For Kelly Hoppen MBE, it all began when she designed a family friend’s kitchen at the age of 16. Forty years on, her clients include David and Victoria Beckham. With her stint as a ‘Dragon’ on Dragon’s Den, and her reputation as an author – 2016 saw the release of her best-selling House of Hoppen – it’s not too much to say that she’s an icon. Her inspiration usually begins in the East: she favours ‘clean lines, neutral tones… and sumptuous opulence’. Her interiors give those who experience them a sense of peace. She has now split the business between Kelly Hoppen Couture for the high-end market and the more accessible Studio Hoppen. Her portfolio includes homes all over the world as well as yachts, private jets, and bars.