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Making Room for a Baby in a 'Geek-Chic' Apartment

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Three months after they moved from a studio to a two-bedroom apartment, Hitha Palepu and her husband found out they were having a baby, so in addition to redecorating their apartment, they had to outfit a nursery. "We wanted it to be an extension of our apartment," says 30-year-old Palepu, so the room has the same "geek-chic jet set" aesthetic as the rest of the home. A Banksy print of three monkeys hangs over the changing table and a velociraptor skeleton model sits by the window, while a series of maps above the bookshelf marks meaningful places for the couple. "We have lots of maps," says Palepu, known in the lifestyle blogosphere for her site Hitha on the Go. "There is at least one map in every room."

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