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?

Photographs courtesy: Naz Helms
Instagram: @naz_helms

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