Cortney & Bob meet couple Anna Skiba-Crafts and Ben Nathan at their newly renovated, white-box duplex in the Red Hook neighborhood in Brooklyn. Anna and Ben purchased the apartment a year ago and have really struggled to make it feel like a home and they want the Novos to help them figure it out. Bob & Cortney deck the place out with vintage and industrial lighting, they wrap the bedroom ceiling and walls in beautiful wallpaper and they give the main level form and function with a great blend of antique and modern furniture. For a special touch, they invite Anna and Ben to their home for a photo session with their friend Catherine Hall, who takes a series of unique portraits that Bob & Cortney place in their new dining area and their bedroom.
The Novogratz head to Long Island to oversee a gut renovation of an old house by the beach. They have been asked to bring their unique blend of old and new, vintage and modern, natural and manufactured design, to this project in order to give the house a one of a kind beach mansion vibe. They focus their designs on the main floor, where they design a very modern kitchen and living room that is surrounded with locally sourced antiques, reclaimed wood, and industrial finishes. On this project, Bob and Cortney show that high-end design can look spectacular without draining the bank account.
Cortney & Bob travel to Oklahoma with their daughters Tallulah and Bellamy to meet Food Network's Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond. Ree and her family live on a huge cattle ranch and she wants to transform a drab attic storage room into a unique and girlie bedroom for her teenage daughters, Paige and Alex. Cortney & Bob make a big splash by hanging two double beds from the ceiling along one wall and build out a custom desk/work station along the opposite wall. They go with a bold blue checker pattern carpet tile and then girl up the space with bright pink pillows, blankets and oversized bean bag chairs; but the most important part of Ree's daughters' new bedroom is the No Boys Allowed sign declaring the room off limits to brothers Bryce and Todd.
Cortney & Bob are off to Gramercy in New York to meet with their client, Emmy Award winning TV producer David Perler. David hired Bob and Cortney to rearrange some walls and make an open floorplan living room/kitchen/dining and now he wants the Novogratz duo to bring their decorating expertise to his apartment to bring to life a vintage industrial vibe.
Cortney & Bob design a pair of kids' bedrooms in a classic four-story Brooklyn brownstone.
Cortney & Bob meet with the Koch family who have a big challenge: to design a multi-use living room, that needs to function as part living room, part dining room, part home office and part playroom for their daughter Samantha.
Bob &; Cortney meet with doctors Shane & Ryan, a busy Brooklyn couple with polar opposite design tastes. Ryan likes natural, homey design, while Shane skews towards all things modern, and both of them are looking for Bob &Cortney to find the perfect natural and modern blend in their loft layout.
Cortney & Bob head to snowy Mammoth, California where they meet their client, legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk, on the top of a mountain. Tony may be the master of vertical skateboarding, but his '70s ski lodge is woefully outdated and in desperate need of the Novogratz touch. The Novogratzes decide to give Tony a chic boutique resort feel and to emphasize family in the design.
Cortney & Bob meet with their friend Grammy-award winner Suzanne Vega and plan a modern redesign to her pre-war two bedroom apartment in the Upper West Side. The Novogratz start by decluttering. They reorganize her massive collection of over three-thousand books, move furniture, and turn her large piano into a signature piece by placing it in the center of the room, and build a custom bench couch in the corner of Suzanne's library, and they paint it a vibrant pink in contrast to the vintage upholstery used on the cushions.
The Novogratz are off to Washington Square Park, where they meet the Ellant family. They have a tight three-bedroom apartment, with a living area that is in desperate need for some so definition and decluttering. They decide to use bold and fun wallpaper to designate and separate the space. Cortney & Bob decide to turn this project into a friendly design competition, with Cortney taking on the adult side, and Bob the kid's side. Cortney gives the adult-side a relaxed vibe, with a blue color palette, a soft rug, and a fancy chandelier over the dining room table. She also gets a tired old chair reupholstered, completely revitalizing it. Bob, meanwhile, gives the kids side some much needed storage. He covers the walls, and even the doors, with creative wallpaper, and adds unique touches specific to the kids' tastes. Cortney & Bob show that with the just a little bit of work, you can define any space.
The Novogratz team meets with their friend Dave Cristanti who is currently renting an East Village bachelor pad. The Novogratz need to turn this place around by giving it a Masculine Mod feel.
Cortney & Bob meet with talk show host Wendy Williams, who wants to add glitz and; glam to her audience holding room. The Novogratzes add custom seating, a DJ booth, a photo booth and a movie premiere-style step and repeat wall complete with a cardboard cutout of Wendy. They personalize beautiful pillows with Wendy's sayings, and brighten up the space with Wendy's favorite color - pink. Thanks to Bob and Cortney, Wendy's audience will step into a party before they're even on the show!
All New: Thursday, May 31 at 9|8c