Kelly Hoppen's style has given rise to a thousand imitators since she won the British Interior Designer of the Year Award in 1997. While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, the fact is that few have managed to tap into the essence of what Kelly does so successfully. This book is her response to those who admire the look, but find when they attempt it themselves it slightly misses mark. Read this and you really will have the know-how to create a Hoppenesque interior of your own. Within its pages, Kelly lays bare her golden rules of decorating. Inspirational room shots are combined with simple text explaining each room design. The structure will allow the reader to choose from any element in a room, such as Fabrics, Accessories or Lighting, and access Kelly's advice relating to that topic. Each chapter focuses on a different rule of decorating. For example, the first - Space - is about assessing the potential of a room before making any decisions about colour or furniture. It stresses the importance of allowing a room to speak for itself by looking carefully at its aspect, light, size, function and architecture - as a professional interior designer would do.