I usually don’t like to use Facebook for anything but the most personal stuff. But lately I have found that many established designers are using it very well. Case in point: Kelly Hoppen, one of my very favorite designers. (Click here to become a fan yourself.) She (or, more likely, her team) has assembled a great fan page with lots of content. Recently, they put up some photos of her new townhouse. I loved her last loft residence and this new one is no different.
The bedside pendants are fantastic, as are the two bright green stripes on the bedding. Kelly uses runners quite frequently in her work. I like the expansion on this theme, as well as the tangy green.
The chain mail detail is another Kelly signature. I love how it is used unexpectedly on this curvy white chair. It’s a futuristic take on the more classic pompom.
The incredible width of this kitchen (highlighted by that Persian rug) is what makes it really stand out. The lighting under the cabinets is also a great detail. The keyhole settee used as dining room seating in the room beyond is another fantastic element. It’s comfortable but unexpected.
Kelly clearly loves metallic globe lighting fixtures, such as these ones seen here above her island. But what really stands out for me is the glass countertop! I have not seen this before but it’s such a great idea. It’s both low maintenance and easy to clean. It has provides sheen and a subtle hit of blue next to all that dark wood. The wall-mount fireplace is also spectacular.
Kelly is also busy designing the interiors of a new luxury vacation development, in one of my favorite destinations: Kata Beach, Thailand. (Have a look here.) They are still in the construction phase so there aren’t actual photos yet (just renderings) but it looks very impressive. Sadly I am not personally in the market for one (*le sigh*), but I still can’t wait to see the finished product.
Kelly is busily preparing to release an Iphone app soon and has released this video as part of the promotions for it. I, like Kelly, have a love of neutrals. Here Kelly explains why she is known for her natural palette:
I hope you’ve enjoyed this mini-tour as much as I did! I continue to be a huge fan of her work.