Today, it’s time to hear from Amanda Da Silva about Baby Emily’s Aurora nursery. And here she is:

What was your inspiration for the nursery design and décor?
I wanted to design a nursery for baby Emily that was shabby chic, feminine and delicate.

What drew you to évolur over other nursery brands?
I had been shopping around for nursery furniture for a couple of weeks and had set aside a few options I liked but wasn’t in love with. When I came across the Aurora collection from Evolur baby there was no doubt about it, my search was over. The bows, detailed edges and crystal dresser knobs won me over instantly. It was exactly what I had been looking for and looked even better than what I had envisioned. The collection fit the look I was going for perfectly: feminine, chic, and delicate without overdoing it..

Did the room pose any design challenges?
The room is relatively small so figuring out a layout that worked without looking cluttered was a bit challenging.

Did you and your spouse agree on style, or did you blend styles and how?
My husband trusted me with the style I wanted to go for and helped me select certain pieces along the way, he made suggestions of his own.

What does this color scheme mean to you?
The color scheme is calm and delicate with light touches of femininity. I really didn’t want a color scheme that would make the room look overpoweringly girly and tiresome.

What accessories did you choose and why?
Once the crib was selected, the rest of the room came together pretty seamlessly. I knew I wanted her name hanging over her crib and a crystal chandelier to emphasize the chic aspect of the room. I knew we’d be spending odd hours of the night in her room so I wanted both a gliding chair that was comfy to sit on but also a rug that was inviting and comfy to walk across. Once I found a side table I knew I would want a cute doll to sit on it to make the room slightly more playful. The wall above her dresser was a collection of several pieces I found or had that I wanted to use to make the room look feminine, chic, but also fun and playful.

What is your favorite piece or design element in the nursery?
I can’t choose only 1, there are 4 items I absolutely love. One would be the crib, because I mean, look at it. It’s absolutely gorgeous! The second would be the name over her crib because it really takes the nursery to another level and looks so chic! Third would be the ballerina doll sitting on the side table. I honestly could not have found a more perfect doll that better matched the room and was so cute. And last, the golden pineapple on the gallery wall. It’s an inside joke from mine and my husband’s favorite TV show (Psyche) and I was so happy I was able to seamlessly incorporate something that was personal to us into her room.

Have you thought of how you will use the nursery pieces down the road and can you tell us?
The decor seamlessly transitions from nursery to a big girl room. Thanks to the conversion kits from Evolur, we can transition her bed from a crib to a toddler bed and later a full size bed. By removing the changing tray from the dresser she’ll instantly have a beautiful dresser she can use for years to come.

Is this your first baby? Name?
Yes, Emily Rose.

Something interesting that happened before, during or after the pregnancy?
We bought and remodeled our house when I was 3 months pregnant.

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

All photographs courtesy Amanda Da Silva
Instagram: #emilyrosesilva

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