Kelly Hoppen
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Best Interior Designers | Kelly Hoppen

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Kelly Hoppen is a world-renowned British designer who has pioneered a simple yet opulent style that has permeated interior design at every level. As well as designing apartments, houses and yachts for an ever-expanding international private client list, Kelly also undertakes commercial design projects including hotels, restaurants, office spaces and aircraft interiors.

Kelly’s ever-evolving style is underpinned by a subtly coordinated fusion of East meets West; clean lines and neutral tones, blended with charming warmth and sumptuous opulence. In fact, Kelly Hoppen recently revealed her interiors secrets and showed us her loft-style flat in southwest London.

The key to the plan was the combined kitchen, living and dining great room. Creating an additional, more formal dining area necessitated moving the bedrooms into the hallway on the opposite side of the main area, in line with the master bedroom. At the top of the new spiral staircase, Hoppen installed a dedicated chill-out area up in the eaves of the trussed ceiling.



The iconic Bubble chair was originally designed by Eero Aarnio in 1968.

Despite the current craze for colour in homes Kelly is resolute that neutrals remain the best basis for decor schemes.

“Trends come and go and are just a way of making people spend money unnecessarily, instead it’s far better to save for a special piece you really love, and add a bit of colour with accessories that can easily be changed.”


Kelly Hoppen Living room


Hoppen anchored the living room’s main seating area under the soaring ceiling gables with suede-covered Christian Liaigre sofas and a coffee table of her own design.


Kelly Hoppen living room


In the main dining room, the tropical flor morado-wood table from Hoppen’s Century line, as are deco-inspired white leather dining chairs and the classic English wing chairs. Lighting includes Mat & Jewski’s custom-size fringed pendant fixture and an oversize Anglepoise lamp.


Kelly Hoppen eat-in kitchen

In the eat-in kitchen, white leather armchairs and a circular wenge-finish table create a casual dining corner.


Kelly Hoppen kitchen

Chain-mail-and-cotton blinds replace conventional window treatments.


Kelly Hoppen bedroom

For the bedroom, she chose a soft, plush carpet that provides warmth underfoot, while blending with the earthy taupe color scheme. Carefully coordinated, even the soft gray coats complement the sumptuous silky tactile texture of velvet bed throws and suede-covered chairs, which she brought from her previous home.


Kelly Hoppen bathroomThe cool white marble bath mat and opulent use of antiques such as the ottoman illustrate the importance she places on the ritual aspects of bathing.


Kelly Hoppen home roof terrace

The 60-foot-long northwest-facing roof terrace is a new addition to the building, which dates from 1860. “I sometimes forget that I have it,” says Hoppen, “because I’ve never had an outdoor space. You feel like Sex and the City up there, it’s that extraordinary.” Air-dried oak decking and gray-stained iroko furniture create a sun-bleached, Hamptons feel.

Photos and resources from Kelly HoppenMetropolitan Home and Loftenberg and  Elle Decor


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