This year we are delighted to be working with the renowned interior designer, Penny Morrison, from Irving & Morrison. Penny’s private client list ranges from boutique hotels such as the Isle de France Hotel, to individuals such as Jemma Kidd and Annabel Astor herself.
Irving & Morrison’s first design for OKA is the Aragonez Collection. Inspired by Spanish and Portuguese tin glaze pottery, these vibrant melamine plates and bowls feature an original hand-drawn design by Penny. “We created this unique grape leaf design – it has such beautiful rich colours and it’s perfect for outdoor living.” The Aragonez Collection not only looks exquisite on your dining table but due to the practical nature of melamine, it is also perfect for picnics and dining al fresco.
In front of the fire in my library looking out at the rain and mist on the Welsh hills.
Just starting work on the total refurbishment of a charming Jane Austen lookalike house in Wiltshire.
Our house is reminiscent of a Scottish lodge – all ground floor rooms have French windows that open out onto the garden, fires in every room, wonderful views and comfortable bedrooms.
My travels, magazines, other people’s houses.
I wish I had worked under another decorator in my youth.
Surprisingly it is continuously evolving and growing – it started with decorating and building, then moved on to a fabric range and now includes decorative accessories too.
Be brave and try new ideas – believe in yourself and your ideas.
Use the biggest pieces of furniture possible, rather than lots of little things – get good quality main pieces like sofas and beds first, then other things can follow.
Spring - it is full of hope and joy and the days are longer and lighter.
Some Moroccan rugs and modern paintings to lift the atmosphere and make it more current.
Last to bed
Radio 4 or occasionally Radio 1 when I feel like a lift of mood
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