‘The Eastern philosophy has always resonated with me as a designer,’ the celebrated designer told Spear’s in a recent catch-up. ‘I’m a purist and I’m all about clean lines, harmony and symmetry.’ 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. 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. It’s known that her interiors give those who experience them a sense of peace. Hoppen also believes that a stylish interior should be ‘timeless’.