The quality of one’s daily life is sometimes affected positively or otherwise by the kind of environment one lives. If you live in a depressing environment, there is a tendency to always be short-tempered, gloomy or unhappy. But if your space is beautiful, sunny, comfortable and refreshing, it will also tell in your disposition. It is a subconscious occurrence – a properly arranged/beautifully designed interior will create an ambience of cosiness, calm and a feeling of direction. Individuals, commercial spaces and corporate organizations have all realized the subconscious power of the environment, and therefore pay close attention to the interior of their spaces even as they ensure to provide qualitative services. OKA is a company with a niche for interior designing services for residential, commercial and corporate spaces.
OKA is a lifestyle and luxury interiors brand that was birthed in 1999 when the founder, Annabel Astor had difficulties with decorating her home in Florida, and she called in reinforcement from her sister in law, Sue Jones and her friend, Lucinda Waterhouse to help shop for luxury interiors. She also employed the fashion design services of Jasper Conran, and together, the team became what is known as OKA. OKA was therefore launched as a mail order interiors company in 1999 that produced catalogues that featured hand-crafted rattan designs accessories and spaces, and by 2000, the very first OKA shop was opened in Parson's Green, West London. In 2001, OKA’s services became digital with the creation of an online presence. Over the years, they added different services like Wedding Listing, All-Weather Rattan, Scents for Life and an Interior design service to provide comprehensive services to their customers. Also, in the course of the decade, OKA opened more stores across the city.
Products and services of OKA
Home is where the heart is, and as such, the home is supposed to look rather beautiful. This is the belief of OKA, and they assert to have decided to extend a helping hand to any individual that wants to redesign their internal living space using the experience that their founders have accumulated from their years of travel. Using the inspiration that has been acquired from various travels, and explorations, OKA has been inspired to create the designs various beautiful pieces of furniture, artificial flowers, lighting fixtures, furnishings, and other accessories that would bring the home to life. And to ensure that this comes out exactly as they hoped, OKA asserted that they employed the services of artisans, craftsmen, and women that they could find from all around the globe. Acclaimed to be made with luxury materials, and long-lasting old-fashioned craftsmanship, the furniture at OKA includes armchairs, ottomans, dining chairs, cabinets, bookcases, and other home furniture pieces. The furnishings such as the rugs, cushion covers, and quilts, at OKA, are believed to bring colour to any home. Made with the scheme, purpose, and desire to bring all furnishings, and furniture in a home to life, the lighting fixtures available at OKA includes classic floor lamps, wall lamps, handcrafted lampshades, energy-saving LED bulbs, etc. Though natural flowers are seen as the best since they bring beauty and a relaxing scent into the home, OKA believes that their luxury vases, artificial flowers, luxury artworks, and home fragrances might do same. OKA delivers worldwide, but allege to ship free to the UK mainland as long as the order is over £2500.