Every now and then, we like to mix things up a bit.

Not too long ago, one of our lovely évolur moms came back to us when we reached out to her with a few pictures of her baby son Edward Benjamin’s nursery and we were hooked. Now, we’ve covered all sorts of themes in our Beautiful Nurseries category – safaris, fairy tales, beaches and even space. But this is the first time ever that we have a train themed nursery!

Says she, of her nursery:

“I feel that the most interesting and best feeling came when my son slept in his nursery in his crib for the first time. It put everything into focus and I saw how the room transformed and was so perfect for Eddie. He loves to look around the room at all of the different features. There is nothing better than looking at him after he wakes up in the morning and smiles at you!”

So, despite a paucity of images, we do have a wonderful Q&A write-up from mom Christina Olechnowski and so we decided to feature it. After all, who doesn’t, despite the advancing years, dream of that wonderfully complex toy train-set? We know we do!

Q&A with Christina Olechnowski – Part 1

In Part 1 of her Q&A with us, Christina talks about the colors, the décor and style and the theme she chose for her son’s nursery and why.

What was your inspiration for the nursery design and décor?
For the nursery design, I wanted to do a blue theme for my son with different elements of trains in the room. I decided that I didn’t want the room to be overwhelming with all things train, but instead feature different shades of blue and gray. I wanted a strong accent wall to be behind the crib that was gray and navy blue striped, while the other walls were just gray. I wanted it to accent the room and make it pop. In addition to the blue and gray shades, I incorporated different trains into the room, including decals, painting, books, and pillows.

What drew you to évolur over other nursery brands?
As I began shopping for my nursery furniture, I wanted to find a crib that was neutral gender and either in gray or white. At the time I started looking around, I didn’t know the gender of my baby. As I was shopping, I saw the évolur santa fe crib in the storm gray color. I instantly fell in love with it. I knew that whether I was going to have a boy or girl that it would fit perfect with the style I was going for.

Did the room pose any design challenges?
The nursery room did pose design challenges because of its size. I was limited as to where I wanted to arrange the furniture in the room, but knew that I would be able to make the furniture work with the design of the room. I was undecided on which wall was going to be the accent wall with the crib, because I wanted it to be the focal point whenever anyone walked in. I decided to place it on the wall closest to the window to get the most natural light.

Did you and your spouse agree on style, or did you blend styles and how?
My spouse and I agreed on the style of the nursery. My husband is a conductor for the LIRR so we knew that after finding out we were having a boy that the room had to have elements of trains in it. We also knew right away that we loved navy blue, being big NY Giants fans. We also liked to add the color gray to the room to make it pop.

What does this color scheme mean to you?
I knew when I was having a boy that I wasn’t very big into a light blue design. I knew all along that I was going to have the room gray and after finding out we were having a boy, I decided to go with navy blue as the other color in the room. These colors mixed together to me felt very masculine and I was the design I envisioned in my mind.

Pictures courtesy Christina Olechnowski.
Other credits :
@kraftswithkk – Decals for walls (Instagram)
@krystal_kaler – Train canvas painting (Instagram)

Target & Home Depot for white shelves
Michaels for letters in name, wooden blocks, and picture frames
Buy Buy baby – Train dehumidier

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