April 9, 2019

A British-American Lord or Lady is On the Way

If We Designed the Royal Nursery

The royal baby watch is on! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (a.k.a. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, respectively) are expecting their first child any day now and we can’t help but wish we were in on the royal nursery plans. The interior designer lucky enough to land the gig is Vicky Charles. She’s reportedly handling the entire refurbish of Meghan and Harry’s Frogmore Cottage home, and the nursery is sure to be the most adorable space within.

Frogmore Cottage Meghan Markle Royal Baby Nursery - Marie Flanigan Interiors

Frogmore House; Image via Flickr: Karen Roe

Multiple sources report that the baby’s room will be very neutral, as Harry and Meghan are apparently keeping the gender a surprise for delivery day. With the recent arrival of MFI’s own royal baby, we can’t help but dream about the things we would do in the Frogmore Cottage nursery! Pulling inspiration from Duchess Meghan’s classic, tailored sense of style, we’re sharing nursery pieces fit for any royal babe. Scroll on for all the majestic must-haves!

Frogmore Foundations

We foresee Duchess Meghan and her designer focusing on clean lines, a soothing palette, and touches of old-world charm. Every great nursery design begins with a few key elements that, once chosen, allow everything else to elegantly fall into place. These must-haves include a crib that will hopefully last through multiple children, a dresser that can double as a changing table, a soft rug for baby to crawl on, and a comfortable glider for middle-of-the-night feedings. Also important to consider is lighting! The right double curtain rod fitted with a thick blackout curtain and  a breezier interior sheer can make all the difference for mother and baby’s comfort, and guard against those pesky paparazzi! A pair of sophisticated sconces add an air of maturity that will grow with HRH.

Royal Adornments

Now that the beautiful basics are nailed down, it’s time to zhuzh! One of the most exciting parts of creating a nursery is carefully choosing the details that will make the space cozy and personal. Layer in finishing touches like a perfectly crisp crib skirt, a soft sheepskin stool, an eye-catching art piece, and a warm throw. We can totally see Baby Sussex astride this antique rocking horse!

When do you think the royal baby will arrive? Make your predictions in the comments below!


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