British Interior Designer Kelly Hoppen Crosses East with West

Kelly Hoppen: Crossing East with West

Kelly Hoppen is a worldwide famous British designer, who introduced a simple yet luxurious style, mixing East with the West. Her works have been featured in countless magazines and newspapers all over the world. In addition to interiors of apartments, houses and yachts for customers from all over the world, Kelly is also a designer of commercial objects: hotels, restaurants, offices and even airplanes. She is the founder of the “Kelly Hoppen School of Design”. In addition, Kelly Hoppen designs an entire range of home accessories, such as furniture, lamps, rugs, fabrics, paints, bed linen and candles.

Kelly Hoppen – Expert in High Class Interior Designs

Kelly started her career at the age of just 16, designing the Gary Rhodes restaurant. Her most famous projects include: the first-class cabin for British Airways, The Royal Mougins Golf Club in France and the “Murmuri” hotel in Barcelona.


Kelly Hoppen: Crossing East with West
British Airways First Class Cabin

Kelly Hoppen: Crossing East with West
Gary Rhodes Restaurant

Kelly Hoppen: Crossing East with West
Hotel Murmuri

Kelly Hoppen: Crossing East with West
Hotel Murmuri
Here are some tips from Kelly on how to make a classical interior with traditional elements:

1. The furniture should combine elements of both the past and the simplicity of the modern. Use neutral colors, such as dark-grey, ivory, and deep shades.

2. The upholstery fabric of the furniture must be of the same color, but of different textures (for example, velvet and leather). Colors should be neutral, similar or contrasting with the color of the walls of the room (white furniture in the bedroom, with white walls, or black / grey sofa in the living room, with white walls).

3. Use floor-length blinds of neutral colors for a romantic atmosphere. Accessories will help with the final touches: add splashes of bright colors in the details, such as pillows, vases, paintings, etc.

“My philosophy has always remained the same – it’s about creating calm balanced environments based on Eastern cultures, i.e. order and creation of harmony. How people feel in a space is as important as the way it looks, one can’t be without the other to succeed.”, – Kelly Hoppen

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