Category Archives: Design Guides

  • Festival Season

    Festival Season

    OK, we’ve said it before and you know we’ll say it again but Occa-Home is a hotbed of foodie fanatics, so you can imagine our excitement as festival season kicks off… and we’re not talking Glastonbury here! Food festivals are now a key feature of the summer season and are the event of choice for […]

  • Male Edit: Father's Day Special

    Father’s Day Special

    With Father’s Day on the horizon, the question of what Father’s Day gift to give your dad challenges us once again. To help inspire you, we’ve created our first ever Male Edit, a special edition of our Magazine dedicated to all things male. In this issue we examine some of our key brands, Eichholtz, Andrew […]

  • New England Style

    New England Style

    Whether it’s the Kennedy Compound in Martha’s Vineyard or the Long Island playground of Ralph Lauren, the words “New England Style” captures the imagination … conjuring an elegant, simple yet idyllic way of life that has inspired summer interior trends for generations.  To help you get that “fresh as a summer breeze” atmosphere in your […]

  • Summer Coktails

    Summer Cocktails

    We don’t care what the weatherman says – we know that better weather is on it’s way and  can hardly wait for those longer days and even longer evenings, perfect for entertaining friends or relaxing on a lounger in the garden, cocktail in hand…bliss!  Call us mad but we’re already in the summer party spirit […]

  • Designer Wedding Gifts

    Wedding Gifts: Top Designer’s Picks

    How many weddings are you going to this year? The design team have a few of our own this year… including our new head of tech, Darran… congrats D… so we’re always on the look out for stand-out wedding gift ideas. For wedding gifts that are as stylish as they are practical our designers have […]

  • Colour Futures'13: Indigo

    Indigo: Add Some Colour

    Selected after extensive research from leading global trend and colour experts Colour Futures, indigo is the colour everyone’s talking about this summer. Relaxing and calming in equal measure, reflecting the palette of the deepest ocean, indigo soothes the senses and calms the soul. A versatile hue that evokes warm Mediterranean climes, Louise Smith, Senior Global […]

  • Missoni Home

    World of Missoni – Get the Look

    Can’t afford the catwalk fashion… Can afford the Missoni Home fashion! As one of the world’s most widely recognised couture brands, the Missoni look transcends fashion seamlessly into home interiors. At 81, Rosita Missoni is a style force to be reckoned with… who’s colourful outlook on life, is wholly embodied in her latest Missoni Home […]

  • Pantone Colour of the Year

    Choose the Pantone Colour of the Year to Bring Your Home to Life

    This striking Pantone Colour of the Year 2013 has firmly established itself as the colour everyone is talking about and makes a strong statement in any home interior, evoking different reactions and emotions due to its definite hue. Its deep tone makes it a fabulous backdrop to room interiors and can give a classic, regal […]

  • Outdoor Entertaining

    Take It Outside

    There comes a point when you say enough is enough… the weather in the UK has been really poor of late… and we’ve had enough. The forecast is improving and the design team are ready to cast off the shackles of winter and start enjoying their gardens and outdoor space once more… just perhaps with […]