British Invasion

above: A quintessentially British sitting room decorated with OKA’s rich tones and textures, including the Coleridge sofa in navy, the large George club chair in cheetah, and the Kirmani rug in distressed green.

The highly anticipated British furniture and homeware retailer, OKA, is coming to Westport this December. Celebrated on both sides of the pond for its charming and timeless pieces, this will be OKA’s third and largest U.S. location. Set over two floors, the 14,500-square-foot experiential store will offer an abundance of inspiring spaces that delight with color, comfort, elegant furnishings, and decadent décor, including Adam Lippes’ sophisticated tableware collection.

The stars of this cozy, English living room are the Talasa tray in Chinese red, which sits atop the Harmonia coffee table, the Coleridge Linen armchair in Areca putting green, and the Hevsel rug in vermillion red.

Photographs: courtesy of OKA

Founded in 1999 by entrepreneur Lady Annabel Astor, decorator Sue Jones, and horticulturist Lucinda Waterhouse, OKA (pronounced how the Brits say “ochre”) has become a “destination for lovers of home” with its rich patterns, handmade lounge seating, and effortless British style, which the company describes as “elegant and easy-going; sophisticated but never stiff.”

The store will present an ever-changing series of fully decorated rooms and vignettes for guests to discover as they travel through the space, bringing to life an OKA-designed Regency-style London townhouse, a unique country house in north Wales, and a charmingly eclectic cottage in the heart of the bucolic Cotswolds.

A dedicated team of home stylists will be on hand to give advice and help customers realize their dream interiors. “We are very excited to bring OKA to the East Coast and especially to Westport; its rich cultural history and artistic bent make it a perfect match for us,” said cofounder Sue Jones. You won’t want to miss this British invasion. 44 Main St, Westport;


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