Fashionably Preppy

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In anticipation of little lady's arrival, we prepared a nursery that is bright, colorful and practical. The main goal was that the room could grow with our baby over the coming years.

Design Inspiration

Our home decor style is very traditional with big, dark furniture so I took advantage of the ability to go all out girly on this nursery. At first I going to buy dark furniture for her room, but I wanted something sophisticated and feminine that my little one could grow into. I also searched lots of websites for inspirations.

Decorating Style

Fashionably Preppy. Not too baby-ish but sweet and girly.

Project Details

All of the furniture is Munire from the Savannah collection, I convinced my husband to spend the extra money for quality furniture since we hope to keep it in her room for 18 years – also the crib converts to a full size bed so it is a wonderful investment.  

The glider is from Little Castle – special ordered in Micro Suede Baby Pink with Suave Pistachio piping to match the wall colors perfectly. The little pink and green rug is from Pottery Barn Kids.

The pink and green argyle wall became the focal point of the room. The wall color is from Sherman Williams in Shagreen and Lighthearted Pink, with the ceiling being 50% of Lighthearted Pink. This beautiful wall was painted by Doug from D & A Painting of New Jersey He did an absolute amazing job - it was pure perfection.

The little side table next to the crib is from Home Goods, as is the white wicker baskets on the changing table. Also from Home Goods is the pink and white damask little chair – that actually matches the window treatment perfectly.

The Barbie prints are drawn by designer Robert Best and purchased at Posh Tots online and then framed by a local gallery.  I normally hate Barbie but these are the Fashion Model Collections and I feel like it gives the room a very chic look. We have used these couture Barbie prints as what we would like our little one to do when she grows up – be a fashion designer – The Charlotte Couture Collection!

The chandelier was my big splurge by American Brass & Crystal.  The blinds are room darkening in Peony by Hunter Douglas.  The window treatments and crib skirt are from the Kate Collection by Serena and Lily.

I am still looking for a few items to complete the room like a pair of ballet toe shoes and pink crystal door knobs.

Favorite Items

The angel wall above the glider with the jeweled frames is my absolute favorite – I adore that all of our loved ones that have passed away are watching over our little girl. I also love, love the argyle wall – it was the start of the whole room.


Choose an accent wall and make it bold!  If you get out of the baby mindset, you can save money and find inspiration in the strangest places. I tried 3 different carpets before I was settled with the current one. Don’t be afraid to buy and return lots of things to get it right!


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    Very, very cute! I’ve been in love with the Kate collection by Serena and Lily. I love how you mixed it with the argyle.

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    I look at this room and I wonder how painstaking it was to paint the argyle wall.  :)  Great job on this room.  I love the different pieces you have and your choice of preppy.  Very unique room,  I must say.

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    Thanks everyone for all your wonderful comments. And the argyle wall took much longer than the painter thought it would and he should have charged me much more for all the time he took. It took four days – the last three days he came back only for a few hours – but he had to do the left side and then let it dry and then the right side. and the argyle is pure perfection – not a mis-paint anywhere. Favorite part of the room. Thanks again everyone!

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    I love pink and green! I did my baby’s room in the same colors… a child of the early 70’s, 80’s, I do love Argyle.  It is perfect!! You did a fine job…..

    Emerald’s Mom

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    Do you think the argyle wall could be a DIY project?  My daughter also got saddled with the smaller of the 2 kids rooms in our house; did the argyle wall impact the feeling of space in your daughter’s room?  Fabulous inspiration!!

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    to kfullernc- sorry for the late reply. Not sure the wall would be a good DIY project unless you have a lot of patience – my professional painter took at least 3-4 days to paint this and told me it was the most difficult wall he has every painted – even more difficult than the Yankee pinstrips he has painted before. As for the impact on the room – the room before it was a baby’s room was just white walls so I think the argyle walls added lots of warmth – I don’t think it made the room look smaller. And thank you for the compliment.t

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