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!"
Room to Grow
Mangin channeled the couple's love of the outdoors by filling tiles from a Lowe's garden section with succulents and mounting them on the wall.
"They just need misting once a week," Mangin tells Us. "Bringing plants into a space is such a great way to add life without adding tons of clutter."
Mismatched furniture from ATGStores.com (for instance, a $342 Dorel Living crib and a $789 Stanley Furniture bureau) brings "style and personality" to the room, Mangin says.
Desiree's favorite element: sliding barn door–esque shutters made from wood paneling!
Credit: Kyle Powers