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.
All photographs: Copyright Daniela Exley