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

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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Supporting the Prince's Trust and the 'Tomorrow's Store' Opening

(0) Comments | Posted 16 September 2013 | (09:12)

I'm very proud of my continued work with the Prince's Trust and the Tomorrow campaign. Helping young, talented entrepreneurs reach their potential is a very worthwhile cause that is close to my heart. Last week I participated in the opening of the campaign's fantastic new shop, Tomorrow's Store,...

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My Top Five Business Mantras

(8) Comments | Posted 10 September 2013 | (00:00)

Taking the leap into entrepreneurship is a life changing decision. They say that that business shouldn't be personal, but what happens when it is your business? Starting your own business is a personal journey you take that makes you question who you are and what you are doing it for....

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New Beginnings - 'Dragons' Den' & Skinny Tan

(10) Comments | Posted 13 August 2013 | (00:00)

The first episode of Series 11 of Dragons' Den aired on Sunday and I have to admit that I was at the edge of my seat watching the start. It was that mix of excitement and nervousness, wondering how I'd be perceived as one of the newest Dragons.

After a...

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Life Water: Helping Hydrate Those Most in Need

(0) Comments | Posted 11 June 2013 | (13:57)

As temperatures heat up this week we're finally beginning to enjoy what we've all been longing for. At long last they are here: The long warm days of summer. We may be feeling like we've waited a lifetime (after the worst Spring in years!), but now is the time to...

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Can Women Have It All?

(20) Comments | Posted 12 March 2013 | (23:00)

Friday was International Women's Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the incredible roles women play every day throughout the world. Annually on the 8 March, events are held all across the world to help inspire women and celebrate their achievements, to year-by-year, increase the awareness and status of the celebration...

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Maison 2013: Interior Trends to Watch Out for This Year

(2) Comments | Posted 10 February 2013 | (23:00)

I recently published my top trends for 2013 on my blog, and having returned from Maison & Objet, the fabulous bi-annual design trade show held in Paris, I want to share a few of the great styles I feel are worth keeping an eye out for...

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Top Tips for Decorating Your Home This Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted 18 December 2012 | (23:00)

The ice-rinks are bustling, the Christmas lights are up and judging by the cold snap that hit London last week, the snow may be fast approaching! Christmas has officially arrived and now is the season to allow your home to become your own creative playground.

Decorating your home at...

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A Year of Achievement, a Year of Inspiration

(4) Comments | Posted 9 November 2012 | (23:00)

As 2012 draws to a close, it is safe to say the past year has represented an inspiring year of achievement and celebration for Great Britain. From the pride in British heritage during the Diamond Jubilee, to the summer Games showcasing the power of individual, we have seen some incredible...

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Great British Design Creating Economic Opportunity

(0) Comments | Posted 24 September 2012 | (00:00)

For me, 2012 has represented a fantastic year for British creativity, innovation and design. People have commented on how far I have stretched myself in launching so many projects over the past year, but I view my ventures into so many different avenues as inspirational. It is inspirational to show...

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