Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Orla Kiely

I like to think I am quite well acquainted with Orla Kiely {I've spotted her twice, once on the Eurostar, once at Midcentury Modern}, but it was a treat to revisit her website and find a few items which are slightly different from her signature stem style. The lampshade is pretty typical perhaps, {but it's yellow, and fitted in with the post} and I love the yellow wallpaper! Her clothing range is great too. The grey skirt called to me from the window of her King's Road shop {but not quite loudly enough, at £266} - I also love this yellow dress, and all of her sunglasses.

When I think of Orla Kiely, my first thought is of the fireplace in her home, which was in Living Etc a few years ago {I noticed Zoe has scanned some photos in here.} Does anyone else remember it?

8 comments:

skirmishofwit said...

I love Orla Kiely too! That wallpaper is so cheerful. I always appreciate the unusual colours she uses.

Paper Heart Girl said...

Ahh, love that outfit! And, all her stuff is great, very cool! x

kelly said...

really do love her things...especially new prints like the wallpaper. i am tempted to try her perfume...have you sniffed??

Ms M said...

Yes i do. I tried to recreate but apparently they don't create tile samplers like that anymore. Simply and striking!

beautiful square feet said...

Her living room among others, are shown in her "Pattern" book - do you mean her fireplace with the multi-coloured tiles in the surround - love it! I've resigned myself to full on Orla love now - there's no point in denying it!

Kelly - I haven't tried the perfume, but the scented candles are lovely, especially the fig one.

Emma said...

I remember it, as you can well imagine! Did I tell you that my spare room bedroom has bedcovers in the turquoise version of the lampshade material which I picked up for half price from Morleys in Tooting. V pleased with that purchase.

Anonymous said...

I am also in love with that yellow wallpaper!

Andrew Smith said...

I adore Orla Kiely! I have recently bought the amazing decorative throws and bedding designed by Orla Kiely. I would not hesisitate to purchase more again. The wallpaper is simply lovely!