Often, the only thing you know about your little one prior to birth is the gender, so it's understandable that parents want to design around it. In this age of sophisticated nursery design, however, gender references have been toned way down. Leura elaborates, "Even when people know the gender of the baby, they're not saying, 'OK, I'm using pinks and lavenders and white for girls or blues and reds for boys.' All the basic styling for furniture and color choices, people are treating the nursery in a lot of ways as just another room to be decorated in the style of their home. It doesn't have to be so gender specific."