Last year I was asked to style some shots for Dunelm and I must admit that I wasn’t overly impressed with the product then.

This season however, I have bought so many props from there, many of which would easily sit happily with much more expensive surroundings. If you look closely at what’s on offer you will seek out some little diamonds.

Here are just a selection of my favourite items currently on offer there.

Continuing with our love for vintage distressed rugs as seen above by Westelm, Dunelm have brought out this version below for just £125 for the largest size.

 

A version of this designer industrial style mirror can be bought for £45.00 from Dunelm.

Another continuing trend which Dunelm have picked up on is for supersize knits.

This Paignton hand knitted chunk throw below comes in cream and grey for just £45.00

 

A beautifully minimal copper lamp picking up on the scandi design trend is an online purchase only.

Float lamp £110.00

 

 

Yellow is one of this seasons colour trends and this felt wool cushion is just £10.00

Also worth checking out are their new furniture ranges.

This coffee table from their Pimlico range picks up on the current trend for brass while the Farringdon range below is a great affordable collection of industrial inspired loft style furniture.

What do you think about Dunelm Mill? Do you shop there or would you consider shopping there now?

All words and opinions are my own. This is not a sponsored post.

In the middle of our kitchen renovation our washing machine has decided to pack up on us and of course with Christmas just around the corner, nobody can promise delivery for over a week.

With two children in the house, one a teenager and one on the cusp, daily clean clothes, and trainers, (which is the problem behind the broken machine, I suspect) are a must, so this morning I’ve been to our local laundrette for the first time.

I’ve just had the most sociable morning I’ve had in a long time. The place was a hub of activity and I’ve spent the last 1/2 hour speaking to a lovely gentleman in his 70’s who is still working as an architect. We’ve chewed the fat about eco design, sustainable materials, planning consent and the nightmares they entail and a lovely lady called Molly has shown me how to use the machine.

I think its fantastic that we still have laundrettes and the community spirit and social aspects of them are wonderful. It almost makes me wish my washing machine would take longer to be delivered so that I can pay another visit and have a chat to some more interesting people.

The laundrette in Chorlton Manchester, just up the road from where I live, has been recently turned into a restaurant. When I first heard about it, i thought the possibilities for an amazing design around the old fixtures and fittings would be obvious, but sadly it has been given a very chi chi makeover, with nearly all signs of its previous history eliminated, apart from the name, which stands testament to its previous incarnation.

I have however, come across this chain of bars in Belgium, called Wasbar, designed by Pinkeye Design Studio. The designers have cleverly come up with a concept that includes the ability to wash your smalls, whilst having a haircut and a drink. Now that’s clever design.

Great graphics design of a peg and a bottle opener