An Aurora Nursery to Die for (Part 2 of 2)

As always, our next instalment of Baby Alexis’ Aurora Nursery features an interview as well as a gallery of pictures. Read, look and enjoy!

What was your inspiration for the nursery design and décor?
I love decorating and finding things that go together and create a beautiful environment in a unique and fun way. I wanted my daughter’s room to look beautiful, girly, and very special. I wanted girly but not childish and this was my vision.

What drew you to évolur over other nursery brands?
After looking at various brands, Evolur just looked stylish, beautiful and most importantly built well.

Did the room pose any design challenges?
Only worry i had was fitting all the pieces without making it look crowded but it worked out perfect.

Did you and your spouse agree on style, or did you blend styles and how?
My husband loved working on his little princess’ room. We do everything together and painting his daughter’s walls, ceiling, installing the medallion, the chandelier, the crown molding…he just takes such pride in it and we both love every piece of her room. We joke that it’s the best room in the house.

What does this color scheme mean to you?
It is our favorite place in the house. I think the fact that we put in so much time, effort, and love into the room…it truly feels precious being in there. I was unsure about the pink ceiling at first, but it’s just perfect.

What accessories did you choose and why?
I found pieces on Etsy, amazon, TJ Maxx. I wanted things to match so the grey and white rug matches the grey walls and furniture. The crystals on the curtain rods match the crystals on the chandelier and night stand lamp. Glam meets comfort, as I say. Her custom name sparkles like diamonds to go along with the crystals. The butterflies around her name are also placed on the lamp and curtain rod to tie it all together. My sister in law bought the bedding at Buy Buy Baby and it perfectly matches the pink and white tones.


What is your favorite piece or design element in the nursery?

I have to say the vinyl tree…tree means strength, family, growth to me and my husband…and i hope it will to our daughter.

Have you thought of how you will use the nursery pieces down the road and can you tell us?
We have a whole plan of how we will utilize design pieces once we convert it to full size bed.

Is this your first baby?
Alexis is our first baby.

Something interesting that happened before, during or after the pregnancy?
Everyone was convinced we were having a boy as my husband is one of four boys and all his brothers have boys except for 1 niece. I wanted a boy too but finding out we were having a girl was amazing and I wouldn’t change it for the world. We adore our princess to no end.

What one word comes to mind when you step into the nursery?
WOW! My husband and I still cant believe how it all came together. We would have talks about what we envisioned and wanted and would worry if we would ever find all the pieces imagined…and we did…when you love and want something…it comes true! We are so blessed!

All photographs courtesy Marta & Vincent.

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An Aurora Nursery to Die for (Part 1 of 2)

“Alexis’ room is to die for and all thanks to Aurora beautiful collection.” – Baby Alexis’s mom, Marta’s words. We couldn’t agree more and honestly, it covers pretty much what this awesome nursery looks like.

This nursery is pinks and ivories and greys – all blending into each other perfectly to create a space that is harmonious, luxurious and incredibly, overwhelmingly beautiful and undeniably, feminine. The white coved walls are a cool grey with a pink ceiling. While, in general, this is a difficult style to pull off (different colored walls and ceiling), with this room, it works perfectly to echo as well as off-set at the same time, the pinks and ivories of the room beneath it.

The Aurora collection that has been put to work in this nursery is in the ivory lace finish. Marta and Vincent have picked up the crib (of course), double dresser, armoire and nightstand. The items have been arranged around the room – one against each wall and serve as focus points for the rest of the decor.

The wall against which the crib is set is decorated with a tree decal. One adjacent wall stations the double dresser with a changing pad. Opposite to this is the armoire set between two tall windows that provide daytime lighting. Opposite the crib is a glider – set against the corner and by the window. The nightstand is placed conveniently on the right.

This nursery is has all the accessories and comforts a little princess could possible want. The wall decorations consist of the aforementioned decal and a sparkly pink stencil of Alexis’ name surrounded by butterflies in a darker pink. These, along with the pink of the ceiling, serve as perfect foils to break the potential monotony of the grey. The tall windows are draped with pink, multi-tier pleated curtains with crystal curtain rod ends.

Other accessories include a white pile rug with grey harlequin diamonds in the weave, pretty pink cushions and matching ivory, pink and grey soft toys and a few other butterfly-themed knick-knacks placed strategically around the room. An eye-catching lamp rests upon the nightstand and and an even more eye-catching crystal chandelier hangs from the center of the ceiling. The other functional accessories include pink-clad and grey bins and baskets placed appropriately.

In our next post, we will bring to you a mini-interview with Marta and more pictures. Wait for it!

All photographs courtesy Marta & Vincent.

Featured in this article: évolur’s Aurora Collection
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Baby Faye Anne’s Aurora Rhapsody (Part 3 of 3)

The third and last part of Baby Faye Anne’s Nursery coverage features a gallery. We hope these will inspire you. And as always, we wish the Schneiders all the very best!

All photographs courtesy Corey & Michael Schneider. Featured picture and pictures of Baby Faye Anne, Baby Faye Anne with her brother Ryan and Baby Faye Anne with her mom Corey Schneider courtesy Becky Koesel Photography.

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Baby Faye Anne’s Aurora Rhapsody (Part 2 of 3)

Part 2 of our coverage of Baby Faye Anne’s Aurora Nursery features, as always in our 3-part series articles, a mini-interview with the happy parents. Before you read on, take a moment to reflect – isn’t Faye Anne the sweetest sounding name ever? 🙂

Corey says:

Faye is our second child. We have a son, Ryan, who is 2 years old. He has done a wonderful job with Faye! Each day he gets more loving towards her. When we first brought her home from the hospital, he had a hard time sharing mom and dad’s attention. He has started back at daycare and that has really helped him warm up and not get so emotional over little things.

Faye’s pregnancy was completely different from Ryan’s. I would say the most interesting thing was not being able to eat veggies while pregnant. I am a runner and, for the most part, eat very clean. However, for those 9 months I just wanted Mexican food! The delivery was flawless. She weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces as opposed to Ryan’s 7 pounds 14 ounces. Since she was so much smaller, hard labor lasted for about 5 minutes and my recovery time was about 2 weeks. Even though she is our second child we were very nervous with when it came to holding her. She was so tiny compared to Ryan we were afraid we would break her, lol!

What was your inspiration for the nursery design and décor?
The inspiration for the nursery came from a lot of Pinterest. We decided we wanted to have her back wall shiplap. I knew the colors were going to be gray, pink, and ivory. I never really wanted a theme for the room. I envisioned having multiple things come together to create this classic, shabby-chic room.

From there I had to decide on a crib that I liked and that went with the picture I had in my head. My mother-in-law had actually found the crib online. As soon as I saw it, I knew that was the crib I wanted for her room. I purchased it immediately. I loved the delicate touch of the bow in the center of the crib, and I felt that it really went with what I was looking for with the room. When the crib arrived and we put it together, I fell in love.
Because we were so pleased with the crib, we decided to get the dresser (actually my mother-in-law purchased that as a Christmas gift for us). I was and am very impressed with the quality of the furniture! I know that it will last.

Did the room pose any design challenges?
The major design challenge was the wall decor. When we purchased the color, it was gray. When we started painting, it magically turned to a blue gray. I had decided that I wasn’t going to purchase more paint…it was going to have to work.
Luckily when we painted the shiplap and put up the boards, it calmed down the blue. I couldn’t make up my mind for wall decor. I have a very hard time trying to determine what is best and where. My mother-in-law had purchased the mirror a few years back and it had been collecting dust. She sent a picture and I knew that it was going to be perfect. From there everything seemed to come together nicely. We made Hobby Lobby runs and Etsy purchases. The monogram and dream catcher were both purchased on Etsy. I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out.

Did you and your spouse agree on style, or did you blend styles and how?
Michael and I pretty much had the same thoughts throughout…except for the shiplap. He had to convince me to let him do it. It took a while but I finally caved, and he was right, it’s perfect. Other than that, he pretty much let me have free reign.


What is your favorite piece or design element in the nursery?

My favorite part of the nursery is the dresser and mirror combo. I just love how that came together. It completely changed the aspect of the room. There is the blanket hanging on the rocker. I had a teacher intern this last year. His wife had made that blanket for Faye. It is absolutely beautiful and I know it’ll stay with her.

What one word comes to mind when you step into the nursery?
The one word I think about with the nursery is fairy tale.

All photographs courtesy Corey & Michael Schneider

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Baby Faye Anne’s Aurora Rhapsody (Part 1 of 3)

Our latest entrant in the Beautiful Nurseries category is Baby Faye’s Aurora Nursery. This nursery, with its shabby chic décor is a perfectly crafted extension of Aurora’s own design.

The nursery features cool grey walls that work as a lovely backdrop for Aurora’s ivory lace finish. The furniture pieces in this room are placed adjacent to each other. Rocker, crib, double dresser with changing station – all in neat semi-circle.

The crib itself is placed against a shiplap wall with a monogram in pink. It sits just across a tall, pink-curtained window. The rocker sits conveniently next to the crib on the left. Against the adjacent wall, next to the crib and on the right is the double dresser with a changing pad. The floor is covered in a wall-to-wall, vintage grey carpet that adds the right amount of relief and bolsters the play of ivories and pink elsewhere in the room.

The crib bedding is pink with ivory skirting with a pink and ivory, hand-made blanket.

The accessories in this nursery are of varying themes of pink and brass color. Adjacent to the rocker and mounted on the wall are a pair of angel wings with suns and a gilt-framed picture. On the opposite wall, a large mirror rests atop the dresser with its pink changing pad and pink and grey table-top accessories. Next to the mirror is a dream-catcher in pink and ivory. A bin and a basket, strategically placed, along with a few pink and ivory soft toys complete the look.

Fairy tales are made of these…

All photographs courtesy Corey & Michael Schneider

Featured in this article: évolur’s Aurora Collection
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