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Kelly Hoppen shares interior tips for a celeb-worthy home and celebrates ‘everyday heroes’ of the pandemic

Kelly Hoppen has shared her tips on creating a celebrity-worthy home as people continue to improve their spaces following the Covid pandemic.

The designer revealed to her tips for people wanting to make their homes work for them after lockdown, which has inspired many to improve rather than move.

She says: ‘I think everyone’s learned from the last two years that your home is just so important to you and it’s how it works for you.

‘My philosophy has always been the more neutral the better and you can you can be with colour in your home. You can add colour and accessories and art, and it’s easier then to change your home, rather than if it’s all very patterned.

‘But that’s just my style. I think that people have learned a lot about their home, storage is important and space and fireplaces, and how you share the space.

‘Those are primarily the things that people have worked on and now they’re looking at how they can, you know, paint their walls a different colour.’

Kelly was a judge for O2’s Everyday Heroes (PIcture: O2)

Kelly believes the pandemic has changed how we view our interior spaces, adding: ‘And I think people understand how the home is so important. And I think in the back of our minds is always going to be that thing of: “Let’s just be ready in case it ever happens again!”’

The interiors expert has also helped choose the winners of O2’s Everyday Heroes awards, awarding prizes to Emma Rigby from Love Your Doorstep, who set up a delivery service to help members of the community to continue to have access to food and medication, and Yasin El Ashrafi from HQ Can who has been supporting young musicians and creatives in the Midlands over the past year.

She said of working with Emma and Yasin: ‘With everything that we’ve all lived through with this pandemic, they’re such incredible people that have done extremely extraordinary things.

Emma Rigby and Yasin El Ashrafi were two winners chosen by Kelly for their exceptional work during the pandemic (PIcture: O2)

‘It was so hard to choose winners because all of the finalists had done something extraordinary and, really, the bottom line is that technology has really helped us all stay together in a massive way throughout this unprecedented time.

‘I never really thought about that until we were all in it and both Emma and Yasin use technology to really bring communities together. Where a lot of people didn’t do anything, these people really, really helped. They’re just extraordinary, absolutely incredible.’

Kelly also revealed that she recognised Yasin from before, as he had benefited from help from the Prince’s Trust, which the designer is an ambassador for, and is using the skills he learned to give back to others.

Find out more about O2 Everyday Heroes and the winners’ stories here. 


Credit: Original article published here.

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