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Baby Makes Three

A chic, gender-neutral nursery satisfies parent and child alike

While a Fulton, Maryland, couple expecting their first child opted not to find out the baby’s gender, the mother-to-be still wished to have the nursery newborn-ready. Designers Laura Outland and Lynne Lawson of Lawson Dream Team/Decorating Den Interiors were tapped to conceive a warm, welcoming—and gender-neutral—space. “She wanted a whimsical and sophisticated vibe so they could enjoy their baby without feeling like they were in daycare,” recalls Outland. Space was at a premium as the room, measuring 100 square feet, needed to accommodate a crib, storage and a rocking chair.

The design team went with a monochromatic color scheme of gray, black and white. York Wallcoverings wallpaper in a soft cloud pattern accents one wall, with white pompom curtains and an eye-catching black-and-white rug from Surya. An industrial-style Elk Lighting chandelier resembles a mobile. Strategically placed, a comfy upholstered rocker and fluffy footrest beckon. Artwork depicting baby animals hangs above the crib, poised to greet a newborn in style.

Interior Design: Lawson Dream Team/Decorating Den Interiors, Columbia, Maryland. Styling: Charlotte Safavi.

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