Time for a new blog! March 20 2017, 0 Comments
Don't you just love these lovely spring days! Well, we do here at Chatelaine and we have been busy sourcing some beautiful new stock like Sophia (pictured) It is such a versatile item. It is a bedspread which looks great on a single bed. It has a discrete zip so it easily turns in to a sleeping bag, so handy for sleepovers! And finally, a couple of removable handles make it easy to carry when you take it on picnics and use it as a rug. All this for just £55! Bargain!
Christmas Product Placement! November 30 2016, 0 Comments
Christmas is fast approaching, the Coke ad is rumbling across our screens, John Lewis and M&S are vying for our Christmas cash and Sainsbury’s has everything we need for dinner! Do you think one day they will use their blog to promote Chatelaine or Total Laundry? Well, we can only hope! A sure sign of Christmas for us here at the laundry is the arrival of new stock. We have a selection of unusual baubles that will look good all year round, honest! Surely I am not the only one to keep the fairy lights on the mantelpiece in the summer just because they look good?
Christmas is a time for family and if your loved ones are descending on you this year, don't let the extra laundry overwhelm you! Bring it to us here at Total Laundry in Chichester and we will be like the Christmas Fairy and turn it back in to fresh, clean and beautifully folded items. And what's the perfect gift that just keeps on giving? why, it is our laundry gift vouchers. Treat someone you love to getting their smalls (or larges) done! It's what you buy for the person who has everything!
Christmas aside, we have some lovely new items available online. Have you seen the Amelia table runner? It is an exquisite piece of lace that is so versatile. I am going to wear one at my forthcoming wedding, but hush, that's a secret! We also have Corintha, a beautiful bedspread. The soothing lilac/mauve colourway perfectly complements the other colours in your room. In other words, it looks really nice and is quite the 'in colour' this season!
Enjoy the Christmas Shopping everyone!
Phew What A Scorcher! April 05 2016, 0 Comments
Ok, slight exaggeration there, the sun may not be cracking the flags but at least it has made an appearance down here on the Sussex Coast. Now the days are getting brighter and longer it's time to start thinking about some fresh new ideas for Spring! Have a look at our classic 100% cotton bed linen, Petite Fleur by Paoletti. This has a subtle taupe damask edging on the duvet cover and pillowcases and because it is a duvet set it comes with matching oxford style pillowcases, how's that for value! To complete the classic look, why not team it with the Fayence bedspread to make your bed look clean, fresh and oh so stylish!
Make the most of this milder weather by air drying your clothes, take a look at our Bunty Laundry Ladder. This clever bit of kit is perfect to dry your smalls or not so smalls! Either indoors or out! Versatile, stylish and clever...just like us! ha!
Enjoy the weather our lovely friends and may the sun always shine on you!
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Reap What You Sew! November 29 2015, 0 Comments
After waiting, patiently for a retail space within the ever popular Bosham Walk Centre to become vacant, I received a phone call to say one was available if I wanted it. Did I want it? Cor, yes!! So we are now open in Bosham Walk! Just go up the stairs and follow your nose as the exquisite fragrances from our Mathilde M home fragrances guide you in. We stock a great range of the Mathilde M at Bosham and we also have got our hands on some wonderfully classic 100% cotton bed linen and throws, all of which compliment each other beautifully.
Bosham is a lovely little village on the Chichester Harbour and is popular with sailing enthusiasts and walkers alike. For a small place it's is packed with history, you can read all about it here http://www.westsussex.info/bosham.shtml
Bosham Walk has a lovely tea room & cafe and lots of other shops selling unusual gifts, so come along for some cake and of course, pop upstairs and see our lovely shop!
But if you can't make it to either Chichester or Bosham, no problem everything is available online!
What a weekend! July 23 2015, 0 CommentsHello to all the lovely new friends we made on Sunday at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup at Cowdray Park Polo Club. Quilt designer Phillipa Smith and I had a fantastic day, the sun shone and the wine flowed. It was lovely to see so many people interested in our fab products. So relax and browse our online store and feel free to email us if you have any special requests
After Easter April 08 2015, 0 Comments
So, now we are all stuffed and sick of the sight of chocolate (how can that be possible??) Time to start thinking about revamping your bedroom. The warm cosy cocoon of winter starts to feel a wee bit oppressive in these light, early mornings and longer evenings. Now is the time to think of billowing lace curtains filtering the morning sun as it gently wakes you from your slumber. Ok, it was your other half snoring in your ear that woke you, but there is no harm in dreaming!
The lovely sunlight makes us all feel that little bit better but it also shows up the grubby wallpaper and not so great paint work and that crack in the ceiling you've watch grow over the years. So if you are finally going to get round to tarting up your bedroom, don't skimp and do half a job, invest in some great bed linen too! Cotton, is always a classic, it is hard wearing and washes well and if you don't live near Chichester and use Total Laundry to wash it for you, the tip for ironing cotton is to do it damp. Once it is dry, you on a hiding to nothing! Go for a percale finish, this is the smoooooth finish you find on good quality linens (we sell them of course!) It feels divine against your skin, especially in the warmer weather.
White bed linen is fresh and practical as you can team it with colourful throws and cushions to ring in the changes as the mood takes you. Check out some of the stunning throws we have for sale and coming soon we have some more quilts from the very talented quilt designer, Phillipa Smith.
So even if the will to decorate has deserted you by the time you get to B&Q and you would much rather spend time with a G&T instead and your poor boudoir is left neglected for another year, you can still revamp your room with some of our fab bed linen and all from the comfort of your own armchair! Happy shopping everyone!
Chatelaine now sells furniture! March 13 2015, 0 Comments
As well as Total Laundry and Chatelaine, we also own a holiday lettings company called Buckshaw Homes (yes we have no life!!) and we have a stunning lodge called Swansdown Lodge which on the banks of Ivy Lake, near Chichester. We are often asked by guests, where did you get such and such? Our answer now is, well if you would like to buy a lasting reminder of your holiday you can buy directly from us!
The lodge is a wonderful place to stay and we are lucky enough to have guests returning time and again. We do pour a lot of love in to furnishing and styling the lodge and it's wonderful to know that our lovely guests appreciate it. Our whole ethos of running a holiday lettings company is to provide stunning properties for people to enjoy their holiday but not just that, we want our guests to feel welcome, so there are always added extras provided for them. It's the same with Total Laundry and Chatelaine, we love what we do and hope it shows!
Swansdown Lodge is very popular and we like to keep it fresh and welcoming, so we are constantly updating it. So now added to our Chatelaine website we have the furniture and accessories that we use at Swansdown Lodge. As well as the new products we have available we will also be selling from time to time, some pre loved items, so keep checking to see whats new!
The daffodils have arrived! February 04 2015, 0 Comments
It's been seen! A solo daffodil, in bloom, in Pagham, West Sussex. The poor frozen flower appeared at the weekend and it does gladden your heart to know that spring really is around the corner, and timed perfectly for spring's arrival, I keep saying it in the hope this freezing weather will go away, we have some new quilts in store. These are exclusively designed by the quilt designer Phillipa Smith. These quilts certainly are are 'one offs' and are beautifully stitched by a very talented machinist. The skill in making these stunning quilts really is amazing, all done by eye and not a computerised cad cam system in sight! They will last a lifetime and are heirloom pieces. Customers have purchased them as wedding gifts, baby showers and as a wall hanging. More designs will be added, so keep popping back to have a look. Phillipa also takes commissions so if you are looking for something specific, do get in touch.
Chatelaine: We may be online but you can come and see us in the flesh at Total Laundry, 2 Phoenix Business Centre, Spur road, Chichester PO19 8PN or call 01243 756182
New Year! New Bed Linen! January 13 2015, 0 Comments
Christmas is over, the decorations are away until next time and the house is back to normal. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about decorating your home when spring finally does arrive. 'Perfect Planning'...'as the saying goes really does help you stop making expensive mistakes. So start now whilst its grim and cold to ensure you don't rush out and buy something 'daft' (also known as something totally inappropriate) as soon as the daffodils start to arrive. It's what online shopping was made for! The chance to browse, compare and carefully choose what's right for you and your home. Take a look at the fantastic range of bed linen, throws, cushions, Mathilde M home fragrances we have online at Chatelaine. So whether you want new 100% cotton bed sheets and duvet covers or you have a hankering for a stag in your bedroom (pun intended!!) have a look at what Chatelaine has to offer and if you live near us in Chichester, come in and see our great range. It's all here in our shop, which is in front of our sister business Total Laundry. We are dead easy to find, just off Spur Rd, which is off Quarry Lane, head for Bookers Cash & Carry and you'll see us on the left. Call in and say hello!
Total Laundry & Chatelaine; Not only do we sell beautiful bed linen but we'll wash it for you too!
New Stock! December 08 2014, 0 CommentsCheck out our new Mathilde M products. They look and smell fantastic!
Chatelaine Online Store Now Open April 12 2014, 0 Comments
Welcome to Chatelaine!
Chatelaine is part of Total Laundry in Chichester where not only do we sell beautiful bed linen but we will wash it for you too!
This is our online store where you can create your perfect bedroom. Your bedroom is your sanctuary, it is the special place where you can relax and recover from whatever your day has thrown at you. Make it look, feel and smell beautiful, you deserve it! We can help you with our fab range of bed linen, throws, duvets and pillows and accessories.
Our stock is constantly changing so if you see something you like, grab it quick as when it's gone...it's gone!
Or why not visit our real life store in Chichester, where you can see all our products and so much more!
2 Phoenix Business Centre, Spur Road, Chichester. West Sussex PO19 8PN