Fabulous and functional baby basics

HIGH STYLE-COUNT-
If you're looking for outrageous luxury at an almost-reasonable price, then Serena and Lily have cornered the market. These designers take classical patterns such as hounds tooth, ... more 
HIGH STYLE-COUNT-
If you're looking for outrageous luxury at an almost-reasonable price, then Serena and Lily have cornered the market. These designers take classical patterns such as hounds tooth, damask, stripes, and polka dots and turn them into fresh and youthful textiles. The coordinated combos evoke an innocent childhood, while remaining timeless. Sets start at under $300 and can go as high as $1000, the latter offerings include Egyptian cotton and hand embroidery. (www.serenaandlily.com) less 
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 2:51 PM EDT
Who are these faceless people in lab coats that manufacture saccharine-overloaded kids' furnishings? Will my home ever look chic again? Every stylish parent asks themselves these questions when drowning in a menagerie of blue and pink.



Thankfully, more options are being born for the fashion-forward family in search of functionality and aesthetic. We're talking about products that are not embarrassing to have anchored onto our family room rug and ones that our children can't wait to droll--or chew-- over.



Below, some of my favorite fabulous and functional baby basics.