Kelly Hoppen MBE is a multi-award winning interior designer with over 40 years of experience. Having changed the face of the design industry with her East Meets West style, she is one of the most sought-after designers of her generation and proudly creates multi-faceted interior spaces all over the world. It was her relentless passion for design, at 16 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 expertise.
Kelly’s ever-evolving style is defined by a subtle fusion of clean lines and neutral tones, intuitively balanced with an opulent warmth. Kelly has put her stamp on the homes, yachts and jets of private clients as well as commercial projects including hotels, bars, restaurants, offices, super yachts and apartment block developments of magnitude.
With thousands of projects spanning the last four decades, Kelly’s portfolio boasts a diverse selection of projects and provides “ideation” for brands and hotels across the world. Her diverse portfolio includes the most sought after and exclusive addresses in Shenzhen Bay, China, to the most impressive cruise ship to date – Celebrity Cruises EDGE. In 2020 she will launch Celebrity Apex.
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 been honoured with WIE (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) Inspirational Award. As a highly successful businesswoman who often advises international clients on UK property investments, she is a proud ambassador for the government GREAT campaign and avidly supports The Princes’ Trust and anti-bullying charity The Diana Awards.
In recent years, Kelly’s career has expanded into TV and film and is often featured on some of the biggest Television shows, including ITV’s This Morning, where she shared her expertise with the members of the public. In 2013, she became an investor on BBC Two’s hit show Dragon’s Den, appeared in BBC Two’s The Great Interior Design Challenge as a judge on the show, and most recently, appeared as a guest judge in Interior Design Masters on BBC Two and Netflix. In 201,6 Kelly appeared in a cameo role in the Absolutely Fabulous movie alongside Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. In 2019 she launched her first podcast series, The Kelly Hoppen Show, where she interviewed a range of successful women about their career and life journeys.
Passionate about making her design ethos accessible to the masses, 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 lights, all carrying Kelly’s iconic style. She also has a successful range of home products and jewellery with QVC.
The Kelly Hoppen brand, keeping true to its core values of high quality, simplicity and timeless elegance, has partnered with selected brands including Hakwood (wooden titles), Sonder Living (furniture and artwork), Richloom (commercial fabrics), Apaisar (baths) Chesneys (fireplace) and Brintons (commercial carpets).
In 2020, Kelly will release new partnership collections with Focus SB (electrical fittings) Pavoni (leather), Loloey (rugs) and Hudson Lights. In September 2018, Kelly launched a Disney collaboration in celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary releasing a range of wallpaper with Graham & Brown, a rug collection with Essie Carpets, Mickey sculptures with Leblon Delienne and a bed linen range with QVC.
In previous years, 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 numerous good causes, and the championing and nurturing of young 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, an avid campaigner for anti-bullying, and supporter of the Diana Awards and a connector for BAFTA. In 2017 and 2018, Kelly collaborated with Tess Daly to launch their limited edition TRUST candle, in aid of the Prince’s Trust.