Kelly Hoppen MBE is a globally renowned designer and entrepreneur. She started her business at the age of just sixteen and today her interior design studio is celebrated for creating stunning interiors for both residential and commercial projects. An award-winning designer, she is also well-known as an entrepreneur, retailer, author, educator and innovator. In 2009, Kelly was awarded an MBE for services to interior design.
Kelly is in conversation with Giles Kime at the design lecture ‘Life, Work and Design Philosophy’ hosted by Homes & Gardens on Wednesday 26 September at 11.30am.
In a nutshell, how did you get where you are today?
Hard work, determination and being the best PR for my own brand that I can possibly be.
What interior projects are you currently working on?
I’m working on numerous projects across the globe at the moment, from residential developments in Asia through to private clients homes in Los Angeles.
What is your design philosophy?
It would be summarised as the perfect harmony between East & West; Eastern simplicity and clean lines with the comfort and texture of the West.
What is the key to a successful space?
Functional planning! Make the space work for how you live within it.
Describe your perfect day…
Wake up early and train with my personal trainer, spend the day relaxing with friends and family somewhere hot.
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