You’ll rarely find a quiet moment in OKA Co-Founder Sue Jones’ converted barn in the Cotswolds; she and her husband Alexander are frequent and fantastic hosts. On this occasion, it was the esteemed design and lifestyle publication Veranda that paid the pair a visit to discover how they came to shape and style their “forever home”. Here you can take a peek at their beautiful property; read the full feature at Veranda Magazine

A garden with garden furniture
Birds-eye-view of Sue Jone's lounge

The couples’ home reflects their exacting tastes. They have made careful design decisions together to create a space that will stand the test of time, from new wooden beams that have been aged so that they appear traditional to installing a spiral staircase that leads up to a cosy mezzanine level.

The corner of a cottage style lounge featuring a large sofa and cushions
A winding staircase in a cottage style hallway, featuring antique artwork and ornaments
Sue Jones' garden
Living room decor

Much like the OKA curation itself, the barn is a lesson in how to mix and match classic and contemporary style. Brimming with character, family heirlooms and antiques sit alongside new pieces that have caught the pair’s eye.

A boot room featuring rattan storage accessories
A cottage style bedroom

Blue and white porcelain – inspired by Ming and Qing period pottery – and handcrafted rattan storage have long been staples in the OKA collection, much of which has been guided by Sue’s love of them.

An outdoor dining table and chairs with a table cloth on top, in front of a large lawn
Bar Accessories

The garden is equally as beautiful as the interiors of the property. The manicured front lawn is overlooked by a colonnade with pillars that date back to Roman times, providing the perfect backdrop for dining al fresco.