Kate Middleton's renovation of the royal couple's Kensington Palace home has been making headlines for months. No doubt because the job came to the tune of about £1 million, aka $1.6 mil.! But despite the hefty price tag, there's now a bit of trouble in paradise.
Apparently, the Duchess is "dissatisfied" with the color of the walls in one of the rooms. Sebastian Shakespeare at the Daily Mail was told, "She tried to do the revamp cheaply with the builders who did the kitchen, and she got Dulux paints to match the Farrow & Ball color palette to save money. But she wasn’t happy with the result, and one room came out with a horrible, unexpected purple tinge. She’s blaming it on her hormones before [Prince George's] birth." Oh man!
Poor Kate. How was she to know?! And if it's true that she's actually blaming this oversight on "pregnancy hormones," she really needs to give herself a break. It sounds like the decision to try to save money could've been made at ANY time.
Then again, perhaps her overall judgment was a bit cloudy. Maybe she originally thought she liked the paint color and is now wondering what in the WORLD she was thinking! But we've all been there. I was freaking over throw pillows I wasn't sure I liked the color of last week! You live, you learn, you start over!
That said, Kate has apparently already begun making the situation right by hiring a new interior designer, who will also be working on the royal couple's country home Anmer Hall. And there ought to be no public squawking over the cost, as the Palace said any additional design-related costs would be covered privately by the royal family. So it sounds like she won't have to put up with those purple walls for too much longer -- whew!
Have you ever made a home decorating decision you later came to regret? What did you do?
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