A Nursery For A Royal Baby

10 nursery picks chic enough for a future King or Queen.

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Royal Nursery Inspiration Board

We had fun putting together a sophisticated nursery board with English country house touches for Princess Kate.

Reports say the duchess will be depending on her mom in the first days after the baby's birth, just like any new first-time mom. Breaking royal tradition, Princess Kate and the new baby will live with her parents for at least six weeks after leaving the hospital, according to media reports.

When designing a nursery with chic accents look for accessories in the adult section of your favorite stores. Many adult items can easily work for a nursery in muted pastel shades.

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1. Elegant Neutral Crib

A neutral crib with upholstered linen end panels feels regal and chic for a future king or queen.

Restoration Hardware Baby & Child, Marcelle Crib, $1,100, rhbabyandchild.com.

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2. Stripe Rug

A cotton stripe rug is soft enough for baby to play on the floor. A pastel blue stripe feels traditional but not too sweet.

Dash & Albert, Swedish stripe cotton rug, $104, dashandalbert.com

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3. Moses Basket

Kate was spotted shopping for a Moses basket. Giggle carries one of our favorite gender neutral versions with a grey stitched lining.

Giggle, Moses basket, $90 giggle.com.

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4. Handsome Unisex Dresser

A dresser that matches the linear lines of the crib. This piece feels simplistic and restrained much like mum's mom-to-be maternity style.

Restoration Hardware Baby & Child, Marcelle dresser, $1099, rhbabyandchild.com.

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5. Antiqued Bird Mirror

An antiqued mirror echoes the tones in the crib and dresser. A sweet songbird adds a touch a whimsy.

Terrain, Bird mirror, $98, shopterrain.

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6. Ribbon Cordless Roman Shade

Cordless roman shades are perfect for a nursery. The shades are accented with blue grosgrain ribbon giving the windows a crisp tailored look.

Pottery Barn, Grosgrain Ribbon Cordless Shade, $170, potterybarn.com.

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7. Oversized Toy Baskets

A regal way to keep stores contained and tidy. Woven rush baskets are commonly found in country homes in England. A stateside take on the style can be found in natural seagrass.

Pottery Barn, Beachcomber Oversized Basket, $129, potterybarn.com.

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8. Botanical Wallpaper

English paint and wallpaper company Farrow & Ball released a few colors suggestions for the royal nursery. But why not try wallpaper? A king or queen would never draw on the walls with a crayon!

Farrow & Ball, Rosslyn wallpaper, $255 per/roll, farrow-ball.com.

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9. Woodchuck

These beautiful drawings from Zoe Tilley would be perfect on baby's gallery wall. Tilley uses graphite pencil for her illustrations, which come signed on vellum-surface paper.

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