Thursday, February 28, 2008

Moroccan influence: new Zara Home catalogue

This season, Zara Home products echo Northern Africa: they travel us through Tangier, Marrakesh, Casablanca and Alexandria to exotic, mystical, colourful places, away from mundane reality.

The colours and textures are so varied, one gets dizzy just looking at the options. It takes guts to try and decorate with all that stuff without having a kitsch and overdone result. Of course these are catalogue photos, styled by experienced editors, decorators and photographers, so please, do not try this at home! Not without an experienced eye to guide you in any case.

Of course, my favourite colour, green, makes an impressive appearance, from modern versions of the ubiquitous bird cage to full-on green-as-theme room decoration:

Green bird cages

Green themed patio - awesome!

Green vases - I just love the colour!

Green dining room. Would look great in a big kitchen too.

Green bathroom too!

Eye-popping glassware is always one of their strong points:

And this veranda is one of the best I have seen in a while:

Wireframe fruit bowl and decorative fruit - simply divine:

Whenever I visit their shop, I cannot avoid searching for hours in the children's area - the stuffed toys are always surprising in their materials and colours, their softness making them most wanted.


I just love that sheep under the bed!

So if you need to turn your place into an Moroccan hideaway this spring and summer, try looking at Zara Home for inspiration. I know I will!


  1. παραδεισένια....ότι μου χρειαζοταν

  2. τι καταπληκτικές ιδέες διακόσμησης!!!! τα ζήλεψα όλα και να φανταστείς πως το πράσινο δεν είναι το χρώμα μου!