We love their clothing, but finally we can decorate our homes in on-trend Zara essentials. As of this week, Zara's homeware arm has set up, well, home in Yorkdale, Toronto, offering an endless bounty of beautiful candles, cushions, tsotchkes and sleepwear.
Like their clothing, Zara Home will offer two distinct collections per year, taking trendy details from runway shows and adapting them to the home. Currently available for Fall/Winter is the Multiculture, Graphic Studio, Diva, Ocean, Rock Couture, Orient Express and Hotel Collection. My personal favourite is the Multiculture range, with its touches of folk art and blue tones, patchwork and attractive pattern combinations. There's classic prints such as Oxford stripes, flowery designs and traditional folk patchwork, mixed with more modern looks like chambray and denim.
As is expected from Zara, prices swing widely between low-budget essentials (small Egyptian cotton towels can be picked up for $12) and talking point statement pieces, like large coral ornaments for $60. If you're looking for stocking fillers, their candles and home fragrances are around the $12 mark, while slippers, silk pyjamas and sleep masks have their own land of nod section in the middle of the store.
I should probably mention that the Zara Home now open at Yorkdale is the first of its kind on North America, but shipping is available from their website. Meanwhile, their second store will open in Laval, Quebec at Carrefour Laval later this month August 29. Now check out some of the photos I snapped during the store's opening and sound off about how you dress your home…