Author(s): Kelly Hoppen
Design Masterclass is the definitive home-decorating guide from Kelly Hoppen, offering invaluable professional advice on both the practical and aesthetic aspects to interior design. Kelly shares her trade secrets and expert knowledge to help you ensure that your decorating project, however big or small in scale, runs smoothly, comes in on time and within budget, and achieves a functional, flexible interior that suits the way you live. Alongside inspiring photographs and room schemes of some of her latest projects, Kelly offers expert guidance on how to use scale and proportion, colour, texture, lighting, furniture, art and other decorative elements to create a comfortable and elegant home that looks the way you want it to. She also discusses the challenges and solutions commonly faced when designing different spaces in the home - from kitchens, living rooms bedrooms and bathrooms to media rooms and home offices, gyms and spas - and offers helpful hints on all aspects of decorating and furnishing each one. An exhaustive reference for both interior designers and home decorators, Design Masterclass also includes essential advice on practical matters, such as budgeting, scheduling, drawing up floor plans, creating room boards, briefing professionals and managing the work.
KELLY HOPPEN is honoured to be the recipient of copious design awards and the proudest point in her career to date came in 2009, when she was made an MBE for her services to interior design. Devoted to making her design ethos accessible to the masses, Kelly shares her extensive knowledge in her popular Kelly Hoppen Design School. She is the author of seven design books to date and fronted the Channel 5 Design Series, Superior Interiors, in 2011. Kelly designs kitchens for Smallbone and has recently joined the panel of BBC2's popular TV Series Dragon's Den, airing in Summer 2013.