Who Should Decorate Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s New Home?
The engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle has been the talk of every town across the globe. Here at House & Home, we can’t help but wonder how the newly engaged couple will decorate their home at Nottingham Cottage, located in the grounds of Kensington Palace.
We got a peek inside the idyllic Christopher Wren-designed house during Harry and Meghan’s televised interview and it looked quite minimalist — similar to Meghan’s neutral and contemporary Toronto home.
Here’s our fantasy list of eight designers who we think would seamlessly blend North American comfort with British flair at Nottingham Cottage. Vote for your favorite candidate below!
Rita Konig has worked in both London and New York for over a decade, and has a knack for adding personality to neutral spaces in a way that’s not overly decorated, but rather charming.
Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe are based in Meghan’s hometown of Los Angeles, and pride themselves as “editors” who create imaginative environments that reflect their client’s personality in a thoughtful way.
Having designed for the Beckhams, Rose Uniacke is a top contender for the job. Her refined, sophisticated interiors, exquisite eye for antiques and ability to create serene color palettes are sure to impress the soon-to-be husband and wife.
Our 2017 TV Designer of the Year, Nate Berkus’s handsome, elevated aesthetic could be a great fit for Nottingham Cottage. Having designed interiors across the globe, the celebrity has worked with a range of styles, including the minimal, laid-back look Meghan loves.
Iconic British designer Ilse Crawford is a master of quiet color schemes, unearthing natural textures and creating sense of time and place in her client’s homes and commercial spaces.
Who doesn’t want their home to look like a Nancy Meyers movie? Mark D. Sikes is the designer who helps the filmmaker create those gorgeous sets, and his sunny, all-American style would serve as a lovely reminder of Meghan’s California upbringing.
Antique dealer Christopher Howe just recently branched out into interior design, and we think this English farmhouse look would marry quite well with Meghan’s clean, streamlined aesthetic.