Kelly Hoppen explains how she works and offers creative solutions for every aspect of design and decoration, from evaluating and reconfiguring space and layout, to planning the lighting, choosing materials and furniture, and adding individual touches. Through photographs and plans Kelly explains the creative process involved in turning a concept into reality.
Kelly Hoppen Home is the ultimate decorating book, offering the chance to learn from the world-renowned designer’s chic, modern design philosophy. From an idea’s conception, through initial preparation and decision-making, to action planning and its eventual fruition, Kelly Hoppen shares insider secrets and reveals how to get the most from a living space. In Home, Kelly explores the entire process of creating a home that meets all your needs –one that is as functional and versatile as it is beautiful and nurturing. Kelly’s skill in understanding how a home works and what gives it its individual look is illustrated by a portfolio of projects from the UK, USA, Israel and Switzerland. Beginning with her personal story of redesigning her own home, Kelly explains how to become your own interior designer. She divides the book into five parts, each focusing on a different element of interior design: the design process; design and decoration; furniture and furnishings; feeding the senses; and finishing with a room-by-room overview. Providing architectural plans and drawings alongside Vincent Knapp’s stunning photographs, Hoppen’s Home is a genuine treasure-trove of tips and techniques on how to become your own interior designer.
With Kelly Hoppen Style, Kelly lays out her golden rules of decorating. Inspirational room shots are combined with simple text explaining each room design together with specific advice on suitable lighting, fabrics and accessories to create a feeling of calm and balance. Drawing upon her fabulous portfolio of projects, Kelly begins by addressing the potential space of a room, and how other key aspects such as light, scale and mood, symmetry and balance all need consideration - and then offers her inspired design solutions. Kelly provides a checklist of golden rules for each subject to help you make an accurate assessment of how to design the most beautiful and useful room, and explains the importance of fundamental elements such as surfaces, materials, equipment and lighting. The first chapter, 'Hallmark Style', focuses on the influences and inspirations that are inherent in Kelly's design work, and shows how organic materials and shapes can add drama and visual impact to an interior. From here, each subsequent chapter focuses on building up the layers of decoration: 'Colour and Texture', in which Kelly uses examples of her own decorative schemes to demonstrate how you can visualise a scheme with the aid of fabric and paint swatches; 'Lighting Schemes' offers ideas of how to balance the lighting in a room, and 'Decorative Lighting' describes the different ways in which light fittings can enhance a space with glamour or decadence. The final chapter, 'Room Details', brings together the decorative touches that make a home, and Kelly covers the essentials from cabinetry to soft furnishings, accessories and display. She also provides a comprehensive list of suppliers, ranging from soft furnishings and paint manufacturers to picture framers and lighting specialists. Armed with Kelly Hoppen's Golden Rules of Design, turning your home into a sanctuary of style and sophistication has never been easier.
In House of Hoppen, Kelly Hoppen, MBE takes a look back over her stellar career, which began when, as a sixteen-year-old full of drive and ideas, she was commissioned to design the kitchen of a family friend. Packed with previously unseen imagery and letters from Kelly's personal and professional archives, the book charts the course of her career and celebrates some of the many highlights. Fascinating insights into some of Kelly's favourite projects, including the most recent and some of her own homes, give an overview of the ways in which her design approach has both remained consistent and evolved over the decades. They also reveal the fundamental factors that Kelly believes make a home the comfortable, welcoming haven we need it to be. Key themes and design signatures that underpin her work are examined in detail and Kelly also showcases her 'classic' touches - such as her favourite chair designs, lights, wall treatments, cushion style and colour: taupe. House of Hoppen features a rich mix of imagery, from unseen archive material, including personal photographs and letters, to illustrations by contemporary artists, to interior photography by acclaimed photographers such as Tom Stewart, Bill Batten, Vincent Knapp, Mel Yates and Simon Upton.
Creative use of texture can add a whole new dimension to a room. Velvet, suede, plexiglass, and steel--all of these can be combines, juxtaposed, or used individually to stunning effect. In Touch is an invaluable sourcebook of ideas in which top interior designer Kelly Hoppen shows you how to introduce texture to your home and create interiors that exude comfort as well as style. From slub silks to men's suiting, she explores both traditional and innovative uses of texture. She shows you how to make simple yet dramitic combinations of materials such as an unexpected leather trim on a linen cushion, or a stone floor beneath a metal table. Texture is not limited to soft furnishings, but is explored through furniture, paint, wall and floor coverings. The book invites you to discover your own texture preferences and find inspiration from the world around you. An essential guide explains the use of texture boards while inspirational photographs of interiors designed by Kelly Hoppen provide a wealth of ideas that can be recreated in the home. A comprehensive directory looks at the range of materials available, including cost-effective alternatives for the more expensive products.
Minimalist style interiors are now a familiar and recognizable part of today's visual culture. Top shelter magazines from Wallpaper and House and Garden to Elle Décor devote monthly features to the latest variation on white or beige, while fashion designers like Calvin Klein and Donna Karan design neutral housewares to match minimalist decor. Cheaper but no less stylish, Crate and Barrel, and Pottery Barn sell their own versions of minimalism, and countless upmarket European designer kitchen and furniture companies entice fashion conscious consumers with advertisements in leading shelter magazines. Building on this trend, Monochrome Home presents designer Kelly Hoppen's innovative and breakthrough new approach to the next step beyond minimalist style interiors-by using dabs of color, texture, and dimension to establish a refined yet warm environment. A winner of Britain's "Oscars" of interior design, the prestigious Andrew Martin Award, she is considered, internationally, a leading interior designer. The hallmark of the Hoppen style: bold, simple pieces of modern furniture mixed with an emphasis on texture and comfort; and counterpointing subtle neutral shades mixed with brighter dots of color to add a luxurious, sensual element to modern minimalist interiors. Monochrome Home is a wonderful visual resource full of exquisite and original close-up photographs that detail Hoppen's brilliant editorial eye, combined with her talent for juxtaposing various elements to create dramatic, stunning effects. Monochrome Home is a flexible and inspiring resource, suitable for small studios, or larger spaces. It is equally useful for those with small budgets or unlimited funds. For fans of minimalism who want more than anonymous white spaces, Monochrome Home describes in visual detail how to achieve a more personalized and inspired brand of minimalism-full of simplicity, elegance, comfort and style.
Contains stunning ideas for creating glamorous and stylish table settings, whether for a business dinner, lunch with the girls, an informal supper party, an al fresco picnic, or a romantic dinner for two.
Interior Design Masters contains 300 biographical entries of people who have significantly impacted design. They are the people, historical and contemporary, that students and practitioners should know. Coverage starts in the late Renaissance, with a focus on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The book has five sections, with the entries alphabetical in each, so it can serve as a history textbook and a reference guide. The seventeeth- and eighteenth-century section covers figures from Thomas Chippendale to Horace Walpole. The nineteenth-century section includes William Morris and Candace Wheeler. The early twentieth-century section presents modernism’s design heroes, including Marcel Breuer, Eileen Gray, and Gilbert Rohde. The post-World War II designers range from Madeleine Castaing to Raymond Loewy. The final contemporary section includes Ron Arad and the Bouroullec brothers. These are the canonical figures who belong to any design history. The book also contains less well-known figures who deserve attention, such as Betty Joel, the British art deco furniture designer; Paul Veysseyre, the Frenchman active in China in the 1930s; and more recently Lanzavecchia-Wai, the Italian-Singaporean duo whose work ranges from health care to helicopters. Global in its coverage, the book is richly illustrated with over 600 black-and-white and color photographs.
The way we treat our windows has seen a dramatic change over the last few years. Traditional lined and interlined curtains with structured swags, pelmets and fussy tiebacks have been replaced by curtains that are more relaxed, lighter and multifunctional. There is now a vast amount of choice and very few rules –and the results are wonderful. Perfect Curtains presents a collection of stunning new curtain designs and window treatments from homes in the UK, France, North America and South Africa, from decorative sheers to multi-layered solutions, from the understated elegance of natural linen to the luxurious appeal of silk. Stephanie Hoppen has interviewed designers, fabric manufacturers and curtain makers from around the world to offer expert advice on fabric choice, design, techniques and style to help guide you through the various options and find the best solutions for your home. New technology in textile design has resulted in some amazing new materials and the variety can be overwhelming. Perfect Curtains lets the fabric take centre stage, with chapters focusing on plain and decorative sheers, natural cottons and linens, glamorous silks and velvets, lightweight and heavyweight woven wools, graphic and floral patterns, and other materials such as natural fibres. It looks at the very best examples of window treatments for every room and shape of window, with special attention paid to headings, hardware and details. In each chapter, unique fabric palettes offer a handpicked selection of the most exciting new fabrics from leading international manufacturers, and decorator’s tips offer advice on poles and finials, headings, linings, layering, borders and trimmings.
From ergonomically designed baths to statement showerheads, and vanity units which provide space to hide clutter while also oozing style, this book of ideas will help you look beyond that white three-piece bathroom suite.
Setting up a small business and ensuring its survival can be a risky and daunting task. When a new business fails, often within a year, it is mainly due to a lack of proper preparation and forward planning. This seventh edition of Starting a Successful Business is the definitive guide to setting up a business that will thrive. Covering all the information needed to turn an exciting new business idea into stable and profitable businesses, it takes the reader through each important step of the start-up process in a clear, accessible way. The major problems facing any new business are discussed, potential pitfalls are highlighted and practical advice is offered on topics such as: ideas for new start-ups, business planning, marketing, selling and advertising, finances and financial control, business law and employing staff. Now with international case studies, information on how to start an internet business and an introduction to cloud computing and starting a green business, Starting a Successful Business will show anyone how to make their business a success, keeping them from making costly mistakes and saving time and money in the process.
Gathering together the world's most celebrated interior designers under the yoo brand, this inspirational book showcases interior designs from the cutting-edge masters at the forefront of innovation in the way we live today - Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders, Jade Jagger and Tom Bartlett, and Kelly Hoppen. With their expertise in creating bespoke environments for their clients, the yoo team imparts ideas about how to create an interior that is right for you, using the themes each of their designers has developed. Each theme shows how the furniture, products, wall and floor treatments, colour schemes and so on work together to create the overall ?palette', with case-study examples. Includes over 20 interior design projects from residences worldwide, as well as feature pages and interviews with each celebrity designer.
Twenty of the best-known European interior designers - Andree Putman & Kelly Hoppen, among them - reveal through their own homes major trends of the day, from Fusion to Modern.
Designers at Home is the first book to take the camera inside the homes of some of the most influential interior designers in the world to see how they live. Around twenty of the best-known names in European interior design, such as Kelly Hoppen, John Minshaw, Frederic Mechiche and Andree Putman open their doors as we reveal the stylish secrets of their homes and how they reflect the way they think about and approach interior space and light. Divided into three major sections, Designers at Home explores the major trends of today. It begins with New Classic, continues with Fusion and finishes with Modern, plus a list of designer contacts and a directory of key fabric, wallpaper and furnishings suppliers. Specially commissioned photography by exceptional interiors photographer Mark Luscombe Whyte reveals each personal space in a fresh and inspirational way. Designers at Home is an invaluable sourcebook for those searching for innovative ideas, a survey of the spectrum of style that exists in contemporary interior design completed by a directory of the key designers practising and sought after today.
Today, the home has become a fashion statement, as much an indicator of our taste as our style of dressing; however, creating the kind of perfect interiors we see in glossy magazines can seem an impossible task. Now, Rebecca Tanqueray reveals how the experts create those impeccably-styled rooms without spending a fortune; she demonstrates that making your home look good is less about a big budget than about viewing your surroundings with a fresh eye. Taking you through every room of the house, Get the Look offers hundreds of ideas for transforming your home, from reinventing your mantelpiece to updating your cushion covers. In addition, there are 20 easy-to-do “quick fixes,” from frames to flower arranging. Rebecca Tanqueray is a leading interiors and lifestyle journalist and author; she has written for numerous publications, including Elle Decor, The Sunday Times and Homes & Gardens. She is also the author of Lofts: Living in Space and Eco Chic: Organic Living.