Our Many Vintage Gifts & Accessories at Cotes Mill
28th February 2019
I can’t believe I have been working here for a year and four months! It is incredible how time flies. Let me introduce myself – my name is Alice and I am one of the graphic designers at deVOL. Part of my job entails photographing the many antiques and gifts we sell here at Cotes Mill and putting them on the website.
The showrooms at deVOL are constantly changing, styled by our wonderful Creative Director Helen, along with some help from our showroom staff! They all do such an incredible job of arranging a plurality of lovely vintage decorative items, chairs and tables, which complement our exquisite range of kitchens. I thought I would share some of the photographs I’ve taken recently to show you what’s new in our showrooms.
The morning sun beams through the windows of our Cotes Mill Shaker Showroom.
Nothing beats coming into work and seeing how amazing our showrooms look on a bright sunny morning – it is so inspiring and makes me feel motivated to start the day!
A hanging chandelier in the Shaker Showroom.
This chandelier hangs from the original beams in our Shaker showroom. It really accentuates the authenticity of the whole room and is the perfect finishing touch.
A beautiful antique pine table with two drawers in our Millhouse Kitchen.
The antique tables we sell would work as a wonderful centrepiece to any kitchen! This Antique Table with Two Drawers is paired perfectly with our bold and lavish Millhouse Shaker Kitchen and it sits beautifully under the original windows of the Mill, overlooking the Leicestershire countryside. It really is a warm and atmospheric room to be in.
Hanging botanical paintings created by our in-house Decorative Artist, Rosie.
An unusual, quirky little chair!
As well as tables, we sell a variety of old chairs. This Flower Patterned Chair is for you if you are an admirer of things that are a little eccentric and not afraid to experiment.
An assortment of kitchen accessories.
A collection of small vintage treasures to give as a gift or to decorate your home with.
Our grand Classic Millhouse Scullery accentuated with plenty of greenery.
The photograph above shows our Classic Millhouse Scullery. It is my favourite area in the Mill!
A Gustavian Swedish Blue Armchair overlooks the Millpond.
You cannot help but feel content when you find yourself in this cosy corner on this lovely armchair, especially in the mid-afternoon. The high sun casts such incredible light. The soft sound of the water in the millpond, along with the wildlife is so calming and is enough to make you feel inspired (and jealous that this is not your home!)
This small area of the Shaker Showroom is where most of our design appointments take place.
You do not have to be looking to buy a kitchen in order to explore the many wonders of the Mill. Here at deVOL, there is just so much to take in and explore and it is a whole different shopping experience. Rather than getting flustered in a busy shopping centre or high street, we wanted to create a calm environment for our customers to feel relaxed in.
I hope this post has inspired you to come along for a lovely day out to see our collection of beautiful antique furniture and accessories for yourself!
You can also see more of our beautiful vintage collection on the ‘Antiques’ page of our website.