Wallpaper and ruffles and pastels—oh my!
Princess Diana's legacy continues to live on on in many ways, even more than 20 years after her tragic death. The royal breathed new life into the British monarchy, setting the stage for the modern, celebrity-esque monarchy we know today. Commonly referred to as "The Diana Effect," her accessibility to the public is a guiding force in the way her children and the other British royals dictate their own legacies in 2020.
Diana also left a serious stylserious style legacyIne legacy that continues to affect today's design, from her iconic jewelry collection (including her stunning sapphires) to her eco-forward approach to fashion (and her unforgetable bike shorts). Her sense of style was just as apparent in the way she decorated Apartments 8 and 9 in Kensington Palace, a home she loved so much she continued to live in until her divorce to Prince Charles was made public in 1996.
Diana's fresh, modern update to the private quarters added to her likability factor and made her even more approachable in the eyes of the public. She infused the space with many decorating ideas we still cherish today, from selecting yellow for the most-important drawing room to decorating with pastels, including the still-trending many shades of pink.
Take a look at several of the rooms that best reflect the Princess's popularity and style legacy, along with the memorial gardens that commemorate her today.