Text by Derek Blasberg
Photography by Simon Upton
Poppy Delevingne is the ultimate British It girl, a sassy blonde model, Chanel ambassador, and actress (she can currently be seen in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”) known around the world for being the life of the party. So fashion and society swells were shocked to hear that she and her husband, James Cook, the CEO of a British aviation company, had decided to take up residence in a cozy, family-friendly house on a blossom-lined street in Shepherd’s Bush, a residential neighborhood in West London. “Since moving in, I’d definitely say, I’ve become more of a homebody,” Poppy says. “We spend most of our time around the kitchen island, me cooking roast chicken—badly, by the way—and James pouring wine.” A mischievous smile crosses her face as she adds, “But friends come over and we end up dancing around, sometimes on the kitchen island, too!” Phew.
Poppy grew up a true London insider. One of her grandmothers was a lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret; her mother, Pandora, was another girl-about-town in her early years (she’s now working on a memoir chronicling the ups and downs of those wild days); and her handsome father, Charles, a property developer, is as suave as an Englishman can get. And don’t forget her younger sister, top model and actress Cara Delevingne. The girls were raised in a comfy English family home in Wandsworth, and Poppy was determined to find something similar for herself and James. (The couple married in 2014.) “I didn’t move out of my parents’ house till the grand old age of 28,” Poppy, now 31, says with a laugh. “I know: Pathetic!”
Step Inside Poppy Delevingne’s Light-Filled London House
In the sitting room, a custom sofa by Joanna Plant is upholstered in a garnet velvet by designers guild. lightning mirrors by Bride and Wolfe; Hans Koegl Palm-tree Lamps.