Kelly Hoppen

With over 40 years’ experience at the forefront of the design industry, Kelly Hoppen is one of the most celebrated and sought after interior designers in the world. It was her relentless passion for design, at 16 1⁄2 years-old, which kick started her iconic career. Her first commission, to design a family friend’s kitchen, has led to multiple awards and numerous publishers and businesses continuously seeking her unparalleled expertise.

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With over 40 years’ experience at the forefront of the design industry, Kelly Hoppen is one of the most celebrated and sought after interior designers in the world. It was her relentless passion for design, at 16 1⁄2 years-old, which kick started her iconic career. Her first commission, to design a family friend’s kitchen, has led to multiple awards and numerous publishers and businesses continuously seeking her unparalleled expertise. Kelly’s globally renowned and ever-evolving style is underpinned by a subtle coordinated fusion of East meets West; clean lines and neutral tones, blended with charming warmth and sumptuous opulence. She has put her stamp on the homes, yachts and jets of private clients all over the world and now focuses on commercial projects including hotels, bars, restaurants, offices, and tower blocks. With thousands of projects spanning the last four decades, Kelly’s portfolio boasts a diverse selection of projects. She has launched anything from one of the most sought after and exclusive addresses in China on Shenzhen Bay to the most impressive cruise ship to date with Celebrity Cruises Edge Class; helping to redefine travel. To celebrate her extraordinary career, Kelly released her ninth book, House of Hoppen – a 40-year retrospective – in October 2016 and a collection of over 100 pieces of furniture with Resource Decor which is available in numerous retailers worldwide. Kelly is honoured to be the recipient of copious design awards and the proudest point in her career to date came in 2009, when she was made an MBE for her services to interior design. Recognised for the passion of inspiring women in business, she has also been honoured with WIE (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) Inspirational Award. Looking forward to 2019, Kelly will be unveiling her very own Kelly Hoppen Design Awards in China, partnering up with the most recognised brands to herald the best design talent in Asia. In recent years, Kelly’s career has expanded into TV and film, as she appeared in a cameo role in the Absolutely Fabulous movie alongside Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. In 2013, she became an investor on BBC Two’s hit show Dragon’s Den, where she invested in several businesses, and has since appeared in BBC Two’s The Great Interior Design Challenge as a judge on the show. Kelly is extremely passionate about making her design ethos accessible to the masses, and in 2014 she launched e-commerce store, kellyhoppen.com. The hugely popular, affordable luxury store features a range of self-designed home products including accessories, bed linen, cushions, candles, furniture, towels, robes, and lights, all carrying Kelly’s iconic style. She also has a successful range of home products and jewellery with QVC. To make her iconic style even more attainable, this year Kelly launched her online Interior Design Masterclass, featuring a series of lessons that offer subscribers total access to her unique aesthetic and ethos, and guide them through Kelly’s design process. The Kelly Hoppen brand, keeping true to its core values of high quality, simplicity and timeless elegance, has collaborated with several selected brands and partnered with a select number of licensees such as Restoration Hardware (cushions), Chesneys (fireplaces), Brintons (carpets). The wider licensed product collection consists of commercial fabrics (Richloom), wallpaper (Graham & Brown), and baths (apaiser). Kelly has also collaborated with a number of diverse brands including Samsung, Ryvita, L’Occitane, Polypipe, Hotpoint, Wedgwood, Charbonnel et Walker Chocolates and many more. In September 2018, Kelly launched a Disney collaboration in celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary releasing a range of wallpaper with Graham & Brown, a rug collection with Essie Carpets and bed linen range with QVC will follow in October and November 2018. A dedicated supporter of numerous good causes, and the championing and nurturing of young entrepreneurs, Kelly is an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and sits on their committee. She is also a proud ambassador for the Government’s GREAT campaign, avid campaigner for anti-bullying, and supporter of the Diana Award and a connector for BAFTA. At the end of 2017, Kelly collaborated with Tess Daly to launch their limited edition TRUST candle, in aid of the Prince’s Trust. Earlier this year, she was unveiled as an ambassador for Cool Earth, working alongside charity patron Dame Vivienne Westwood to help stop rainforest destruction and halt climate change, and she has recently been announced as the latest ambassador for breast cancer charity Future Dreams.

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