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Design Solutions

1. Apply a pink graphic to the wall behind the rocking chair to distinguish the nursery area from the rest of the room.

2. Wallpaper or paint the ceiling with wide, light pink stripes for the baby to gaze at.

3. Streamline the office area with simple furniture.

4. Replace bedding with a red duvet set.

- Kathryn Ivey, Designer
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The Homeowner

A D.C. couple is expecting their first child, a girl. Their challenge: how to add space for the baby in a 12-by-13-foot guest room and office.

Designer's Critique

"Create three separate areas: guest, nursery, office. Unify them with a color scheme, but add pink to the nursery area to distinguish it."

Designer: Kathryn Ivey of Haddon Interiors in Washington, 202-360-0887

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