Wendy Bellissimo's Design Tips for a Sophisticated Gray Nursery

Wendy Bellissimo, home designer and mom of four, developed a gorgeous gray nursery concept exclusively for our readers. We're fans of her sophisticated, sweet style, and you will be, too.

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Super Set

Wendy Bellissimo white crib
Avery Powell

Wendy's new Inspirations Grow With Me crib becomes a toddler bed, then a full-size one, and her Avery bedding collection features a fitted sheet, skirt, blanket, basket, plus diaper stacker. This Ballard Designs Kate Braided rug adds a cozy touch (crib, $700; bedding set, $190; rug, $300).

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Sterling Light

Sterling Light
Avery Powell

This shapely Shades of Light pendant made of mercury glass will add sparkle to Baby's space ($80).

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Elephant Helpers

Elephant bookends
Avery Powell

Keep your baby's budding library in line with Zuny's leather Abby bookends ($53 each).

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Nursery Ideas: Design a Modern Nursery

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Pearly Poof

West Elm Tufted ottoman
Avery Powell

Try West Elm's Tufted ottoman as a chic nursing stool ($200).

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Iron Hot

Marquee hook
Avery Powell

This Marquee hook from Anthropologie comes in any letter, perfect to spell out Baby's initials ($18).

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Crate & Barrel Emlyn basket & Surya's soft Trellis throw
Avery Powell

A giant Emlyn basket from Crate & Barrel tucks away Surya's soft Trellis throw (basket, $90; throw, $50).

Originally published in the April 2014 issue of American Baby magazine.

Updated by Rachel Swalin
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