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Take a Peek Inside Phaedra Parks’s Doggie-Chic Nursery

12/13/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

No signs of donkeys here: Phaedra Parks‘s nursery for her second son is all about spotlighting man’s best friend.

The cutesy sleep space — a surprise from Parks’s mom after the Real Housewives of Atlanta star welcomed now 7-month-old son Dylan — prominently features the Red Doggy Days pattern from Carousel Designs.

Once the proud grandma had chosen the pooch-worthy print, she turned to the company’s interactive nursery tool, focusing on four rich hues (dark brown, gray, red and mustard yellow) to piece together everything from cozy bedding to matching window treatments and extra ottomans that doubled as storage space.

Phaedra Parks Nursery
Kristi Motter


Obviously, Parks’s mom knows her well. The room — which features plenty of personal touches including a colorful chevron wall design, family photos and a vintage gumball machine — has been a huge hit with the whole family including husband Apollo Nida.

“Both of our sons love the new nursery. The baby loves the bright colors and mirrored shapes on the ceiling,” Parks tells PEOPLE of the mounted circular mirrors.

But while Dylan has his sights set high, big brother Ayden is focused on the sweetest spots in the room: the jars of colorful confections, which were added to brighten up the space.

“Our oldest son Ayden loves the interactive features on the walls and of course the candy bar!” Parks says.

– Anya Leon

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sky on

Ouch, a metal crib – that can’t be good for a baby?

Cami on

That crib looks completely unsafe. Sure hope they aren’t using it. Bumpers and metal swirls??

Sara on

Love this nursery! It’s different than the usual, and very handsome. Great colors.

Shopgirl on

Everytime Phaedra has a photo shoot with family she makes them all wear burberry. It’s like she’s trying way too hard.

Brendzz on

There is way too much going on in the crib. Looks very unsafe. And I agree about the metal crib…ouch!

tre on

that is her son,not grandson mentioned in article

Sarah MC on

They certainly love their Burberry, don’t they !

NewMomma on

The crib is fine minus the bumpers. I’m sure they are just for decoration for now. Me and all my siblings had a brass crib when we were babies and we are just fine. Wood isn’t any softer.

1SoaringLady on

It’s Tacky… sorry!!

Pam on

Bumpers, ties, and pillows. I agree with the others, this is an unsafe sleeping space. My baby only has a mattress and a sheet, so he doesn’t suffocate or get strangled.

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