Lilly Pulitzer inspired nursery.
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!
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.
Crib: Kendall Fixed Gate Crib from Pottery Barn Kids
Glider: Comfort Grand Swivel Glider from Pottery Barn Kids
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
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:
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.