Thursday, 7 April 2011

Gifts fit for a future king - and queen

After a quiet run up over the last few months Royal Wedding fever is finally beginning to build. It is clear this will be a very modern marriage celebration reflecting the young and vibrant personality of our future Monarch.

Many companies have picked up on the dynamic of this Royal partnership and developed more modern memorabilia to adorn your home.

The combination of quality workmanship and, in some cases, the ability to raise a smile makes these items my pick of the crop for adding Royal Wedding glamour to your interior!

W2Products, the home of the legendary Pantone range, have designed a pair of Right Royal commemorative mugs which could become iconic. Available in Pink for Catherine and Blue for William, they are crafted from Bone China, manufactured in the UK and feature a regal love-heart crown on both front and rear. Perfect for taking afternoon tea to celebrate on the big day! (£10 each; www.w2products.com - 020 7922 1444).

Once you have finished supping you will need to wash up and hunkydoryhome have the perfect article for drying your mugs in the shape of their “Love Is In The Heir” Royal Wedding Tea Towel. This cheeky design is available in Royal blue and regal red. (£10.50; www.hunkydoryhome.co.uk – 0191 645 4004).

                                                    

Then you can settle down to watch the event in style from the William & Catherine Commemorative Chair by Metal Design Furniture which features the couple’s names and wedding date and is available in white or gold. (£185; www.metaldesign-furniture.co.uk – 020 8144 6621).


Add extra comfort and style to your seating with the Royal Wedding Cushion by Jan Constantine. This features an exquisite hand-embroidered and appliqu├ęd design: truly modern memorabilia with a traditional twist. (£93; www.janconstantine.com – 01270 821194).

Why not extend the celebration to your bathroom and experience the feeling of an actual Royal wedding gift, by purchasing the same limited edition souvenir towel set which has already been sent to Clarence House. The set, designed by internationally acclaimed luxury linen and home accessories company Yves Delorme, includes a hand and guest towel embroidered with the names of the happy couple, a regal crown and distinctive pairing of Royal swans. (£99; www.yvesdelorme.com – 01296 394980).


Of course if you want to invite the Royal couple permanently into your home, you will have to act quickly to secure a pair of Royal Wedding Sliding Doors. They have been specially produced by Spaceslide and feature a funky modern negative image of the Catherine and William. Available in a variety of hues from now until the big day (from £448; www.spaceslide.co.uk – 0800 980 3499).

Jamie Hempsall is an award winning interior designer. Visit him at www.jamiehempsall.com or call 0800 032 1180.

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