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How To Design Your Baby's Nursery Without Breaking The Bank

Little Apple DesignHave you seen Bachelorette Jen Schefft’s nursery in Us Magazine? (She takes you on a video tour after the jump.) I predict that the fantastical Alice In Wonderland theme will be inspiring some interesting dreams—if not for her baby, for whatever sleep deprived parent ends up in there in the wee hours of the morning.  I decorated my daughter’s room with huge flowers, plants and mushrooms, and there are definitely nights when the decor finds its way into my subconscious.

A gorgeous nursery is the stuff of pregnant dreams. But not everyone has the wherewithall, time, or cash to make it happen. The most beautiful nurseries take a fair amount of planning—probably every one you’ve seen in a magazine or on TV is the work of a design professional. But having a pro design your nursery is a luxury most of us can’t afford.

An innovative new company offers nursery design services at a price parents might find more manageable.

Here’s how it works…

Little Apple Design is a new design firm that approaches nursery decoration in a whole new way: online.

Clients fill out a detailed questionnaire, providing information about everything from the texture of the walls and floors in the room to be used as a nursery to design likes and dislikes to parents’ height. They also submit a budget for the project, photos of the room and of their favorite existing room in the home so the design can be coherent with the parents’ style. Within ten days, Little Apple supplies a custom design board for your child’s nursery, with links to buy the products they recommend. The service will also integrate the design around any existing furniture or textiles you’ve already owned or have your eye on for your baby’s room.

The service, run by two mom designers, aims to revolutionize the nursery design business, both by making it more affordable and by providing a seamless design-to-shopping experience. From their mission:

“Rather than spending a fortune for an interior designer, Little Apple Design will provide an original “e-design” plan that is simple  for YOU to afford and accomplish. There’s no need to drive from store to store or spend countless hours researching products online. Through our careful recommendations and direct shopping links, we make pulling together your dream room stress free.”

This service is offered for $500—not free,  but it does provide a lot of the benefit of an interior designer at a fraction of the cost. Knowing how much time designing and furnishing a space can eat up, I could imagine this being particularly helpful for working moms, or anyone else who would prefer to leave the legwork to someone else!

For more design inspiration, see the video of the Jen Schefft Alice In Wonderland themed nursery experience below. (It comes on after the alcohol ad, which I have to say,  was a rather interesting choice on Us Weekly’s part!)

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