Now is not the time to stress about uniformity. ‘Tis the season for messy kitchens and layered reading nooks; for warm colors and vintage-inspired bits and bobs that feel so much more charming than sleek accents. If you’re ready to fully lean into the cottagecore aesthetic this fall, allow Zara Home to help: The retailer just released a new catalog full of all the ochre accessories and cozy linens you could ever want.
Zara shot the editorial in the Scottish Highlands home of Isabella Cawdor, a fashion stylist and editor whose historic Drynachan Lodge features 19th century furniture and printed wallpaper in nearly every room. “It’s where we gather with family and friends to have fun, relax, and enter in the bubble of the holiday spirit,” writes Cawdor. She styled the space with plenty of scattered vessels and subtle pattern-mixing—and while a lot of her treasures are antique, there are plenty of Zara pieces that are available to shop right now.
Ready to give your home an autumnal makeover? It all starts with a few simple additions:
Refresh Your Dinnerware Cupboard
These floral earthenware dishes deserve to be shown off in open shelving or behind glass doors—the delicate pattern is the perfect backdrop to soup season.
Swap Art for Hanging Textiles
All you need are a couple of nails to make a set of green linen tea towels the focal point of your kitchen’s walls. They even come with a brown leather loop for an extra dose of texture.
Sprinkle a Few Ambiance-Boosters Around
Tapers are for more than just the dinner table. Place these caramel-colored candles in any empty corner for an easy finishing touch.
Migrate your cutting-edge kitchen appliances south for the winter, and instead prop this retro scale directly on your counters. You’ll need something to help you expertly measure flour for all that sourdough, right?
Warm Up a White Sofa
Ask yourself, is that something my grandma would have in her house? If the answer is yes (like this elegant embroidered coral throw pillow), then congratulations! It’s cottagecore.
Give Your Stovetop Some Eye Candy
Even if the most you’ll be flexing your culinary skills this season is heating up takeout curries, do it with flair. This tomato-red (and uber-affordable) cast-iron pot is the ultimate slow-cooking staple; even the simple act of stirring sauce in it will make you feel like Julia Child.
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