MMM: Welcome to #MatalanHome

Last weekend we were invited to be guinea pigs for a project Matalan have just started.

Called Matalan Home, the brand have hired a beautiful cottage in the Cotswolds where they have set up shop – so to speak – for the next six months.

The entire place is decked out in their home collection, from towels to mugs, bedding to cushions – everything is Matalan.

Even the front door is the exact red Pantone of the brand’s logo.

The front entrance to the cottage. Nice, huh?
The front entrance to the cottage. Nice, huh?

It’s a project they are doing to really show journalists that they are a store for – and about – families. The house represents that – and they are inviting media down to experience not just the breadth of products, but also to give their families an opportunity to enjoy some downtime together.

The entrance hall welcome
The entrance hall welcome
Entrance hall
Entrance hall

Once the kids had got over the excitement of having their very own playroom – including dressing up costumes in exactly the right sizes, impressive – we really did chill out.

Lila hasn't even checked out the rest of the house yet...
Lila hasn’t even checked out the rest of the house yet…
Blackboard wall in the playroom
Blackboard wall in the playroom

It was lovely watching the children racing around the garden and exploring the local area – all in the sunshine.

The garden, with a bit of decorating  *help* from Charlie
The garden, with a bit of decorating *help* from Charlie
Even the geraniums match
Even the primulas match

I’m a big fan of Matalan textiles anyway, but I was really surprised by how stylish the whole thing looked. The bed-linen was gorgeous, in fact I have ordered the set that was in the master bedroom (doesn’t need loads of ironing either, result).

The master bedroom cushions were VERY satisfying
The master bedroom cushions were VERY satisfying
Living room cushion display
Living room cushion display
Leather chair in living room
Leather chair in living room
The living room
The living room
Spiderman and his lovely assistant can't quite take their eyes off the giant TV
Spiderman and his lovely assistant can’t quite take their eyes off the giant TV
Our farmer's market welcome pack
Our farmer’s market welcome pack
The kitchen table
The kitchen table

We were really delighted to have been asked to take part in this project and had a lovely, lovely weekend.

I also highly recommend checking out some of my favourite pieces from the #MatalanHome, which I’ve included below. Honestly, if you’ve never been for a little mooch around Matalan, now is the time to – the range looks great.

Hand knitted cushion, £18
Hand knitted cushion, £18
diagonal cruell cushion, £12
diagonal cruell cushion, £12
Slogan print apron, £5
Slogan print apron, £5
Sweet shop style glass jar, £5 each (so useful)
Sweet shop style glass jar, £5 each (so useful)
Printed charger plate, £3 each
Printed charger plate, £3 each

 

 

 

 

  • Comments ( 6 )

  • avatar
    Carolin

    Love this idea. It’s great to see everything in use…

    • avatar
      Erica

      It’s great isn’t it Carolin? I was v impressed I have to say x

  • avatar
    Natalie

    What a unique idea, how lovely of them! I don’t have a Matalan local to me but will make sure I pop in my nearest one when I can. I love the hand knitted cushions x

    • avatar
      Erica

      They are amazing Natalie – I bought the chevron ones, but am tempted to go back for the hand knits – they were really big! x

      • avatar
        Natalie

        Now you are really selling them to me, am after some larger grey ones for my bed! Must check them out. Happy Easter! x

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