Meghan and Harry’s interior designer is SUED by a former client

Meghan and Harry’s interior designer is SUED by a former client for nearly $250,000 after she ‘ditched a previous project to work on the Duke and Duchess’ $3M Frogmore Cottage renovations’

  • Interior designer Vicky Charles is being sued for $239,000 by a former client for allegedly ditching a project to help with the Duke and Duchess’ home
  • The lawsuit says that Charles began to ‘separate herself’ from the project to renovate Frogmore Cottage in anticipation of the birth baby Archie 
  • The suit was filed in New York Supreme Court by Andrea Olshan, who had hired Charles to design an East Hampton home and Manhattan apartment  
  • Charles is the former head of design at Soho House and now designer to the stars with clients including the Beckhams and the Clooneys  

Interior designer Vicky Charles is being sued for $239,000 by a former client for allegedly ditching a project to help with the Duke and Duchess’ home

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interior designer is being sued by a former client for allegedly ditching a project so she could renovate the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Frogmore Cottage.   

Vicky Charles, former Global Head of Design at Soho House, is being sued for $239,000 in a lawsuit filed by Andrea Olshan, who claims Charles failed to complete her homes in Manhattan and East Hampton and then refused to refund her. 

The lawsuit states: ‘Ms. Charles, by all appearances, began to separate herself from the project, upon information and belief, to work for more ”A-List” clients such as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who are reported to have hired Ms. Charles to renovate their Frogmore Cottage in anticipation of the birth of their first child, baby Archie Harrison, in mid-2019.’

The designer to the stars allegedly ‘walked off the job’ and ‘never fully engaged with the projects’ and instead was busy with overseas with The Duke and Duchess’ $3million renovations.  

The lawsuit filed says that Charles ‘began to separate herself from the project to work for more ‘A-List’ clients such as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who are reported to have hired Ms. Charles to renovate their Frogmore Cottage in anticipation of the birth of their first child, baby Archie Harrison, in mid-2019′

The royal couple moved into Frogmore Cottage in April ahead of the birth of their first child Archie in May after the extensive $3million renovation

Charles founded her own design company Charles & Co in 2016 and has been in high-demand with A-list clients including David and Victoria Beckham, George and Amal Clooney and Gordon and Tana Ramsay. 

It was filed in New York Supreme Court by Andrea Olshan, who had hired Charles to design an East Hampton home and Manhattan apartment

Olshan, CEO of Olshan Properties, hired Charles to create a ‘move-in ready product’ in a new 12,000-sq-ft East Hampton home. 

Charles was also contracted to ‘reinvigorate’ Olshan’s Manhattan apartment, but instead gave the job to under-qualified designers, the suit claims.

Meanwhile the company’s website says: ‘Vicky works directly with every client – whether they have a strong vision of what they would like to achieve or look to her to create a vision that resonates with their needs and lifestyle.’

Olshan claims in the suit that in one year Charles failed to deliver ‘even a simple color scheme’ and ‘did little more than have Charles & Co. staff members repackage internet images that Ms. Olshan had provided them as style inspiration.’

The designer was ‘entirely apologetic’ and ‘chalked it up to her business overseas’ in a July 2019 meeting, the suit says. 

However the next day Charles quit the project and allegedly refused to refund Olshan the $239,000 in fees and costs – a portion of the half a million dollar project she was contracted to do. 

A rep for Charles has not yet returned DailyMail.com’s request for comment. 

Meghan reportedly used the services of designer Vicky Charles, who also worked on celebrity hangout Soho Farmhouse (pictured) in Oxfordshire

Charles is known for her luxurious and laid back style and has previously said her Soho House interiors brought together the ‘grit and the glamour’

Charles is known for her luxurious and laid back style.   

The designer also worked on Soho Farmhouse – the British country retreat beloved of Harry and Meghan. 

She has previously said her Soho House interiors brought together the ‘grit and the glamour’. 

A source previously told Daily Mail that the Sussexes have opted for luxurious Nepalese cashmere throws in their living room, plush myriad cushions, large photographic books and alcove bookcases.

The royal couple moved into Frogmore Cottage in April ahead of the birth of their first child Archie in May after the extensive $3million renovation.

The cottage was gifted to the Duke and Duchess by the Queen last year, with Kensington Palace confirming the move in November, saying Windsor was a ‘very special place’ for the couple.   

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