Kelly Hoppen has developed a highly distinctive signature style for her use of taupe, ivory and chocolate tones and her orderly, and utterly restrained, way of creating ranks of plants, flowers, books and other decorative items. She has become sought-after by furniture and yacht designers to lend her brand to their products and has influenced countless interiors.
Gloriously indulgent and over-the-top in terms of colour, form and collation, Mario Buatta has been famous in America for his work for equally exuberant pop stars and celebrities. Yet, despite the costliness of his interiors Buatta’s “undecorated look” shimmers with the style and serenity of classic interiors.
This celebrity interior designer is undoubtedly charming and very watchable on screen but is Laurence Llewellyn Bowen known more for his personality than his prowess with interiors? We peruse his activities in the world of design and have a look at some of his business pursuits.