Cosy throws , colour- coded books – and child- friendly, of course

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De­spite be­ing in the grounds of a cas­tle, Grazia’s life­style edi­tor Rachel Loos pre­dicts that Frog­more Cot­tage’s re­furb will re­flect Meghan’s laid­back vibe Cur­rently sub-di­vided into flats, Frog­more Cot­tage will un­dergo a multi-mil­lion-pound ren­o­va­tion to get it ready for Meghan, Harry and Baby Sus­sex. The cou­ple al­ready own a coun­try pad – Great Tew in the Cotswolds – and have hired the in­te­rior de­sign com­pany to the Beck­hams and Clooneys, Charles & Co, to cre­ate its in­te­rior. Founded by Vicky Charles, for­mer global head of de­sign at Soho House, and Ju­lia Cor­den, wife of co­me­dian James, the pair are known for cre­at­ing a stylish vibe that’s also kick-your-heels-off comfy and child-friendly.

If Meghan and Harry were to choose them for Frog­more, ex­pect a blend of old and new with lots of lay­er­ing, state­ment rugs, soft-to-touch throws, scented can­dles, along with mod­ern so­fas jux­ta­posed with tra­di­tional arm­chairs and a mix of nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als from wood to linens.

This ap­proach is tuned in to Meghan’s style, which we got to see via her now de­funct blog, The Tig. Her Toronto home was dec­o­rated in Scandi-meets-cal­i­for­nia cool with a neu­tral pal­ette, nat­u­ral tex­tiles and her own take on mix­ing tra­di­tional with mod­ern – for in­stance, a Saari­nen-style mar­ble-topped tulip ta­ble com­bined with mod­ern chairs, retro ta­ble lights and a vin­tage mir­ror. A large sofa was draped with throws (and of­ten a dog), while cowhide and Moroc­can rugs warmed the floors. Art filled the walls and vases of flow­ers were of­ten com­bined with Dip­tyque can­dles, while cof­fee ta­ble books were stacked on con­sole tables. In fact, books were a big part of her dec­o­rat­ing scheme – colour­coded, they were piled on the floor and filled floor-to-ceil­ing book­shelves.

While the look of Frog­more Cot­tage is likely to be some­what more re­fined, we’re bet­ting it will be rooted in this laid­back cool vibe.

Meghan’s for­mer house in Toronto was Scan­dimeets- Cal­i­for­nia in style

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