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2010 Round Up

Kelly and her family are on a much deserved holiday in Mauritius at the moment so as it’s nearly the end of 2010 I thought I’d post a quick recap of her higlights over the last year.

2010 has been a busy year for Kelly beyond her day job as a leading interior designer working with clients across the globe she released a range of furniture with Halo

introduced a new wallpaper collection with Graham & Brown

and added to her range of home fragrances with Welton London.

She also branched out producing a collection of luxury organic clothing with Earth Couture the sales of which help stop the spread of AIDS and Malaria in Africa.

She also broke new ground in the interiors world be releasing her ‘Home Style by Kelly Hoppen’ app which aside from having a chic design gives great tips and tricks for styling your bedroom, kitchen, shelves and table settings.

Needless to say Kelly has been speaking about her projects to journalists but she also made a big effort to fully embrace her move to digital and set an example for other designers so she reached out to some great design bloggers in the UK and US. Here is a recap of some great articles and blog posts that have come out over the past 6 months…happy reading!

Fans of Earth Couture

Kelly’s Friend and Client Victoria Beckham told Harper’s Bazar that Earth Couture is one of her favourite things in their September 2010 issue

Kelly’s Approach to Business

In the September 2010 issue of UK Marie Claire Kelly shared the secrets of her success


Kelly also chatted about the importance of Mentoring as part of a programme with Marie Claire (she’s working with her Mentee now).

The Future of Interior Design

Canadian lifestyle Blogger Jenn higlighted Kelly’s facebook page and her effort to embrace digital on her blog Callooh Calay

Kelly hosted a debate on the future of interiors in the digital space which was attended by key figures in the fashion, digital and mobile sectors as well as some of the UK’s top design bloggers. It was live tweeted so people across the globe could participate! You can see a transcript of the night here

Interior Design Tips

Kelly shared her tips on how to transform your bathroom in the October 10 issue of You Magazine

Image Credit: Mel Yates (it’s actually from her The Lakes by Yoo property)

Canadian Interior Designer Ivan Meade of Meade Design chatted with Kelly about her design influences as part of his ‘In Conversation with’ series
In November Kelly hosted a design master class at Apple’s UK flagship store on Regent Street in London. You can download a free podcast of her lecture here

Reviews of Kelly’s App ‘ Home Style by Kelly Hoppen’

UK interiors designer and stylist (and Kelly’s twitter friend!) Arianna Trapani has a sneak preview of Kelly’s design app

Karine Candice of desgin blog and gorgeous e-tail site Bodie and Fou reviewed Kelly’s app and chatted about the need for interior design publications to embrace digital

ACHICA Living staffer and star blogger Hamish reviewed Kelly’s app and recaped the comings and goings at her launch party

Image Credit: Richard Young/Rex Images

Will of UK lifestyle blog Bright Bazaar chose Kelly’s app as a few of his favourite things

Reknown Yoo Design Group showed their support and wrote a blog post on Kelly’s app

My Deco UK reviewed Kelly’s App on their blog

UK furniture designer and blogger Di reviewed Kelly’s app on Designer’s Block

US Design blogger Erica of DesignBlagh chatted about Kelly’s app

Kelly’s favourite things

Kelly shared her ‘Friday Five’ favourites of the moment with Jaime Derringer of Design Milk who BTW wrote two amazing guest posts for Kelly’s blog

Kelly invited OK Magazine into her home and chatted about friends, life and love

Kelly shared her holiday picks for great gift ideas with Marni on the Remote Stylist site…if you didn’t get them yourself there’s always the January sales ;)

Kelly shared her favourite vacation spots in England in Beautiful Britain Magazine

Kelly also shared her picks for great stocking fillers on the MyDeco website

P.S> Did you write about Kelly on your blog? If so we’d love to see your post so please send through a link xx

P.P.S> The image which you saw on the main blog before clicking through is from Tambako the Jaguar and it’s one last nod to the 2010 festive season :)

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App Launch Party Pictures

On Tuesday November 2 I launched my ‘Home Style‘ app and held the #designdebate at The Soho Hotel in London. Here are a few snaps from the party. xx

Me at the party. You can see one of the looks from the bedroom styling section of my app in the background.

Dame Kelly Holmes and myself.

Yasmin Mills with Melissa Odabash.

Adam and I.

Me with Yasmin and Simon Mills.

Melissa Odabash and I.

It was such a great night and the #DesignDebate was really inspiring. I’m already thinking of new projects which embrace more of the exciting elements of the digital space.

Image credit: All photos were taken by By Richard Young for Rex Features.

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Images from the Design Debate

Here are a few images from the #DesignDebate which tool place on Tuesday.

The panel included Leon Bailey-Green from The Online Fashion Agency, Dusan Hamlin from M& C Saatchi Mobile and Richard Cohen from leading online platform Kyte. The debate was chaired by Moira Benigson of The MBS Group.

Dusan and myself

Leon Bailey-Green

Richard Cohen

Myself

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Debating the future of interiors #designdebate

I’ve written before about my ‘Home Style by Kelly Hoppen’ App and today was thrilled to find out that it had made the ‘New and Noteworthy’ page in the itunes and App Store both here in the UK and in the US. It’s sort of like landing the front cover of a Magazine or Newspaper so I am really honoured that Apple believes in my app so much!

I decided early this year that I really needed to embrace the digital space not only for my business but to be a part of the amazing global design community that is flourishing online. Just take a look at my blog roll for talented people around the world who are truly passionate about design.

So I renamed by twitter profile (I didn’t want anyone stealing my name!), hired someone to create a facebook a page and help me manage this blog and of course worked on creating an amazing design app that was not only gorgeous but offered practical and affordable solutions for people needing inspiration for their homes.

Before I started on this journey I noticed that the interiors industry is really lagging behind in the digital space when compared with the work being done by fashion houses and music labels. I talk about the influence fashion has on interior design in my school but it looks like the interior design world needs to be looking at the approach the fashion industry has taken on the web and mobile apps as well.

On Tuesday Nov 2 at 19:00 GMT I will be hosting a panel discussion here in London about what the world of interiors needs to being doing not only to follow the lead of the fashion and music industry, but to find new ways of harnessing the power of the digital space. We have some great panellists including Leon Bailey-Green from The Online Fashion Agency, James Hilton from M& C Saatchi Mobile and Richard Cohen from leading online platform Kyte (the one used by Lady Gaga’s team). The debate is being chaired by Moira Benigson of The MBS Group who I met at an event for The Jamie Oliver Foundation.

I really want this to be a lively and dynamic debate so I hope you will follow our live tweeting and pose questions to the panel. Just include #designdebate in your tweet to have your voice added to the mix and follow the conversation by typing #designdeabte into TwitterSearch.

This funny little photo is by Krupp who actually did the embroidery…thought it was cute but also quite appropriate!