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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.

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Supporting the Prince's Trust with Dynamo and Graham & Brown

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 4:52 AM

Wallpaper can enhance and transform a room, and I love how instantly and effectively it can do this. It can create magic in a room through its design and placement, and with my wallpaper designs for Graham & Brown, I'm always looking at new ways to reinvent and experiment with...

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Setting the Table for Christmas

(1) Comments | Posted December 3, 2015 | 7:00 PM

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The dining table is the heart of the home, and the dining table at Christmas is no exception. It is the centrepiece of what bring families and friends together at this time of year, is a great excuse to put on your best...

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Getting Yourself and Your Home Autumn Ready

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 8:00 PM

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As the seasons change and the days get colder, our bodies and homes need rebooting. It's a time to make your home more nurturing and cosy, somewhere you want to spend more time in as the nights get longer, and a time to...

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How Not to Lose Your Identity When Dressing for Work

(3) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 8:00 PM

When dressing for work every day, it's so easy to get consumed by the stresses of what to wear. The most important thing to keep in mind when balancing dressing for work and allowing your identity to show through your clothes is keeping your own personal touches at the forefront.

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Are You a Passionpreneur?

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 8:00 PM

The life of an entrepreneur can be a stressful one but a rewarding one, and I can certainly vouch for both sides!

With a successful business comes difficult decisions, financial pressure and a need to keep ahead of the competition. But it's also exciting, unpredictable and extremely rewarding which is...

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How to Embrace Al Fresco Dining With Style

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2015 | 8:00 PM

The heat is on! Whether you have a terrace, balcony or patio - it's that time of year when you want to make this space look as amazing as your interiors. In this fantastic weather, it's only natural that you'll want to spend more time in the sun, so here...

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How to Invent a Space - My Conversation at SohoCreate

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 8:00 PM

As a women in the creative industry, I'm always keen to look outside the box and speak to peers who speak my language. On Saturday, I was thrilled to be asked to speak at Soho Create, a series of talks that celebrated the creativity of Soho in London...

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Inspiring Times at the WIE Awards

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 8:03 AM

I was lucky enough to join Joanna Lumley, David Gandy and Malaika Firth on on the guest list for the fifth Women: Inspiration and Enterprise (WIE) Awards, which you can enjoy by watching the action unfold from their recorded live stream.

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A GREAT Time in Shanghai

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 7:00 PM

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 February 3, 2015 | 7:00 PM

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 December 18, 2014 | 7:00 PM

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 October 30, 2014 | 8:00 PM

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 September 18, 2014 | 8:00 PM

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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 April 28, 2014 | 8:00 PM

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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 April 8, 2014 | 8:00 PM

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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 March 7, 2014 | 7:00 PM

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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 January 22, 2014 | 7:00 PM

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 November 21, 2013 | 7:00 PM

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 November 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM

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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 September 16, 2013 | 5:12 AM

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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