Being on the set of ABC鈥檚聽Scandal聽doesn鈥檛 exactly allow much time for home decorating, as actress聽Katie Lowes, who plays Quinn Perkins on the hit聽TV show, found when she began planning for the birth of her first child. But after teaming up with James Tabb, a designer from Laurel and Wolf, she was able to create the nursery of her dreams聽鈥 no small feat, considering Lowes and husband Adam Shapiro were starting from a completely blank slate in a brand new house. Scroll down for the cutest nursery pics ever, and then head to Laurel and Wolf for the full house tour.

The couple told聽the online-based design service that they wanted the nursery to not only be baby-friendly but also reflect their personal style. The result? With whale-themed accents scattered throughout, the room is聽鈥減eaceful but also fun,鈥 says Lowes, and totally hits the mark.

Tabb聽chose聽NYC-based shop Oeuf for sustainable, eco-friendly baby furniture. The crib doubles as a modern accent against the playful backdrop of an oversized whale mural.

The room鈥檚 tight color palette in blue, white, and gray keeps the space feeling cohesive, while the whale motif 鈥 found in the crib bedding, blanket, and lamp 鈥 reinforces the whimsical theme throughout.

With a dog and a new baby on the way,聽functionality was at the top of Lowes鈥 list of needs, not only in the nursery but throughout the house. 鈥淏asically, everything in here needs to look awesome but also be incredibly durable,鈥澛爏he聽says. Tabb managed to achieve this without sacrificing style. The home also boasts a formal living room and a semi-formal dining space, both of which feel distinctly grown-up and sophisticated.

Congrats to the first-time parents! We have to admit that we鈥檙e a bit jealous of baby boy Albee getting to live in such stylish accommodations.

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(Photos via Dustin Walker for Laurel and Wolf)