Lea’s Lilac Nursery

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  • Refurbished Bookcase Using Anne Sloan's Duck Egg Chalk Paint Mixed with Old White2/14
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  • Round Crib from Martinek Company13/14
  • Slip Covered Child's Chair14/14


Traditional Lilac Nursery

Design Inspiration

I envisioned lilac walls and the rest really fell into place as the months progressed.

Decorating Style

I stuck with a pretty traditional style for her nursery mixing pieces I had and those I acquired.

Project Details

Such a fun project and a labor of love. I envisioned a very sophisticated room for Lea fit for a princess. Once I decided on the paint color and painted the room in Olympic, Frosted Lilac, I tried my hand at stenciling for the first time, and went with the Large Moorish Trellis stencil I bought from Royal Design Studio. I would recommend anyone giving it a try. The process is pretty easy and I used an accent color by Modern Masters in Pearl White.

The round crib from Martinek Company is the main focus of the room. The bookcase unit is a piece I've had for years and years. I knew this piece would be great for storage and displaying little trinkets. My mom and I refurbished it using Anne Sloan's Duck Egg chalk paint mixed with Old White. The rug I found at a cute boutique in Dallas called Lily Lane. The colors really tied the room together. I also did a lot of looking on Etsy and found someone to make the beautiful crochet blanket customized in her nursery colors as well as the pom poms hanging on the wall. The window treatment is made up of a double conversion rod from Restoration Hardware Baby and I went with the sheer medallion panels. I loved the pattern and thought it would look nice against the silk taffeta drapery panels I had custom made. I chose a solid that was very close to the paint color to keep it simple, yet elegant. The slip covered Child's Chair made in a white poplin fabric from Quatrine is a piece for Lea she can enjoy down the road.

Many of the accessories such as the mirror and the iron scroll piece above her changing table I already had and revamped with a little paint to tie in with her colors.

Favorite Items

I adore her crib. Truly fit for a princess. Another piece I love that comes in very handy is the piece I picked up from Home Goods that I faux painted. It's a great place to hang her swaddle blankets and makes great use of space.


The less matchy matchy the better. I found a color palette in a range of colors that inspired me and I built off that. For those custom pieces that you can't find in the store, Etsy is a terrific resource. Step outside the box and take a look at things you may already have that you could possibly repurpose for a nursery. Most importantly, enjoy and have fun!


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