Downtown Chic

Downtown Chic

Designing your Dream Home : From Wreck to Ravishing

Book - 2009
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Robert and Cortney Novogratz, starts of the hit Bravo series 9 BY DESIGN, have been renovating and designing unique and hip homes for families for over ten years. Describing their signature style as a sophisticated but bohemian mix of high and low, new and old, they offer their realistic advice on how to create original, warm interiors with ease. One part practical guide, one part inspirational volume on creating a look for the home, the book pairs humorous anecdotes about the pitfalls and pleasures of renovation with a treasure trove of decorating tips: how to use both boutique and flea-market finds; how to inject lots of personality into a room affordably; how to decorate kids' rooms so they appeal to children and adults; how to easily rehabilitate outdated furnishings; and many more. In each of the ten projects featured--which include a townhouse in New York City, a country house in Massachusetts, and a beach house in Brazil--before and after shots document the agony and ecstasy of any renovation project, as well as revealing the design duo's vision and remarkable ability to see through the most awful of spaces to the amazing home that lies within.
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2009
ISBN: 9780847831739
0847831736
Branch Call Number: 747 NOV NVD
Characteristics: 175 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm

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