In part 2 of our coverage of Baby Emma Rose’s Aurora Princess Nursery, we talk to, as usual, the proud mom – Michelle Gill.
But before we dive into our Q&A, a little insight into how Baby ‘Emmy”s nursery came about…
“Before our pregnancy we were running around after our first daughter Makenna. Throwing all our love into her. Never thought I could share my love with anyone else. And then came “Emmy”. We were under major construction while i was pregnant so our oldest and myself stayed with my mother for 2 months (2 min away) while my husband stayed home with our 2 dogs. We literally finished construction the day i went into the hospital. My BP was 175/115 so I was being induced after dr visit. I walked into the house to pack a bag while the workers were Pledging our furniture and moping the floors. I made sure that the first room done and decorated was our nursery.”
What was your inspiration for the nursery design and décor?
We had trouble having our oldest daughter (Makenna, 3) so when we finally found out we were expecting we decided she needed the most magical princess room in all the land. Fast forward 3 years to our surprise we found out we were having another baby girl. Emma Rose arrived a month early and 6 days before I turned 40. So again since another little miracle was coming to join us we needed to come up with another princess room with different a color scheme. Didn’t want to use the same baby furniture. We used creams,golds and dusty rose in Makenna’s room. So for Emma’s I was drawn to silver and lavender. Each of the girls rooms started with the same piece of decor. A giant glitter crown to be hung above their crib.
What drew you to évolur over other nursery brands?
I was on the hunt for silver furniture. Everyone told me to just get grey but i was on a mission. I found Evolur Aurora and fell in love.
Did the room pose any design challenges?
The room is 14X15 and a bit smaller than Makenna’s. We dragged the furniture from wall to wall to see what lay out we wanted. I knew i wanted the crib and crown to be the focal point when entering the room. So my heart sank a little when it fit better with the dresser and chest on that wall. I’m not sure who decided to put the dresser under the window but it fit perfect and as you can see the crib and crown are front and center in the room.
Did you and your spouse agree on style, or did you blend styles and how?
My husband pretty much let’s me have full control over decorating the girls rooms. We blend our styles to pretty much the rest of the house.
What does this color scheme mean to you?
I’ve never been a huge fan of purple or lavender. I don’t know if it was my hormones but I knew silver and lavender were what I envisioned.
What accessories did you choose and why?
The crown because how could a little girl not have a crown.
I made some flowers (felt crafty and Yourube videos are fun to watch) And here they are….
The lastly was to make her name.
What is your favorite piece or design element in the nursery?
I love the designs on the furniture with the flowers and bows.
Have you thought of how you will use the nursery pieces down the road and can you tell us?
They will last her for years to come. It will never go out of style and the crib will grow with her.
What one word comes to mind when you step into the nursery?