Robert and Cortney Novogratz

I have for some time been drooling over the creative projects coming from the husband and wife and designer couple Robert and Cortney Novogratz who The New York Observer once called the “disturbingly handsome couple”. With their interior design company Sixx Design, their interiors have been featured in numerous of magazines and blogs and yesterday the lovely & creative Cristin at Simplified Bee reminded me once again of them and their new book (which BTW is her latest fab giveaway, so hurry over!).

For over 10 years they have been designing and developing hip and stylish spaces, turning not so loved properties into incredible homes. (They also work with commercial projects including hotels).Not only are Robert and Cortney immensly talented and creative they are also proud parents of 7 (yes, 7!) beautiful children. And their interiors reflect that. Nothing is stuffy and contrived. Their lovely rooms are always beautiful and interesting – and fun & playful. And peope, that is where I feel I am heading myself.

I often hear that I have a good eye for design and that I mix old with new well and add personal and unexpected twists to my interiors. I would like to beleive that. But for the last couple of years I have started to change my attitude and style a little bit. I so crave more humor and playfulness. The more I work with design the less I become interested in the look and much more interested in the heart.

The Novogratz ‘ are such a good reminder of that. Talk about personality and heart! Their homes are havens for all people – tall and small – and animals. They are so good at mixing vintage and flea market bargains with really highend objects. And they always make sure to incorporate lovely art. Take notes, people!

Love those vintage light fixture, the great mix of chairs and the garage doors facing the fountain!

Images via Sixx Design Simplified Bee , Emma’s Blogg and The NY Times.


  • Mia says:

    Vilken härligt stor familj och fina bilder, den med cyklarna är riktigt charmig.
    Ha en bra dag (kväll …)/Mia

  • Anci says:

    Hej !
    Det är kul att läsa om nya inredare eller ja, åtminstone nya för mig.
    Jag gillar bäst rummet med himmelssängen och det lilla huset.
    Är alla julförberedelser klara för dig ?? Inte här :)

    Ha det underbart !


  • ohhh I adore this home! lovely! but seven children? oh my goodness!
    love your blog… I’m following you… thanks for your sweet comments!

  • Courtney says:

    Oh my goodness, I have fallen head over heels in design-love with this family! Thank you so much for sharing their beautiful work. I am always in awe of people who can make style so much fun, and they do it so well.

  • Charlotta says:

    Like the Von Trapps but with a design-twist rather than singing! :) I love it!!
    I completely agree with the ‘heart over looks’ approach to home decor. I say ‘home decor’ because of course there is room for a little childfree-chic style from time to time. I think good design today manages both and there is a definite trend emerging (read tsunami force) with focus on personal, quirky and totally individual twists to decor. Be that your fave match box collection, a beloved heirloom or a family roadside treasure – display them with pride!


  • kiki alvord says:

    I think you taste has changed a BIT!!!!!

  • Joe Clarke says:

    Lovely as always, Monica! I will check out Simplified Bee as well. Thanks!

  • Alysia says:

    This was perfect timing for me…..I have been ‘designing’ my own living spaces since I was 7 (really!)so this has definitely always been an interest of mine. But, I have also been feeling lately like there is not enough of that ‘heart’ in my decorating.
    I am happily making mental notes of this blogpost!

  • Lovely post, thanks for sharing!

  • Giovanna says:

    I remember reading about them in the NY Times a while back. Such a cool couple, and the spaces they design are amazing! I love those vintage light fixtures! Lovely post, Monika!

  • koralee says:

    Wow…they are amazing. They do create beautiful spaces. I am in love with every single image. Plus to have 7 children…they look way too young. Thank you for introducing them to us. Did you see your sweet little peace sign on my blog a few posts back..I so so love it. Have a great weekend and I hope your son is starting to get back to normal..broken bones are not fun.

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  • it is super book, and i am so inspired by this couple. ps: i am having a giveaway of this book too. still time to enter until tom.

  • Kristin says:

    Did I spy ghost chairs? Sigh. I big puffy heart ghost chairs.

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