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Penelope Ann’s Sweet Lavender Nursery


I am Ellen Wilson and I am an interior designer in Louisville, KY. Penelope Ann's mother, Lauren,  hired me to work with her to put together her ideal nursery for her first child!  I absolutely love designing nurseries! I first pulled together some scenarios and we decided on a color scheme. Lavenders, pinks and whites were what we decided on, from there we just ran with it.

Design Inspiration

I would have to say that the inspiration was the wall paper, it had a big floral print and every shade of lavender imaginable with punches of pink. It was perfect!

Decorating Style

I work with my clients to find out what their style is and then try and play on that. Penelope's mom, Lauren, wanted a traditional, classic feel to the room but she wanted to amp it up with some girly fun, the oversized floral patterns did just that. Patterns can be a huge sense of inspiration for me and in turn, for my clients.

Project Details

The wall paper was Designer's Guild, the paint color was a Farrow and Ball color called Brassica. Farrow and Ball is an English company, as is Designer's Guild, that I use almost exclusively, they have beautiful, soft, engaging colors. All of the furniture came from different furniture companies that are To The Trade. If you would like more information you can contact me through my website The small white table was a antiquing find. Everything else was custom made for the room!

Favorite Items

My favorite item and the piece that I think makes the room is the ottoman, I picked out a soft lavender silk then used two different trims to make it super special......Love it!


I think choosing your colors first is key, or if you are using a wall paper, then go from there. Anything that you can do to have a central theme/color/pattern to pull the room together will give you great focus.


Wednesday 7th of March 2012

Where can I find the dresser??? :) Your nursery is gorgeous


Monday 13th of February 2012

what is the wallpaper pattern called and is it available?


Thursday 12th of January 2012

Darling space! I LOVE the color palette!


Thursday 29th of December 2011

totally fell in love with this nursery ... do you have a website with photos of other work and your contact :)


Saturday 24th of December 2011

The wallpaper is gorgeous! The nursery, over all, looks really pretty and sweet.