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Bright & Preppy: Decor Inspired by Lilly Pulitzer

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:

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Lilly Pulitzer in her Miami Shop, 1962

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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.

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Lee Jofa Fabric - Racy Lacey - Scallop Pink 2011102_73_0
Lee Jofa Fabric – Racy Lacey – Scallop Pink
Duralee Fabric - 36136-4 Pink
Duralee Fabric – 36136-4 Pink

Sophisticated Prep

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

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Fabricut Fabric - Wakefield - Coral 3012410
Fabricut Fabric – Wakefield – Coral
Greenhouse Fabric - A3116 - Azalea
Greenhouse Fabric – A3116 – Azalea
Kravet Fabric - 30787 - 333
Kravet Fabric – 30787 – 333
Fabricut Fabric - Oolong - Candy 3264211
Fabricut Fabric – Oolong – Candy

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.

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Lee Jofa Fabric - Heritage Floral - Aqua/Orange 2011106-512
Lee Jofa Fabric – Heritage Floral – Aqua/Orange 2011106-512
Lee Jofa Fabric - Shell We - Keen Peach2011104-44
Lee Jofa Fabric – Shell We – Keen Peach
Lee Jofa Fabric - In A Twist - Seafoam 2011114-13
Lee Jofa Fabric – In A Twist – Seafoam

Asian-Inspired

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.

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Schumacher Fabric - Nanjing - Jade 174432
Schumacher Fabric – Nanjing – Jade
Pindler & Pindler Fabric - Monticello - Tearose Pdl 3736-Tearose
Pindler & Pindler Fabric – Monticello – Tearose
Lee Jofa Fabric - Happy Plaid - Blue/Pink 2011108-573
Lee Jofa Fabric – Happy Plaid – Blue/Pink
York Wallpaper - Grasscloth - CH7991
York Wallpaper – Grasscloth – CH7991

‘Kid’-ding Around

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.

girls room interior decor - preppy bright green and pink

Lee Jofa Fabric - In A Twist - Hibiscus 2011114-7
Lee Jofa Fabric – In A Twist – Hibiscus
Fabricut Fabric - Reel - Coral Garden 2128001Fabricut Fabric - Reel - Coral Garden 2128001
Fabricut Fabric – Reel – Coral Garden
Lee Jofa Fabric - Bimini Lilly - Pink 2011100-717
Lee Jofa Fabric – Bimini Lilly – Pink
Phillip Jeffries Wallpaper - Bermuda Hemp - Grass Green PJ 5253
Phillip Jeffries Wallpaper – Bermuda Hemp – Grass Green
Duralee Fabric - 42125-198 Petal
Duralee Fabric – 42125-198 Petal

Related Articles:

Preppy Style Invades the Home

Your Guide to a Preppy-Chic Home

5 Must-Have Patterns that Modern Prepsters Love

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4 thoughts on “Bright & Preppy: Decor Inspired by Lilly Pulitzer

  1. Who makes the pink “gourd lamps” please? Also the white wall brackets with white birds, would love both in my guest room. Kw, Naples Fl

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