Design Families

Interior designers, architects, stylists…these are all professions that I admire, more so because I like good design but also because I love how the people behind these professions have such creative minds and can see the whole picture before anyone else. I thought I’d explore in a little more detail, designers I have followed over the years and how they seem to incorporate their busy family lives with their design profession.

First up are the Novogratz family. You may or may not have heard of them. They’re very well known in America, following the success of their high profile design projects, books and later on TV series based around design duo, Robert and Cortney’s projects as well as the dynamics involved with juggling their 7 children.  They have been called ‘The coolest family in the world’ and I think I might be inclined to agree.

I first found out about them when I purchased their design book Down Town Chic a few years ago. What immediately attracted me was their eye for seeing potential in the most unlikely pieces and incorporating them into the homes of their clients. These could be items salvaged from factories, industrial sites or offices. Items that some of us may not even bat an eyelid to – Robert and Cortney,  however can see out of the box and are not confined to conventionality. This I love!

I’m so pleased I discovered them when I did and have watched as their success has grown from strength to strength.  You can find out more about them, their projects and subsequent books HERE They are surely an inspiration for going for your dreams and aspirations – and if you have children…all the better!

Although the family live in New York, they also have a holiday house in Brazil which is just stunning. Check out the pictures below…


Image credits: Marco Antonio, via Casa.abril

I don’t know about you but these photos make me want to go on holiday there!

Bye for now