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yoo and Kelly Hoppen collaborate 30 July, 2009

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Kelly Hoppen is the newest recruit on board Philippe Starck and John Hitchcox’s yoo design company.  Being members of  mydeco’s design board, Hoppen and Starck know a thing or two about interior design and the collaboration will transform boxy lakeside houses near Lechlade in the Cotswolds.

The development aims to redesign a whopping 650 acres that are home to 167 houses. For those that swan around these second homes, they enjoy a deck overlooking the surrounding water, large windows and four spacious bedrooms. With prices ranging from £775,000 to a bank-breaking £2.2 million these lucky swans certainly aren’t poor either.

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And if you want to recreate a designer development, think along the clean lines of a luxury Hungarian goose down duvet (£134) at The Cotswold Company or a white Jasper table and four chairs dining set, (£199) at John Lewis.

On the redesign, Hoppen said ‘I tried to create a country/city feel – it’s like ‘I’m still hip but I’m in the country for the weekend’.’ So ‘hip’ means antique Hungarian linens, unlined curtains and shuttered windows to admire the view from. She’s kept to her trademark clean lines and muted tones with whitewashed floors as well as mixing modern furniture with vintage.

yoo have mixed modern and traditional styles of seating. Striped sofas seem to be a yoo fave, such as this comfy Burghley grand sofa, (£2,200) from John Lewis. These contrast with their white Ball chairs. Add a bit more colour with this modern vintage Ball chair (£988) from Artdeco.

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“Children can have an adventure,’ she said. ‘There’s a concierge service to fill your fridge, it’s totally secure and safe. I’d give my eye teeth for this kind of thing.’ Or she could just redesign her own Cotswold home and hire a butler?

Check out Kelly Hoppen on mydecoTV. Here’s a bit of a taster.

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