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Off The Beaten Track Sue Jones reveals the rustic farmhouse she designed

Achieving Minimal Chic Annabel Astor shows us that less is more

Samantha Cameron’s Favourites Cefinn’s fashion designer picks her must-have pieces from our collection


Spring is arriving. We can see glimpses of its beauty and we can’t wait for it to come into full bloom. To honour its arrival, we have launched a stunning new collection. This season, Sue takes us ‘Off The Beaten Track’ with her new farmhouse, Annabel educates us on achieving that minimally chic look and Lucinda shows us how to sleep well in the tropics. Our guest of the month is Samantha Cameron - take a peek at some of her favourite OKA pieces. We hope you enjoy your first look at our new collection and we look forward to showing you even more in March.

Annabel Astor, Sue Jones & Lucinda Waterhouse Founders of OKA P.S. This is by no means our full range, which you can find in the Directory (see right) or on oka.com

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SPRING 2018

FEAT URE S

06-23 Off The Beaten Track Sue Jones shows us the rustic farmhouse she designed.

28-31 Achieving Minimal Chic Annabel Astor gives us her tips for creating a minimally chic sitting room.

36-39 Sleeping In The Tropics

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Lucinda Waterhouse talks us through decorating a bedroom in a hot climate.

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24-25 In Love With Indigo A focus on Sue Jones’ new range of cushions.

26-27 One Sofa Four Ways How to transform your sofa with cushions.

40-41 Mirror Mirror A spotlight on our stunning Versailles collection.

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44-45 At Home With Design We meet Giselle Mannering, OKA’s new Head of Interior Design.

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50-51 Samantha Cameron’s Favourites Samantha Cameron picks out some of her must-have OKA pieces.

SPR ING 2018 DIR EC TO RY For our entire range, pick up a copy of our Spring/Summer Directory, available at our stores, via oka.com or by calling 03330 042 042.

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What’s new at OKA S P R I N G 20 18

Top Drawer

CRANFIELD HALLWAY STORAGE Top 32cmH; Middle 100cmH; Bottom 50cmH; 132x42x221cmH OTL014 £1,585

The easiest way to keep your home tidy and organised is to have a place for everything, and for this you need storage. We have a huge range of chests of drawers and wardrobes, see our full collection at oka.com. 1. LANGSTROTH CHEST OF DRAWERS 54x37x73cmH RBT030 £995 2. GAVLEBORG CHEST OF DRAWERS 68x40x159cmH RBT028 £1,150

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Beautifully Fragile

Don’ t miss... OKA Events We have lots of unique and interesting events instore this spring. To find out more, visit oka.com/events

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5 Every store has a dedicated flower expert who will help you create a stunning faux flower arrangement, whether it’s for your home or to give away. oka.com/bunched

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Fragile goods

Heavy goods

See page 49 for details or visit oka.com

We have a huge collection of china pieces, both new beauties and old classics. See more at oka.com. 3. SET OF 3 ZABIYA DECORATIVE VASES 12cmDiax16cmH; 12cmDiax24cmH; 12cmDiax32cmH NOR249 £55 4. SET OF FOUR REMOLINOS PLATES/BOWLS - AQUA Prices start from £28 5. URCHIN JUG 2.5 litres 26x20x22cmH LWR148 £36


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Furniture does not have to be bright and bold in order to be striking. These ornately carved pieces are not only beautiful, but they can fit into virtually any scheme.

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6. SHIGA COFFEE TABLE 120x63x47cmH EJF046 £795 7. BOURGES CONSOLE TABLE 141x35x86cmH GWO073 £1,175

10-12. EMBELLISHED CUSHION COVERS

10. Yaqui QCH393 11. Yocha QCH395 12. Yuma QCH394

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51cmSq £54 13. PLAIN VELVET CUSHION COVER - CRIMSON 51cmSq QCH073 £54

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A Leading Light Lamps should look striking even when they are off. See our full collection online. 8. ZINGARO LAMP 24cmDiax39cmH JJB258 £195 (seen with JJJ091 35cmDiax24cmH Pleated Shade Off-White Linen £48) 9. FEHU LAMP 23cmDiax37cmH JJB257 £195 (seen with JJJ112 46cmDiax26cmH Babur Empire Card Shade - Mid Blue £98)

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Whether you are looking for plain textiles or ones that have been beautifully embellished, we have something for every scheme. 14. TULI THROW - PAPRIKA 140x200cm QTH081 £125 15. CAYUGA RUG - PINK 245x326cm TFU084 £745

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Off The BEATEN TRACK I’ve always loved that rustic, remote farmhouse feel. I wanted to create one that had a traditional atmosphere, with an added injection of sophistication and warmth. But I was careful to not make it look too precious; I wanted to keep that country feel, so I used plenty of wooden pieces and a palette of muted and earthy colours. To shop Sue’s look, visit us online at oka.com/offtrack

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1. CHANTAL CHAIR - NATURAL LINEN 77x86x95cmH UA215 £950 2. HINWICK MIRROR 110x90cmH MWM091 £1,125 3. TROSA BENCH 140x45x42cmH UBH011 £675 4. SHIGA COFFEE TABLE WITH SHELVES - CHINESE RED 135x76x45cmH EJF047 £1,265 5. HEPWORTH LAMP 27cmDiax39cmH JJB240 £195 (seen with JJJ094 50cmDiax34cmH Pleated Shade Natural Linen £84)

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

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THOREAU CONSOLE TABLE 152x46x79cmH GWO048 £1,765

ZONA CABINET 127x45x118cmH IWC062

£1,750

In this sitting room, the walls were painted a soft, muted neutral colour, but in the end I felt it needed a bit of zing, so I roughly painted a red line at chest height. I then hung the pictures in a line above, as a focus for the eye.

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FORCELLA CONSOLE 120x40x83cmH GWO070 £825 MYRKWOOD LAMP 52x23x40cmH JJB219 £125

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POLPERRO ARMCHAIR 74x76x92cmH UAM056

£995

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In this sitting room I created a very neutral colour scheme but I then injected in some red, to add a burst of life and vitality. The red coffee table and ottoman are joined by a red line that I painted along the walls, this was a way of making sure the scheme all tied together, it also adds character.

AUBOURN 3-SEATER SOFA 226x103x97cmH USF048 £2,765

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Whilst the rest of the house is painted in cool neutral tones, the hallway is darker, for a more striking look. To create drama, everything in the hallway is oversized and larger than life (even the flower arrangement); the effect is not cluttered but it has high impact.

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1. ROUND CALLANISH DINING TABLE 123cmDiax75cmH XOT047 £1,825 2. SHENLONG LIDDED JAR 33cmDiax63cmH NOR133 £495 ‘VARIEGATED’ STEM 86cmH NPX254 £12 ‘GREEN HOP’ STEM 94cmH NPX249 £10 ‘DATURA LEAF’ BRANCH 101cmH NPX260 £18

‘FULL PEONY’ STEM - DEEP PURPLE 56cmH NPX256 £13 ‘PRIVET LEAF’ STEM 99cmH NPX261 £11 ‘PEONY’ LEAVES 112cmH NPX269 £11 3. BRUTUS BUST STATUE 48x23x58cmH NOR270 £145


OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

“I like to always add a bit of the Orient, it adds character and a touch of mystery.” Sue Jones

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4. PAGODA CHINOISERIE CABINET 125x46x170cmH STV005 £1,535 5. LINTAO JAR 23cmDiax24cmH NOR168 £195 6. MANDARIN LIDDED JAR 35cmDiax51cmH CJ009 £365 7. ZETIAN LIDDED JAR 30cmDiax28cmH NOR130 £295 8. XIAO LIDDED JAR 24cmDiax24cmH NOR132 £255

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

“I wanted the kitchen to be as un-kitcheny as possible, hence the fireplace, books, lamps, etc.” Sue Jones

In this house, there is no formal dining room; the kitchen is the core of the home. I wanted the room to feel cosy and inviting, so I added a comfortable armchair and low hanging lighting, to create a more intimate atmosphere. The darker pieces of furniture were used to warm up the scheme. I thought the dog in the centre of the table was an amusing touch.

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1. BERSTONE ARMCHAIR 74x84x82cmH UAM070 £995 2. KOMBA LAMP 30x15x48cmH JJB245 £195 (seen with JJS126 30x19x17cmH Full Rectangular Card Shade Black/Gold £129) 3. ARDLES WOODEN WALL CLOCK 79cmDia CLK001 £395 4. ‘ANTIQUE’ EARLY PARIS FRAMED MAP 130x85cmH BPT058 £165

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MEDIUM WIDE GLENARIFF PLANTER 19cmDiax19cmH NIP128 £24 (seen with NPX169 89cmH ‘Olive’ Stem £13) JADIS OCTAGONAL DECORATIVE JUG 24x19x30cmH NOR260 £99 SHORT OPHION JUG 13x14x21cmH NOR254 £16

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BENOA FLOOR LANTERN 38x34x70cmH VLD083 £68

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STAFFORD VELVET DINING CHAIR - TRUFFLE 45x59x92cmH HDC047 £320

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SMALL ELLINGTON HANGING LAMP - ANTIQUE BRONZE/ GOLD 35cmDiax35cmH JHL038 £140

NEW KOMBA LAMP 30x15x48cmH JJB245 £195 (seen with JJJ200 30x15x23cmH Rectangular Shade Off-White Cotton £28)

Set The Scene

Some of the essential pieces from Sue’s kitchen.

UPTON CONSOLE TABLE BLACK/’WEATHERED’ OAK 200x50x80cmH WK225 £1,295

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CASEMENT CABINET 78x41x230cmH WK180 £1,565

FEHU CUSHION COVER 56cmSq QCH397 £78

NEW SET OF 4 KIRIBATI MUGS 14x9x14cmH LWR149 £44

“The essential extending table. A classic style of ours in a new wooden finish.” Sue Jones

SLEEPING GREYHOUND 85x21x16cmH NOR087 £99

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NEW CHARLOTTE EXTENDABLE DINING TABLE ‘WEATHERED’ OAK 310x110x75cmH (fully extended); 110cmSqx75cmH (no leaves) WKX102 £2,865

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK TALL ASHMOLEAN SHELVES - SILVER BIRCH 89x28x219cmH OTL008 £975

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1. TAMAN CUSHION COVER 60x35cm QCH386 £48 2. CAYUGA CUSHION COVER - BLUE 51cmSq QCH396 £56

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I created a recessed window, using the width of our Ashmolean Bookshelves on either side. The trick to this type of space is to make it really snug; create a seat that is as deep and comfortable as possible, with plenty of cushions. This little nook is the perfect place for reading.

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SET OF 3 ZABIYA DECORATIVE VASES 12cmDiax16cmH; 12cmDiax24cmH; 12cmDiax32cmH NOR249 £55 (seen with NPX256 56cmH ‘Full Peony’ Stem - Light Pink £13)

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The ‘Off The Beaten Track’ house was infused with the Alhambra Garden fragrance. 200ML ROOM DIFFUSER & 10 REED STICKS ZPAS001 £48


BELVÈS COFFEE TABLE 170x102x42cmH EJF035

£1,895

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

A bedroom needs to feel luxurious, so make sure you don’t skimp on those extra comforts. I like bare floorboards, but I want to step out onto carpet when I get out of bed, so I put a rug beneath it. I always use the biggest bedside tables that I can on either side of the bed, with attractive table lamps on each. I would like to say that an armchair in the bedroom is a sumptuous addition, but we all know it will probably end up piled high with clothes (but I suppose that’s better than the floor).

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On a side note, when you’re lucky enough to have wooden beams in a room, it doesn’t matter if they’re not symmetrical, you can just work around them.

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1. SET OF FOUR CHINESE PIPER FRAMED PRINTS 33x43cmH BPT060 £325 2. PEVENSIE MIRROR 68x94cmH MWM086 £345 3. AMBARONA CHEST OF DRAWERS 106x51x83cmH RDW036 £1,555 4. FAUX SHAGREEN BEDSIDE TRUNK - PALE CELADON 50cmSqx60cmH STR017 £745 5. MYSORE RUG 255x314cm TFU018 £1,735 6. KARAIKAL QUILT - GREY BLUE 270x260cm QTH042 £195 7. LANGSTROTH CHEST OF DRAWERS 54x37x73cmH RBT030 £995

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“Tone is more important than colour. Here, the mixture of blues and greys all work together.” Sue Jones

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK FULLERO BUREAU 76x49x105cmH (closed); 76x79x105cmH (extended) ZDK027 £925

“So often we show bedrooms with double beds, but we all know that twins are essential in some houses and they can look just as inviting and beautiful.” Sue Jones

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1 MEKAR CUSHION COVER 60x35cm QCH384 £42

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1. CATOUS SMALL CHEST OF DRAWERS 62x40x73cmH RBT027 £685 2. FAUX SHAGREEN TREASURE/JEWELLERY BOX - TAUPE 23x18x10cmH BAZ086 £225 3. SINGLE DIVAN MATTRESS & BASE WITH STORAGE 92x199x61cmH RBD025 £1,140 4. BINARII REVERSIBLE THROW - CORAL 140x200cm QTH082 £98 5. SOUFRIERE SIDE TABLE/BUFFET 107x46x76cmH GWO051 £845 6. SMALL CAMELLIA LAMP - RED 18cmDiax27cmH JJB260 £155 (seen with JJJ115 41cmDiax24cmH Huaca Empire Card Shade - Red £91) 7. ‘THREE FAITHFUL GREYHOUNDS’ FRAMED PRINT 71x51cmH BPT049 £175

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ANTHOZOA LAMP 36x20x16cmH JJB244

£395

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(seen with JJS128 31x10x24cmH Narrow Rectangular Shade Natural Linen £30)

Key PIECES SUE’S FAVOURITES THIS SEASON

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OPHION JUG Short 13x14x21cmH NOR254 £16 Tall 15x13x34cmH NOR255 £28

CAPPAS STATUE 35x15x64cmH NOR239 £235

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COLERIDGE ARMCHAIR - NATURAL 71x84x78cmH UAM078 £870

“This table is inspired by Japanese pagodas and will add a burst of life and colour to a modern sitting room.” Sue Jones

‘Dove’

NEW BRUTUS BUST STATUE 48x23x58cmH NOR270 £145

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SHIGA COFFEE TABLE WITH SHELVES - CHINESE RED 135x76x45cmH EJF047 £1,265


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XUANDE LAMP 23cmDiax37cmH JJB261 £265 (seen with JJJ091 35cmDiax24cmH Pleated Shade Grey Blue Linen £48)

AMBARONA CHEST OF DRAWERS 106x51x83cmH RDW036 £1,555

“This stunning cabinet’s design was influenced by early Elizabethan chests.” Sue Jones

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CAYUGA CUSHION COVER 1. Pink 2. Blue 51cmSq QCH396 £48

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NEW ZONA CABINET 127x45x118cmH IWC062

£1,750

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CAYUGA RUG - BLUE 245x326cm TFU084 £745

TROSA BENCH 140x45x42cmH UBH011 £675

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In Love With INDIGO This season, in addition to our extensive and unique range of cushions, we each had a pet project: to create our own capsule cushion collection.

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n my case, my inspiration was indigo. The earliest documentation about the colour was found in manuscripts that are believed to be dated from 4th Century BC. Indigo was once so rare and so coveted that it was called ‘blue gold’. For this collection, I used a combination of print and embroidery on linen. I found tiny scraps of fabric in a Tibetan market, and these gave me the idea of sewing red embroidery over the digital print, which creates depth and texture. Scale and symmetry were thrown out of the window, as I wanted each cushion to look like it was cut from a large piece of fabric.

HUACA REVERSIBLE CUSHION COVER 51cmSq QCH403 £78

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3. TINKTORIA CUSHION COVER 60x35cm QCH406 £56 4. NILA CUSHION COVER 60x35cm QCH404 £66

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C U S H I O N CO M B I N AT I O N S

One Sofa FOUR WAYS CUSHI O NS C A N TOTA L LY T R A NSF O R M N OT J US T YO U R SO FA , BU T YO U R W H O L E RO O M . HER E A R E F O U R CUSHI O N CO M BIN AT I O NS O N O N E SO FA A Q U I CK A N D E A S Y WAY TO SH A K E U P YO U R SCH EM E F O R SPR IN G.

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If you’re still feeling a bit of the winter frost, this combination will add some much needed warmth. Perfect for a sitting room or library. 1-3. LINNAEUS - TERRACOTTA 1. Birds 56cmSq QCH389 £38 2. Squares 56cmSq QCH388 £38 3. Arches 56cmSq QCH387 £38 4. FEHU 56cmSq QCH397 £78 5. PLAIN VELVET - BURNT ORANGE 51cmSq QCH073 £54

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CUSHION PADS SOLD SEPARATELY AT OKA.COM


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Oranges and Lemons

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This selection instantly makes you feel like the sun is shining, whether or not it actually is.

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6. PLAIN LINEN - OCHRE 51cmSq QCH148 £36 7. STRASBOURG - TEAL 51cmSq QCH378 £44 8. PLAIN LINEN - CITRINE 51cmSq QCH148 £36 9. THEODOSIA - YELLOW 51cmSq QCH382 £38 10. PLAIN LINEN GAINSBOROUGH BLUE 51cmSq QCH148 £36

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This combination of blues creates a relaxed, easy-going feel. Perfect for a room that looks out onto water.

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11. BINARII - CORAL 60x35cm QCH381 £28 12. SUTORIMI 51cmSq QCH401 £115 13-14. PLAIN VELVET 13. Air Force Blue 14. Mustique Turquoise 51cmSq QCH073 £54 15. UZUMAKI 60x35cm QCH402 £94

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This assortment of corals, reds and a touch of blue creates a warm and cosy environment. A great way to heat up a neutral scheme.

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16. BINARII - CORAL 51cmSq QCH380 £34 17. STRASBOURG - RUST 51cmSq QCH378 £44 18. CAYUGA - PINK 51cmSq QCH396 £56 19. PLAIN VELVET GAINSBOROUGH BLUE 51cmSq QCH073 £54

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Achieving MINIMAL CHIC Annabel wanted the sitting room in her Italian apartment to be minimally chic, with a nod to the late 1950s. “If you want to create a chic apartment, you must remove the clutter. Nothing was allowed through the doors unless I absolutely loved it. That’s the real key to creating a beautiful home - if a piece does not make you feel fabulously happy when you look at it, then you shouldn’t have it in your space. I was incredibly lucky with this sitting room. It didn’t need endless accessories, as the views across Lake Como are just astonishing - that’s the most beautiful piece of art you can have. If you’re lucky enough to have a stunning view from your window, try and incorporate it into your scheme.”

LAMORNA CORNER SOFA - OFF-WHITE COTTON 307x223x95cmH USF029 £3,485

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ACHIEVING MINIMAL CHIC

“Every single piece in this scheme has a place and a purpose, even if that purpose is just to create a smile.” Annabel Astor

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1. IPHIGENIA LAMP 30cmDiax40cmH JJB252 £175 (seen with JJJ112 46cmDiax26cmH Babur Empire Card Shade - Mid Blue £98) 2. SET OF 2 OLJA CANDLE HOLDERS 9cmDiax8cmH VLD077 £25 3. SMALL OCTAGON SIDE TABLE 49cmDiax60cmH EHD061 £355 4. SET OF 3 DECORATIVE ORCHIDS 12x19x9cmH; 13x20x9cmH; 12x19x9cmH NOR245 £75

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NEW SMALL CARRAWAY LAMP 26x6x26cmH JJB246 £135 (seen with JJS128 Narrow Rectangular Natural Linen Shade and JJS130 Narrow Rectangular Black Cotton Shade) 31x10x24cmH £30

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TA BLE TAL K A selection of some of our favourite coffee tables this season.

ANACAPA MIRROR 72cmDia MWM092

£525

Set the SCENE The key pieces from Annabel’s sitting room.

STANHOPE ARMCHAIR 69x95x99cmH UAM061

£795

WALLACE COFFEE C TABLE/OTTOMAN 160x90x41cmH EJF037

£2,265

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BELVÈS COFFEE TABLE 170x102x42cmH EJF035

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VERSAILLES COFFEE TABLE 129x90x52cmH EJF034

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7 5. VALLAURIS CUSHION COVER 60x35cm QCH408 £54 6. MALABAR CUSHION COVER - TEAL 60x35cm QCH409 £58 7. CALLIS CUSHION COVER 51cmSq QCH410 £64 8. GAUSS RUG 244x305cm TFU092 £1,250 9. ILIOSSE SIDEBOARD 200x52x87cmH GWO071 £3,250

NEW SHIGA COFFEE TABLE WITH SHELVES - BLACK 135x76x45cmH EJF047

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SPRIN G 2018 DIRECTO RY For our entire range, pick up a copy of our Spring/Summer Directory, available at our stores, via oka.com or by calling 03330 042 042.

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CANDELARIA BAR CABINET Raise a glass to this geometric bar cabinet, crafted from oak and modern materials. Inside the double doors (with rolled steel handles and soft close hinges), there’s plenty of room to store all your barware. Hang up to four wine glasses in each of the eight racks at the top of the cabinet, and store tumblers, cocktail shakers and drinks in the middle and bottom sections. The two drawers are perfect for storing coasters and napkins. 90x48x176cmH IWC063 £2,650

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Behind CLOSED DOORS A SELECTION OF SOME OF OUR BEST SIDEBOARDS AND CABINETS.

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BELLAMO SIDEBOARD Hand-made from mango wood and modern materials, then hand-painted grey with visible brushstrokes, so no two pieces are alike. There are two central drawers with antique brass ring handles and the two side cupboards each have a removable shelf. 152x46x81cmH GWO072 £1,275

ILIOSSE CABINET Hand-made from raw oak wood and modern materials, a parquet sunburst design dances across the surface of the doors. There’s plenty of storage space inside this double cabinet, including two shelves (one fixed, one removable) and a removable hanging rail. 110x61x210cmH IWC064 £3,450

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DRUMMOND SIDEBOARD With a dragged, flannel grey painted finish, glass fronted doors and two internal shelves. 180x42x96cmH IWC037 £1,950

LACRIMAE SIDEBOARD A hand-crafted sideboard made from recycled pine and modern materials with a veneered recycled pine top, in a distressed powder blue painted finish. 100x45x81cmH GWO060 £1,125

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ALQAMAR CABINET An elegant display cabinet, hand-made from a combination of fir wood and modern materials, then painted and distressed by hand. 111x48x216cmH IWC049 £1,875

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Light HEARTED L A M PS SH O U L D BE SO A E S T H E T I C A L LY PL E A SIN G T H AT YO U EN J OY T H EM BEF O R E YO U H AV E E V EN T U R N ED T HEM O N.

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1. FROND LAMP 25x13x68cmH JJB151 £185 (seen with JJJ032 45cmDiax31cmH Daun Pleated Cotton Shade - Watermelon £72) 2. IPHIGENIA LAMP 30cmDiax40cmH JJB252 £175 (seen with JJJ115 41cmDiax24cmH Huaca Empire Card Shade - Red £91)

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3. NUPHAR LAMP 30x15x58cmH JJB243 £235 (seen with JJS116 36x15x20cmH Half Rectangular Card Lampshade - Black/Gold £120) 4. MULAKU FAUX CORAL LAMP 30x30x32cmH JJB255 £145 (seen with JJS112 25cmDiax18cmH Guilloche Pleated Cotton Drum Lampshade £58)

5. LIAODI LAMP 19cmSqx53cmH JJB251 £395 (seen with JJJ120 46cmDiax26cmH Tinktoria Empire Card Shade - Charcoal £98) 6. STAGHORN CORAL LAMP 27cmDiax29cmH JJB253 £245 (seen with JJJ111 41cmDiax24cmH Babur Empire Card Shade - Charcoal £91)


NEW COLLECTION JORDAAN HANGING LANTERN Small 12cmDiax19cmH JHL035 £68 Medium 15cmDiax23cmH JHL036 £82 Large 18cmDiax25cmH JHL037 £94

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To see the full range of patterned card lampshades, visit a store or go to oka.com/newshades

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Sleeping in the TROPICS A sneak peek at Lucinda’s bedroom from her ‘Another Day in Paradise’ house. “Decorating a bedroom in the heat is very different from creating one in colder climes, mainly because of the sunlight that seeps through your windows and doors throughout the day. You need to make sure the room remains cool, whilst embracing the environment outside.” In this bedroom, Lucinda used vibrant tropical wallpaper but calmed the room down with furniture in muted tones. Nature was brought indoors with the wooden furniture and green chairs, lamps and plants. “Work with your surroundings – if everything outside is very green and luscious, bring this theme inside, or if you are surrounded by beaches, introduce blues and shells.”

ARLIAN BEDSIDE TABLE Available in May. 50x40x73cmH RBT031 £285 KING SIZE MADELEINE BED & MATTRESS 164x230x123cmH RBD002

£4,200

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ONLINE oka.com CALL 03330 042 042 STORES Find your nearest store at oka.com/stores

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SLEEPING IN THE TROPICS

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1. ZONZAR DESK 92x53x93cmH ZDK026 £835 2. STAFFORD VELVET DINING CHAIR - MOSS 45x59x92cmH HDC047 £320

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To see more of Lucinda’s house, visit us online at oka.com/paradise


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Set the SCENE

A selection of some of our favourite neutral chests of drawers this season.

Some of the key pieces from Lucinda’s tropical bedroom.

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CELINE CHEST OF DRAWERS 112x58x87cmH RDW017

RASHDU FAUX CORAL LAMP 21x13x36cmH JJB254 £125 (seen with JJJ091 35cmDiax24cmH Pleated Shade Natural Linen £48)

£1,545

TRISPHERA SHAGREEN PRINT LAMP - SHAMROCK 16cmSqx45cmH JJB195 £285 (seen with JJJ092 40cmDiax28cmH Pleated Shade Off-White Linen £66)

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CATOUS SMALL CHEST OF DRAWERS 62x40x73cmH RBT027

£685

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HOPKIRK CHEST OF DRAWERS 102x37x101cmH RDW023

£795

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3. HAOMA RUG 200x298cm TFU082 £2,850 4. VISAKHA CUSHION COVER 51cmSq QCH414 £55

6 5. KANDINI CUSHION COVER 60x35cm QCH413 £52 6. TROIS MIRROR 84x70cmH MWM057 £395

SPRIN G 2018 DIRECTO RY For our entire range, pick up a copy of our Spring/Summer Directory, available at our stores, via oka.com or by calling 03330 042 042.

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MIRROR Don’t restrict mirrors to your walls. Mirrored furniture has been popular since the 1920s (though styles have evolved). Not only does it add an element of glamour to your home, it is also a great way of introducing light to dark corners.

PAIR OF VERSAILLES NESTED CONSOLES Large 130x34x81cmH; Small 109x28x69cmH GWO063 £1,185

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Versailles COLLECTION

Every piece in our stunning Versailles Collection will add a sparkle of luxury to your scheme, whether you use them individually or combined.

VERSAILLES DRESSING TABLE/DESK 152x66x79cmH ZDK018

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“Mirrored furniture always looks so sophisticated.” Annabel Astor

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VERSAILLES COFFEE TABLE 129x90x52cmH EJF034 £1,255

1-5. VERSAILLES RANGE 1. Large Mirror 90x140cmH MWM020 £495 2. Ashmolean Bookshelves 89x28x218cmH OTL013 £1,695 3. Large Console Table 154x40x78cmH GWO014 £695 4. Side Table 78x41x72cmH EHD080 £835 5. Small Mirror 23x31cmH MWM021 £38

ONLINE oka.com CALL 03330 042 042 STORES Find your nearest store at oka.com/stores

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On a SIDE NOTE I T IS E A S Y TO OV ER LO O K SI D E TA BL E S , BU T T H E Y A R E E SSEN T I A L TO YO U R SCH EM E, A S T HE Y H O L D L A M PS , D R IN K S O R A N Y T HIN G EL SE YO U N EED CLOSE TO H A N D.

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RIVULET FAUX SHAGREEN SIDE TABLE - PALE CELADON Featuring a sleek and unobtrusive steel frame, finished to an antique silver, with inset faux shagreen shelves. 61x27x65cmH EHD098

£545

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SET OF TWO FAUX SHAGREEN NESTED SIDE TABLES - PALE CELADON Featuring an inset faux shagreen top surrounded by a metal frame. Large 50x35x63cmH; Small 42x31x50cmH EHN002 £945

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TRIOMPHE TRIPOD TABLE A small round side table with a top made of antiqued mirror glass set on antique gold finished, distressed metal tripod legs. 43cmDiax64cmH RBT010 £375

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BE D FE LLO WS POMPIDOU SIDE TABLE Embellished dark metal frames with toughened glass tops. Small 40cmSqx60cmH EHD004 £245 Large 60cmSqx60cmH EHD005 £325

These side tables look particularly good in the bedroom. We have a wide range, perfect for every scheme.

AQUILA BEDSIDE TABLE 50x40x75cmH IWC021

£465

LENOX DRINKS TROLLEY Create your own home bar with our ‘hostess’ trolley, crafted from acrylic and toughened glass with a stainless steel frame and wheels. 91x48x88cmH EHD090 £985

5 NEW BELLAMO SIDE TABLE 43x45x82cmH RBT029

£485

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MERLE SIDE TABLE Add a glimmer of opulence to your sitting room with this smart side table, hand-made from antiqued mirror glass, set within a distressed iron frame with an antique gold finish. 54cmSqx62cmH EHD096 £585

FAUX SHAGREEN DRUM TABLE TAUPE Veneered with sections of faux shagreen that finish in a wedge pattern on the top. 40cmDiax45cmH EHD031 £425

BEAUVAIS BEDSIDE TABLE - DOVE GREY 43cmSqx71cmH EI015

£295

ONLINE oka.com CALL 03330 042 042 STORES Find your nearest store at oka.com/stores

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At Home With Design

About the service

We sat down with Giselle Mannering, Head of our Interior Design Service.

How it works

If you’re considering re-decorating, make life simple and use our talented Interior Design Team. Based at our Chelsea flagship with other offices in Bath, Broadway, Froxfield, Guildford (opening spring), Harrogate, Knutsford and Sunninghill, the first consultation is free and prices start from £350. Visit oka.com/designservice for more details.

When did you become interested in interior design? I have alway been very creative and interested in colour. When I finished studying textile design, I realised I had to find a career that involved doing something that I loved. I joined a global interiors brand as a visual merchandiser. That was my introduction into interiors and the creation and layout of space.

What is your best advice for interior designers just starting out? It’s really important to fully understand clients’ briefs correctly before you begin. You both have to have the same vision from the start.

Tell us about an interesting project you’ve finished recently. We’ve been working on a beautiful but compact London flat. The owner wanted to incorporate new items with her antiques, and she wished to move in a week later. We went through the plans with her and a few days later her apartment was complete - it looks stunning.

Why would you use an OKA interior designer? Everyone wants to live in a beautiful home, but it’s a lot of work to create one. Our team of experts do everything for you, incorporating your unique vision - regardless of where you are in the world. We will create a floorplan, so you can see how your space will be utilised.

How do you approach new projects? The first thing I do is sit down with the client and discover what they really want. It’s then so important to really look at the space and orientation of the house, in terms of light and colours, to work out what will make the room come alive. As well as being aesthetically pleasing, the space must also be practical.

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FREE IN ITIA L CONSULTATION A discussion to understand your requirements with one of our dedicated Interior Design Service consultants instore.

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THE DESIGN PROCESS Following an onsite visit, we will draw up a spatial plan, visual presentation and put together a virtual shopping list.

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I N S TA L L AT I O N We will be onsite for unpacking and placement of items, making sure everything is fully dressed. We can also provide bespoke services, such as made-to-measure curtains and blinds.

To book your design consultation, or to find out more, simply call 01235 433948 and speak to a member of the team. Alternatively, you can email designservice@oka.com The 3D visual will give you a better understanding of exactly how your space will look and feel.

ONLINE oka.com CALL 03330 042 042 STORES Find your nearest store at oka.com/stores

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FAU X F LO W ER S

Pick of the Bunch We are very proud of our faux flower collection. They have all the beauty of real flowers but they last forever. Choose your favourite bunch or create your own using our individual stems. NEW ‘HYDRANGEA, HOPS

& PEONY’ BUNCH - MULTI 60cmH NPX273 £85 (seen with NOR254 13x14x21cmH Short Ophion Jug £16)

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1. ‘HYDRANGEA, LILAC &

BERRY’ BUNCH 48cmH NPX155 £117 2. CLASHING REDS ‘ENGLISH ROSE’ BUNCH 40cmH NPX246 £48

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NEW COLLECTION 3. ‘ALLIUM CRISTOPHII’ - PURPLE 75cmL NPX277 £9 4. ‘ALLIUM’ - WHITE 60cmL NPX276 £7 5. ‘SALVIA’ - WHITE 102cmL NPX278 £10 6. ‘HOP’ - GREEN 83cmL NPX282 £7 7. ‘HYDRANGEA PANICULATA’ - DEEP PINK 81cmL NPX275 £9

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Pick & Mix

We have a huge selection of faux flower stems - see our full range instore or online at oka.com

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Each store has a dedicated faux flower expert who will help you create a stunning arrangement. oka.com/bunched

ONLINE oka.com CALL 03330 042 042 STORES Click & Collect available


NEW LARGE ‘GARDEN ROSE’ BUNCH 58cmH NPX247 £98 (seen with NOR257 28x11x29cmH Phidias Amphora £32)

SMALL ‘PLANTED PHALAENOPSIS’ ORCHID Plant 56x44x60cmH; Base 14cmDia NPX234 £56 (seen with NIP131 32cmDiax25cmH Faux Shagreen Planter £255)

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‘RANUNCULUS’ BUNCH - MULTI-COLOURED 40cmH NPX079 £54 (seen with NOR148 Large 23cmDiax32cmH; Small 13cmDiax19cmH Set of Two Zion Lidded Urns - Aruba Blue £64)

‘MOP HEAD HYDRANGEA’ BUNCH 44cmH NPX135 £102 (seen with NOR242 20x18x23cmH Large Arranmore Vase £22)

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Our STORES ALL OF OUR STORES OFFER A FREE, QUICK AND CONVENIENT CLICK & COLLECT SERVICE.*

LONDON STORES 1 CHELSEA, LONDON FLAGSHIP STORE 155-167 Fulham Road SW3 6SN Tel: 020 7581 2574

2 PARSONS GREEN, LONDON 251 New King’s Road SW6 4RB Tel: 020 7751 9874

COUNTRY STORES 3 BATH, SOMERSET 26-27 Milsom Street BA1 1DG Tel: 01225 443074

4 BROADWAY, WORCESTERSHIRE 46 High Street WR12 7DT Tel: 01386 859631

5 EDGBASTON, BIRMINGHAM 20-22 Harborne Road B15 3AA Tel: 0121 454 4912

6 FROXFIELD, WILTSHIRE The Forge, Bath Road SN8 3LD Tel: 01488 684250

7 HARROGATE, N.YORKSHIRE 9 West Park HG1 1BL Tel: 01423 701161

8 KNUTSFORD, CHESHIRE Manchester Road WA16 0LT Tel: 01565 220020

9 MARLOW, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 25-29 Spittal Street SL7 3HJ Tel: 01628 481418

10 SAFFRON WALDEN, ESSEX 15 Church Street CB10 1JW Tel: 01799 523954

11 SUNNINGHILL, BERKSHIRE Crossways Village, Silwood Road Ascot SL5 0PZ Tel: 01344 622988

12 TUNBRIDGE WELLS, KENT Hoopers Department Store, 2-12 Mount Pleasant Road TN1 1QT Tel: 01892 553262

13 ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE STORE & OUTLET 153B Brook Drive, Milton Park OX14 4SD Tel: 01235 820320 Alongside our main collection, Abingdon also has a selection of discontinued and end-of-line furniture at discounted prices.

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O PEN I N G S PR I N G 15. GUILDFORD, SURREY Tunsgate Quarter GU1 3QU

14 SOUTH GODSTONE, SURREY OUTLET Eastbourne Road RH9 8JB Tel: 01342 893868

For full details, including opening times (plus Easter and bank holiday opening hours), see oka.com/stores Most of our collection is available to view at Chelsea, alongside one-off and Limited Edition pieces, and our other stores stock selected pieces from each range. If you are making a special trip to view a particular item instore, please call ahead to see if it is available or check in advance on our website. We have a dedicated online outlet section selling a selection of discontinued and end-of-line pieces at discounted prices at oka.com/outlet

Gift Card Gift Cards are available to buy online, from any of our stores or by calling 03330 042 042.

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If you’re considering re-decorating, make life simple and use our talented Interior Design Team. Based at our Chelsea flagship with other offices in Bath, Broadway, Edgbaston, Froxfield, Guildford (opening spring), Harrogate, Knutsford and Sunninghill, the first consultation is free and prices start from £350 (see oka.com/designservice for details).

To book your design consultation, or to find out more, simply call 01235 433948 and speak to a member of the team. Alternatively, you can email designservice@oka.com


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Online Stores Click & Collect Call

oka.com oka.com/stores Now available in all stores 03330 042 042 Lines are open Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, and Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm. For overseas orders, please call +44 1235 433930.

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D EL IV E RY & R E TURNS DELIVERY UK MAINLAND Standard Delivery £4.98 Express Delivery £9.96 Fragile Goods Delivery £4.98 Heavy Goods Delivery £30 For full delivery details, including lead times and prices for the UK and overseas, visit oka.com/delivery or ask instore. *Available for standard and fragile items only. PRODUCT INFORMATION We do our best to ensure that all items you see in the catalogue are as close as possible to the photographs shown, but since they are not mass-produced, slight variations in colour and size may occur. We hope that you understand this and appreciate the skill and craftsmanship required to make such high quality products. NOT QUITE RIGHT? NOT A PROBLEM Whilst we want you to love every piece as much as we do, we understand that sometimes things just aren’t quite right. As such, we’re happy to offer you 30 days to make up your mind. If you decide

something isn’t for you, simply return it to us in the same condition it was received and we’ll refund the cost of the piece – no questions asked. What’s more, in the rare event your OKA piece develops a manufacturing fault within 6 months of purchasing, we’ll replace it free of charge. For our full returns policy (including Hoopers), see oka.com/returns TERMS & CONDITIONS For our full terms and conditions, visit oka.com/ tandc. Your statutory rights are not affected. All products shown are subject to availability. PRICING The pricing and other details in this catalogue are valid until 30th August 2018. Although every effort is made to check accuracy, incorrect prices and other incorrect details may occasionally be printed. We regret that such incorrect prices or details cannot be honoured. Prices include VAT at 20% and exclude delivery charges. HEAD OFFICE OKA Direct Ltd, 170 Brook Drive, Milton Park Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4SD

WHITE GLOVE DELIVERY SERVICE For easy, hassle-free delivery, all our heavy items include a premium white glove service at no extra charge. Our team will unpack your item in the room of your choice and if you’re not completely happy, they’ll take it back – no questions asked.

LIKE-FOR-LIKE REMOVAL SERVICE

When you order a large piece of furniture, we can also remove your old furniture for a fee of £50 per item. Pieces will be donated to a charity called New Life, who environmentally recycle unwanted furniture to raise funds for disabled, terminally ill and life-limited children and their families. Only available for addresses within the M25.

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GUEST PICKS

Samantha Cameron’s Favourites This month Samantha Cameron, founder of the fashion label Cefinn (cefinn.com) - a contemporary designer womenswear brand - has chosen some of her favourite pieces from our collection. See the full interview at oka.com/blog.

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BINARII Reversible Throw “Perfect for adding colour to the end of the bed.“

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1. Blue 2. Coral

140x200cm QTH082 £98

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LAWAIA Lounge Chair

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“This chair is just so chic.“ 57x86x76cmH XOC062

£585

CRIA Throw “So warm and cosy, could even be worn as a shawl.“ 3. Lava 4. Natural 200x130cm QTH064 £285

PULCINELLA Set of Four Tumblers “Always useful and they always look glamorous.“ 10cmDiax9cmH LGL059 £52

ANGAMI Dhurrie

“I love this. It looks both modern and sophisticated.“ 240x310cm TFU078

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£675


IGNIS Rug “It’s so difficult to find a rug that can fit into both a modern and traditional scheme.“

CHATEAU D’OR Lamp “I’ve always collected coloured glass pieces.“ 30cmDiax34cmH JJB085 £348

200x300cm TFU086

£795

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FAIRFAX Basket “Great for newspapers, logs, children’s toys, anything really - so useful.“

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5. Large 54x40x25cmH STR009 £156

6. Small 38x24x26cmH STR008 £126

VILLANDRY 3-Seater Sofa “Evocative of 1950s minimal glamour.“ 205x85x87cmH USF046

£1,695

MARYLEBONE Small Coffee Table “The second tier is perfect for displaying lovely books and magazines.“ 140x80x40cmH EJF021

£1,125

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PELANGI Cushion Cover “A happy splash of colour for a neutral scheme.“ 51cmSq QCH391 £38

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