Rosemary Mac Cabe

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Zara Home goes online – look away now if you are interiors-obsessed and weak-willed

Yesterday, I realised that Zara Home had finally, finally launched online – so that we, in Ireland, now had our chance to get a bit of that Spanish magic in our homes’ interiors. Then I went on to the site and …

Sat, Oct 13, 2012, 07:30

   

Yesterday, I realised that Zara Home had finally, finally launched online – so that we, in Ireland, now had our chance to get a bit of that Spanish magic in our homes’ interiors. Then I went on to the site and began filling my online basket. Bedclothes, a set of plates, cutlery, vintage-looking trays, beautiful weathered wood photo frames, cushions, bedspreads . . . before I knew it, my basket totted up at €504. Yes, that’s €504 I was about to spend on homewares from Zara – homewares that I do not need, for a home I do not own.

Because this stuff is seriously covetable. We’re talking really smart designs at good – not cheap – prices. You’ll get crockery, cutlery, bedclothes, elsewhere, but these are designs that are truly lovely, and seem to call to a taste or aesthetic that is knowingly, consciously eclectic. It’s a little like Avoca, without the twee, over-embellished elements: great, homely-feeling homewares for a thoroughly modern customer. (If you couldn’t tell, I love it!)

More pics after the jump – and let me know if you order anything, I’m really curious to see how much the crockery and glassware would survive the journey to our little island.