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Lilly Anne’s Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Nursery


Lilly Pulitzer inspired nursery.

Design Inspiration

I found the fabric I used to make the crib skirt before I knew I was pregnant, let alone having a girl, and I bought a couple of yards of it just in case.  I figured that if I wasn't pregnant with a little girl, I could always redesign my craft room around it!

Decorating Style

I have always loved the bright colors and fun behind Lilly Pulitzer's designs, so I like to use a lot of light and airy neutrals grounded by heavier textures and then layer a TON of colors and patterns on top.  I dream of layering patterns like Sarah Richardson one day.  I think one time she layered 17 different patterned fabrics in one room.

Project Details

Crib: Kendall Fixed Gate Crib from Pottery Barn Kids

Glider: Comfort Grand Swivel Glider from Pottery Barn Kids

Art: "Live Simply" by The Wheatfield, "You Are Loved" by Pam Garrison, and old calendar pages from a Mary Engelbreit calendar

Mobile: DIY from leftover scrapbook supplies I had from various projects

Pennants: leftover fabric from the crib bedding

Dresser: Ethan Allen from my childhood (maybe before that) painted with Martha Stewart Artesian Well

Rocking chair: mine from childhood, painted with Valspar spray paint in Oatlands Daisy

Library cart: thrifted, painted with Valspar spray paint (not sure of color)

End table and lamp: From Ikea about 3 years ago

Shelf above dresser: Metal and Wood Shelf from Hobby Lobby

Door paint: Martha Stewart Sunken Pool

Curtains: Ritva panels and Renate Ljuv sheers from Ikea

Other baskets, jars, miscellaneous decor: Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Target, JoAnn's, Ikea, HomeGoods

I made all of the bedding in the nursery using the following tutorials:

Crib skirt:  Richloom Arabelle Daffodil lined with Waverly Modern Essentials Glamour-Lime using this tutorial

Bumpers: Waverly Lovely Lattice-Aqua using the tutorial on these bumpers

Crib sheet: Waverly Modern Essentials Glamour-Berry using this tutorial (I also made one using Waverly Lovely Lattice-Blossom

Changing pad cover: Waverly Lola Twill Blossom using this tutorial

Favorite Items

I painted the closet door blue on a whim after seeing this blue door in a Lilly Pulitzer dressing room, and I am OBSESSED with it.  In fact, I've painted like 3 other doors in our house as a result.  None of them look as good :)


Sewing everything yourself can allow you many more options to customize your fabric options, but it can also end up costing more and taking a significant amount of time.  It was worth it for me, because I was so in love with the material I found for the crib skirt and based everything around that.  The sheet, bumpers and changing pad cover were probably slightly more expensive than I could have found somewhere like Target or Babies R Us, but cheaper than some of the sets I found on higher end sites like Pottery Barn or Layla Grace.  The crib sheet and bumpers were SUPER easy to make; the changing pad cover was slightly more difficult, although there are simpler tutorials out there more like the crib sheet; the crib skirt was much more difficult.  I put a ton of effort in to make sure all of the pleats and bows laid perfectly, and there were a lot of opportunities for mistakes.


Wednesday 17th of July 2013

Sweet and pretty nursery. And I super love the "You Are Loved" art work. Is that print or painting?

Nella Atkinson

Tuesday 18th of June 2013

Another Lilly Pulitzer fan here!


Monday 17th of June 2013

I am a big Lilly Pulitzer fan myself and can see how you looped in her inspirations in your project-- very pretty!