Buckingham Palace Gets an Interior Makeover


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Buckingham Palace Gets an Interior Makeover

Buckingham Palace is currently undergoing a £369 million refurbishment of its electrical cabling, plumbing and heating, taking place over a 10-year period between 2017 and 2027.

To make way for the priority renovations, more than 3,000 items from the Royal Collection have been moved in the palace or put into storage. But when the work is complete, will the palace undergo any interior updates?

At David Wilson Homes, we’ve reimagined one of the most iconic rooms in Buckingham Palace, The White Drawing Room –where the Queen is known to broadcast her Christmas speech – into five modern interior design styles.

Which is your favourite and which do you think the Queen would like?

The White Drawing Room

Scandi Style

Characterised by a focus on minimalism, functionality and simplicity, whilst also embracing comfort and cosiness, Scandinavian interiors have been a constant in the design movement for the past few years. To get the look, use natural materials such as wood, leather, wicker and hemp paired with an abundance of white and grey tones, open spaces and lots of natural light.

Botanical Bohemia

From leafy wallpaper to soft green accents and plant displays, botanical interiors embrace nature to bring the outdoors in. In our ever-connected world, taking a step back and being surrounded by flora and fauna in the home can be just the remedy we need. If you’re considering transforming your home into a green haven, research which plant species will work best for your space; some thrive in shady, cooler conditions whilst others prefer a sun trap.

Art Deco Indulgence

In recent years Art Deco interiors have made a big comeback. They are a symbol of glamour and sophistication that makes use of bold colours, velvety textures and geometric prints. Colours are striking and often contrasting with metallic and gold accents galore. Pair iconic decorative features with mirrored surfaces and moody artwork to bring the look into your home.

Memphis Revival

Clashing colours, blocky shapes and loud patterns are the signature style of the Memphis movement. Founded by the late Ettore Sottsass in 1980, the style was developed to introduce a radical and playful approach to design – think kids’ indoor playground for adults. Memphis-inspired Venetian Terrazzo print, seen on the floor in this redesign, has made a big impression on design this year and can be incorporated into a variety of soft furnishings for a subtle nod to the kitsch trend.

Future Focus

It’s time to bring Buckingham Palace into the future so we’ve imagined what it could look like in years to come. Futuristic interior design embraces pure simplicity. With clean lines and white furnishings, it has an intergalactic appeal for people who are tired of abundance. Furniture pieces that combine advanced technology and recycled materials with simple interior design concepts create functional and clutter free homes. Could this be what all our homes will look like?

 

No matter your interior design style, our new homes in the south east and south west are the perfect blank canvas for you to inject some personal taste. If you want to enjoy a rural lifestyle without moving too far from the capital our Coulsdon development is just a short train ride away from Croydon, and the best of both worlds.

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