Monday 12 November 2012

Rue Meets The Novogratz

There's a new issue of Rue out, and what a fantastic issue - there's so much gorgeousness and inspiration! I loved so many of the articles, but decided to focus on the one featuring the Novogratz. I got such a good response from y'all, both here and on Facebook, on my last post about them. And for those who wanted to know how to see them, they are on Choice TV in NZ, recently changed to Wednesday, 5.30pm to 6pm (not ideal viewing time for parents of young kids!).

I loved reading about how Robert and Cortney helped their friend, Dave Crisanti, decorate his small home in New York's East Village. Like any good designer/stylist, the Novogratz transform the space into a fabulous home by getting a feel for the home owner (easier this time as he's a friend), and accentuating his loves and interests. Also working with the architecture, enhancing the strengths and addressing the weaknesses.

Robert commissioned the original piece above the desk with a Princeton theme, where Dave studied.

The large living room gets plenty of light, so Cortney & Robert
decided it could handle a deep moody teal blue on the walls.

Details capturing Dave's interests - the glass cabinet has become home to
hundreds of concerts and sports games tickets that he's kept over the years.

The home has a masculine feel and is filled with treasured momentos and nostalgia.

A second living room was turned into a dining room with a bar for entertaining.

A greyish duck egg blue compliments the mid century modern look in the dining room.

The small bedroom was painted mostly white to keep the room bright and open,
but the end wall was made a focal point by painting it dark green.

Dave's vintage Princeton letterman jacket was framed above his bed.


  1. It's the kind of place that you could kick your shoes off and feel immediately at home! I also loved how they used blue - it can be quite a cold colour but this house is anything but!

  2. I loved this issue of rue too Vic! And this apartment is awesome! Love the blue colour they have used :)

    Abbey x

  3. This is an awesome space - it's masculine without being too overwhelmingly so

  4. What an awesome space! Love the use of blue tones throughout with wood and brass. Those Dining chairs are Hot! Yels x

  5. This is so cool, I'm going to have to go and check it out.


It's lovely to hear from you. Thanks for your comment. Best wishes, Vic xxx

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