Kelly Hoppen MBE

Designer, Entrepreneur, Author & Educator
 
A home should be where you feel joy and happiness. It should feel like your own space, reflective of the spirit, life and loves of the people who live there
ABOUT KELLY

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With 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 ½ 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.

To celebrate her extraordinary career, Kelly is releasing her tenth book, House of Hoppen - a 40 year retrospective, in October 2016 and a collection of over 100 pieces of furniture with Resource Décor which will be available in numerous retailers worldwide.

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 most recent launch took place in China on Shenzhen Bay, one of the most sought after and exclusive addresses in China.

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 just been honoured with WIE (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) Inspirational Award.

In recent years, Kelly’s career has expanded into TV and film, as she appeared in a cameo role in the new 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 this year she joins BBC Two’s The Great Interior Design Challenge as the newest judge on the show airing early 2017.

Kelly is extremely passionate about making her design ethos accessible to the masses. She is the author of nine books 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 gifts, all carrying Kelly’s iconic style. She also has a range of jewellery and home products on QVC for 7 years.

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. The wider licensed product collection consists of shutters, commercial fabrics, paints, wallpaper, taps, baths, carpets, glasses & fireplaces. 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.

A dedicated supporter of good causes and the championing and nurturing of younger 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, supporter of the Lady Garden and Diana Award and a connector for BAFTA.

TV CREDITS

Kelly has appeared on the following shows.

Dragon’s Den

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The Great Interior Design Challenge

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Superior Interiors

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Good Morning Britain

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8 Out of 10 Cats

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Saturday Kitchen

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The Wright Stuff

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Room 101

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HONOURS & AWARDS

A selection of numerous awards

Member of the Order of the British Empire

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Grazia Designer of the Year

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Lloyds TSB First Women Award

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European Women of Achievement Award

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Elle Decoration Award: Best in Bathroom

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Homes & Garden Award

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Winner of the Andrew Martin International Designer of the Year

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Natwest Everywoman Ambassador Award

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