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made Kelly a household name. “My style is
constantly being reinvented but the basics
of it, which I had down when I was young,
and the lifestyle that I create, works,” she
says. “So, I think if something works, don’t
break it – and it has become my brand
now. Having said that, my designs will
continue to grow – in the future my work
will continue to have Eastern principles but
will also be inspired by nature and different
countries and cultures.”
Although her core principles have
remained the same, Kelly is aware that
everything needs to be fluid to stay on-
trend. “Obviously a brand evolves but you
always go back full circle,” she says. “If you
look at fashion, it’s a circle. It keeps going
back to a period of time and reinventing
that style, so nothing is really new.”
Kelly says stepping outside her signature
style in the Antibes property paid off, an
indication she is moving both with the
times and the needs of her clientele. “It is
very homely and relaxing without being
fussy, it is the perfect place for a family
break,” she says.
Kelly Hoppen talks life and inspiration.
Tell us about you. I was born in South Africa, and
I now live and work in London. My career began at
17, and I have had the opportunity to work on many
big projects fo r clien ts such as B ritish Airways,
Royal Mougins Golf Club and Murmuri Hotel in
Ba rcelon a. I also design my ow n Kelly Hoppen
Ho me ra nge of fu rnitu re, fabric s, bedding, can dles,
wa llpapers, lighting an d mo re.
What about inspiration for your other retail
lines? My furniture collection for Halo is an eclectic
mix of pieces inspired by the vintage fu rn iture
I have enco u ntered over the years. There are a
lot of interesting co mbin atio ns of tex tu res su ch
as studs set into wood, and this year I have used
a lot of leather. In general, there is a very ‘ying
and yang’ feel to the collection.
If you could have dinne r with one industry
leader, past or prese nt, w ho would it be?
08 A dash of orange seen in the vintage linens and tickings,
and Ian Makin curtains stand out against the neutral sofa,
George Smith armchairs, India Mahdavi stools, Knoll coffee
table and Porta Romana lamps.
09 A neutral but luxurious spa-inspired bathroom is finished
with the owner’s collection of glassware.
10 A stunning green Meridiani bed is accompanied by Kelly
Hoppen cushions, Guadarte side tables and Porta Romana lamps
for this lush mint-and-cream-themed master suite.
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