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Lux­ury in­te­rior de­signer Kelly Hoppen favours a sanc­tu­ary of bal­ance and calm, nds So­phie Han­nam

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In­te­rior de­signer Kelly Hoppen shares her most trea­sured pos­ses­sions, her in­te­ri­ors wish­list and her pas­sion for col­lect­ing pho­to­graphs

The rst piece of fur­ni­ture that I bought was a pine chest of draw­ers from Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury Clas­sics on London’s Wandsworth Bridge Road.

The new­est thing in my home is an­other pho­to­graph by Ger­man pho­tog­ra­pher Karl Bloss­feldt to add to my col­lec­tion.

My in­te­ri­ors wish­list changes every sin­gle day. But to­day, the Pop com­mode by Amer­i­can de­signer Kelly Wearstler is at the top. It’s a white chest of draw­ers with black han­dles and I just adore it.

The old­est thing in my home is a Kh­mer stone sculp­ture from Cam­bo­dia, as I am an ad­mirer of East­ern phi­los­o­phy. It’s more than 2,000 years old and, al­though it’s re­ally small, the spirit around the statue makes it feel much big­ger.

My favourite room in my home is my dress­ing room. I’ve al­ways dreamt of hav­ing one, and I’ve been plan­ning how it might look since !rst be­com­ing a de­signer 40 years ago! Now that I !nally have a dress­ing room of

my own, it’s some­where I can re­ally es­cape and in­dulge my­self. My most trea­sured pos­ses­sion is a pho­to­graph of my fa­ther. He passed away un­ex­pect­edly when I was only 16 and I was heartbroken. It’s the only pic­ture that I have of him, so it’s in­cred­i­bly spe­cial.

My home in one word? Lux­ury, or sim­ply home. To me, it’s the most im­por­tant place on Earth.

I’m an avid col­lec­tor of pho­tog­ra­phy. I !nd pho­tos fas­ci­nat­ing and I’ve col­lected them my en­tire life. I have quite an eclec­tic mix in my home, from in­ter­est­ing pieces that have cap­tured my eye, to per­sonal pho­tos that mean a lot to me. My brother ac­tu­ally owns a pho­tog­ra­phy gallery and I al­ways fall in love with some­thing when­ever I go there!

My in­te­ri­ors at home are in­spired by ev­ery­thing. I’m hugely in"uenced by my trav­els – I love to ex­pe­ri­ence di#er­ent cul­tures and take in the na­tive ar­chi­tec­ture around me. I also !nd mu­sic in­cred­i­bly in­spir­ing. The most im­por­tant thing is that a home has a sense of bal­ance and calm.

On a free day you’ll nd me spend­ing time with my fam­ily, which al­ways makes me happy. My daugh­ter lives in the coun­try­side with her hus­band and my amaz­ing grand­son, so if I can get away there for a day with my part­ner John, then I do. If I have a spare a$er­noon, I love to visit a gallery to switch o# and get lost in an ex­hi­bi­tion, or to go shop­ping and im­merse my­self in re­tail. At the mo­ment I’m read­ing The Edge

by Michael Hep­pell. I’ve read Michael’s pre­vi­ous book Flip It, which re­ally helped me to see things from a di#er­ent per­spec­tive. The Edge takes this to a new level and ex­plores how, once you’ve reached a cer­tain ech­e­lon of suc­cess, you can some­times think ‘OK, what now?’. It’s help­ing me to set new bench­marks and is in­spir­ing me to al­ways be one step ahead.

RIGHT This strik­ing Pop com­mode is at the top of Kelly’s wish­list. Fea­tur­ing state­ment black stain­less steel spheres, to own one will set you back $19,995.

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