eleanor & samson’s nursery tour.

hello! today i thought i’d share a few photos of eleanor & samson’s nursery.
we’ve only been in our new apartment for a few weeks, so there is still a lot i’d like to do with this room. but to be honest, it will probably be months before i get around to those things (if ever! who am i kidding?), so here is the nursery as of now…
please excuse miss eleanor and her absence of clothing in these photos. she was striking poses all over the place while i was trying to photograph her room and as you can see, it’s hard to keep clothing on her these days. she prefers running around sans diaper, too, so be grateful. ;)

sources for the nursery :: the yellow dresser is an old black dresser from ikea josh and i painted a few years ago. we switched out the black knobs with mismatched ones collected from both anthropologie and the old lucketts store in virginia. the green settee was a craigslist find back in DC. the cribs are by bloom baby. we bought the alma mini crib when eleanor was born and absolutely loved it. so we passed it along to samson this summer and upgraded eleanor to the slightly bigger version, the papa crib, which Bloom so generously gifted us upon samson’s arrival. the little hanging pom poms are repurposed from a baby shower i threw a friend last fall. the globe was thrifted. the pillows and owl lanterns are from urban outfitters. and the house pillows on the floor are from my mom’s shop, pillows by poppy. ps. please note that we don’t use the bumper pad in samson’s crib when he is sleeping in it.
now we just have to figure out where to paint a new chalk board wall for E. i think she misses her old one. i know i do…
  1. Love the setup! I love the white wall and how much light comes in! Also your craigslist couch is still the best find ever!

    <3 Denise

  2. Thais

    So Sorry Naomi. I must have gotten confused when you mentioned something about being glad to have seen Jordan's apartment in San Fran and how she made the tiny apartment work for their two kids and you were inspired by it.

    We have made a corner for her. We got the Davinci Anabelle Mini Crib and an Ikea dresser. Our apt is not super tiny (620sqft) but it's still one bedroom and I'm just having some new mommy anxiety of her being in an open area and how that'll affect her sleeping. Thanks so much for replying. We're right across the park from you guys. Welcome back to the city.

  3. Gorgeous! The yellow dresser adds a beautiful bright colour to the room and will be uplifting on those rainy gloomy days. :)

  4. Priya

    Oh this is beautiful! I love the bright white walls and colored furniture, and how you've mixed thrifted, handmade, Craigslist, and remade stuff all together! What a great space for the little ones!

    perfectly priya

  5. Lara

    this room is insanely beautiful! i am in love with all of it. where did you get the wire basket with the toys in it next to the chair? i am looking for something just like that for my nursery! love your blog!

  6. way cute!! one question though – with all that pretty natural sunlight streaming in- how do you keep it dark enough to keep them asleep??

  7. Teri B.

    is this the apt's living room and you just use it for the nursery?!

  8. naomi, my heart literally skipped a beat when i saw this post. every little detail is so beautiful…i love the way the colors pop in the bright white space. and their little messes are the good stuff of life. little e's boots look darling propped up on the mantle like that. thank you for building a life and space for your children that allows them to blossom creatively and explore their world. you're such a good mama, and that takes a whole long list of talents.

  9. Jessie

    I love your style! The white walls and mix of colors make it look so bright, clean, and happy!

  10. Jean

    i love this room. so roomy!

    my three year old niece walks around her house in her underwear. but when i go over, she feels the need to doll up even if i'm not. lol.

  11. Can I ask where did you get the wooden S?
    I'm looking for one for my son Stanley but
    all the ones I find are a little too 'girly'. I'm
    very envious – of both the amazing nursery
    and the sleeping babies! Stanley is still in
    our room as I'm too scared to put him in
    with his big sister til he starts sleeping

  12. The room is so whimsical, I think it is perfect just the way it is and hope you are all enjoying your new apartment!


  13. Love it! You guys did great!

  14. oh i love it!! it's so beautiful! and what a great big room for NYC! nice! i would love to see the rest of your place. i bet it's so beautiful, decorated with cute things. were you able to bring your piano? {hope so}


  15. caroline

    now that looks like a fun room! nice work.

  16. I love it!
    I have the same Ikea dresser and wold LOVE to paint it, but have been told I can' t. What type of paint did you use?
    Please, please, please tell me!
    Thank you so much!

  17. love what you did with the nursery!! it looks so bright and airy…i love how white is the primary color and then all then accessories and statement pieces are pops of bright color. p.s. eleanor is adorable! it must be so fun to watch her personality develop more and more as she grows

  18. Lily

    I love how (although the walls are white) you've managed to make it very colourful, cheerful, and warm. Nice job lil'mama!

  19. @brian and amanda, yep! we were able to bring the piano! it's a tight fit but it's here.

    @helen, the wooden S is from anthropologie. we have a matching E as well.

    @teri b, no, this is not the living room. it's one of the bedrooms (the master bedroom). we gave the big bedroom to the kids since they need the space and we'll be spending the majority of our time in there with them playing. we took the smaller second bedroom as our own. once we find a sofa/ hang stuff on the walls, i hope to share the rest of our home, too.

    @lara, the basket/bin to the left of the sofa is thrifted and the others filled with books are from target.


  20. Its beautiful Naomi. Love the colours. And your photos are always so gorgeous. Eleanor is amazing, love the pic with the hat covering her eyes and her head tilted ;)

  21. That walker is so cute!

  22. Sea Mama

    I'm completely in love with this amazing space. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  23. Michelle


  24. It's adorable! I love that couch!

  25. hi! I just wanted to mention. I'm a chalk artist by profession and I use Valspar for all my projects (they don't sponsor me or anything like that). I learned about their chalk paint when I worked for a design company and we dealt with a lot of bad chalk paint! You may already know this! Congrats on your move!

  26. one more! what kid of paint did you use on the ikea dresser. It looks so great!

  27. love it! your new place looks stunning. i love the high ceilings and the wooden floors. looks like you were lucky to find a gorgeous new home.
    All the little bits of color in the nursery look amazing.

  28. Miss M

    So bright and beautiful.

  29. I love the colours in your muffins' nursery – it's like the summer in the middle of the winter and vice versa. Or first sign of spring in shape of lime cabinet. Stylish genius :) xx



  30. Anna

    Congrats on an adorable nursery (i think your model was perfect!) And welcome back to NYC. (sorry i'm so late on this…I'm slow when it comes to blogging, lately) I hope your getting all the support/encouragement you need! Holler if you need anything!

    -Anna (Woolf) Botts

  31. carli

    absolutely beautiful!! Love this bright and cheery nursery!

  32. Such a perfect little nursery for two kiddos, especially of different genders. Very pretty, the white and funky splashes of color make the room look so happy.

  33. Kristal

    I love all the white walls with pops of color! Not to mention this doesn't look staged. It's real life with real kiddos running around. Beautiful family!

  34. It looks absolutely darling! I love the white background with all the bright colors!

  35. Faith

    It looks like you found an apartment with a good deal of natural light! That is amazing! Your decor is impeccable, and your kids are just too cute!

  36. Kessler

    I love this space. It is bright and cheerful and perfect for your sweet babies!

  37. The room is so adorable! Great work… I love the settee! If you are looking for chalkboard paint check out Quiet Home Paints. They have chalkboard paint that is completely organic in lots of fun colors! http://www.quiethomepaints.com

  38. I love all the white! And it's like a really stark white, too. I know it's probably not the easiest for two small children, but it's gorgeous and really makes all the toys and colors pop.

    P.S. Never apologize for that chicka striking poses – it's adorable! Not to mention very entertaining. Ha!



  39. ADORE this! the prettiest little room i have seen in a while. Yes please, put up the chalkboard wall, I'm thinking of painting one too in my daughter's room! She's almost the same age as Eleonor!

  40. Shannon

    Naomi, you would be a fantastic interior designer! you have such a great eye. With all the spare time you have laying around right now… ;)

  41. so happy you mentioned the dresser – i saw this in a previous post and fell in love (and am planning on how to recreate it in my own nursery)! the yellow is lovely, and i love the mismatched knobs!

  42. Katie

    I love, love, LOVE the yellow dresser! Everything in the nursery looks absolutely magical!

  43. the perfect room! She looks adorable on diapers

  44. What a gorgeous room, I especially love the dresser :-)

  45. omgosh i loveeee that yellow dresser, YOu have one cool looking baby and look at the fedora, love!

  46. Cheryl

    what a bright little room! So happy! glad to see you are settled. :) eleanor is the cutest.

  47. what a sweet little space! love it!

  48. Marie

    Lovely, bright & spacious room :)

  49. Jennifer

    How lucky you are to have such great light in their room… It brightens up the space literally and figuratively. The room may not be showroom-neat, but it is wonderfully lived in. PS: I love E's artwork on the wall–so colorful and fun!

  50. i absolutely love it. our styles are similar… i, unfortunately, have BEIGE walls tho! please put pics up of the rest of your house… even if it's not perfect, "yet." i'm always inspired. :)

  51. What a gorgeous large room! And so bright as well. I love the way that she is posing with the hat on, she's obviously so used to having her picture taken Bless her!

  52. Jittney

    Probably the most awesome kids room I have ever seen !!!

  53. Ali

    i have been wondering about those bloom cribs. was eleanor sleeping in the mini all the way until samson arrived? i had heard they were too small for toddlers. let me know your thoughts!


  54. I don't know how I haven't stumbled across your blog before but I've just spent so long reading back through your posts. It's honestly everything I love in a blog and it's really inspired me! It's fab to see your journey through life and all your wonderful, happy photos – I really need to take more photos myself so I can document my life on my blog a bit better. It must be fab to look back! :) xxx

  55. oh how sweet! I love the pops of color against the white walls. definitely a wonderful place to grow and play.


  56. Wel-Jel you are back in NYC!
    So exciting to be living there! Look forward to your adventures xx

  57. .

    wow! Whay a lovely room! Good luck in new york!

    Best wishes from sweden!

  58. Alice

    Hey Taza; I'm a long time follower – isn't that a bit creepy ?? uuuh whatever – and i love love love your style, the nursery looks great by the way.. But there is a big HUGE enormous problem :) Where is Sweet Samson on the banner of your blog ? I'm dying to read "taza &husband; baby eleanor & samson boy.. & kingsley too" hehe
    keep rocking the blog planet

    you go girl !

    Alice, a random French fan

  59. Marie

    I can't help but laugh at all the disclaimers lately. I know you need to do it. Funny world we live in. The nursery is beautiful.

  60. What a cheerful, happy place for children! I love all the light and the bright yellow dresser. You guys waste no time getting things in order!

  61. Beautiful photos! So glad I found your blog. I'm a mommy to be and it's super exciting to see the most important moments of your life here!

  62. Marie

    Eleanor is totally feeling it in these photos, esp the last one ;) cute poses

  63. So bright and clean. Well done! It already looks like the kids are having fun playing in there. Congratulations on the new home!

  64. GRACE

    this nursery is seriously the best i've every laid eyes on~


  65. teeny

    a little bit jealous you ended up in a nyc apt with such clean, fresh white walls! (in the best way possible of course) :)


  66. I CANNOT believe that this is a rented pad! You have made it look so homely and stylish, especially for a nursery! You are one talented young lady, hope the littlies realised how luck they are to have such a fab room to share!

    The yellow dresser is my absolute favourite, so cheerful!! :) Brilliant!


  67. Great, great, great! Happy kids, for sure!

  68. Dayna

    adorable nursery. love all the colors against the white. and i have to poke fun at all the disclaimers on your blog. just do your thing and don't care what people choose to assume!

  69. Michaela

    Such a fun space for them! Cute, colorful and creative. The perfect combo :)

  70. ellen

    The owls. I want to know where you got the owls! (Thank you!)

  71. Such a bright and imaginative space!! I love the fireplace =)

  72. cutest room i have ever seen!!!

  73. ummm perfection. can i come move in?? please?

  74. Brendan

    The nursery looks so beautiful! The stark white of the walls and ceiling make it look very classy and very clean. It also helps to brighten up the room, which is great for babies – it gets them used to lights and to colors much earlier. I like what you did with the dresser; that sun yellow is an absolutely gorgeous color, and the handles are a nice touch. That green settee standing across from the dresser really brings focus into the room, and their colors go great together, too. Congratulations on your moving back to NYC! Hope to see some more of your new home soon!

    Brendan Amorose

  75. Dani

    love the bits of yellow here and there.

    great job :)