Amner Hall was given to Kate Middleton and Prince William as a gift when they wed in 2011. Originally built in 1802, the property has since been given a makeover and, in recent years, it is evident it has been transformed to Kate’s liking – designed to suit her preferred style and with her personal touch.
Royal fans were often able to some of Amner Hall’s study rooms, such as the one where William sat in to speak to volunteers of London’s Air Ambulance Charity.
The room featured a fireplace, a small wooden clock, and a wooden sideboard where William had placed his FA Cup Trophy.
Another room, where the royal couple sat together during video calls, showed a large white arched doorway and a small painting in a gold frame hanging on the wall.
Rooms in both Kensington Palace and Amner Hall seem to be decorated mostly with white paint and gold metal finishes.
Since Kate and William acquired the property from the Queen after their marriage, Amner Hall has transformed, with refurbishments reportedly costing £1.5million.
The mansion boasts as many as 10 bedrooms and even has a swimming pool and a tennis court.
According to art historian Sir Roy Strong, Anmer Hall is a “comfortable, unpretentious Georgian” building.
A royal source told People Magazine: “There’s no airs and graces” at Anmer Hall, which is very much “a normal, busy family home”.
Steph Briggs, Celebrity TV Interior Designer & Co-Founder of La Di Da Interiors previously told Express.co.uk: “This property has been sympathetically updated by William and Kate, beautifully refreshed but still retaining the period features, making these a focus point.
“Centuries ago, these rooms would have been decorated in rich burgundies and sage green filled with dark wooden furniture and panelling.
“From the images, we can see that today this is now a comfortable modern family home, emphasising creating a welcoming and relaxed environment through their choice of decor and furnishings.”
The expert added: “Kate is rumoured to have designed it herself, alongside the renowned architect and designer Ben Pentreath, and it is very much in her personal style of Modern Classic.
“From the muted pale green-grey tones of the walls through to the limestone-coloured doors and woodwork, the period features are embraced yet brought up to date with a nod to the on-trend Nordic style.
“Her [Kate’s] knowledge of art history is evident in her well balanced and respectful interior choices.
“Her house clearly has magnificent heritage, but it is also relaxed and comfortable with a curated modern look.”
Wayfair’s Resident Style Advisor, Nadia McCowan Hill, added that Kate’s “accessible” style choices have been extended through the family home.
The expert explained: “The Duchess of Cambridge is often seen as the pioneer of down to earth Royal style and after sharing a glimpse into her country residence of Amner Hall, it is clear that her more accessible style choices have been extended throughout to these interiors.
“Within the family drawing room, the Duchess’ love of nature is mirrored through the abundance of greenery on display.
“The pairing of simple ferns with ornate orchids reflects her elegant, but warm and inviting persona.
“The look has been carefully curated, with a large, antique mirror ensuring that light is bounced around the room and the space feels open and modern, a suitable environment for a young family.
“Decorative wall plates have come back into vogue for 2021, with the popular ‘platescaping’ trend on the rise.
“It is no surprise that the fashion-conscious royal has incorporated this trend effortlessly into her own home, opting for a subtle and cohesive pattern that works well within this timeless scheme.”
Nadia referred to the house’s living room Kate often sat in while undertaking virtual engagements last year.
Fans were treated to a view of the room’s pale green sofa, decorated with floral cushions, a wooden chest of drawers featuring multiple photo frames, and huge houseplants.