Sweet Dreams are made of this… (Part 3 of 3)

Here’s our third and final installment of Naz Helm’s bay daughter Eloise Wesley’s évolur Fairbanks nursery. We hope you have enjoyed this feature and we’ll be back soon enough with more news and updates and of course with a whole lot of lovely nurseries for you to see and enjoy and be inspired by! Until then…

Photographs courtesy: Naz Helms
Instagram: @naz_helms
Blog: Heregoeslife.com

Featured in this article: The évolur Fairbanks Collection
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Sweet Dreams are made of this… (Part 2 of 3)

Naz Helms, as we mentioned in our previous installment of our feature of Baby Eloise Wesley’s évolur Fairbanks Nursery in Winter White, has had an interesting journey to motherhood.

“I lost two jobs during the course of my pregnancy.” Says Naz. “The first was a start-up that shut down, the second happened after I got a new job and told them I was pregnant. Having shared the story with friends it seems like it happens to a lot more women than you would think. Unfortunately, it is very hard to prove as discrimination. In retrospect, it was a blessing in disguise, because I didn’t have pressure to return to work after my 6 weeks of disability ended.”

Looking at what Naz has done with the baby’s nursery in the context of what she says above, Naz’s positive disposition is so obvious! No wonder we fell in love with the nursery! Anyway, here’s our standard Q&A and we’ll be back shortly with our picture album.

What was your inspiration for the nursery design and décor?
I’m all about white, light, bright and cheery. I wanted to make sure I felt refreshed whenever we were in the room which will be more and more as Eloise grows.

What drew you to évolur over other nursery brands?
We wanted a product that would be durable. Evolur also gave us a nice clean look that wasn’t overly gaudy.

Did the room pose any design challenges?
Our nursery doesn’t get a lot of natural sunlight so I wanted to stick to light colors to ensure that it would be as bright as possible.

Did you and your spouse agree on style, or did you blend styles and how?
Luckily my husband always lets me decide when it comes to decor. He has his opinions but usually likes what I do. He’s well trained 😉

 

What does this color scheme mean to you?
Sticking to whites and greys keeps the room clean and bright. I wanted to incorporate the wood accents to bring the outdoors in and ensure that it wasn’t too sterile looking.

What accessories did you choose and why?
I love natural materials. Plastic things have their place but I generally prefer wood, fabric etc. I also love bringing a vintage vibe to meet our modern styles.

What is your favorite piece or design element in the nursery?
Always the plants. I love plants in any room. Walking into a room makes me feel like I can breathe better. 🙂

Have you thought of how you will use the nursery pieces down the road and can you tell us?
Because the bones of the room are gender neutral it is possible to that we keep the furniture for our future babies and transition Eloise into a different bed until we no longer need a crib. Finally, of course, we will make use of the toddler and full size variations.

What one word comes to mind when you step into the nursery?
Fresh

Photographs courtesy: Naz Helms
Instagram: @naz_helms
Blog: Heregoeslife.com

Featured in this article: The évolur Fairbanks Collection
Buy Online:
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Sweet Dreams are made of this… (Part 1 of 3)

It has been a while since we featured the évolur Fairbanks Collection in our Beautiful Nurseries category. The last time Fairbanks featured in our blog was…well, never. So today, we are righting that wrong. Thanks to Naz Helms.

Naz has had quite the journey into motherhood. But we are going to save that for our 2nd installment of this feature and you can read about that in her own words. This post, however, is all about Baby Eloise’s Fairbanks Nursery.

Sturdy, dependable, solid. This defines the Fairbanks Collection. The collection features routed molding and sculptured elements that hark back to the time of our early settlers. As with our other collections, the style is transitional and you can match it up with pretty much any type of décor and theme. Naz loves natural elements and bright, cheery colors. This is clearly reflected in the nursery she has put together for Baby Eloise.

The room does not get a lot of natural light. To offset this, Naz used whites and greys to keep the nursery clean and bright. The walls are a warm grey. The flooring is wooden and an off-white rug covers most of the free space in the center of the floor. The solitary window, overlooking the backyard is adorned by white lace curtains.

The wall adjacent to the window features the crib in winter white. The matching double dresser and changing station is placed against the opposite wall with a glider and a couple of side-tables situated conveniently by it. A couple of wooden wall shelves, a baby mobile featuring cutesy sheep over the crib, colorful soft toys by the dozen – some on the shelves, some on the crib and some stowed in a pair of pretty, white and grey rattan-like baskets – and greeting cards by the dozen (too!) – on the window sill, on the side-tables and on the shelves – adorn the nursery. A large mirror, with a unicorn head looking into the crib, hangs over the dresser/changing station. A hanging basket of pothos and a cactus add a touch of brilliant green and complete this sweet and bright nursery.

Our next article features a Q&A with Naz Helms. See you soon!

 

Photographs courtesy: Naz Helms
Instagram: @naz_helms
Blog: Heregoeslife.com

Featured in this article: The évolur Fairbanks Collection
Buy Online:
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Be the Change!

 

The DOM Family has recently partnered with Jersey Cares to leverage their volunteer network in order to continue our ongoing effort in promoting a better life for communities and families in need.

We have always believed that it is important to commit to long-term causes. It’s a natural and organic extension of our mission, that simply put, states:
“Our mission is to give all babies the best possible start in life through a product line of smart and stylish essentials for babies, children and parents.” In its essence, it simply means giving the best possible that we can to families. With the disparity in wealth higher than ever before, an enormous part of our citizenry is in desperate need of basic essentials for a decent life – food, clothing, shelter, medical and legal aid and education. The only way these can be provided to them is by lending them a helping hand in any of the multitude ways possible.

Jersey Cares is a nonprofit organization that recruits and engages volunteers in rewarding, effective efforts that address community-identified needs. They partner with local non-profits to identify needs and implement volunteer projects to meet these needs. We look forward to a fruitful association with them in the coming years!

 

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Baby Milana’s Windsor Palace (Part 2 of 2)

The part 2 of our coverage of Baby Milana’s Windsor nursery features a mini-interview with mom Jennifer Ramos. Here she is to tell us about what she wanted, her inspirations and how this lovely nursery came about.

What was your inspiration for the nursery design and décor?
I was inspired by the crib and based my design and decor around it.

What drew you to évolur over other nursery brands?
What drew me to evolur was the design of the crib and how well made it looked for the price.

Did the room pose any design challenges?
The room did not pose any design challenges it is the perfect size for the furniture.

Did you and your spouse agree on style, or did you blend styles and how?
After looking at several different crib brands I became very frustrated and asked my husband to help me look . The first crib he found was from evolur when he showed me I fell in love.

What does this color scheme mean to you?
I love the color scheme its very soft and pretty. The crib is a beautiful soft beige color with a hint of rustic it goes with any color scheme.

What accessories did you choose and why?
I choose the dresser to go with the crib because I love the detail of the rope that goes across it.

What is your favorite piece or design element in the nursery?
I don’t have a favorite piece or design element because I am truly in love with the entire crib and dresser.

Have you thought of how you will use the nursery pieces down the road and can you tell us?
The crib will eventual be her toddler bed.

What one word comes to mind when you step into the nursery?
Peaceful. Its so beautiful the colors are so pretty its innocent.

Photographs courtesy: Jennifer Ramos
Instagram: milana_wynter
Face Book: Jennifer Ramos

Note that the Windsor Crib (and indeed, all évolur Cribs) are now available only with full-panel, ‘slat-less’ headboards.

Featured in this article: évolur’s Windsor (Flat-Top) Collection in Cloud
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Part 3 of 3)

The third and final instalment of our coverage of Baby Avery’s bohemian chic nursery features, as always, a gallery. Enjoy!

Instagram – @mycrownedcreations
Photographer that took these photos – @kaysenphoto

Featured in this article: évolur’s Sawyer Collection
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Part 2 of 3)

The second instalment of our coverage of Baby Avery’s bohemian chic nursery features Yvette King’s journey in her own words. Without any further ado, here she is:

What was your inspiration for the nursery design and décor?
I wanted my daughter’s nursery to have a “Midsummer’s Night” inspired, dreamy and bohemian feel.

What drew you to évolur over other nursery brands?
I loved the simplicity of the crib. I wanted something simple and elegant.

Did the room pose any design challenges?
Her room is quite small, so we didn’t want to fill it with too much clutter, only the essentials.

Did you and your spouse agree on style, or did you blend styles and how?
My husband let me take the lead.. wise man 😉

What does this color scheme mean to you?
I chose a light gray paint to give the room an airy and calm feeling. The white furniture complimented the paint color really well.

What accessories did you choose and why?
Baby pink and coral bohemian accessories added a cute pop of color to her white and grey nursery. My mom made the custom floral letter hanging on the wall.

What is your favorite piece or design element in the nursery?
During my second trimester (when I had tons of energy) I decided to sand, prime, and paint the vintage dresser I found at a garage sale. It just needed some TLC and new hardware to make it a fabulous changing table.

Have you thought of how you will use the nursery pieces down the road and can you tell us?
I love that the crib and bookshelf will stay with her until she gets older.

Something interesting that happened before, during or after the pregnancy?
My husband and I had a long road to pregnancy, which made this process that much more special for us.

What one word comes to mind when you step into the nursery?
Dreamy!

Instagram – @mycrownedcreations
Photographer that took these photos – @kaysenphoto

Featured in this article: évolur’s Sawyer Collection
Buy Online: 
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Part 1 of 3)

All our cribs are transitional in design. Effectively, this means, that your imagination is the limit, as far as theme, colors and décor are concerned. All the nurseries we have covered in this category over the last several months have been stunning, to say the least. Beautiful harmonies with a few bold touches – our évolur moms and dads have spun magic with our Auroras, our Juliennes and our Windsors.

Photo by: Kaysen Photography (www.kaysenphoto.com)

This week, the star of this particular series is Yvette King’s baby girl Avery Elizabeth King’s Sawyer nursery. Our Sawyer Collection is possibly the most unobtrusively elegant collection amongst all our collections. And this week, we’ve discovered that it also lends itself wonderfully well to bohemian chic décor. And this discovery is all due to the very lovely Yvette King.

The nursery features a warm and very light grey walls. The Sawyer finish in use is Distressed White. Everything else in this room are breathtaking splashes of pure, luminous colors. The highlight of the nursery is a floral monogram – A for Avery. Just look at that! Isn’t it magnificent?

We don’t want to give away too much. This nursery has to be seen. No words or descriptions can possibly do it justice. On Wednesday, you will hear all about the nursery from Yvette King herself! So, wait for it!

Instagram – @mycrownedcreations
Photographer that took these photos – @kaysenphoto

Featured in this article: évolur’s Sawyer Collection
Buy Online: 
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@evolurbaby.com

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Mother’s Day Vignette – Christine Lakin

Thank you Christine Lakin. For taking the time out answer these questions for us! Christine chose the Cheyenne Collection in Storm Grey for her little baby girl’s nursery. We covered this lovely room here and here.

1. What you are most grateful for this Mother’s Day?
My family, my health and wine when things get tough.

2. What makes this Mother’s Day extra special?
Watching all the changes my daughter Georgia makes on a daily basis and how much she’s grown into a little human with a big personality since my first Mothers Day.

3. What plans you have for Mother’s Day?
None! (That I know of!) There’s usually something up my husband’s sleeve. Just to spend the day with my family and leave work in the background is quality time well spent.

4. Is there anything specific you would like for Mother’s Day?
Morning cuddles with my baby and coffee. Maybe a breakfast sandwich. Some time playing st the beach. A bubble bath with a glass of bubbly… doesn’t that sound like a perfect day?

Well, Happy Mother’s Day Christine! From all of us at the DOM Family.

Featured in this article évolur’s Cheyenne Collection in Storm Grey
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Mother’s Day Vignette – Amy Davidson

We covered Amy Davidson’s baby boy’s nautical themed Cheyenne Nursery in September last year. Read about it here and here and here! For Mother’s Day, we caught up with her with a few quick questions:

1. What you are most grateful for this Mother’s Day?
Lennox is older it almost seems more “real.” I am so grateful to be Lennox’s mommy. I can’t think of a more amazing gift I could have been given. I am forever grateful 🙏

2. What makes this Mother’s Day extra special?
I’d have to say what makes this Mother’s Day extra special is my bond with Lennox. It grows stronger and stronger every day and he is saying mama! He was not saying that last year LOL! So we will be celebrating Mama’s Day!! ❤

3. What plans you have for Mother’s Day?
We haven’t made any plans yet. I think what would make me happy is a nice brunch with my family, possibly a walk to the farmers market where Lennox can enjoy the animals at the petting zoo and some playtime at the park. That’s pretty much a perfect day for me.

4. Is there anything specific you would like for Mother’s Day?
Honestly, I don’t need any gifts for Mother’s Day. I know I’ve said it before, but Lennox is the most amazing gift I could ever receive. I don’t need something material I just need hugs and kisses from my squishy baby boy.

Well, Happy Mother’s Day to you too Amy! From all of us at the DOM Family.

Featured in this article évolur’s Cheyenne Collection in Storm Grey
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Mother’s Day Vignette – Jenn Brown

We covered Jenn Brown’s baby boy Rhett Jameson’s Santa Fe animal-themed, rustic chic nursery September last year. You can read about it here and here. We thought it’d be fun to catch up with her for Mother’s Day and find out what she’s planning to do.

1. What you are most grateful for this Mother’s Day?
As I now enter my 2nd Mother’s Day as a Mom of two, I’d say I’m most grateful for my family. Over the past two years we’ve gone from just my husband and I to a family of four!  We are so blessed.

2. What makes this Mother’s Day extra special?
I’m so happy that the whole family gets to be together this Mother’s Day!  Wes and I have such hectic filming schedules, so there’s no real guarantee that we’ll be together on holidays or special days like these.  My mother lives down the street so we’ll all celebrate the day together.

3. What plans you have for Mother’s Day?
Sunday will be a day of relaxing at this house! We’ve got lots of travel plans coming up so we’ve decided to take the boys and my mother to the beach or pool, then a BBQ with some close friends.

4. Is there anything specific you would like for Mother’s Day?
Just a big hug and kiss from my boys.  That’s all a mom needs really!

Well, Happy Mother’s Day to you too Jenn! From all of us at the DOM Family.

Featured in this article: évolur’s Santa Fe Collection in Distressed White
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 Note: The Vintage Grey finish that Jenn Brown bought has been retired. Santa Fe is now available in Storm Grey and Distressed White

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Mother’s Day Vignette – DeAnna Pappas Stagliano

She picked up the beautiful Windsor Collection for her baby boy’s nursery and made magic with it. We covered it in October last year. You can read about it here and here.

We caught up with the lovely DeAnna a few days ago for a few quick questions and here’s what she had to say:

1. What you are most grateful for this Mother’s Day?
I am most grateful for my happy, healthy family. Some days, it’s hard being a parent and as a mother, it’s all about the babies needs. They come first. But at the end of it all, my 2 loves are as happy as can be and they love each other. We are truly blessed.

2. What makes this Mother’s Day extra special?
This Mother’s Day is extra special because my sister in law had her first child last year so we plan on being together on Mother’s Day! It’s special to share the day with her.

3. What plans you have for Mother’s Day?
We plan to let the guys take care of everything!

4. Is there anything specific you would like for Mother’s Day?
I just like a day off on Mother’s Day. I spend every other day of the year worrying, making meals, changing diapers, and cleaning up. I would like to just do nothing!

Well, Happy Mother’s Day DeAnna! From all of us at the DOM Family.

Featured in this article: évolur’s Windsor (Curved Top) Collection; also called Adora; in Sienna
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Note: The Sienna finish for Windsor Curved-Top has been retired. We now have this collection available in Cloud, Storm Grey and Pewter finishes.

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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.

Featured in this article: évolur’s Aurora Collection
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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
Buy Online: 
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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.

Featured in this article: évolur’s Aurora Collection
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