At Home With Naomi Davis

At Home With Naomi DavisOur next guest for our "At Home" feature is Naomi Davis! Naomi is here to share her kids' sweet nursery with us. Love Taza: Rockstar Diaries nursery via A Beautiful Mess"We recently moved our family back to New York City from Washington DC in August.  Since living space can be hard to come by in New York City apartments, we knew before we even began looking for our apartment that there would be compromises with anything we found. When we stumbled upon our current apartment, we fell hard for her right when we walked in the front door. That's not to say that she didn't present certain trade-off's to consider.

The biggest strike against our apartment was that she was on the 5th floor of a walk-up apartment building (especially since we have a two-year-old and 9-month-old baby). On the other hand, the apartment was in an ideal location close to parks, museums, and public transportion—came with lots of natural light and beautiful crown moldings and had big bedrooms with large closets! There are always trade-offs with city living, and, if anything, being on a 5th floor walk-up with two little babies is kind of like having a gym in your building. Am I right, or am I right? 😉 So we took it!" Lovely nursery details Lovely pop of color"Since our apartment is compact, I wanted to make sure my children, Eleanor and Samson, really had room to play and be free. I also wanted to be sure there was enough space for us to get down on the floor and play along side them and interact as a family. So we made the biggest bedroom in the apartment into the children's nursery and took the smaller bedroom for ourselves. This has been great, since we tend to gravitate towards the nursery throughout our days and spend most evenings together in there. The room gets the most beautiful natural light throughout the day, which has made this very cold and windy NYC winter a bit more bearable." Adorable nursery"The green settee is probably one of my favorite things about the nursery. I found it on craigslist when I was first pregnant with Eleanor. And to this day, it's been my best craigslist find. The yellow dresser is another favorite. It's actually a very old Ikea dresser that my husband Josh and I purchased together when we were first married and living in a studio apartment here in NYC. We painted it yellow and switched out the knobs with some mismatched ones a few years ago. The dresser is barely staying together these days, but we are a bit sentimental about it and are not yet ready to part ways."  Nursery books Nursery detailsNaomi Davis via A Beautiful Mess"The nursery is often quite a mess, since Eleanor and Samson like to empty all the books out of the baskets and aren't very keen on "clean up" time. But the room is well-lived-in, and I am grateful for all the tiny messes they like creating. 🙂 " Darling nursery details Darling nursery via A Beautiful MessThank you so much for sharing your space with us, Naomi!  Be sure to stop by Naomi's blog Love Taza // Rockstar Diaries and say hello!  xo. 

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  • Love this room!! What color are the walls in this room? Do you remember the paint name? I’m looking for the perfect white for a similar room!

  • Love how the base color for everything is white, then pop pop pop of colors everywhere ^.^

    <3 Melanie

  • SUCH a big fan of Naomi’s blog! really fun to see her nursery and see something about her that’s a little different from how she usually shares things on her blog. The photos are adorable and I’m swooning over the green love seat..

  • How the heck do the downstairs neighbors not freak out about the noise? That was my biggest problem living in a walk-up with kids! Any advice if I have to do it again? We put carpets (not floor to floor but layered rugs, I am not a floor to floor girl) with double padding down but I so would rather leave wood.

  • ah! i love taza! her style is perfect! love this little opportunity to be a fly on the wall.


  • What a gorgeous nursery! I love the white walls and lovely splashes of colour everywhere on the kids toys 🙂

  • I love her nursery! The room is so bright and cheery. Everything looks so neat and organized, although it’s littered with toys and books. Very beautiful mess indeed 🙂

  • So cute !
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  • Such a good use of space! I love the light in that room.

  • Her nursery is AMAZING! What a cheerful and positive space.

  • I love how colorful the room is! I especially love the yellow dresser. Very cute.

  • I have three exact copies of the Oh, The places You’ll Go mini pop-up book by Dr. Seuss. One for each of my girls who are now 17, 14, and 11. Awe, memories.

    P.S. That is the cutest little kids room.

  • I read Naomi’s blog every day and yet this is the first real look I’ve had at the nursery… Naomi, please show us more of your apartment!

  • Usually I’m not a fan of a white nursery but this one is darling! Very nice post!

  • My favorite thing about their nursery is how lived in it feels and how perfectly it reflects E & S characters, being happy, bright, eclectic and alternative.

  • I LOVE her. I’m so glad she shared her nursery space with you guys; it makes me look forward to having kids so I can start making a nursery! Ah, can’t wait! And how adorable is that space? Love.

  • OO I absolutely love Naomi’s blog and have followed her for several years. It’s so lovely to see her adorable nursery and all of the little details.

  • This is such a gorgeous space! I love the mix-and-match knobs on the dresser. The colours are perfect too, I like how pink or blue aren’t the main colour which is typical in a baby/young kids room. I would be extremely happy if this was my room.

  • Beautiful room! So light and airy and just right for small children. I love it.

    I thought that this was an ikea cupboard. I love the mismatched knobs. Might use the idea for our guest/sew/work-in-progress room.

  • I love the bright colors and the way they make this sweet nursery work for their family! (of course I love Naomi’s blog as well!)


  • Ohh what a beautiful home!! Light borns there! 🙂

  • Looks so lovely!!!!!


  • I love how bright and cheerful her place is!

    xo Jennifer

  • That is a lovely place for kids…

  • So happy you featured this room! I’ve loved the glimpses I’ve caught on Naomi’s blog and am happy to now have an in-depth view.

    I find the white space with pops of color so inspiring!

  • such a cute room! love the colours, makes you happy

  • Love her and love her on your blog! Great match 🙂 Her nursery and kids are just adorable.

  • Oh what a beautiful home! Love the nursery!

    Lulu xx

  • A very pretty home. I love the white with pops of color throughout.
    Almost Endearing

  • Such a beautiful room. I love the green chair.


  • Naomi’s blog has been one of my favourites for years. Their little family is just so precious!

  • Such a lovely space, love Naomi’s blog – her children are the cutest!

  • I really love this. It looks really gender neutral, which I love. Definitely pinning this for future inspiration! Thanks.

  • Just lovely & so sweet! Thank you for sharing. I am a NY’er living in LA now. I can appreciate the space issues & compromises in the apt. search. Loved the bit about the walk up being a “gym in your building”. That is making lemonade out of lemons! Love that perspective!

  • Love Naomi’s blog! and her nursery is adorable. I’t simple, yet full of character. I love that it’s “real” with the kid’s toys and shoes out

  • Well, a dream room for a kids. i really love the decoration. 🙂

  • That green couch is famous and probably should have its own facebook fan page by now!! haha

    I think my absolute favourite thing in the room is the PANDA COLLECTION on the BED!

    Lots of love from London

  • adorable room!! I love nursery tours, I just posted mine on my blog!

  • Love Naomi and her blog—thanks for a little extra insight into their new space in NYC. Such a fun post!


  • Such a beautiful room! Well-worth the five flights of steps. I love the bright, cheery yellow against the white.

  • Very nice. Perfect childrens room. I like that colors.

  • Elsie & Emma! I have a question. Do you take the photos for this tours yourself? Or if not, how do you choose house to show? I live in a small apartment with my boyfriend on 29m2 and have a quite “compact living life” if you are interesting of that? Could you please email me?
    Thanks for your inspiration

  • Such a lovely sunny positive space! 🙂

    xx Kaisa

  • Oh what a beautiful nursery her little ones have!! I’ve followed her blog for years and they are just cutest munchkins! I love all the different knobs on the bureau and I love the letters of their names everywhere! Oh and the fake fire place! Very pretty!

  • I love her blog! Follow it religiously. Such an adorable space.

  • I love Naomi’s blog! and since I’m having a baby in July, I really wanted to have a tour of her nursery! We get so many quick looks at it but I really wanted a tour! This is so wonderful!

  • I love this room! Naomi’s blog is one of my favourites! What a great feature x


  • i follow love taza as well but didn’t realize they had given up their master bedroom to use it as their nursery / playroom—just makes it all the sweeter 🙂

  • Ahhh!!!!! Great entry! Who doesn’t love Naomi and we all love getting glimpses of her everyday with the kids so this was seriously like opening a treat!

  • Giving the kids the big room is brilliant. We mostly use our room just for sleeping, and keeping the monkeys and their stuff corralled is a tough one. Good call!

  • aw, i love naomi and her family. and this is the prettiest room to spent time with the family:)

  • This bright, spacious and sweet messy nursery is perfect!
    Love the details

  • What a great space. And in NYC where I haven’t seen this spacious rooms too often. Everything is very cute and homey in their space. Loving the light as well. Such loving family.

  • Such a lovely space! I love how much natural light there is in the room!

  • what a great space! i always get anxious when i see kiddos sharing a nursery though, don’t they wake each other up? nap time is precious around here. i’m already struggling with where to put our next babe!

  • It’s a beautiful room. I love the amount of light coming in, and the pop of colour from the chest of drawers.X

  • I am in love with this nursery! Definitely my favorite!! Thank you so much for sharing! I was so excited to see Naomi on ABM this morning! She is my absolute favorite!!!

  • I’ve followed Naomi’s blogs for ages so it’s great to hear a bit more detail about her favourite room in the house. Looks like such a fun place to live!

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  • I love the white walls against the bright dresser. I also love the name Eleanor!

  • I love that blog and the atmosphere she let us breath trough her photos!

  • LOVE the natural light. i wish that our apartment had that! that’s on our must-have list as we begin the house hunt this spring.

  • I love how bright and colorful their nursery is! They are such a great family.

  • yay! the marriage of my two favorite blogs! i just love naomi.

  • Aww, what a sweet, happy space the Davis kids have! I see lots of things that remind me of my own childhood – books, the xylophone, the globe. Delightful. 🙂

  • Even though all the walls are white, I find the nursery very colorful! It is the perfect room to play in. Eleanor and Samson are so cute together!

  • I love Naomi’s blog – Eleanor and Samson are sooo cute!

  • This looks like the perfect children’s room: bright, airy, colourful, and not too tidy!

    Elisa – Wandering Minds fashion

  • I love the white walls and trim, and it’s so fun to let the kids’ toys and books act as the accessories. This is one of my favorite nurseries!

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