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BEYOND PINK AND BLUE Designer tips for today’s coolest nurseries



one are the days of standard pink and blue for your baby’s nursery. Parents-to-be are embracing neutrals, metallics and bold colors for their baby’s digs. We asked some of the top interior designers for their best tips when creating a nonconventional nursery.

Use “grown-up” elements “Nurseries are becoming more sophisticated and the furniture selections are a crucial part of the design,” interior designer Alyssa Judlo ( says. “Easily alter the look of a dresser or changing table by exchanging the hardware to something more substantial.” Sloan Wyler, interior designer/owner of HomeFlair (, suggests parents choose pieces and decor that will grow with their baby instead of those they quickly will outgrow. If your nursery is “baby” themed, you may need to turn over the space more frequently to keep up with your child’s everchanging preferences. “Using less ‘themed’ decor offers more longevity and adaptability,” she says. Want to add another sophisticated touch? Suzanne Danilek of Suzanne’s Designs ( recommends adding black and white photographs of your baby to capture that special newborn moment. CO N T I N U E D O N PAG E 1 8

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