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Without a shadow of a doubt, one of my favourite home, fashion and all things bright and beautiful brands- is Oliver Bonas. I can't remember the first time I stepped for in a store, or the first time I deliberated whether I really needed that colour dipped wooden bowl (the answer my friends, is always yes)- but I know it's happened a lot since. Known for their vibrant, original and simply beautiful home and fashion (whether that's mismatched drawers, cocktail chairs of my dreams or copper detailed kitchenware)- the brand are one that make me yearn for a place of my own, and a wardrobe brimming with prints and colour...

So, after posting about my visit to the Lush factory last year, I was determined on discovering a little more about the goings on of another favourite brand. It's easy to assume there are no faces, or personalities behind the companies you adore- and that everything is done by computer, machines and factories in quiet corners of the world- so, getting to actually see and learn about what really goes on is a huge treat, and an eye opener too.

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With their offices laden with giant hand drawn inspiration paintings and prints, rainbow paper garlands dripping from the ceilings and staff (voluntarily) dressed in the seasons latest special items- it's no surprise everyone in this office is absolutely lovely- and loves what they do. I was lucky enough to speak to the ladies behind the clothes, the gentleman behind the visuals (and their amazing shop fronts)- and Olly himself, because without him- there'd be no OB!

Unlike many other high street and fashion brands, Oliver Bonas rarely follows trends. They make nods to them, sure- but each design is thought about in a more personal and timeless way- with prints being hand illustrated and based on story-like scenarios- opposed to the next 'big thing'. With their current collection inspired by seaside shores, Hawaiian sands and picnics surrounded in fruit-filled fields, buyer and designer Becky and Annalisa- talked me through the collection, talking about the inspiration (candy rocks and deck chair stripes), the photo shoot- and sourcing everything from the fabric- to each individual illustration- pretty amazing really!

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On top of that, I've always been hugely in awe of the way the brand shoots, styles and merchandises their products. All you have to do is have a peek through their website or walk past one of their pretty enchanting shop windows to see (you can thank their amazing VM Manager, Dan, for that). Their look books are the kind that I keep for inspiration (or, if you're feeling modern 'pin' online) and the way everything is styled is pretty inspirational indeed. Now just to not spend the next four hours on their website... Have I converted you yet?

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Oliver Bonas HQ What Olivia Did Oliver Bonas HQ What Olivia Did Oliver Bonas HQ What Olivia Did Oliver Bonas HQ What Olivia Did
Without a shadow of a doubt, one of my favourite home, fashion and all things bright and beautiful brands- is Oliver Bonas. I can't remember the first time I stepped for in a store, or the first time I deliberated whether I really needed that colour dipped wooden bowl (the answer my friends, is always yes)- but I know it's happened a lot since. Known for their vibrant, original and simply beautiful home and fashion (whether that's mismatched drawers, cocktail chairs of my dreams or copper detailed kitchenware)- the brand are one that make me yearn for a place of my own, and a wardrobe brimming with prints and colour...

So, after posting about my visit to the Lush factory last year, I was determined on discovering a little more about the goings on of another favourite brand. It's easy to assume there are no faces, or personalities behind the companies you adore- and that everything is done by computer, machines and factories in quiet corners of the world- so, getting to actually see and learn about what really goes on is a huge treat, and an eye opener too.

Oliver Bonas HQ What Olivia Did Oliver Bonas HQ What Olivia Did Oliver Bonas HQ What Olivia Did Oliver Bonas HQ What Olivia Did
With their offices laden with giant hand drawn inspiration paintings and prints, rainbow paper garlands dripping from the ceilings and staff (voluntarily) dressed in the seasons latest special items- it's no surprise everyone in this office is absolutely lovely- and loves what they do. I was lucky enough to speak to the ladies behind the clothes, the gentleman behind the visuals (and their amazing shop fronts)- and Olly himself, because without him- there'd be no OB!

Unlike many other high street and fashion brands, Oliver Bonas rarely follows trends. They make nods to them, sure- but each design is thought about in a more personal and timeless way- with prints being hand illustrated and based on story-like scenarios- opposed to the next 'big thing'. With their current collection inspired by seaside shores, Hawaiian sands and picnics surrounded in fruit-filled fields, buyer and designer Becky and Annalisa- talked me through the collection, talking about the inspiration (candy rocks and deck chair stripes), the photo shoot- and sourcing everything from the fabric- to each individual illustration- pretty amazing really!

Oliver Bonas HQ What Olivia Did Oliver Bonas HQ What Olivia Did Oliver Bonas HQ What Olivia Did Oliver Bonas HQ What Olivia Did
On top of that, I've always been hugely in awe of the way the brand shoots, styles and merchandises their products. All you have to do is have a peek through their website or walk past one of their pretty enchanting shop windows to see (you can thank their amazing VM Manager, Dan, for that). Their look books are the kind that I keep for inspiration (or, if you're feeling modern 'pin' online) and the way everything is styled is pretty inspirational indeed. Now just to not spend the next four hours on their website... Have I converted you yet?

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35 comments:

  1. I love Oliver Bonas especially their home ware I can spend hours trawling their website.
    http://thatbelleblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I absolutely love Oliver Bonas. This looks like such a dream.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  3. looks absolutely wonderful, they've got some great and trendy pieces ! lovely photo diary x

    CLUB AVENUE / http://club-avenue.blogspot.com / instagram

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  4. So many beautiful colours and pretty things to look at!

    thriftylilpixie.blogspot.ie

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  5. I could absolutely live there, I love the pillows ;)

    besos,
    M
    The Flower Duet

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  6. lovely things to look at :)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I love the themes of inspiration behind the collection. It's refreshing to see something a little bit different on the market :) X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  8. I love Oliver Bonas stores :)

    http://mourissima.blogspot.pt

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  9. Your photos are always so beautiful. I loved the colours that runs through these.

    Petite Side of Style

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  10. Everything is so cute, definitely going to check out their website! x

    Gemma Louise | Just Little Things

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  11. Oh my god! it's so cute and adorable!! :)


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  12. I am in love with Oliver Bonas, they've got so many cute home items, could buy everything there! :) xx

    Floralchaos

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  13. I love Oliver Bonas and always make a point of having a mooch around their store when I'm at the shops to see if I can find any cool pieces. I particularly love their jewellery. sabiha x

    franklyflawless.com

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  14. Woah, gorgeous photos! The multitude of colors and patterns is a feast for the eyes. :)

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  15. These photos are incredible, what an amazing and creative space!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  16. Lovely post :D

    www.maireem.blogspot.com

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  17. Oliver Bonas is such a visual store, I love the alphabet bags and bright homeware!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  18. Such gorgeous, bright and quirky pieces! I especially love the cushions - and those cakes in the first picture are to die for.. Mmm! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  19. I too love Oliver Bonas, mainly because their stores are bursting with colour - my favourite thing! Their office looks like a pretty, modern tea party too haha. I can't wait until I get a place of my own so I can deck it out all sorts of Bonas-esque furnishings and the like...in fact, my room could do with a bit of brightening up as it is!

    With love ♥︎ » Paris by Friday

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  20. The afternoon tea set looks so cute!

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. This looks lovely and the decor so pretty. I love things like this too.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  22. I've never heard of Oliver Bonas before but so glad you shared as I am now in love and converted...their items are so nice and everything looks like great care went into all of them <3

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Everything looks so pretty and cute love Oliver Bonas

    www.rebekahmaryx.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Nice post dear :)

    Check out my latest post here:
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    Keep in touch,
    Hara

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  25. Stunning photos - looks like such an enjoyable visit!


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  26. You've definittely converted me, their shop looks brilliant. You must of certanly enjoyed your visit there and a peek behind the scenes, it looks amazing and I adore their unique products! The staff definitely look happy too which is lovely to see x

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  27. This is a dream place to work and live and to do everything... I would die to have a space similar to this! xo
    || Beauty Vibes ||

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  28. Oliver Bonas is my favourite ever homeware store so this post is so perfect, their offices look so cute and fit so well with the theme of the brand.

    fashionablyunknown.com

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  29. I used to work for them and their staff parties are insane! So pretty and luxurious - they really do treat their employees right! And the head office is gorgeous! Isn't Olly the nicest too?


    - Elodie x
    www.elle-yeah.com

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  30. I love all of those prints and colours!!
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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