The grand dame of interior design reveals the secrets to business success — and a perfect work/life balance

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Tell Wildflower readers about the Kelly Hoppen design aesthetic…

The Kelly Hoppen aesthetic is classic, timeless, and chic. My style has evolved over time, but my core East-Meets-West design principles stay the same — and I will always champion taupe! I believe in never being driven by trends, instead believing in classic, luxurious design that stands the test of time.

What pushes you to keep going, keep creating and keep moving your business forward?

Passion — I truly believe that you can always do more. There is no limit to what we can achieve if we put our minds to it.

With so many projects on the go, are you still hands-on with the design process?

Each project presents a unique challenge; for someone who has been in the business for more than 40 years, I always love exploring new areas of design. I am involved in every project I take on, but I’m so lucky to have a team of extremely talented and trusted designers who completely understand my vision.