Orla Kiely is an iconic Irish Designer famed for her use of print and the beautiful retro vibe of her fashion and home collections. Many of you will know about my Orla Kiely obsession as I am frequently harping on about my love of Orla’s prints and style on social media (and here of course). I’m always on the look-out for new O.K items to add to my homewares collection…and I’m good enough to have friends that indulge me and treat me to pieces at Christmas time and on birthdays.
I was given the Orla Kiely ceramic stem print jar (pictured above) as a present from my friend Carolyn of Forever Scarlet. I absolutely love it but I kept moving it about the house trying to find the best ‘home’ for it. Then I had a brainwave whilst out buying house plants in Ikea recently (indoor foliage is all the rage don’t you know?!). I bought the green plant hoping it would fit into the storage jar…and it did! No doubt the jar will have another re-incarnation in another few months/years but at the minute it’s pride of place on my retro sideboard.
One of my favourite stores for picking up bargain bits of Orla Kiely? TK Maxx! I’ve picked up my O.K mustard purse there, mustard bed covers and pillowcases (yep, I have a mustard coloured obession too) and stationary items. Shortly after Christmas I practically squealed in delight when I spotted mustard flower print towels by O.K. They are such thick, excellent quality towels I can’t fault them.
This pretty Orla Kiely plate is my most recent purchase, bought on a trip to Newtownards a few weeks ago. I spotted it and a whole load of other O.K. pieces in a small independent interiors shops. Lucky for me the plate had 20% off. I’ve been having all my weekend treats on this plate. A plate this nice deserves a whole lots of sweet treats! Find a similar plate here.
These Orla Kiely canisters look fab in my new kitchen. They act as a great ‘pop’ of colour and are pretty practical too! The mustard canister is my latest edition – bought for me at Christmas by my friend Jen. The others I picked up in Brighton. I keep moving the tins about the kitchen trying to find their perfect spot but I think that’s part of the fun of small homewares – you can totally change up the look of one room by moving small pieces and ornamentals about. You’ll also spot an O.K orange plant pot – one of the first O.K pieces I was ever given (thanks again to Carolyn).