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Get an Exclusive Look Inside RHONY's Jessel Taank's Historic Chelsea Apartment

New RHONY cast member Jessel Taank has a "strategic" way of raising toddlers in a home largely furnished in white. 

By Jax Miller

New Yorkers know that Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood on the West Side is where you can find some of the city’s best art galleries, creative and vibrant people, and super trendy eats. It is also where you’ll likely find The Real Housewives of New York City’s Jessel Taank and her family.

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With hardwood floors and white furniture galore, you wouldn’t know the brand consultant and fashion publicist with all the taste juggles life as a mom of twin toddler sons on account of how immaculate she keeps her apartment.

But take off your shoes and come on in because Jessel’s about to let us in on how she does it.

Go Inside Jessel Taank’s Chelsea Apartment

Jessel Taank poses at the Neveer Have I Ever reception.

The RHONY Season 14 newcomer recently welcomed Bravo’s Style & Living into her swanky home, giving fans an inside look at what it’s like to live in the lap of luxury. Super tall ceilings and panoramic city views are a result of the home’s open layout, as is a large white column that matches the room.

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According to Jessel, the building was built in 1887 and once acted as a dried goods emporium.

She furnished the house herself, with whites and ivories being the predominant color, including couches, area rugs, and dining furniture.

“As you can see, we love a neutral,” Jessel told Style & Living. “Everything’s cream and beige and will soon be brown because I have twins and they love to get dirty.”

Jessel explained she doesn’t have much to show for her and her husband’s Indian background, though a large sitar stands in the rounded and well-lit nook of the wide-open living space.

“It’s one of the oldest instruments of our culture, and it’s one of the most beautiful pieces in my home,” said Jessel. “I absolutely love it.”

Taking Style & Living to the kitchen, Jessel admitted, “I try to make my home look like I don’t have kids.”

Jessel doesn’t allow sons Kai and Rio to eat at the home’s six-seater dining table because of the white decor, but the boys do have their own section just off the kitchen, which includes two highchairs.

“It’s a nightmare,” she said. “They throw food; it’s a complete circus, and I have strategically placed my bar right by where they eat.”

Jessel Taank portrait for Real Housewives of New York

The small bar area features silver and wooden barware, a cocktail recipe book, and bottles of Balvenie single malt and La Gritona tequila, the latter of which she refers to as “adult water.” Jessel says she’ll have a “cheeky shot of tequila” while Pavit and the kids are busy.

Jessel then showed off her bedroom, which she describes as a “sanctuary.” It's a large room that — like the rest of the home — has hardwood floors and white furnishings. Oversized pillows and soft, furry throws adorn the bed, which faces a shelf of black-and-white family photos.

But, as Jessel told Style & Living, the walk-in closet is “truly where the magic happens.”

“My husband gets about one-quarter of the closet,” Jessel said. “I get three-quarters of the closet ‘cause, well, it’s me.”

The neatly organized space made of dark wood holds shelves and drawers and room to hang a multitude of garments and shoes. It’s a place where Jessel likes to spend her time channeling some of her creative energy.

Lastly, Jessel went to Kai and Rio’s bedroom, which boasts an impressive city view. While also furnished with whites, the boys' room has splashes of color with baby books lined on the floating shelves and toys neatly positioned against the wall.

Side-by-side cribs with a decorative baby lion hanging overhead and a baby-changing station are just part of Kai and Rio’s sleeping quarters.

“We have so many toys to keep them occupied, and they have the best view of Chelsea in their window,” said Jessel. “It’s amazing.”

Amazing, it is!

You can see more of Jessel and the fam in new episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City Sundays at 9/8c on Bravo and available to stream the next day on Peacock.

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