Thursday, February 17, 2005
Style File: Kelly Hoppen Designs
When it comes to interior design, the trend seems to be less is more. The driving force behind it all a woman who some call the British Martha Stewart. In tonight's Style File, we're getting a first-hand look at what her style's all about.
WSVN -- she's one of Britainís best designer divas. But now Kelly Hoppen is crossing the pond -- as they say -- to give us Americans a taste of her talents.
Kelly Hoppen: "I think that there is a difference between American style and European style it's more eclectic but I think what I bring to the table is it's modern but it's warm."
Whatever it is it works. Kelly's distinctive decorating style has earned her a who's who of celeb and VIP clients. Just who you ask?
Kelly: "A lot of celebrity clients."
Belkys: "Who's your favorite?"
Kelly: "Not telling; good try, though."
Kelly won't drop names, but I will try Gwyneth Paltrow, Melanie Griffith, Elton john and Fergie the duchess of York -- just to name a few.
But you don't have to be a celebrity to have a little Kelly Hoppen in your home. You can now shop for Kelly's signature style at Neiman Marcus. Itís her first in-store boutique in Florida.
Kelly: "America has just embraced us. It's been phenomenal. As we put it on the shelves it leaves."
That's because Kelly's the designer behind the whole east-meets-west style. You know that whole less-is-more look.
Kelly: "I'm obsessed with texture and mixing textures with glass and leather and suedes and wools and the buttons that we do."
Best selling books, retail stores, a successful design firm and a TV show in the works, Kelly sounds like she could be the European Martha Stewart but she says not quite.
Kelly: "I canít cook, but I can tell you who to call to do it."
So how about some free design advice from one of the best?
Kelly: "Don't go and follow trends for the sake of it because if you're happy and content in your environment anybody that comes into your space is going to feel great and hopefully they'll love Kelly Hoppen and they'll come here and buy it all."
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