Interior stylist Caroline Oakey is the creative force behind the emerging Oaki brand.
After qualifying with a first class honours degree in Art and Design, she started her long career as a full time graphic designer, producing graphics and interfaces for an internet company.
In 2004 Caroline left full time employment to begin working as a freelancer designer - producing corporate logos, brochures and websites for an array of companies and design agencies.
Seeking new adventures, Caroline changed her focus from graphic design, to interior design — with a desire to rediscover her artistic talents and move away from the clean graphic style that was popular with her client base. In 2014 she joined the KLC School of Design in Chelsea Harbour, where she is currently studying.
Caroline was the winner of the 2015 Mahout Lifestyle textile design competition, for her ‘love story’ inspired Dhurrie rug. Caroline’s rug has now joined Mahout’s extensive collection.
Caroline has a passion for artwork that is inspired by vibrant emotion. She is drawn to works by Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat and the dynamic energy of street art.
Next, Caroline aims to launch a range of contemporary textile products.
Oaki Design is a new interior design company that strives to bring you interiors with soul: passionate about creating spaces that feel good, as well as look good.
Beautiful, mood-enhancing rooms that are functional and comfortable — with a touch of tasteful eccentricity. Oaki Design’s mission is to provide original results, whilst remaining true to the clients requirements.
The brand's long term aspiration is to produce specialist environments that promote emotional well-being. To create enriching surroundings for people with medical difficulties. Spaces that put people at ease.
As well as interior styling, Oaki Design will be launching a range of unique screen printed soft furnishings, in the form of cushions, rugs, lamp shades and other textiles. The inspiration at the core of these products will be the human condition. Quirky abstract designs inspired by memory and emotions.