Kate Middleton and Prince William are due to move into their newly transformed Kensington Palace apartment any day now.
The thoroughly modern Royals – who have been breaking with tradition left, right and centre – wanted to give their new official London residence, Apartment 1A, a tasteful update.
That meant out with the stuffy antiques, in favour of a light, airy and neutral update.
It was reportedly an 18-month renovation process for the Royal couple and cost just over £1 million to transform into their dream family home.
It was no doubt a stressful time for them both due to Kate’s pregnancy, the birth of baby George in July and then learning to adjust to life with a newborn.
But despite this the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have worked hard to spruce up the new London residence, so that once they do eventually move in it will be the perfect place to live with baby George and their dog Lupo.
Inside sources who have managed to get a peek at their new abode have revealed that the result is “beautiful” and they’ve been gushing about the new mum’s sophisticated eye for interior decorating.
"Their home is beautiful. This is a very exciting time for them," a source told Us Weekly.
The insider also disclosed that busy mum Kate managed to keep on top of the extensive refurb by scrolling through pictures on her smartphone.
The 31-year-old paid attention to every little detail and reportedly wanted to have a say in everything, from the antiques they would have on display from the Royal Collection, to fabric swatches and furniture options.
There were no interior decorators taking charge of this interior-decorating job!
Wills and Kate’s new place was previously occupied by the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret, and desperately needed updating before the couple moved in.
Reportedly the young family had Wi-Fi installed, three new kitchens fitted, and his and her bathrooms put in. They also had a panic room built in case of any emergencies.
Carole Middleton’s favoured designer Anne Allen was said to have helped Kate choose some of the décor and helped the new mum choose pieces in matching neutral tones.
Just as Kate has become famous for mixing expensive pieces with cheaper choices in terms of outfit options, the Duchess has allegedly applied this philosophy to her furnishings too.
Reportedly their Persian rug (said to be worth £31,000) will be matched against throws and other home accessories from Zara Home and John Lewis store Peter Jones, which is located in posh Sloane Square.
Although the Royals are being praised for their tasteful new residence, not everyone is said to be fans of their modern overhaul.
According to the Mail On Sunday, father-in-law Prince Charles has said that the new décor makes it look more like "Peter Jones than Kensington Palace".
Ouch! Harsh words from William’s dad!
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