Flight of Fancy

Kelly Hoppen, interior designer to the jet set, on her musts for a million dollar ride at 30,000 feet.

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As one of the world’s leading contemporary interior designers, a talent for which she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), Kelly Hoppen is world-renowned for her minimalist yet luxuriously elegant interiors. She's responsible for designing some of the world’s most lavish houses, apartments and yachts; she operates the celebrated Kelly Hoppen Design School; and she has created a successful range of furniture and home accessories. 

Throughout her career, Hoppen has even found a way to make her jet set clients comfortable on their travels: She designed the British Airways' First Class cabin. “It was completely different than designing a house," Hoppen explains, "Firstly because of the restricted space, and secondly because the design wasn’t for one individual but for the whole British Airways First Class clientele.” So what does an architect of luxury bring on her own travels? Hoppen shared her five star musts: