Princess Anne's home has 'laid-back' interior and makes royal an 'effortless trendsetter'

Anne lives on the Gatcombe Park estate in a Grade-II listed manor house. The building reportedly features five main bedrooms, four secondary bedrooms, four reception rooms, a library, a billiard room, and a conservatory. Anne has lived in the house since 1976, giving her plenty of opportunity to put her own spin on it. What do the Princess’ interior preferences reveal about her?

Brown patterned rugs, gold-framed photographs, and a lamp with a large shade added to the room’s homey, vintage feel.

As well as being evidently vintage, other interior trends were prevalent in the living room, according to experts.

Stacy Hartley, a floral stylist and tablescape curator specialising in creating bold, maximal, and floral styling for homes and events, noted that the maximalism trend was clearly on display in Anne’s home.

Maximalism is a “rising” trend this year and features bold colours, colourful patterns, and lots of accessories, cushions, throws, rugs, ornaments, and more.


Stacey explained: “There is definitely a rise in Maximalism as a trend.

“With us all having spent so much time at home in the last year I think people are wanting cosy, comfortable houses that are filled with memories and treasures.

“People want to feel connections and having stuff in the home that is filled with story and memories is priceless.

“I think minimalistic homes have been strong for a while, but I see maximalism continuing to rise to reflect what we’ve been through.”

Stacey went on to say the room has a relaxed vibe, perhaps representing Anne’s character.

She said: “Anne is known as the laid back royal, which absolutely comes across in the images.”

As for the vintage trend, Stacey noted that Anne “definitely has pieces that look inherited or hold meaning – and that is the key aspect with vintage”.

The interiors expert added: “I guess she could be seen as a trendsetter in some elements, but in an effortless way.

“People can absolutely find inspiration here.”

In order to follow the maximalism or vintage trends, Stacey recommended “adding in dimensions”.

She said: “Layering of textures and pieces that build up a story.

“I think one thing often forgotten with maximalism is that it all connects and links through an element.

“To really get a maximalist vibe isn’t about just a load of stuff – it’s about the things that mean something.

“A statement piece clashed with colours and prints, but they all tie in to a story or theme.”