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

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 alfresco.