This Is The World's Chicest Baby Gate

Not a bit of plastic in sight.

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You know when you have a beautifully designed house and then you have kids and are forced to interrupt your home's elegant views with plastic baby gates and loud, colorful toys? Well, one young Sausalito family has no idea what that's like, thanks to the work of a talented designer who clearly knows no age minimum. In a photo posted to Instagram, California designer Charles de Lisle showed off what has to be the chicest baby gate in the world.

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"#babygate realness," captioned de Lisle of the photo (somewhat ironically, given its contrast from the reality of most baby-proofed homes), which features an elegant, woven wicker barrier against a slatted, light wood wall. That's right, not a hint of cheap plastic or bulky hinges in sight. The gate was a custom project for one of the firm's clients—someone who clearly knows how to balance style and real life quite well.

Commenters on the post are in agreement: this must be the most beautiful piece of baby-proofing ever created. "Best baby gate I’ve ever seen," said one. "They’re always an eyesore! Beautiful!" Another fan summarized simply, "way too chic."

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