As she and Prince William prepare to move into their 10-bedroom country home Anmer Hall, Kate appears to be finding decorating tips at every turn.
Her latest comes from country-based businesswoman Theresa Edwards, whose company specializes in built-to-order fireplaces of Scottish oak.
"She said that they have been doing their house up recently, and she said they were really struggling for fireplaces," Edwards tells PEOPLE. "She asked if we did some, and when I said yes, she said, 'I will check out your website.' "
Edwards's company, Strathearn Stone and Timber, specializes in tailor-made slate for worktops, fireplaces and flooring and is the only business in the small Scottish village of Forteviot, where Kate and William visited last week.
A Strathearn fireplace, with a mantelpiece of solid grain-lined oak, costs around $300.
"She realized we ran the only business in the village and was asking about how we did our marketing," Edwards adds. "She said it was really lovely to see the small village and people coming together."
Work on Anmer Hall, on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, about 120 miles north of London, is almost complete.
Royal insiders say that just as Kensington Palace will be their official home for many years to come, Anmer Hall will be the young family's long-term country home, too.