Designing The Royal Nursery

Prepare for the arrival of Royalty! Prince William and Kate Middleton are about to become parents in July, and the finishing touches to the royal nursery are no doubt underway. But who is the one doing the design? Mum is the word, but if tradition follows, Dragons of Walton Street could be the chosen decorator.

Dragons of Walton Street, a firm specializing in hand painted furniture is one of London’s leading design firms. In the 1980’s, Dragons was the choice for Princess Diana when planning custom nurseries for Princes William and Harry. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie also had their nurseries designed by the firm.  Other clients include Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and Madonna.

Dragons will not discuss their clients, except for one.  Dragons has just completed the design of a royal nursery suite at London’s famous Grosvenor House. One must marvel at the timing!

This royal nursery is dreamy. Decorated in calming, soft ivory hues, it features a sculpted scroll-top cot-bed, with a regal coronet and sheer voile curtains neatly draped on either side. The two-armed chaise lounge chair is perfect for new moms. 

The suite is quite large and impressive. It has a lovely changing area all done in a hand painted Beatrix Potter theme as well as a play area featuring child size furniture. Children will delight having tea on a beautifully hand painted table depicting London landmarks as they look out the window to Hyde Park. There is also an amazingly detailed doll house that is a miniature replica of the Grosvenor House.

This brilliant suite is not available until June, but reservations are now being accepted.  Grosvenor House is a five star J.W. Marriott Hotel.