Creating your baby’s nursery is an exciting time in your nesting stage. Here is where your inner artist can come to life, manifesting itself in a beautiful, peaceful space for your new baby-with your own unique touches. Mary Bauer (of Bratt Décor) shares some incredible inspiration rooms on the next few pages. The nursery is where you’ll spend a lot of time together, at least for the first few weeks of baby’s life. Sleeping will be the activity highest on baby’s list of things to do, followed closely by nursing. It suits you well to make the space as comfortable as possible. Forget the typical fads and cartoon characters that people traditionally go for. Open yourself up to the incredible options that will give your baby a strong and stylish start. Choose a focal point, something that stands out for you, or something that holds great sentimental meaning for you. Are you going traditional, modern or vintage? Whether it’s an heirloom piece, baby’s crib, your design elements or even baby’s bedding…your focal point will help you to focus on your ultimate goal and set the tone for the entire décor palette. Decide whether you’re going gender-specific or gender-neutral. A gender-neutral base is very easy to accessorise, and makes any unforeseen changes easy to execute.