Portfolio: Kelly Hoppen

  • Kelly Hoppen
  • Photo by Mel Yates
    he entry hall and staircase, with a chandelier from Matthew Upham Antiques, of a pied-à-terre in central London, which Hoppen describes as “cool and hip, grand and intimate” Photo by Mel Yates
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    Project’s third bedroom, for which she designed bed linens and cushions in her famously neutral palette Photo by Mel Yates
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    Home’s lofty central living space, where chandeliers by Arteinmotion hang above a seating area with Hoppen-designed armchairs and coffee tables from Oly Studio Photo by Mel Yates
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    The reception room in a Hoppen-designed apartment abutting London’s Hyde Park Photo by Mel Yates
  • An accommodation at Mauritius’s Lux Belle Mare resort, which she recently refurbished
  • Interior for the Pearl 65 motor yacht a collaboration with the naval architect Bill Dixon
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    Victorian townhouse for which Hoppen conjured up custom, backlit shelves to display her clients’ art and decorative objects Photo by Mel Yates
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    London apartment’s dining room with Promemoria furniture and an Aloe Blossom hanging light by Jeremy Cole Photo by Mel Yates
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    Hoppen’s design studio in west London’s Hammersmith district Photo by Mel Yates
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    Hoppen’s design studio in west London’s Hammersmith district Photo by Mel Yates
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    Hoppen’s design studio in west London’s Hammersmith district Photo by Mel Yates
  • Kelly Hoppen by Apaiser collection for the bath
  • Kelly Hoppen by Apaiser collection for the bed linens
  • Kelly Hoppen by Apaiser collection wood vases and bowl
  • Kelly Hoppen by Apaiser collection for the Lacquer Art coffee table
  • Kelly Hoppen by Apaiser collection for the aqua Pinched vase
  • Kelly Hoppen by Apaiser collection for the Aria metallic vase
  • Kelly Hoppen by Apaiser collection for the Cube chair
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    Mykonos, Greece Photo by Tepic/Thinkstock
  • Café Lux at the Hoppen-designed Lux Belle Mare resort in Mauritius
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    A still from the movie Saving Grace Photo by Fine Line Features/Everett Collection
  • Alexander McQueen women’s wear (spring/summer 2015)
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    Offerings at Daylesford organic farm in Kingham, England Photo by Peter Schiazza Photography
  • GoPro HD Hero 2 camera
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    Caipiroska cocktail Photo by Bit245/Thinkstock
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  • Michael Webb

At age 16, Kelly Hoppen designed a friend’s kitchen, and that was the start of her London practice. Early on, she was given a book about David Hicks, the British society decorator, and she devoured everything she could find on him. But the South Africa–born designer was too busy learning on the job to need mentors; she soon developed her signature style of restrained elegance, employing muted tones and simple forms to create comfortable, understated environments. Today, Hoppen entrusts that trademark aesthetic to the 40-person team at her namesake interior design firm, which is currently engaged in some 50 projects around the world, from sleek yachts to expansive estates. She also designs furniture and decorative objects and sells them through her web site—a venture she launched years after Wedgwood approached her to create variations on the centuries-old brand’s classic patterns. The film industry may soon be calling as well: She is reading scripts in the hope of creating movie and theater sets. “As a Leo, I crave diversity and I love to design,” Hoppen says. “Give me a project and I’m bouncing off the wall.” 

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