Friday Guest Blog Interview: The Novogratz Family

Today I am honored to invite the Novogratz Family (yes the Design by Nine team!) to PDB to participate in our Friday Guest Blog Interview series. I absolutely adore their organic, eclectic and family-oriented style, and I’m pinching myself that they’ve agreed to take a few moments to answer our four usual questions on personal design, and to share their newest collection over at CB2!

The above is one of my favorite rooms.

Robert and Cortney Novogratz (along with their seven children) have made stylish family design and functionality hip, eccentric and homey. The couple have designed a variety of hotels, homes, NYC apartments, have created their very own line through CB2 (check out the ‘family’ lightbox after the jump), are seasoned authors (more in question 2) and reality TV show stars over at HGTV. Their signature design style is wonderful, creating striking, memorable spaces around the globe. Spaces that make you go – I want to copy that now!

What a lucky bunch! I stole this image from a while back, their kids are a wee bit older now. Follow the jump for the full interview!

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{PDB Interview with the Novogratz Family}

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What inspires your design style?

“Family” was really the inspiration behind this whole collection. Whether you’re a family of 9 like us, or your friends are your family, families come in all shapes and sizes, and this collection was a real celebration of that.

Pieces of their CB2 collection, including that awesome lightbox sign and industrial leg table.

What do you love most about what you do?

Traveling to new and beautiful places and experiencing new cultures has and always will be an inspiration behind all of our designs. That being said, we feel lucky to live in New York City, and often look to our own city as a source of inspiration. Whether it’s store windows in Soho, or all of the amazing people we continue to meet, New York always inspires us. Lastly, our children. We always joke that our kids are much cooler than us, and we’re constantly inspired by them. To be relevant you must listen to the youth.

What are your favorite design trends?

We’re really excited that wallpaper is making a big comeback – it’s no longer just for your grandmother’s powder room!

What are three design suggestions that you would like to offer our readers?

There are no rules when it comes to design, think outside of the box, and most importantly, have fun with the process.

Thank you, Cortney & Robert!

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