ChicTip was invited to a briefing by Kelly Hoppen at the QVC UK studios. After a quick tour of the lovely studios we sat down with Kelly to discuss her new TV show and latest line of affordable design products recently launched at QVC.
Sitting next to Kelly you can’t stop admiring this self-made woman who, after starting her business at the age of 16, is now acknowledged as one of Britain’s most influential style gurus.
Kelly Hoppen MBE is best known as the Interior Designer whose calm, elegant aesthetic has permeated our consciousness and achieved an iconic and much imitated status.
At her celebrated interior design studio, which employs 35 members of staff, Kelly has created stunning interiors for houses, apartments, yachts, private jets, ski chalets, a sport center, hotels and numerous corporate spaces, for an ever expanding, international, high profile client base from the world of business, sports, film and fashion. The most well known being the British Airways first class cabins, the Royal Mougins Golf Club in the south of France, Rhodes W1 Restaurant in London and boutique hotel Murmuri in Barcelona.
The Hoppen Style fuses together the eastern principles of simplicity and balance with the western tastes for sumptuous textures and luxurious finishes. When designing for a specific space Kelly not only trusts her intuition and emotional intelligence; she is also rigorous in using a grid system to analyze space, delineate vistas, impose structure and establish order.
I am a big fan of her new TV show on the UK’s Channel 5 television “Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen” where Kelly’s inimitable style and flair help transform disaster areas in homes across the country.
I am looking forward to see what is coming next from this interior design’s own Superwoman.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 30 September, 2011