Photos by Mel Yates
In your latest book Kelly Hoppen: How To Achieve The Home Of Your Dreams, you give advice on how to perfect a signature style for your home. What is your signature style?
My design ethos is to create timeless elegance. I use neutral tones, layering and sumptuous fabrics.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
I find inspiration everywhere, from travelling the globe sourcing accessories and seeing an exhibition to reading books and watching films while I relax at my cottage in the beautiful English countryside. Inspiration mainly comes to me when I take a few minutes away from my normal routine to just sit back and reset my mind.
What do you love about being a designer?
Since I was a child, I have always wanted to be a designer. My mother always tells me that as a child I was constantly shifting furniture around our home, displaying everything at its best. I am very lucky to be doing a job I love and to have such supportive family and friends.
What is your go-to hue?
Taupe is my favourite colour! I love a neutral palette. Neutrals form the base of all my designs and are calming and harmonious.
* Hoppen has been called the Queen
Favourite city? Why?
London is definitely my favourite city in the world to live in and Paris is my favourite city to visit – it is not far from London and the shopping is fantastic.
If you could design a space for a famous person (past or present), who would it be?
I am a very big fan of Pharrell Williams and would love to work with him.
What exciting new projects do you have on the horizons?
I am very excited for my new projects coming up in India and Beijing. And the continuing new additions to my kellyhoppen.com