Deemed the “Queen of Prep,” late designer Lilly Pulitzer put bright colors on the map for those who leaned towards a classic American wardrobe. Today, preppy has been changed forever thanks to Lilly’s Palm Beach color sensibility (lime green & hot pink anyone?) and happy-go-lucky design aesthetic. “Being happy never goes out of style,” said Lilly in 2004, and if lime green & pink make people feel happy, this couldn’t be more true because we’re seeing it in the homes of style setters today. Check out some of our favorite looks inspired by Lilly Pulitzer:
Lilly Pulitzer in her Miami Shop, 1962
Floral Pink Bedroom
Clean lines and crisp white bedding combined with a playful floral upholstered headboard is a great way to add cheer to a bedroom.
Lime green & bright pink can be sophisticated when paired with delicate gold accents. We like a pink damask as the feature pattern with solid throw pillows
This colorful room is comprised of patterns by Lilly Pulitzer herself! Her daring style fearlessly combines bright prints, but there is always a clean cut element (here, the turquoise checks) to provide structure.
Poppy pink & kelly green work just as well with Asian-inspired patterns and bamboo decor. The addition of a colorful plaid accent that utilizes the colors in the room adds brightness and ties the look together. Keep the walls neutral–in this case, we like a natural grasscloth.
A child’s room is the place to put color! Neon hues of yellow, coral, pink, and green work together when most patterns utilize the same hues in different shades. Layer prints for visual interest, and round things out with a dab of white.
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