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And looking the other way at the smaller drawing room – furnished entirely with wedding present given to Princess Elizabeth and Philip. Certainly – these furnishings don’t match the elegance of the room. When she moved in, it was reported that she was redecorating and "ripping out or refurbishing yards and yards of crimson carpeting," while painting everything a creamy yellow, like these walls. This mantel was moved from the Sitting Room because it more closely matches the one in the large...
he Garden Room today. There are two large sofas in one arrangement before the fireplace and another is on the back wall of the room. The desk was used by the Queen Mum. The gorgeous black and red chinoiserie secretary is 17th century and came with Prince Charles from St. James Palace. Clarence House feels more like a house than a Royal Palace because of the way that Kime decorated it. It’s not overly fancy, but instead it seems warm and inviting, almost cozy, despite its size
The Duchess of Kent’s private bedroom. Very pretty bed draped with a chintz that matches the arm chair, but the rug doesn’t match at all. The walls are hung with a trellis and floral pattern. The dresser on the left is so beautiful! Again, this room is not in the over stuffed and messy Victorian style that the next tenant Prince Alfred liked. It is sophisticated and very decorated looking!
The Duchess of Kent’s Sitting Room. This room changed once Prince Alfred renovated – the window on the left was closed to make room for the widening of the building. At that time, the fireplace was moved, also. This room is decorated to coordinate with the Large Drawing Room. The same velvet fabric was used in both rooms along with the same consoles, though the carpet and chandeliers are different.