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Raspberry & Linen for Layla


I had the honor of designing  my new grand daughter's room...  Layla's nursery is full of items that were repurposed, reused, sewn, painted and crafted especially for her.  Cheerful, sunny and full of vibrant color; it is a room that will "grow" with her.

Design Inspiration

"Raspberry" pink was the main color my daughter wanted to use for Layla.   We searched for a monochromatic wide "tent" stripe and came up with the "Mia" bedskirt from Pinecone Hill.   We ordered a full/queen size and re-purposed it into a crib skirt and large pillows for the daybed... and that's where the inspiration came from and the fun began!

Decorating Style

Casual, comfortable, with vintage pieces ...I believe your home should reflect who you are and who you love!

Project Details

Iron Crib : (re-used from her brother's nursery): Restoration Hardware

Crib Skirt (queen bedskirt, cut and re-sewn): Pine Cone Hill

Fabric for Crib Sheet - Joel Dewberry Block print fuchsia

Linen Bumpers: (reused from her brother's nursery) Cottage and Cabin

Daybed: Re-used from brother's room: Hudson's Vintage University Nursery

Chevron Play tent (DIY): Gathered ideas and created our own

Fabric for Tent: Hobby Lobby's canvas print Gray chevron

Paint: Sherwin Williams

    • Walls:¬†Sherwin Williams ‚ÄúMacadamia‚ÄĚ 6142
    • Trim Paint:¬†Sherwin Williams "Netsuki" 6134
    • Color for Moroccan design on walls & buffet: SW 6133 "Muslin"

Vintage Chinese Lanterns:  Good luck finding them! (check Etsy & Ebay)

Kite garland: Crafted from scrapbook paper

Confetti garland: Crafted from scrapbook paper

Curtains: Drop-cloth DIY curtains! (but with no "raw" edges)

Chalk art: Gathered ideas and created our own

Wire/Burlap toy basket: a Home Goods' find

Glider: Reused from brother's nursery Hudson's Vintage University Nursery

Favorite Items

I have several favorites:

    • I love the faux finish we did on the chalkboard wall... we taped it off and painted "shadows" to look like a "board and batten"¬†wall as well as a "framed" chalkboard.
    • The Chalk art - the scripture they chose for Layla
    • The colors! ¬†Raspberry, citrine green, orange
    • All the handmade items: the play tent, the ragdoll, all the pillows, etc... made with love! <3


As always, my advice would be to come up with a plan - put it together visually with photos saved in a word document,  on pinterest, etc. - if it looks good on "paper", most likely you will like the end results!

Pauletta B.

Friday 12th of April 2013

Nice faux chalk board. Very original.

Jesycka Fulton

Monday 8th of April 2013

Nice job. And that chalk art is pretty impressive!