Kelly Hoppen
Kelly Hoppen is a world-renowned British designer who has pioneered a simple yet opulent style that has permeated interior design at every level. As well as designing apartments, houses and yachts for an ever-expanding international private client list, Kelly also undertakes commercial design projects including hotels, restaurants, office spaces and aircraft interiors.

In March 2009 Kelly received an MBE for services to Interior Design which has so far marked the pinnacle of her 33 year design career. As well as sharing her knowledge in the Kelly Hoppen Design School, Kelly also designs ranges of home accessories, furniture, taps, lighting, carpets, fabrics, paints, bed linen, candles & scents as well as a highly successful QVC range. In November she released her first iPhone application ‘Home Style by Kelly Hoppen’ offering design tips and inspiration. Her most 7th book, Kelly Hoppen Ideas, was released in January 2011.

Entries by Kelly Hoppen

Remembering Zaha Hadid

(0) Comments | Posted 14 April 2016 | (10:18)

This month we lost an icon of the design world. A visionary, a trailblazer - Dame Zaha Hadid paved the way for female architects and created designs that are spectacular and timeless.

I first met Zaha many years ago when I was 17 years old. An old friend of mine...

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Supporting the Prince's Trust with Dynamo and Graham & Brown

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2016 | (08:52)

Wallpaper can enhance and transform a room, and I love how instantly and effectively it can do this. It can create magic in a room through its design and placement, and with my wallpaper designs for Graham & Brown, I'm always looking at new ways to reinvent and experiment with...

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Setting the Table for Christmas

(1) Comments | Posted 3 December 2015 | (23:00)


The dining table is the heart of the home, and the dining table at Christmas is no exception. It is the centrepiece of what bring families and friends together at this time of year, is a great excuse to put on your best...

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Getting Yourself and Your Home Autumn Ready

(0) Comments | Posted 26 October 2015 | (23:00)


As the seasons change and the days get colder, our bodies and homes need rebooting. It's a time to make your home more nurturing and cosy, somewhere you want to spend more time in as the nights get longer, and a time to...

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How Not to Lose Your Identity When Dressing for Work

(3) Comments | Posted 19 September 2015 | (00:00)

When dressing for work every day, it's so easy to get consumed by the stresses of what to wear. The most important thing to keep in mind when balancing dressing for work and allowing your identity to show through your clothes is keeping your own personal touches at the forefront.

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Are You a Passionpreneur?

(0) Comments | Posted 14 August 2015 | (00:00)

The life of an entrepreneur can be a stressful one but a rewarding one, and I can certainly vouch for both sides!

With a successful business comes difficult decisions, financial pressure and a need to keep ahead of the competition. But it's also exciting, unpredictable and extremely rewarding which is...

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How to Embrace Al Fresco Dining With Style

(0) Comments | Posted 13 July 2015 | (00:00)

The heat is on! Whether you have a terrace, balcony or patio - it's that time of year when you want to make this space look as amazing as your interiors. In this fantastic weather, it's only natural that you'll want to spend more time in the sun, so here...

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How to Invent a Space - My Conversation at SohoCreate

(0) Comments | Posted 12 June 2015 | (00:00)

As a women in the creative industry, I'm always keen to look outside the box and speak to peers who speak my language. On Saturday, I was thrilled to be asked to speak at Soho Create, a series of talks that celebrated the creativity of Soho in London...

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Inspiring Times at the WIE Awards

(0) Comments | Posted 30 April 2015 | (12:03)

I was lucky enough to join Joanna Lumley, David Gandy and Malaika Firth on on the guest list for the fifth Women: Inspiration and Enterprise (WIE) Awards, which you can enjoy by watching the action unfold from their recorded live stream.

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A GREAT Time in Shanghai

(0) Comments | Posted 5 March 2015 | (23:00)

For those who know me, East meets West is a key part of my design ethos. That's why I'm so excited that I'm currently in Shanghai for the GREAT Campaign's Festival of Creativity. As an ambassador for Great Britain, I'm thrilled to be asked to these events where...

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How to Use Your Big Ideas

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2015 | (23:00)

When I started my business I was fearless, tenacious, ambitious, passionate and totally in love with my job. Fast forward forty years and guess what - I'm fearless, tenacious, ambitious, passionate and TOTALLY in love with my job... What keeps this spark alive is big ideas YOU have and they're...

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My Christmas Decorating Checklist

(0) Comments | Posted 18 December 2014 | (23:00)

With Christmas just around the corner, this is the weekend to do your Christmas check-list and ensure your home is ready for guests. There's nothing worse than having a less-than-perfect display in the home when you have all the family round. Here are my top nine decorating "don'ts" for dressing...

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How to Be a Woman of the Future

(0) Comments | Posted 30 October 2014 | (23:00)

I was asked by a good friend, Pinky Lilani to speak on a topic that's very dear to my heart. At the Women of the Future Summit in London, I was asked for my insights in authenticity and leadership and share my experiences to a group of ambitious and inspiring...

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Keeping Britain Creative

(1) Comments | Posted 19 September 2014 | (00:00)


I had the absolute pleasure to spend the afternoon recently with The Prince's Trust and HRH The Prince of Wales visiting some amazing young designers being supported by The Prince's Trust.

It never ceases to amaze me how much passion and...

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The Dragons Come Out to Play

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2014 | (00:00)


It's been an incredibly fun year being involved with Dragons Den, I've made some wonderful new friends, my fellow Dragons, and had the opportunity to invest in some really remarkable and talented young entrepreneurs. I'm thrilled at how well my first...

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Charming Is a Choice

(1) Comments | Posted 9 April 2014 | (00:00)


Fresh from filming the next series of Dragons Den I felt inspired to talk about business and a few things close to my heart that have impacted upon me and how I do business.

Being a boss can be tough and...

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The Inspirational Women Behind the Slums of Kibera

(1) Comments | Posted 7 March 2014 | (23:00)


To celebrate International Women's Day I went to Africa with Sport Relief earlier this week to visit two projects working hard to empower young women living in the continent's biggest slum. Here are some of the things that inspired me the...

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New Adventures, News Beginnings

(0) Comments | Posted 22 January 2014 | (23:00)

Last year was amazing, one that still feels a little surreal and which ended on an incredible high with my daughter Natasha getting engaged!

2014 however is already starting off with quite the flurry of exciting activity too. Dragons Den is back on your screens this Sunday 26 January...

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Sirius Programme Supporting Young Entrepreneurs

(0) Comments | Posted 21 November 2013 | (23:00)

Having taken part in Dragon's Den this series and working closely with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), I'm now even more aware of the importance of funding and supporting the great ideas of future business leaders. What's particularly close to my heart is nurturing and growing the ideas of young...

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Great Business in Britain

(2) Comments | Posted 7 November 2013 | (23:00)


I am passionate about entrepreneurs and encouraging them to follow their dreams and start their own businesses. That's one of the main reasons I agreed to go on Dragons Den. I've been running my own business now for 37 years and...

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