The Lilly Pulitzer and Pottery Barn Collab is What Interior Design Dreams are Made Of

Peanut Butter and Jelly, Bert and Ernie, Dolce and Gabbana. These are all great things separately but they may be even better when they are together. And now with the collaboration of Pottery Barn and iconic retailer Lilly Pulitzer, we’ve got another one for the books. Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen has teamed up with resortwear line Lilly Pultizer on a line of bedroom comforters, rugs, furniture and decor that will make any room feel like you are suddenly at a Palm Beach resort.

From comforters and duvets in classic Lilly prints like the organic orchid print and la via loca to great rugs like the Deep Dive printed indoor outdoor rug, it will be like you are on spring break all the time! The coral and printed shell pillows are also gorgeous.

“Our collaboration with Lilly Pulitzer is effortless and fun, merging Lilly’s quintessential Palm Beach style with Pottery Barn’s iconic, casual approach to home décor,” Monica Bhargava, Executive Vice President of Product Development and Design at Pottery Barn, said in the press release. “We’ve infused Lilly’s vibrant hand-painted prints throughout the collection, merging fashion and home to create a covetable collection that evokes the feeling of summer all year long.”

The line also includes some beautiful home decor objects like this great pineapple mirror and these Lilly Pulitzer planters if you are looking to move the party outside.  But the real stunners are this Adevon upholstered headboard which could transform any room and this Hadley upholstered chair. Basically if you love pineapples, this is the line for you.

Unlike the Target and Lilly collaboration from a few years back this one won’t feature Hunger Games like rush in the store with zero merchandise being left by the end of the day as this collection will be available all year!

For a little context on the great Lilly Pulitzer, she was born Lilly McKim on November 10, 1931, to a wealthy family in Roslyn, N.Y. She would attend school with Jacqueline Bouvier who would later go on to wear one of her pieces on the cover of Life magazine, putting Pulitzer on the official culture map.

Pulitzer came up with her first design after spilling orange juice on her dress while living in Florida—a mistake at the time, but one that truly saved her from a life of boredom. Emily Langer of The Washington Post wrote, “She was a well-to-do housewife and mother of three humming along in her comfortable but evidently unsatisfying life in the 1950s when she suffered, unexpectedly, what has been described as a nervous breakdown. A doctor advised her to get a hobby.”

She had opened a juice stand in 1959 (her husband owned orange groves), so she asked her seamstress to make dresses in colorful prints to camouflage the fruit stains. Her friend Laura Robbins Clark, a former fashion editor, came into play and helped her launch what would become a fashion empire. Soon her signature Lilly dresses were born!

“It was a total change of life for me,” Pulitzer said of starting her line. “I entered it with no business sense…. It was just something that I all of a sudden took over.” Her collections were all about whatever she loved at the moment whether it was fruits, politics, or peacocks! “I entered in with no business sense. It was a total change of life for me, but it made people happy,” Pulitzer told the The Associated Press in March 2009. The line of dresses that bore her name was later expanded to swimsuits, country club attire, children’s clothing, a home collection, and a limited selection of men’s wear. Today her lifestyle empire continues to dominate and could soon be part of your living room.

Meredith Lepore

Meredith is the former editor in chief of the women's career site, The Grindstone. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire @ Work, The Jane Dough, DailyWorth,, Business Insider and Learnvest. She earned her Masters in Magazine, Newspaper and Online journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Meredith resides in New York full time and enjoys reading, jogging, SoulCycle and playing with her small dog, Otis.

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