A Copenhagen Apartment in Soothing, Earthy Shades

This week some images dropped into my mailbox that made me sit up and go 'wow'! At a first glance I assumed it was a home tour. But on closer inspection, I realised that the pictures were taken as part of a campaign for high street brand Zara Home! Yes, I know! To create the down-to-earth space, stylists Colin King and Rosie Seabrook used a Copenhagen apartment as a backdrop for Zara Home items alongside vintage and designer pieces as well as beautiful art to create a simple, organic contemporary home in the heart of the Danish capital. Time for a little Friday dreaming....

The stylists have opted for muted, tone on tone colours - which, if done badly could lead to a very uninteresting living space. But it works in this apartment because of the blend of textures. Look closely and you'll notice the walls have a subtle patina that shifts with the light, the fabrics have a course, tactile finish and the furniture and accessories feature an array of different materials including linen, stone, rattan, cane, porcelain, wood, brass etc which adds interest and depth. 

Guh! I could move right in and not do a thing! How about you?

Which is actually strange, as the space doesn't look very Danish. In my mind, it would feel more in place on the Swedish island of Gotland (see this home) at a push -  or the Mediterranean (I guess Zara is Spanish, after all) but there's something about it that just works! 

Do you feel inspired too? 

In case you feel like rushing down to your local Zara Home  - keep an eye out for items made from 100% recycled material, there are some beautiful pieces in the collection. 

On an ENTIRELY separate note, my family and I are enjoying our last couple of days of our summer holiday at the cottage before heading home. I'm going to miss these carefree days with my family!! But, it's back to the grindstone and actually I'm looking forward to blogging full time again (i.e. daily!) come Monday - I've got so many exciting things to share with you! 

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Photography Frederik Vercruysse and styling by Colin King and Rosie Seabrook for Zara Home.
Thank you to Bungalow 5 for the tip


  1. Simply glorious!

  2. Such an amazing campaign - made me want to visit a Zara home store asap.

  3. Love the natural, earth tones. A very rustic appeal. I'm an interior designer at VESSEL Furniture and love the selection of furniture on your blog - absolutely beautiful!


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