Her trademark slick, neutral style is known – and replicated – the world over, but in her spacious house in west London, Kelly Hoppen has introduced some new ideas, creating an artful, open-plan space that is about so much more than taupe.
It is impossible to envision what Kelly Hoppen’s home might look like without picturing a few of the elements with which she is inextricably associated: there will be artfully arranged objets in multiples; there will be an East-meets-West reference, a Buddha perhaps. And there will be taupe. Lots of taupe. It doesn’t take me long to tick each of these off my mental list when I visit her extraordinary new house, although they are by no means its most striking features.
This year, Kelly is celebrating 40 years in the business, and in this time she has developed an instantly recognisable trademark style and become one of the most successful interior designers in the world. But to see beyond the signatures of the ‘Kelly Hoppen Look’ is to discover a designer who is still evolving, and does indeed have the ability to surprise. And where better to see this than in her own home?
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