INSIDE THE HOME OF PHILIP OAKLEY AND OLIVIA YIP

A tribute to Hilda Ogden in the bedroom
A tribute to Hilda Ogden in the bedroom

Philip Oakley and Olivia Yip together run Philip Oakley Illuminations, a company that designs/produces lighting installations. Their home and workshop in St Leonards On Sea is tantamount to their business, doubling-up as a showroom where you can see how their installations can enhance homes and buildings. Situated in an old pub (The Benbow), a playful sense of the fairground engulfs the Victorian features whilst their two cocker spaniels, Jarvis and Joe, run amock. The pair recently acquired a new project in the shape of a warehouse in Hastings, and I for one cannot wait to see how that turns out!

Take a look around the couple’s magnificent home and read more about Philip and his work in an interview, here.

 

The hallway: dark but dazzling at the same time!

The hallway: dark but dazzling at the same time!

Jarvis and Joe, the couple's mischievous cocker spaniels

Jarvis and Joe, the couple’s mischievous cocker spaniels

A large star lights up the kitchen

A large star lights up the kitchen

 

A gigantic live, eat space is the centre attraction with the main ceiling light in the shape of a noose

A gigantic live/eat space is the centre attraction with the main ceiling light in the shape of a noose. The large dining table is made from a WWII military surgical table.

The living room

The living room

All photographs: Copyright Daniela Exley