Homefront: Million-Dollar Baby

Baby blue and pink pale in comparison to the bold colors and smart designs of today’s nurseries, which are giving expectant parents plenty to gaga over. “Parents are developing rooms that are transitional from birth all the way through early teens,” says Laura Sweeney Derrico, co-owner of Oh, Baby! Maternity + Nursery in West Chester. “Rooms no longer scream ‘baby.’”

Here are a few items that aren’t easy to outgrow: Reading Rabbit lamp by Lee Karen Designs, $196, Oh, Baby!; spaceship bank, $70, Babycakes at Home Grown, Haverford; stackable, durable and stylish EVA foam Tarantino Kids’ chairs by Millstone, New Jersey, architecture firm Tarantino Studio, $59.99 each at www.target.com; For Mercy’s Sake toy chest, $1,250, Oh, Baby!; Just Ducky stacking suitcases, $12-$14, and Big Brother xylophone, $25, both at Babycakes; hand-painted Wee Seat by Iva Kelman, $100, Iva Designs, Philadelphia; Moses basket by Baby B., $247.50, and Soft Spot Dog by Ganz, $30, both at Lavender Rose, Newtown; and blanket by Barefoot Dreams, $62, Babycakes.

Oh, baby! Maternity + Nursery, West Chester 610-918-4655, www.shopohbaby.com; Lavender Rose, Newtown 215-497-9057, www.lavender-rose.com; Babycakes at Home Grown, Haverford 610-642-3601; Tarantino Studio, Millstone, New Jersey 908-359-2443, www.tarantinostudio.com; Iva Designs, Philadelphia 215-413-0989, www.ivadesigns.com.