Taking tips from Meghan? Ben Fogle shows off his VERY organised bookshelf with titles arranged by COLOUR – after the Duchess used the same styling trick
- Ben, 45, shared snap decorating Christmas tree with daughter Iona, seven
- Photo showed bookshelf in the background, with titles arranged by colour
- Duchess of Sussex also used same styling trick at former home in Toronto
- Meghan, 37, previously shared snap of colour coded bookshelf on Instagram
She’s been making waves as a fashion influencer since joining the royal family, and it seems that the Duchess of Sussex could even be inspiring interiors trends too.
Presenter Ben Fogle, 45, has shared a snap of him decorating the Christmas tree at his London home with daughter Iona, seven, on Instagram, with the youngster perching on his shoulders to hang decorations.
But his impeccably colour coded bookshelf risked detracting attention from the festive decorations in the cut snap.
Ben and his wife Marina’s library is clearly organised according to the shade of the book jackets rather than by author, a styling trick Meghan also used in the Toronto home where she lived while filming Suits.
Presenter Ben Fogle, 45, shared a snap of him with his daughter Iona, seven, perched on his shoulders to decorate the tree at their London home, but it was his colour coded bookshelf that commanded attention
Good taste! Meghan previously shared a snap of the colour co-ordinated bookshelf at her former home in Toronto before she shut down her Instagram account
A snap shared by the royal on her Instagram, which has since been closed down, shows her beagle Guy perched on her bed with a selection of books arranged by colour on the shelf behind.
The Duchess lived in the rented property while filming US legal drama Suits and would often share photos of the clean, feminine interiors on Instagram before shutting down her account.
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The photos show fresh flowers, coffee table books and expensive candles seen on display throughout the home.
As well as her impeccably organised shelf, Meghan artfully arranged her books around the house, turning them into design features by perching jugs of flowers on top.
The Duchess of Sussex, pictured at Hubb Kitchen in Kensington in November, is set to move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor with Harry ahead of the birth of their first child
Her collection of coffee table fashion books, includes former Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld’s style bible and Linda McCartney’s photographic memoir.
The Kinfolk Table by magazine editor Nathan Williams also features in several of her snaps, a tome that’s part cookbook, part narrative tale and part photography from around the world.
Of course, Meghan will soon have a new home to settle into when she and Prince Harry quit Kensington Palace for Windsor where they will set up home at Frogmore Cottage with their first child.
Carefully thought out: Meghan scented her former home with candles, including Diptyque’s Figuier (right) with fresh wood, green notes and crushed fig leaves and used books as a design feature with a diffuser perched on top
It’s been announced that Harry and Meghan, pictured on a visit to the Irish president’s residence in Dublin in July, are set to leave their current home at Kensington Palace
The royal residence, once home to Queen Victoria’s manservant Abdul Karim, is situated in the private Home Park and looks out onto the stunning grounds of Frogmore House, which Harry and Meghan chose as the location for their formal engagement photoshoot.
Frogmore Cottage affords the newlyweds more privacy than they have ever previously enjoyed, which is likely to have been the deciding factor in choosing their first family home.
Harry and Meghan will renovate the cottage ahead of moving in and are likely to make the most of the space by adding touches like a home gym – and a nursery.
The cottage is currently divided into five separate units where palace staff have been living.
New beginnings: Harry and Meghan’s new home of Frogmore Cottage, pictured, is situated in the private Home Park and looks out onto the stunning grounds of Frogmore House
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