Here’s How Baby Sussex’s Nursery Could Look, Inspired by 4 Royals

published Apr 10, 2019
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With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s little one expected to arrive this month, online interior design service Modsy imagined the baby’s nursery as it aligns with the design aesthetics of Meghan, the Queen, Prince Harry, and sister-in-law Kate Middleton’s signature styles.

Here’s a look at the ways each royal could put their own spin on Baby Sussex’s special room:

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Meghan Markle

Meghan knows that too many accessories clutter an outfit, and she might take that same attitude to decorating the nursery. Embracing an eclectic minimalist style, the pieces chosen by Modsy have a casual, collected feel. There are touches of Meghan’s California roots, while embracing neutral colors and an eclectic edge. Spot pieces like the Pierre Dresser from Made Goods, Wisteria’s Bridal Rug Settee, and The Carmel Hand Knotted Rug from Serena & Lily.

How to get this look: Start from a neutral base, and add in pieces that you love. Create layers through different textures and patterns, and add in some flavor with a printed side chair or rug.

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Prince Harry

Think classic English design with a contemporary twist. Harry’s version of the nursery is a bit more masculine, with eclectic decor that reflects Harry’s love of travel and exploring. Spot the “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” piece from artist Van Donna on the bookcase, which Harry gifted Meghan earlier in their relationship. There’s also the Safari Lion art from Anthropologie, and The Ludlow Trunk side table from Pottery Barn, complete with hidden storage. Overhead is the Berkshire Linear Pendant from Rejuvenation.

How to get this look: Embrace rich and dark foundational pieces, then add in those softer layers of texture and saturated color. Pops of color add a fun, youthful vibe.

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Queen Elizabeth II

Okay, so we know Queen Elizabeth won’t exactly be shimmying in the doorway with paint samples, but we can still have some fun here. The Queen’s English countryside vibe is elegant, while still inviting. Modsy used The Ellery Crib from Restoration Hardware, with a circular design that’s accessible from all angles. The Maxwell armchair from Interior Define is subtle and classic, and of course there’s a corgi sitting on the floor to really embrace the queen’s style.

How to get this look: Pair comfortable, upholstered seating with classic shapes. Rustic woods feel welcoming and cozy, while an antique painting adds a unique touch. And of course, if you can’t adopt a corgi, you can always go the stuffed route.

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Kate Middleton

Yes, we know the sister-in-law doesn’t really determine the design vibes of a nursery, but Kate Middleton’s style can’t be beat. When it comes to her home decor efforts, she really embraces the same effortlessly-tailored feeling that she channels in her fashion (from what we’ve seen of the Cambridges’ Kensington Palace residence). Her version of the nursery is elegant and contemporary, with lots of refined touches. And with little ones of her own running around, she’s very familiar with what makes a great space for kids. Modsy picked the Hathaway Slipcover Chair from Crate & Barrel for comfortable seating, along with The Channing Hand Knotted rug from Serena & Lily for depth and a pop of color. The Hanging Rattan chair, also from Serena & Lily, is a fun and unusual addition.

How to get this look: Try coastal-inspired textures and materials, like wicker or rattan. Use classic furniture as a base, and then weave in a color scheme that adds in a cool-toned palette.