After 3 boys I’ve been dreaming of a girls nursery for so long…
And then the dream came true. Baby Aubree Skye is Alison Russo’s only girl child and a rainbow baby. Says Alison:
“So her name is Aubree Skye. She is our 4th baby. We have 3 boys. Braydon who is 9, Noah 7, and Blake 3 years old. Aubree is now 10 months old. Our boys are so in love with her! She is our rainbow baby. I unfortunately suffered a miscarriage before her and my husband and i decided our family was complete. Well our lives had a different plan because this little miracle was truly meant to be here. She has completed our family and she continues to bless us everyday. After 3 boys, finding out the gender was a day i will never forget. My ultrasound tech turned the dark ultrasound room pink with pink lights and we all just screamed and my husband and i of course cried! I knew that once i found out we were having a girl that her nursery had to nothing short of amazing ! “
In this post, we talk to Alison and find out what her inspirations for her baby’s nursery were and how she set about putting this charming nursery together.
What was your inspiration for the nursery design and décor?
My inspiration for the nursery design and decor were three simple colors. Pink, Gold, and Grey. I started with colors and then researched different items I knew I wanted.
What drew you to évolur over other nursery brands?
What drove me to évolur over other nursery brands was the look and design. It was everything I was looking for. Pure elegance.
Did the room pose any design challenges?
It’s a bit on the smaller side but no big issues.
Did you and your spouse agree on style, or did you blend styles and how?
My husband pretty much let me take the wheel. He just wanted pink and grey but I assured him to trust me with the gold. He is so happy he did because he loves it. After 3 boys I’ve been dreaming of a girls nursery for so long so he let me do whatever I wanted.
What does this color scheme mean to you?
This color scheme is everything i dreamed a little girls room would be. It was a dream come true to finally be able to put the color pink in our home. The touch of gold is just perfect.
What accessories did you choose and why?
So in the nursery I have her name on the wall in gold and also some gold dots. These are decals that I purchased from Etsy. Since most of her room was grey and pink here is where the touches of gold come in.
Also the flowers on the wall I purchased from Etsy. They were my own color design. Again small touch of gold with the leaves. Also on the wall are some gold picture frames I purchased from Amazon. The pictures inside those frames, I also purchased from Etsy. That was super easy , you purchase the file for $5 and have it printed out at your local staples.
On top of her armoire there are two more frames with sayings. Again frames are from Amazon, sayings are from Etsy. Also on top are mason jars, another little touch of gold. I bought these painted from Etsy and flowers I bought from Micheals craft store.
Her hamper is also gold and purchased from Babies R Us. Curtains and pillows were from Overstock.com. Also her curtain tie backs are from Amazon. Another little touch of gold.
What is your favorite piece or design element in the nursery?
My favorite piece has tome the Armoire. It is so beautiful and elegant, pictures won’t do it justice ! Also my favorite are all the little touches of gold, a perfect element to add elegance.
Have you thought of how you will use the nursery pieces down the road and can you tell us?
I plan on using it forever for her. The quality is amazing and I know it’ll last a lifetime. This furniture will grow with her and will also fit any element we want to change down the road. It’s fit for a princess!
What one word comes to mind when you step into the nursery?
Aw man one word ?? I don’t know if I can say just one ! Haha. If I had to choose just one I think it would be elegance. Its just beautiful and fit for a princess. The furniture is just breathtaking in person. I would sit in her room and rock before she was born and just take it all in. I felt like I was in a fairy tale waiting on our princess. The room just took my breath away. Peaceful, calm, elegant, whimsical, just absolutely beautiful and everything I dreamed of for our daughter and more.
All photographs courtesy Alison Russo