The Royal wedding is just weeks away and we are starting to see its in uence in the home. Interior designer Jamie Hempsall takes a look.
After a quiet run-up over the last few months, royal wedding fever is finally beginning to build. It is clear this will be a very modern marriage celebration reflecting the young and vibrant personality of our future Monarch.
Many companies have picked up on the dynamic of this royal partnership and developed more modern memorabilia to adorn your home. the combination of quality workmanship and, in some cases, the ability to raise a smile, makes these items my pick of the crop for adding royal wedding glamour to your interior.
W2Products, the home of the legendary Pantone range, have designed a pair of right royal commemorative mugs which could become iconic. Available in pink, for Catherine, and blue, for William, they are crafted from bone china, manufactured in the UK and feature a regal love-heart crown on both front and rear. Perfect for taking afternoon tea to celebrate on the big day. (£10 each; www.w2products.com 020 7922 1444).
Royal mugs, £10 each
Once you have finished supping, you will need to wash up, and hunkydoryhome have the perfect article for drying your mugs, in the shape of their “Love Is In the Heir” royal wedding tea towel. this cheeky design is available in royal blue and regal red. (£10.50; www. hunkydoryhome.co.uk – 0191 645 4004).
Love Is In The Heir wedding tea towel, £10.50
Watch the event in style from the William & Catherine Commemorative Chair, by Metal Design furniture, which features the couple’s names and wedding date and is available in white or gold.(£185; www.metaldesign- furniture.co.uk – 020 8144 6621).
William and Catherine commemorative chair, £185
Add extra comfort and style to your seating with the royal wedding cushion, by Jan Constantine. this features an exquisite hand-embroidered and appliquéd design: truly modern memorabilia with a traditional twist. (£93; www. janconstantine.com – 01270 821194).
Royal wedding cushion £93
Extend the celebration to your bathroom and experience the feeling of an actual royal wedding gift, by purchasing the same limited-edition souvenir towel set, which has already been sent to Clarence House. The set, designed by acclaimed luxury linen and home accessories company Yves Delorme, includes a hand and guest towel embroidered with the names of the happy couple, a regal crown and distinctive pairing of royal swans. (£99; www.yvesdelorme.com– 01296 394980).
Set of towels from Yves Delorme, £99
If you want to invite the royal couple permanently into your home, you will have to act quickly to secure a pair of royal wedding sliding doors. Produced by Spaceslide, they feature a funky modern negative image of Catherine and William. Available in a variety of hues (from £448; www.spaceslide. co.uk – 0800 980 3499).
Limited-edition sliding doors, from £448
BEVERLEY HILLS POP
Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly hiring Beverly Hills interior designer Kenneth Bordewick to refurbish their home in Anglesey; a 4,000 square feet farmhouse in the
Welsh countryside. There is speculation that the overall style will be casual and contemporary with an emphasis on a large kitchen. Bordewick has previously designed for celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Michael Jackson and Sir Paul Mccartney. He is even reputed to have worked for Prince Charles.