Our next guest for our "At Home" feature is Naomi Davis! Naomi is here to share her kids' sweet nursery with us. "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!" "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." "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." "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. 🙂 " Thank 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 ^.^
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..
This is such a cute kidsroom <3
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.
What a gorgeous nursery! I love the white walls and lovely splashes of colour everywhere on the kids toys 🙂
ah! i love taza! her style is perfect! love this little opportunity to be a fly on the wall.
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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So nice, love it!
Such a good use of space! I love the light in that room.
It’s so happy and bright!!
wow what a beautiful children’s 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.