A few years ago Cookie took readers on a video tour of the home of Cortney and Robert Novogratz and their six children. They've since moved and added another child to the mix. Now New York Social Diary has a close-up look at their new Manhattan home filled, to our delight, with both antiques and art as well as the plastic children's toys we're all familiar with.You may not have heard of the Novogratz family...yet, but they may soon become a household name (tv households at least) as they're the subject of a spring Bravo show called 9 X Design. Cortney and Robert run Sixx Design where they discover, buy and renovate properties in New York (which they usually live in first) into multi-million dollar, architecturally edgy homes.
New York Social Diary recently interviewed Robert about the new show and their lives as designers and parents. It's a good read, but even better is the host of photos showcasing their eclectic home which is large even by non-Manhattan standards (as is their family). Clearly they have resources beyond what most of us can imagine, but that's neither here nor there for us. Whether to your taste or not, we find their home inspirational because it has real personality. And for all the gigantic art pieces and antique Indian beds, there's no escaping the plastic exersaucer their youngest bounces around in or the Star Wars figurines strewn about (which they probably step on too).
Find the New York Social Diary interview and photos here.
(images: Jeffrey Hirsch)