Builders have given the Queen a glimpse of what one of her favourite rooms at Buckingham Palace might look like with a modern makeover.
With the royal residence currently undergoing a £369million refurbishment, house builders David Wilson have created five ‘quirky’ designs for the White Drawing Room, where Her Majesty delivers her Christmas speech each year, in case the Royal Family fancies something slightly different.
They range from ‘Art Deco Indulgence’ to ‘Scandi Style’.
‘Ever wondered what Buckingham Palace would look like with modern interior? Wonder no more,’ a spokesperson said.
‘The team at new home builder David Wilson Homes have 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 and quirky interior design styles.
‘From the famous Scandi minimalism to a botanical house plant heaven and even a futuristic glimpse.’
The first option, ‘Art Deco Indulgence’, is a symbol of glamour and sophistication and has made a huge comeback recently, making use of bold colours, velvety textures and geometric prints.
‘Scandi Style’ pairs natural materials with an abundance of white and grey tones and is characterised by a focus on minimalism, functionality and simplicity, while also prioritising comfort and cosiness.
The ‘Botanical Bohemia’ brings the outdoors inside, boasting leafy wallpaper, green furnishings and plant displays.
Another alternative to the white space could be the ‘Memphis Revival’ option, which includes clashing colours, block shapes and loud wall patterns.
Lastly, Her Majesty could opt to push Buckingham Palace into the future.
‘Future Focus’ embraces pure simplicity, clean lines and white furnishings to create functional and clutter-free homes.
Buckingham Palace is currently undergoing a refurbishment of its electrical cabling, plumbing and heating.
The extensive work started two years ago and won’t be finished until 2027.
During the renovations, more than 3,000 items from the Royal Collection have been moved in the palace or put into storage.