Poppy Delevingne is a model, actress and someone I am proud to call my friend of over twenty years. Always the life and soul of the party, her love of life is reflected in her home. Here, Poppy invites Vogue Hong Kong into her home on a blossom-lined street in London’s Shepherds Bush.
Poppy bought the house in 2015 and turned it inside out over the course of a year and a half long renovation period. The staircases were repositioned and built out in to the garden to expand the basement, while ceilings were heightened to create more space.
Poppy and her interior designer Joanna Plant met through mutual friends. “I was over the moon to work with Jo – it was like a meeting of minds and a dream come true. Jo and her husband Nick really poured their hearts and souls into this project”, shares Poppy.
Poppy’s powder pink bedroom is the epitome of femininity. “This is definitely my favourite room in the house, particularly in the summer when the sun pours in through the blinds. Yet in the winter it’s cosy and feels like a cocoon.” The standout piece is a beautiful bespoke headboard by Ensemblier covered in pink mohair velvet with gold studs, perfectly complimented by the chinoiserie-inspired bedside tables from India Jane. And nestled between the two windows’ Veere Grenney linen curtains is a vintage peacock chair sourced from London’s Portobello Antiques Market.
In beautiful contrast to the pink bedroom is her stunning green bathroom with hand painted silk de Gournay wall paper which gives a rather magical and ethereal finish. The old school Hollywood mirror was inspired by the bathrooms at The Chiltern firehouse, one of Poppy’s favourite haunts. A rather lovely touch on the retro loo design is the date she and her husband bought the house in London, with their initials engraved above.
Poppy’s walk in wardrobe is every little girls dream. With rails of designer clothes from Chanel, Gucci, Dundas and Jimmy Choo, Poppy is clearly a magpie at heart with lots of glitter and sparkle featured throughout her closet.
The basement was originally three separate rooms but now it’s one large elongated room with floor to ceiling windows that lead into the garden. This space was made for entertaining. And if you’re lucky enough to get an invitation to experience Poppy’s famous roast chicken, people will often gather round the kitchen island whilst sipping on Poppy’s favourite Pukka teas which have an entire cupboard dedicated to them, or drinking some Della Vite, the vegan Prosecco brand created by Poppy and her sister Cara.
You can’t miss the stunning sofa made by Joanna Plant which has bed-like proportions over a metre deep and four metres long, designed for the epitome of luxury and comfort combined. The prints above are all by Hugo Guinness and each one has a very special meaning to Poppy. The botanical prints on the next door walls are vintage, sourced from Florence. There is an eclectic mix of art throughout the house from Alba Hodsell, Natasha Law, Tracy Emin and an enormous painted canvas called “Watch Me Dance” by Karl Holmqvist. The French House designed dining room table is another piece that was made for entertaining, while the chairs are by Fiona MacDonald.
On the ground floor there is the Red Room and the Blue Room, both incredibly rich in colour and texture. These rooms are beautifully juxtaposed by Poppy’s office which has many glass features from the stairwell bannister to the skylight in the ceiling and the floor to allow an abundance of abstract light in due to the shapes.
The Blue Room (aka the sitting room), has the wow factor and brings us straight back to the ’70s with a modern twist. This is apparent from the glossy Hague blue Farrow & Ball wall paint to the David Bowie inspired lightning bolt wall mirrors. The bespoke red velvet sofa is made by Joanna Plant, the coffee table is a ’70s Willy Rizzo and the stunning ‘70s palm lamp is by Hans Kogl. The room was inspired by Poppy’s many trips to Paris where she would stay at the Hotel Costes.
The Red Room aka the bar is the focal point of this floor. With its deep red high gloss wall paint and red leather gold studded doors, it’s demure opulence at its finest. The bespoke ceiling light by Joanna Plant perfect links the room together with its primary colours. The iconic black and gold Della Vite bottles stand proud on the bar area. “We realised that when the three of us got together over the years, laughter and memories were so often made over cold glasses of Prosecco. From sunshine brunches and long garden lunches to cocktail hours and festival days, Prosecco has long been part of our sisterhood and friendship.”
“We started investigating where we could create a Prosecco that would mean the same to others as it does to us. That journey took us to the heart of Valdobbiadene, in Northern Italy, where we teamed up with a third generation winemaking family to make a Prosecco that is wildly delicious and sustainably produced.” And just in time for summer they will be launching DV rose.
Poppy describes the style of her home as “contemporary classic with a modern twist and pops of fun and vibrancy” and I couldn’t agree more. As soon as you enter Poppy’s house you are welcomed by an amazing energy that is enhanced by every detail that makes her house a home. “Every room feels very different. From my job I can be a bit like a chameleon and because of that I feel like every room represents a different side to me.”
Photography: Kate Martin
Styling and text: Olivia Buckingham
Hair Stylist: Earl Simms
Makeup Artist: Irina Cajvaneanu
CreditLead image: Kate Martin