WHO KNEW ORLA KIELY'S HOUSE RANGE WAS SO DOPE?

 

I've been seeing more and more of Orla Kiely's infamous designs over pinterest and social media, and it's made me realise that I've never really given the brand my full attention before now. A few months back I walked into an Orla Kiely store for the first time ( I know, shocker right?), and I now realise that there is a whole range of multi-style designs that I've been missing out on.

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What I love about the Orla Kiely brand is that she has extended beyond fashion into homeware, by incorporating a consistent design across each of those product types. I didn't know much about OK before recently, but glancing at some of her designs a few days ago inspired me to do some research into the brand and Orla as a person.

I won't go into too much detail, because the exciting part (where I show you my favourite OK products and some of her latest designs) is yet to come. But, just for anyone who is interested; here are 2 fun facts about Orla Kiely.

  1. Orla Kiely is an Irish Fashion Designer

You'd think this one would be obvious to someone of Irish heritage... but no. I was just as clueless as the next person. I mean, c'mon, with a name like Orla.

2. Orla done her Masters at the Royal College of Art

 And then managed to get the hats featured in her exit show purchase by none other than Harrods... MAJOR!

Anyway, sorry for going completely off topic there. My inspiration for writing this post was the amazing homeware collection that I never even knew existed; the House collection. I've included my favourites below, many of them featuring the divine leaf print that Orla is so well known for.

THE ACORN CUP BEDDING COLLECTION

 Orla is coming through with retro vibes with this cute bedding set. 100% cotton and available in double, king and super king size. Prices start at £80

Orla is coming through with retro vibes with this cute bedding set. 100% cotton and available in double, king and super king size. Prices start at £80

Yellow Linear Stem Small Tray in Yellow

 Super cute tray for entertaining or even just having a dinner in front of the TV; or do we not do that anymore? The reverse features the scribble print in a Navy colour. £22

Super cute tray for entertaining or even just having a dinner in front of the TV; or do we not do that anymore? The reverse features the scribble print in a Navy colour. £22

70's Oval Flower Ceramic Storage Jar in Orange

 Possibly one of my favourite designs. This little cutie is available in an orange, green and dandelion and can be purchased for £28. 

Possibly one of my favourite designs. This little cutie is available in an orange, green and dandelion and can be purchased for £28. 

Spot Sculpted Flower Hand Towel in Pale Rose

 Absolutely LOVE this range of towels; which are available in face towel, hand towel, bath towel and bath sheet sizes. The signature print towels will look amazing in pretty much every bathroom. The bath sheets are also 100% cotton and £15 each.

Absolutely LOVE this range of towels; which are available in face towel, hand towel, bath towel and bath sheet sizes. The signature print towels will look amazing in pretty much every bathroom. The bath sheets are also 100% cotton and £15 each.

EARL GREY REED DIFFUSER

 I've not smelled this myself, but I have been a fan of other Earl Grey candles & scents so I am sure this is also just as heavenly (if not even more so). £32

I've not smelled this myself, but I have been a fan of other Earl Grey candles & scents so I am sure this is also just as heavenly (if not even more so). £32

70's Oval Enamel Plate in Persimmon

 The search for my new dinner set might possibly be over thanks to this gorgeous enamel plate featuring the 70's Oval Flower pattern. £15 each.

The search for my new dinner set might possibly be over thanks to this gorgeous enamel plate featuring the 70's Oval Flower pattern. £15 each.

70's Flower Enamel Mug in Persimmon

 And of course you'd need the matching mug set at £12.95 each. Super cute for garden picnics in the summer or just to compliment the dinner set.

And of course you'd need the matching mug set at £12.95 each. Super cute for garden picnics in the summer or just to compliment the dinner set.

70s Oval Flower Herb Pots with Tray in Multi UK

 Another fave is the herb pot set; although at £50, I am likely to wait for them to drop in the sales.

Another fave is the herb pot set; although at £50, I am likely to wait for them to drop in the sales.

Large Linear Stem Notebooks in Oatmeal

 And the fact that Orla does stationery just makes me love her brand even more. £15

And the fact that Orla does stationery just makes me love her brand even more. £15

Aside all of the above, the Orla Kiely range is most known for its fashion range. I'd be selling you all short if I didn't include a little fashion (slide) show of some of my fave bits. Here goes it:

So I think what we've learned today (or what I've re-learned) is that Orla Kiely is DOPE; her brand is DOPE and so are her designs. Which is your favourite?

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