Interior Design Trends 2013

2013 Interior Design Trends
We are now 4 months into the year or the first quarter is over and winter has finally gone. So it is time to have a quick look at the Interior Design trends that I feel have been in focus the first few months and seem to be here to stay. Some of them I have mentioned on my trend pages in the past and a few we will discover through the year. Here it is 2013 Style Trends.


Colour Trend
Shades of Green with hints of Blue and yellow
Emerald is the Pantone colour of the year, but that is not the only shade of green which is big this year, leaf green and moss green are also quite big this year. Added to this are shades of blue-green like turquoise and sea green, also hints of yellow are seen in splashes, specially bright yellow. I have been rooting for Monaco blue and combination of Cobalt and Navy blue which I feel will be huge towards the end of the year, so that is another colour I would say we look out for especially in offices and sitting rooms.

Something which we love and speak about often on StyleCity is DIY projects. This has been a result of the recession with wastage looked down upon and now DIY projects are now becoming trendy and gaining power in Interior Design also thanks to the creativity they provide- be it revamping a chair or simply creating new accessories from old products. So you can use single cups from broken sets as candles or even put fairy-lights into wine bottles and use them for mood lighting. Anything with a touch of your personality looks Stylish and nothing is trendier than having your personality reflect in your space. For more ideas to Revamp and Recycle your space, click here.


Oriental Influence
“Some of the characteristics of the East which we will see include moveable walls as can be seen in traditional Japanese design. For example, in our homes we might want to include a moveable wall between the living room and dining room or bedroom and walk in wardrobe space – which can be closed to offer more privacy, or opened to create a larger more sociable and versatile space. Screens can be used to create divisions in a room. This gives the flexibility to transform spaces to suit our ever changing needs and uses.” Kelly Hoppen. I feel there will be a lot of oriental motif on wall papers, fabric and furnishing which will be seen majorly in Décor this year.

Mirrors and Brass
Mirrors are a versatile decorative element that gives instant polish to a room with little effort. Mirrors can be used to create elegance and drama to a room. The latest trend seems to be in using mirrors as works of art. You can use a cluster of mirrors, they are a cheaper investment than paintings and can be strategically placed to either reflect the outdoors or have different shaped interesting frames. Another big trend this season is Brass, but before you freak out it is not the shiny yellow brass, in its very modern avatar it is matt and looks very chic. It has always been very hot for lighting and plumbing fixtures but now it is huge for accessories as well, whether it is table top accessories like cutlery or water jugs or even lamp shades. My favourite is the brass and wood combination, it looks very sleek.

8 Striped Decor

Stripes, stripes, stripes
One of the simplest ways to achieve a vibrant lively effect in a space is by employing stripes in an elegant manner- A trend which has never really gone out of fashion but is now more prominent than ever in its modern form. This was a huge runway trend during Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week, and it looks as if there will be no escaping stripes in home decor as well. It adds movement to the room and if you want it can also add a fun element. For stripes you can experiment with different thickness for the lines. Even the colours can be a mix and match of a few colours. For checks I would suggest very thin lines to make the square. Too thick and the room or furniture can look old-fashioned, unless traditional is your style then please by all means go ahead.

Dream Home: Kelly Hoppen’s London Home

Kelly Hoppen’s London home is homage to her talent as one of the UK’s most celebrated Interior Designers. The classic Georgian townhouse is 2,500 square feet and is imbued in her trademark neutral colour scheme throughout -white walls, black wooden sliding doors and grey pored resin flooring. With plenty of natural lighting throughout the house, Kelly has complemented this with concealed lighting coming up from behind the walls. With its eclectic mix of furnishings and designs by Kelly, the house is enriched with textural aspects such as couture covered black sofas, velvet cushions and lingerie satin curtains.Kelly installed two luxurious bedrooms with pure white en suite bathrooms, a separate walking wardrobe, a gym, laundry room and a gorgeous garden.A truly ambitious project, the entire renovation of this Georgian townhouse remarkably took just five months from concept to completion.

The Living Room

Kelly Hoppens London Home
Kelly has seductively designed the living room which had existing dark wooden floors, with a large fireplace and black glass chimney breast, lingerie satin curtains, couture covered and loose covered black and grey sofas, black and grey velvet cushions and vintage taupe damask armchairs, a coffee table and Kelly Hoppen mirrors.The floor lamps and crystal light chains designed by SPINA, dramatically and softly light up the room to suit all moods and ambience. Kelly is a fan of Marilyn Monroe and has a large photograph of the muse in her living room with other art work from the Michael Hoppen Gallery.The living room leads out to a terrace and a staircase at the entrance of the living room also sweeps up to the Master bedroom.

The Kitchen Area

Kelly Hoppens London Home

The custom-made Boffi Kitchen installed by Alternative Plans has been designed to be a functional space for family and friends to sit, talk and eat and contains a bar surface area with vintage Talisman stools.Beautiful pendant lights hang over the bar surface area and a fantastic fireplace by BD designs with its surrounding designed by Kelly faces the bar. The large sash windows light the kitchen area perfectly. As you walk through the kitchen towards the dining room, custom-made cupboards fill the walls and an antique caucasian rug by Gallery Yacu fills the kitchen with colour.

The Dining Room

Kelly Hoppens London Home Kelly Hoppens London Home
Often used for special occasions and evening meals, the dining room is full of character. A beautiful oak table sits in the room centre and large white and black lights by Kevin Reilly elegantly hang over the dinner table.One of Kelly’s favourite items in the house is the Peter Beard photograph which is hung on the wall opposite the dining table. Naturally lit during the day, the dining room overlooks the back garden.

The Master Bedroom

Kelly Hoppens London Home Kelly Hoppens London Home
The main bedroom, designed around everything Kelly dreams of is sensual, luxurious and breath-taking beautiful.The bed by Duxiana in the room centre is covered by sirocco fabric, with throws and cushions by Kelly Hoppen. A vintage chair is placed next to the focal point, a dressing table with photographs of Kelly’s family and a second image of Marilyn Monroe.The Japanese inspired wardrobe made from black wood was designed by Kelly and conceals television unit and her clothes

The Master bathroom

Kelly Hoppens London Home

The en suite master bathroom with its pristine white walls is a tranquil haven. The bath, taking centre stage is raised on a platform, the black wooden path leads on to a white glass painted bath top. The basin, by Marble City, is designed by Kelly Hoppen.A beautiful India Madhavi table sits near to the bath. The taps and shower are Kelly Hoppen’s award winning designs for Waterfront Ltd.Shutters Shutterly Fabulous Basin Marble city” designed by Kelly Hoppen Bath Alternative Plans Table Tiered by India.

The Guest Bedroom

Kelly Hoppens London Home

The guest bedroom which is located in the basement of the house is classically decorated as the master room. The two hanging lights by Tom Dixon on either side of the bed, and sheep skin rugs add a relaxed feeling to the bedroom. Two chairs by Century French Bergere are placed on either side of the black wooden wardrobe.

The Front and Back Gardens

Kelly Hoppens London Home

The front garden has a large concrete ball by Talisman and floor lights beaming onto the ball.Ball Talisman Lights Rob Clift The back garden. designed by Chris Moss, and is beautifully accessorized by Kelly Hoppen. The tables and wooden armchairs by Nik Skinner and dining chairs by Vincent Sheppard make the garden a comfortable and cosy setting.

Dream Home:South of France villa by Kelly Hoppen

This spectacular villa designed by Kelly Hoppen and situated in the picturesque South of France near Antibes was a challenge for the celebrated British interior designer.

The London based client, who had a much more traditional taste than Kelly, wanted a very classic home, something with lots of colour and something very beautiful, but not too feminine in its overall look. As with all of her projects, Kelly started with a neutral base and then built on this with accents of colour in each room using stunning fabrics, art and star pieces of furniture, such as the pink Moisonnier table in the entrance hall.


With the eye catching pink Moissonnier table at the centre as well as the pink velvet borders on the curtains, the entrance hall is a truly unique space and quite different to anything Kelly has designed before. The clients’ favourite colour is pink so Kelly has undoubtedly remained loyal to the brief.A Birgit Israel chandelier hangs elegantly over the table and the floor to ceiling windows naturally light the room beautifully. Chandelier Birgit Israel-Pink Table Moisonnier-Curtains Bennison fabrics-Sconces Porta Romana.

With plenty of natural light flooding in through the large double windows, the study is a beautiful, understated room in which one can relax. The touch of orange on the India Mahdavi stools can also be seen on the beautiful vintage cushion coverings.Sofas / Cushions / Fabrics Vintage linens and tickings Armchair George Smith– Stools India Mahdavi-Coffee Table jnl– Floor Lamps Porta Romana– Curtains Ian Mankin.


Kelly has elegantly designed the living room with an Andrew Martin sofa and striking black chairs from Collection Pierre. The collection of black ipe cavalli coffee tables at the centre of the room are complimented by the dramatic black and white accessories and the beautiful black and white Birgit Israel lamps. Kelly decided here to stick with her neutral colour palette as she felt the formal living spaces should be more neutral areas where the whole family and all of their individual tastes come together in a harmonious way.Sofa Andrew Martin-Black Chairs Collection Pierre-Coffee Table Ipe Cavalli furniture-Black&White Table Lamps Birgit Israel-Carpet Borderline carpets-Sconce Todhunter Earle-Art Michael Hoppen-Green Vase Kelly Hoppen.

The La Fibule armchairs undoubtedly contribute to a relaxed dining experience whilst the beautiful sconce from DK Home and the candlesticks from the Kelly Hoppen store create a glamorous atmosphere.Table Guadarte-Chairs La Fibule-Sconce DK HOME-Candlestick Kelly Hoppen store-Glassware Owners own collection of vintage items.

The black B/K honed slate used on the work surfaces and island provide a functional space to cook as well as making the kitchen boldly attractive.Work Surfaces B/K Slate, Honed.


The elegantly designed master bedroom includes everything the client wished for. The beautiful green on the Meridiani bed is set off by the natural light flooding through the windows and can also be seen on the Kelly Hoppen cushions which sit on top off the Guadarte chairs.Lamps Porta romana-Bed Meridiani-Side table Guadarte-Art Michael Hoppen-Carpet Borderline carpets-Cabinet Valerie Wade-Chairs-Guadarte, cushions-Kelly Hoppen-Lighting Bella Figura-Art Michael Hoppen Gallery.

The dramatic colour Guest room 1 has been cleverly coordinated by Kelly through the unique artwork which hangs on the wall and the stunning bed linen covering the luxurious EDC London bed.Bed EDC London.


The light décor in Guest room 2 and the comfortable throw covering the Meridiani bed adds to the relaxed feel of the room whilst the beautiful vintage furniture contributes to the elegant design of the room.Bed Meridiani-Furniture Vintage-Bennison Fabrics.The sumptuous Jimmie Martin bed is the focal point of guest room 3 and the ornate detailing on the headboard seems to merge with the beautiful stencil of a flower on the wall above it.Bed Jimmie MartinManuel Canovas and Ian Mankin fabrics.


The orange running through guest room 4 can be seen in the stunning artwork from the Michael Hoppen gallery, the eye catching Porta Romana lamps and the delicate vintage glassware on the bedside table.Lamps Porta Romana-Art Michael Hoppen-Glassware Vintage-Bathroom-Curtains Chelsea Textile-Bathroom was existing.


The stunning outdoors area has been designed to be a space where families and friends can enjoy food and conversation around the beautiful Heveningham dining table, whilst relishing the spectacular views from the terrace. The light linen fabrics used for the cushions contribute to the relaxed feel while the ornate Guadarte chandeliers add a touch of glamour.Table Heveningham-Chairs Heveningham-Chandeliers Guadarte-Cushions/Fabric Ian Mankin and Kelly Hoppen linens-Coffee Tables Heveningham.

Interior Design: Kelly Hoppen designs yacht Pearl 75

Renowned designer Kelly Hoppen MBE has collaborated with Pearl Motor Yachts, one ofthe UK’s leading luxury yacht builders to design the Pearl 75.Laden with a host of unique features, the vessel is the largest of the Pearl fleet.

Created by the highly acclaimed studios of Dixon Yacht Design and designed by Kelly, Pearl 75 offers owners outstanding levels of comfort with four luxuriously appointed staterooms, anunusually spacious ‘lounge style’ saloon and a unique open-plan galley and dining areawhich are flooded with light from the conservatory style glass roof.Kelly’s well-known design ethos of balance, sophisticated use of texture and trademark.


Galley and lower helm: Kitchen table Custom made, Side table in the background Kelly Hoppen Range, Halo Table lamp, Bella FiguraSofa – Meridian

The Saloon Side table – Kelly Hoppen Range / Halo Table lamp – Bella Figura Sofa – Meridiani Coffee table – Kelly Hoppen Range / Halo Ottoman / Pouf – custom made

Master Stateroom-Bed and headboard – Custom made, leather from Moore and Giles Sofa, trunks and bedside tables – All custom made Wall lights – Boyd Lighting Wall reading lights – Cantaloupi Lighting.Trunk and Dressing table fabric and inlay- Alma leather and Abbott and Boyd Cushion fabrics – Abbott and Boyd, JR Scott

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