images from their new catalogue and then found as many of the items as I could (click on the image for pricing info etc.) but frustratingly it seems that half of the products haven’t been released yet – I shall update next month!
It looks like they’re buying into the whole ethnic, colourful trend (*high fiving myself*).
I am drooling over these curtains, but alas cannot find them anywhere.
Ditto this rug…
Ditto most of this tableware…
Helllllllllo leopard print
I *heart* this rug.
…and this bathroom:
I love this entire vignette, but cannot find a single item on the website, hurrumph.
I’m also coveting every single one of these gorgeous boxes and baskets.
And talk about a statement bathroom…
And lastly, I couldn’t resist – cute cute cute cute cute cute!!
I think I’ve mentioned before that I spent a year living in Barcelona and Madrid when I was 20/21 (oh, so long ago!). During that year, as well as having a lot of awesome experiences, meeting a bunch of great chicks I’m still good friends with (oh, and Alistair!), and developing an alarming taste for tapas (and getting into running as a result – bad calorific content…!), I also managed to develop a weird obsession for all things from Zara and Zara Home, specifically the gold crockery and cutlery sets…(I know, random). On my way home from work in Madrid, I used to have to walk past about 4 Zara stores – seriously, didn’t stand a chance.
How fabulous do these make the table setting though?! We’re having a bunch of friends over for dinner tonight, would luuurve to be able to incorporate these into our tablescape – add some candlelight and the gold would glow.
As I mentioned above, they have some pretty big price reductions online right now….tempted?!