The winter months are always a great time to take advantage of the extra time spent indoors, a great opportunity to add new colours, materials and styles to the home.
Winter is my favourite time of the year! Dressing up in warm cosy outfits and snuggling by the fire. Sipping festive mulled wine at Christmas markets and taking advantage of the delicious food on offer!
We hope everyone is getting in the festive spirit too, we can’t wait to put up our Christmas tree this weekend, we will update everyone with some photos.
I can always be a challenge trying to find something a little bit different to give a friend or loved one at Christmas. Here is a collage of a few ideas we have put together. Browse our Christmas gift section ‘here’ for some more inspiration for the team at Za Za Homes.
As the days get shorter we find there is a desire for adding soft mood lighting when entertaining friends in the home. Candlelight , whether it be created with lanterns or candlesticks, can be at the dining table, scattered around the room or maybe the the in hallway or by the fireplace. It is always a great way to create a cosy ambience when enjoying a relaxing evening with family and friends.
Here are some of our favourites.
Being of natural wood, each item incorporates its own wonderful natural shades and patterns, therefore each item is unique.
This month we have a few new additions to our contemporary Stockholm range. The wooden console table, desk and hanging clothes rack are now all available with painted white drawers, adding a stylish splash of white to the furniture.
We hope that you have all had a good start to the month and managed to enjoy some sunshine.
Za Za Homes Team x
This Summer ‘wicker’ seems to be everywhere. Whether it be in the kitchen, hallway, bedroom, conservatory or garden! This is because it is so adaptable and looks great in any part of the home with its soft colours and beautiful weaves. We love that every different type of wicker brings a unique weave and varying natural shades.
We have thoroughly enjoyed choosing and tailoring each one of our wicker products. See our range of bamboo, waterhyacinth, abaca and seagrass weaves.
Here we have chosen our favourite Za Za wicker products.
Featured above (left to right):
This month we fancied sharing with you our NEW set of Sandy Cove wood candle lanterns. They have been beautifully hand crafted with solid teak wood and high quality stainless steel which makes then very durable and hence can be used outdoors. If left outside the wood will fade to a lovely soft grey.
An excellent Summer accessory! Why not place these unique candle lanterns on your garden table and fill with a simple pillar candle to create soft mood lighting.
Isn’t lovely to create that special ambience when welcoming guests to a wedding, party or simply alfresco dining with friends in your back garden. The flames produced by our wonderful selection of outdoor oil torches and lamps add such magical mood lighting.
We are happy to inform everyone that all of our outdoor oil torches and lamps are back in stock with the addition of a few new special items.
Our favourite this month is our NEW contemporary Garda oil torch pictured below, priced at only £25!
This week we were so happy to be greeted with the wonderful Sun at our door! The energy, joy and motivation that it brings with it is just excellent.
This has led us to start thinking about our own garden and the work we need to do to get it ready for our Summer BBQ’s and entertaining friends. My favourite part of being in the garden late afternoon/early evening is adding a selection of our oil torches and lanterns to creating magical mood lighting for our friends to enjoy.
Our entire range of garden torches and oil lamps will be back in stock by May, but for now people will find there is still a great range available and you can always place a pre order for those which haven’t yet arrived.
Enjoy the Sun everyone x
This month we had the arrival of our New and very beautifully crafted Stockholm range.
All have been thoughtfully designed to suit any size home, giving you enough space to organize your clothes, work and living space.
The stylish frames with contemporary narrow legs and smooth lines make our Stockholm range the perfect centre piece for any home.
We were very happy to receive some photos from our customers ‘Mr & Mrs Burnett’ of our Provence bar stools that they recently purchased for their kitchen.
They chose to have both styles of kitchen stool, one with a round seat and the another with a square seat. This has created a unique style in their beautful Cornish cottage and holiday home. Don’t they look fabulous!
The Provence kitchen stool has been hand woven with a beautiful Waterhyasynth wicker and features natural wooden legs. Each bar stool will therefore be unique with their wonderfully natural shades in both the wicker and wood.
At Za Za we find January and February are a great time of the year for adding a fresh touch of style to our homes.
Being of natural wood, each item incorporates its own wonderful natural shades and patterns, unique to each item.
We hope you love this range as much as we do, have a peek here.
What is a necessity for any cosy home during the Winter months and Christmas time? For us, it is soft, inspiring, warm and glowing mood lighting!
The soft flicker of light from a candle lantern can make all the difference to the ambience in a room when sitting round a table with friends, hosting a party or simply relaxing in your home.
Here are a few of our favourites, they make excellent Christmas gifts but also a nice treat and unique decoration for your own home this Winter.
For the Autumn we are very excited to have our new range of rustic wicker and natural wood furniture. This includes a selection of stools, coffee tables, bar stools, dining chairs and some beautiful occasional chairs. Our favorites…our new wicker storage baskets!
Above, our beautiful new range of rustic stools, featuring me in the corner – My photographer took this sneaky picture during our photo shoot for the range…
Last year we took part in a fabulous ‘Autumn Winter Wedding’ photo shoot at our local Devonshire Wedding venue, Upton Barn. The theme was inspired with Copper and Rose Gold shades.
We met so many fabulous, inspiring and hard working people, what a wonderful day we had.
Our Roma Copper and Genoa oil torches plus our lanterns, looked absolutely beautiful within the walled gardens of this rustic wedding venue. To see more images please see the March edition of Wed Magazine.
Stunning image above by the talented Maxi Photography .
With the Summer and Wedding season in full bloom it’s still not too late to give your garden or special celebration some extra magical mood lighting. We find personally that our evening BBQ’s and intimate parties with friends are given a glamorous vibe with a few oil lamps scattered around; on the tables, along the patio and the darker corners of the garden.
For those of you looking for something memorably special to decorate your outdoor event then look no further. Our wide selection of Za Za Homes (ZaZa Living) outdoor oil torches will add that wonderfully dreamy and classy atmosphere you are looking for.
Our garden oil torches are now also available to purchase in pairs so you can SAVE up to 15%.
Hope everyone is having a fab Summer!
This month we just have to share with you some of our new items which have arrived in time for the Summer!
First up, we are adding some french country style with our new teak wood Bordeaux garden bench. Such a timeless piece for the garden and the home.
Our stunning hand hammered Roma oil torch is back in stock due to popular demand. This oil lamp was part of our initial Za Za range and still one of our favorites. The absolute perfect accessory to set the mood for alfresco dining and entertaining guests.
Finally, we can’t forget to mention the new and gorgeous Dartington hurricane lanterns. We specifically asked for the white lantern to have the copper look handle, which in our opinion makes this such a tasteful and unique piece.
Zara, Za Za Homes x
With Summer on its way and the longer days now very apparent it is great to see that we are all venturing out into the garden to enjoy the fresh bursts of English sunshine. What’s more, it’s now that time when we begin trying to think of ways to freshen up and accessorise our homes for the Summer months ahead. In our home I am always excited to try new food recipes, trips to the beach and the chance to begin lighting the garden oil torches to set the mood when relaxing and socializing with friends outdoors.
At Za Za Homes we have been extremely busy planning a very exciting new range which will be here in a few months time. I will keep you posted, maybe with a few sneaky images before they arrive…
For now, here are a few of my Spring time favorites, I am trying my very best not to take one of the new embroidered Chloe cushions home for myself…. Aren’t they just gorgeous! x
At Za Za Homes we are already getting into the festive spirit. We absolutely love the Winter and Christmas period as it always brings some of our most treasured things: Friendly faces, open fires, soft mood lighting, delicious food, giving gifts and lots of celebrations.
We began the month by baking some yummy Ginger biscuits that were of course made into festive star shapes. The Christmas tree has also been decorated with our favorite gold and copper sparkles.
If you are still on the hunt for some special gift ideas to give this Christmas we have selected just a few of our festive favorites in the images that you see. To view the entire ranges of Candle Lanterns, Oil Lamps and New home accessories click ‘here.’
Especially for you this December, we are also offering 10% off all online purchases! Get your special code ‘here’ now.
The team at Za Za Homes would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas. Enjoy!
In celebration of the launch of our new website this October I am very excited to be writing our first Za Za Homes blog!
For those of you who have not yet heard about us, we are based in Cornwall and Devon, selling a wonderful range of high quality candle lanterns, outdoor oil lamps and just this month we will be adding some new home furnishings to the collections especially for Christmas!
My aim is to provide customers with high quality items which add character and softness to your home. We absolutely love mood lighting, which is reflected in our selection of hanging lamps, lanterns and garden oil torches.
We have had an exciting few months with Game of Thrones purchasing our Copper Roma Oil Lamps and the Aegis Trust ‘s marathon runners Rob Young and Adam Holland carrying our Naples oil torch around the UK. It is now also making its way across Kenya! You can have a read about this fantastic charity here.
Thank you so much for having a read and I hope that you love the product range as much as I do!
Image above, myself being coerced into a photo during our shoot last month.
What a lovely location!