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An Expert’s Guide to Lighting

Bring an inviting glow to your home with these room-by-room tips from one of our interior designers.

  1. A row of blue and red velvet dining chairs arranged around a rectangular dining table, with the table set with patterned tableware and flowers.

    How to Throw a Dinner Party the OKA Way

    We put our hosting skills to the test when we invited a few friends of OKA to celebrate with us at our Chelsea store in London. Find out how we did it—and how to recreate the look.

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  2. A dominoes gift set on a green tray.

    How to Host the Ultimate Game Night

    Read our rules on how to set up the ultimate game night for family and friends in this comprehensive guide.

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  3. OKA gift bags are arranged on a table with foliage, candle holders, gifts and red patterned ornaments.

    How to Shop the Sales

    Follow our guide to shopping smartly—from investing in timeless silhouettes to the materials and fabrics to look out for. 

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  4. A bright magenta velvet sofa sits in a blue-walled room. A Christmas tree is seen in the background, and the sofa is decorated with pillows.

    Christmas Color Palettes to Inspire Your Decorations

    Whether you’re a stickler for tradition or favor a more novel approach, let us offer a dose of decoration inspiration with these holiday color combinations.

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  5. Kate Ferguson, wearing a white blouse, chunky necklaces and khaki-colored jeans, stands and smiles behind a table and dining chairs.

    Getting Ready for the Holidays with Kate Ferguson

    The founder of Palomino Interiors shares the inspiration behind her New Canaan Holiday House Tour project, as well as plenty of expert advice on decorating your own home for the festive season.

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  6. A velvet sofa piled high with pillows sits in a cozy sitting room, with a black-and-white coffee table sits and a Christmas tree decorated with warm string lights.

    Sue's Guide to Decorating for Christmas

    Our Co-Founder and Creative Director shares her tips for bringing a festive feel to your living space.

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  7. A cozy corner featuring an orange velvet armchair, a bookcase with integrated lighting and a kitchen counter with bar stools.

    How to Use Lighting to Create a Cozy Home

    British Interior Designers Sophie Stevens and Lisa Mitchell share their tips for achieving a warm and inviting glow.

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  8. A Christmas tree decorated with multi-colored ornaments and string lights

    How to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

    Follow our step-by-step guide to a fabulously decorated tree, whatever your hall-decking style.

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  9. Butter Wakefield is smiling, wearing a Fair Isle-style sweater vest and sitting in an embroidered armchair, next to a green velvet ottoman.

    Butter Wakefield's Guide to Hosting the Holidays

    The American garden designer and festive fanatic welcomed us into her home to talk Christmas traditions, hosting hacks and the art of decorating with foliage.

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