Dragons’ Den Kelly Hoppen: Britain’s First Lady of Interior Design

Kelly Hoppen Dragons' Den

Dragons’ Den Kelly Hoppen is a multi-award-winning interior designer, entrepreneur, author, and owner of Kelly Hoppen Interiors. Moreover, she is one of the most demanded designers of her generation. Kelly has also received several prestigious awards for her incredible work in interior design.

The entrepreneur is also popular for appearing in several Tevelvison programmes including Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen and The Great Interior Design Challenge. She has also been a panellist on the popular TV show Dragons’ Den. Additionally, Kelly Hoppen made a cameo appearance in a comedy film named Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. The entrepreneur has designed private houses, commercial properties, turnkey properties, five-star hotels, private jets, and superyachts.

Kelly Hoppen Net Worth

The net worth of Dragons’ Den fame Kelly Hoppen is estimated to be £50m. With over 40 years of experience in interior designing, Kelly started her iconic career at 16 by designing a family friend’s kitchen. The interior designer has also decorated the homes of several celebrities, including Madonna, Martin Shaw, Elton John and David Beckham.

She has designed houses, restaurants, hotels, workplaces, aircraft, jets and yachts for private as well as commercial projects in various nations. Kelly recently collaborated with Disney to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the animated cartoon Mickey Mouse. Moreover, the recent works of the interior designer include designing the cruise ships for Celebrity Cruises and LUX* Grand Gaube hotel. She has also designed an opulent residential building in Taiwan, LUX* in Mauritius and One Park Taipei. 

Kelly has also written 12 design books and received appreciation and recognition for her publications. The entrepreneur never fails in educating people about interior design. Moreover, in 2013, she introduced Kelly Hoppen Design Masterclass: How to Achieve the Home of Your Dreams.

Why Kelly Hoppen is the ‘Queen of Taupe’

Kelly Hoppen is one of the most successful and talented interior designers in the UK. She introduced Kelly Hoppen Interiors over 43 years ago and has successfully worked on thousands of projects. The studio aims to offer deluxe projects combined with excellent designs, delivering completely personalized service to customers worldwide. Kelly also advises international customers on property investments and interior design as an influential entrepreneur. 

Kelly is popular for her unique neutral palette, calm and classic stylish line of creative and unique textures. She is popular among the audience as ‘Queen of Taupe’ because of her love for neutral colours in her designs. She has changed the design industry completely with her East meets West style. The entrepreneur focuses on making her work accessible to everyone. She tries to create quiet and balanced designs based on Eastern cultures and Western styles.

Kelly Hoppen Honours and Awards

In 1996, Andrew Martin International rewarded Kelly with the Andrew Martin Interior Design Award. Thereafter, the entrepreneur received several other awards including the ELLE Decoration Award, the European Woman Of Achievement, and Grazia Designer of the Year.

In the 2009 New Year Honours, Kelly was appointed MBE for her work in interior design. Additionally, Vogue ranked Kelly among the top 100 Inspirational Women in 2012,. In December 2013, she received the Natwest Everywoman Ambassador award for encouraging young women to excel. Moreover, in 2014, she introduced her first e-commerce website offering a variety of self-designed interior decorations. Also, in the same year, the Daily Telegraph listed Kelly as the second most powerful female interior designer in the UK.

Hoppen is also an Ambassador for the UK’s young charity, the Prince’s Trust. She has also worked with the United Kingdom Trade & Investment department and other government sectors, as a mentor to small ventures. Moreover, she is a proud ambassador for the GREAT campaign of the UK Government. The campaign encourages people from all over the world to visit, study, invest and do business in Britain.

In 2015, Kelly was ranked 35th in the list of 100 Most Influential British Entrepreneurs by Britain based firm Richtopia. The designer is also an Ambassador for Future Dreams and Cool Earth. She has also worked with The Diana Award and Made by Dyslexia. Additionally, in 2017, the Evening Standard listed her among London’s most influential persons.

In October 2020, Kelly was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for promoting British creativity, business, and commerce worldwide. Kelly is an inspiration to every woman. With her unique style and elegance, she is creating history in interior design.