At Home with Kelsey Nixon

The Cooking Channel star shows us around her New York City apartment.

Photo By: Winnie Au

Photo By: Winnie Au

Photo By: Winnie Au

Photo By: Winnie Au

Photo By: Winnie Au

Living Room

Kelsey and Robby collaborated by painting a navy blue statement wall (Robby's idea) and hanging bright graphic prints (her idea).


Photographs by Winnie Au


The open kitchen lets Kelsey keep an eye on Ollie whether he's playing with his toy vacuum in the living room, scrubbing in the dining room (the kid loves to clean) or sitting in one of the indestructible barstools at the counter, drawing rainbows and family portraits. His artwork livens up the mostly white room — and so do accessories like an apple-shaped cutting board that Kelsey rescued from the old set of Kelsey’s Essentials and her aqua spice mill.

Dining Room

The pink-accented Persian rug is one of Kelsey’s favorite things (it took some convincing to get Robby on board with pink). The midcentury dining table was their big splurge; it expands so they can seat everyone for their annual Friendsgiving dinner. The finishing touch is the fiddle-leaf fig tree: "Having plants turns a place into a home," she says.


When the couple found an apartment with a bedroom large enough for a king-size bed, they jumped. They scored a Dwell Studio bed frame on Craigslist and bought white-and-gold bedding to bring out the yellow in the rug. Kelsey’s most-treasured detail is the framed print of a father and son riding a bicycle that they keep on the dresser. "I gave that to Robby for Father’s Day," Kelsey says. "It's him and Ollie."

Ollie's Room

Kelsey chose pieces Ollie could use for years, like a blue trellis rug, wood-front dresser and modern white rocker. The room’s most-meaningful pieces are the "Be Brave" banner — the family mantra during Leo's life — and a picture of Central Park by Matte Stephens that hangs above Ollie’s crib. It was the first thing Kelsey bought for Ollie's nursery. "Wherever our family ends up, that print will be a reminder of when Ollie was born," she says.

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