When the shoots are wrapped and the filming has finished, what sort of home does model and actor Poppy Delevingne return to?
It’s no surprise that the west London home of model and actor Poppy Delevingne is filled with style, glamour and a sense of fun. Throughout the house, which she shares with her husband James Cook (who is CEO of his family’s aviation company), rich textures are combined with jewel and pastel tones, metallic accents and chic, modern touches.
Velvet cushions, fringed lampshades and figurative art prints give a feminine vibe, while pieces of vintage furniture add an eclectic edge. It is, in some ways, a house of contrasts: the bedroom is soft and cocooning in powder-pink, while the sitting room is party-ready, with dark, glossy walls, lightning-bolt mirrors and brass palm-tree lamps.
Yet the overarching aesthetic throughout is sophisticated, artistic and undeniably cool.
Poppy has worked in fashion for over a decade, modelling for brands including Burberry, Anya Hindmarch and Louis Vuitton, but this summer she has indulged her love of interior design by teaming up with H&M Home, styling pieces from the company’s new autumn collection, and showing how to incorporate high-street pieces into a high-end look.
We asked her what she loves most about her home and what inspires her decor choices.
When did you move into your house, and what did it look like at the time – did it need a lot of work?
We bought it back in 2015 and moved in two years later. It was a labour of love, to say the least. We gutted the whole house and removed all the staircases, so at one point, when you stood on the doorstep, you could see from top to bottom. It was a complete overhaul, from renovations all the way through to decoration.
How important is the decor of your home to how you feel when you’re in it?
It’s very important to me. This is the first home that I have owned, and I had so many ideas and things that I was inspired by. I also wanted it to be a reflection of James and me.
How would you sum up your interior style?
I would say it’s eclectic. There are parts of the house that are totally modern, with clean lines and a look of simplicity; then others that are cosy and sumptuous, where we have used a lot of velvet and coated the walls in dark-coloured lacquer.
Where do you usually shop for furniture and accessories?
I love mixing old with new. So I tend to scour the antique shops on Golborne Road in Notting Hill and Kempton Market (a twice- monthly antiques market at Kempton Park Racecourse in Surrey), as well as The Conran Shop for modern pieces.
I also love wallpapers by de Gournay and Barneby Gates, and fabrics by House of Hackney. My favourite piece in the house is a custom-made velvet sofa in dragon’s-blood red by the interior designer Joanna Plant. I couldn’t have done the house without her.
What do you like most about the H&M Home range, and the new collection?
I think you can use the pieces from this range anywhere. I love the use of marble, green tones and brass, and the glassware with gold edges is so chic and timeless.
Do you have a favourite place in your home – a room in which you particularly enjoy spending time – and why?
It would have to be my pink bedroom. The walls are lined with linen and I immediately feel calm when I walk in. I also had my bath painted pink to match. My husband had a fit when he first saw it, but now he’s come around.
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