I Love 9 by Design

Monday, April 26, 2010

Before I get to this post, I wanted to let you all know that I am holding a giveaway on my design blog. I am really excited about this one for two reasons.

1. I am giving away one of my favorite things.
2. There will be a total of seven winners. Yes, s-e-v-e-n.

And now, on to my post.

Have you all seen 9 by Design on Bravo? I love, love, love this show.

Bob and Cortney Novogratz are two very brilliant, creative, self taught designers. They started buying, renovating, and reselling properties in NY, and have designed some of the most remarkable homes that I have ever seen. Their style is completely different from what I thought I loved, and they have completely made me rethink what I'd like to do in my own space. Yes. They are that good.

And for the record, I still want need an English roll arm sofa.


The husband and wife duo started Sixx Design, after their six {very fortunate} children - Wolfgang, twins Tallulah & Bellamy, Breaker, and twins Five {yes, he is their 5th child} & Holleder . Yes, that's 2 sets of twins. Bob and Cortney have since added child #7, Major. I have always preferred traditional names, but I actually like their kids' names. Maybe I think these names are cool because the family is so cool. That's probably it. As far as I'm concerned, they can do no wrong.


Along with their 7 uniquely named children, Bob and Cortney have a fabulous book, hit TV show {I am assuming it's a hit -- it has to be!} and wildly successful business. They recently listed their newest home for $18 million. A home that was purchased for $1.5 million back in 2004. Amazing.

This may very well be the coolest family in the US. If they're looking to adopt a girl in her mid 20s {I like to consider 27 mid 20s - just go with it} I'm in. I love kids, am very clean, and love all aspects of design. I would even consider taking a position as their nanny.

Their country home.

In case you need a little more eye candy, I must share some of the brilliant work of Sixx Design. I love Tallulah and Bellamy's room {top left}. Their house {top right} is the one they started out in on the first episode. They have since relocated twice {to a rental and then to their new home}, and currently have both homes for sale. Love it. The giant blob thing {bottom right} is actually a desk. I am not so much a fan but can appreciate its uniqueness, and love the rest of the room.


If you haven't watched 9 by Design, tune in to Bravo every Tuesday night at 10:00 ET/PT.


  1. Yes! LOVE this show... at first I thought, "okay, another show featuring a familywith a bunch of kids -- let's get a bit more creative." ... but, I'm loving the show! ... it is much more creative!

  2. I watched one episode and couldn't get over the kids' names. I liked their designs/apts but I just can't watch those kids!

  3. OMG I SOOOOOO feel you! I got really excited when I read the title of this post, lol! I am COMPLETELY obsessed with this show, and you're right! They can do no wrong!

    Their asthetic is fantastic, I LOVE their huge family, their kids seems so cool, I LOVE their names.

    I want to live with them. I LOVE that you love them too! I haven't heard anyone else who is as into as I am, hahaha!

  4. I cannot wait to track this show down!

  5. I went over to Bravo tv after you posted this and fell in love with them. Just too cool... and I agree with the names, these cool kids match their names, so it works.

    Thanks for posting. I'm a fan of the fam now. ;)

  6. Oh, the more I know you the more I love you.

    This is MY FAVORITE show. I want them to build me my very own condo space. And then visit on a regular basis.