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An artisanal home

I must say, Zara Home are really killing it this season. The brand certainly hasn’t always been a go-to for me, as I’ve often found their style to be a little too feminine or glitzy for my taste, but their Spring Summer 2020 Artisanal Home trend definitely has me drooling!

Styled by Barcelona-based creative studio Cobalto, this sun-drenched editorial perfectly captures a Mediterranean-style, laid-back, carefree lifestyle, showcasing Zara Home’s new season handcrafted pieces beautifully. There is plenty in the new range to lust over, from the oversized wicker cushions and gloriously hued bed linens in shades of khaki and terracotta, to the flecked jute rug which looks equally effective styled on the floor, or hung on the wall.

The whole look and feel of the Artisanal Home editorial reinforces my current love for rattan/jute/wicker immensely, and challenges somewhat my belief that you can’t have too many of these materials in your home without it looking contrived. To me, everything in these images looks chic and considered, with the interplay of different weaves working beautifully to create a effortlessly serene feel. I think the soft, muted hues of the khaki and terracotta linens, the bitter olive of the tiling in the kitchen (and that texture, ooh!), and the unexpectedly modern mix of light and dark woods just brings everything together in perfect harmony.

This feels like a home where time slows to its most leisurely pace and you can lie back and truly sink into relaxation. The raw, rough, textures of the walls, and cool brickwork underfoot, softened by the use of tactile jute rugs, create a space where sunlight is thrown around in abundance. The organic forms and natural elements offer a sense of bibliophilic design that would help calm and soothe the soul, exactly what is needed in the current climate, while thriving in the beauty of imperfection. Since all the pieces have been handcrafted, no two glasses, or wicker vases, or woven rugs, will be the same, celebrating individuality and uniqueness.

It’s almost impossible to craft a wish list from the collection that isn’t just “all of it“, but if I’m pressed I’d have to say my top three items are those square wicker cushions, the wooden double bench (seen below in the bathroom), and the ceramic-based lamp with pleated paper lampshade.

Which pieces from the collection are calling to you?


All imagery © Zara Home. Art direction by Cobalto Studio, photography by Pol Rebaque

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  1. My eyes are on the ceramic-based lamp with a pleated paper lampshade. It would fit perfectly in my bedroom.