The sweet anticipation of a nursery

Story highlights

  • Nurseries, even one fit for a prince, are the result of love and anticipation
  • Decorators enjoy the freedom to go all out in a nursery
  • Got a gorgeous bathroom? Contribute to next week's Open House iReport assignment!
Since the world caught its first glimpse of Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, the royal family has surely headed back to a gorgeous, well-stocked nursery.
But what makes a beautiful room for baby -- and parents?
Kelly Marzka from Atlanta knows what makes a nursery a special room. She chose an interactive wall of pinwheels and a teal, beaded chandelier to adorn her daughter's nursery, but that's not the secret ingredient.
Nurseries, she said, are the result of love and anticipation, and that's what their darling decoration communicates, she said.
"Nurseries hold such promise and are so special because you create them for someone you've never met," she said.
The parents who submitted images of their child's nursery for this week's Open House project said they wanted them to be perfect -- of course. But they also confessed to enjoying the decoration, rather than stressing over it. Often seen as t