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Lily’s Pad


A vintage-inspired nursery for my little girl, a combination of old, new, borrowed, and robin's egg blue!  

Design Inspiration

This room was inspired by a love of antiques, a theme of birds, and a color palette I found while browsing the rooms here on Project Nursery! 

Decorating Style

Traditional, with a vintage touch. In the case of this room, a bit shabby chic as well. 

Project Details

I started with the wall color, which was Robin's Nest by Benjamin Moore. My dad (now known as Papa!) installed the beadboard, chair rail and custom window seat. The crib is a white Jenny Lind, which can be hard to find in stock, but is carried in many stores.  It was hard to find girl bedding in the robin's egg blue/yellow color palette, so I hunted for fabrics, and the bedding was sewn with love by my mom, using a fabric collection called "Promenade" by Cyndi Walker.  The glider is the Lullaby Glider Rocker I found at,  much more reasonably priced than many of the gliders out there, and very comfortable!  The dresser was an antique store find, with blue bird knobs from Etsy.   My mother and I made the cornice board, and the curtains are from Land of Nod.  Most of the little details, such as the white frames, the bird hooks, the framed print, the baby shoes, and the birdhouse table were all flea market or antique store finds.  I painted the wall mural myself.  

Favorite Items

My favorite item is the dresser with the bird knobs- it was such a serendipitous find! 


To avoid the "cookie-cutter" nursery look, look for items that complement each other, but don't match.  Just because you choose a theme, doesn't mean every item in the room needs to go with your theme.  Choose items for looks AND functionality- remember, in the end, it doesn't matter how cute your baby's room is if it isn't designed to make your life (and her life) easier! 


Friday 15th of June 2012

I adore the colors you chose and am fond of the changing station area! So authentic! Love the bedding! So vintage,and gender neutral even with the florals.


Friday 27th of April 2012

Shazia Hussain,

Thanks! You can find the glider at the following link: It took a long time to come in, because each one is made and shipped as it is ordered, but it was totally worth it! :)

Shazia Hussain

Sunday 22nd of April 2012

Love the birdie touches. I tired to search for the glider on but can't find it. Can you give me more information (manufacturer, model)?

Florence Amber

Saturday 17th of March 2012

Your color palette is pretty. I love the simplicity of the room, too, with whimsical touches here and there.


Thursday 15th of March 2012

Gorgeous!!! I loooove the valance!!!