Desiree Hartsock, who is expecting a boy with husband Chris Siegfried in October, had no problem handing over the reins when it came to designing her baby's nursery.
The former Bachelorette and her mortgage broker husband, both 30, enlisted East Coast Creative's Monica Mangin to design the 8x10-foot space in secret.
"I just sent her my Pinterest board with a lot of neutrals," Hartsock tells Us. "No characters or cartoons. That's not us. We really wanted it to feel like us."
When the Seattle couple finally got to lay eyes on the transformed room after the two-day remodel, waterworks ensued.
"It just hit me," says the bridal stylist. "This is where our baby is going to be!"
Because most of the couple's friends are already parents, Desiree says "it's nice to have a built-in support system" close by.
"The best advice I've gotten is to just follow your heart and intuition," says the mom-to-be. "It's your child and you'll know exactly what to do."
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