Television personality, correspondent, host, spokesperson and blogger Ali Fedotowsky is expecting her second baby – a boy – in May. The charming Bachelorette contestant was featured in Hollywood Moms of US Magazine‘s May edition. Ali speaks about her pregnancy and of her soon-to-arrive baby boy’s nursery.
Designer Veronica Velencia — “We trusted her completely!” raves The Bachelorette season six lead — designed the modern room, complete with changing tables, poufs, wallpaper and rug. The crib is an évolur Parker in winter white as is one double dresser. The other item is a évolur Napoli hutch/double dresser combination in storm grey.
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?
All photographs courtesy Michelle Gill On Instagram: Instegill, #emmarose
Just when we thought that we had covered everything style and theme possible with our Aurora Princess Nursery Collections, along comes another one to make us sit up with popping eyes and dropping jaws.
But we suspect mom Michelle Gill was going for that! 😉
“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.” Says she of Emma Rose’s nursery.
Baby Emma Rose’s Aurora Nursery is a magnificently eclectic mix of fairy-tale and modern elements.
This nursery is neither too large nor too small and it’s a symphony in lavender and silver. The walls sport a warm lavender that works as a lovely backdrop for Aurora’s Pearly Akoya Grey finish. The furniture pieces in this room are placed adjacent to each other – all in neat semi-circle.
The crib is the focal point of this room. And with good reason. A beautiful crown-topped canopy flows down against the headboard. A pretty lavender chaise occupies the space beneath Emma’s name. The dresser sits against a lavender-curtained window. Emma’s name in florals occupies the wall on the left of the crib and large ivory florals cover the wall on the right. A pretty lavender chaise sits conveniently next to the crib on the left. A grey shag carpet occupies the space in front of the crib. The Aurora tall chest sits against the wall opposite the crib. The crib bedding is – of course – lavender and ivory. A pretty baby mobile has been hooked up to the side.
The accessories in this nursery are of varying themes of lavender, ivory, silver and a touch of crystal. Chandelier, lamps, soft toys and a mannequin with a princess frock are placed strategically about the room. Completing this look is Baby Emma Rose’s name in an ivory frame on a lavender background. But of course!
All photographs courtesy Michelle Gill On Instagram: Instegill, #emmarose
Model, TV host and actress Eva Marcille is all set to become a mom for the second time. The stunning The Young and the Restless star is expecting a baby boy with fiancé Michael Sterling soon.
évolur was over the moon when Eva decided to go with our beautiful Madison Curved Top collection for her son’s nursery. We helped assemble the crib and complementary pieces not few ago and if there was a moon over the moon, we would now be over that moon!
Some weeks ago, we posted a snapshot of Californian graphic designer Lisa evolurbaby.com baby daughter Mackenzie’s nursery. We reached out to the proud mamma and she was kind enough to share more pictures of this elegant nursery she put together for her daughter featuring the Evolur Windsor Curved Top crib.
The base color Lisa used is a neutral, cool shade of grey.
“Grey was our starter color before we found out the gender.” Says Lisa. “That way we could go either way – pink or blue.”
And pink it was in the end.
From simple and sweet to over-the-top chic, evolur, the nursery and children’s furniture company that combines luxury with affordability and evolves from babyhood to toddlerhood and beyond, is the go-to brand for celebrities when it comes to furnishing the nursery.