Going Nautical- 5 Fab Finds At Zara

Awhile back I wrote a post about my frequent visits to Zara.  Too frequent I’d say since these visits usually end up with me purchasing some new item(s) of clothing which I may or may not need. Shopping addiction aside, I mentioned in my previous Zara post how I never really appreciated their home department until fairly recently. Now it’s a must see.

I want to focus on a nautical theme this time around.  Zara has so many great pieces that will allow you to decorate with touches of nautical without going overboard. (sorry, had to say it!)

Here are my top finds:

Inject a bit of fun into your room with this cool shark figurine. £39.99

Inject a bit of fun into your room with this cool shark figurine. £39.99

Nothing says nautical like blue and white stripes but the embroidered compass on this one gives it something a little special.  £29.99

Nothing says nautical like blue and white stripes but the embroidered compass on this one makes it a little special.
£29.99

Add some shine to the room with this funky brass candle holder. £29.99

Add some shine to the room with this funky brass candle holder.  See, it’s an anchor!
£29.99

This pale blue wool rug will bring texture to the room.  It compliments the nautical theme without being too obvious. £169.99

This pale blue wool rug will bring texture to the room. It compliments the nautical theme without being too obvious.
£169.99

Can't forget the rope element.  The room wouldn't be complete without it and this jute doorstop fits the bill perfectly. £29.99

Can’t forget the rope element. The room wouldn’t be complete without it and this jute doorstop fits the bill perfectly.
£29.99

Those are my top five, simple but effective, favourites. But if you visit http://www.zarahome.com you will find many, many more.  Tell me which are your favourites!

If it’s nautical inspiration you’re looking for, you’ll find plenty at Zara Home that will float your boat.

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I Came To A Crossroads

I have to admit, I have been very slack at keeping this blog up-to-date with the latest and greatest in interior design. But don’t think I have given up writing completely. On the contrary! I have been studying a copywriting course and I love it! What does copy writing have to do with interior design you ask? Well in my case, nothing really. And this is where the “crossroads” comes in.

I had finished my Diploma Degree at NDA and if you’ve read my “about me” page, you’d know that my goal was to start a small interior design business. I began this blog, originally to help promote myself and share my thoughts on interiors. And a funny little thing happened…..I just realised how much I LOVE writing! Now, this is not something that is 100% out of the blue. I’ve always enjoyed reading and writing, English being one of my best subjects in school. But it wasn’t until I read a job posting from a cool clothing company looking for a “copywriter” that things changed.

At first, I didn’t even really know what a copywriter was. But as I read the job description I thought “yes! I can do that” and “yes! I’d love to do that!”

So now I find myself immersed in a copywriting course and enjoying it more than I would have thought! I think that Interior Design is a hobby for me and I still love it 100% but a career in copywriting is something I think I could really make a go of.

So why am I telling you, my followers, all this? Well…..

A) because I wanted to share my news and maybe explain why there have not been many posts lately
B) I thought that while I am studying I could help out anyone who needs a copywriter on a “work experience” basis
C) I kind of missed just writing “for fun” and want to get the ball rolling on this blog again

As you all know, I love writing about interiors and if you have your own interior design business perhaps I can help you with your “copy”….that is I can help with:

Web copy
Direct emails
Advertising campaigns
Blog articles
Brochures
Newsletters
Press releases
Sale literature

So wish me luck and in the meantime, I plan to keep writing about interiors on my blog……with maybe a couple of copywriting bits thrown in!