I don't know about you but I've become completely charmed by the Novogratz family on Bravo's newest hit reality show, 9 by Design. Husband and wife team Cortney and Robert make up SixxDesign, a developing and interior design firm in New York City.
Last night was the season finale. It's been so much fun watching how they run their hip and stylish enterprise, but what I found so fascinating was how they juggle it all with seven energetic, albeit well-behaved and adorable, children.
Robert and Cortney seem to do it with such ease and a good sense of humor. I love the little smiles Robert is always able to get out of Cortney with his witty jokes even in the tensest of moments. You can sense the tenderness between them and the team work behind their success.
Admittedly, their aesthetic is one that has been an acquired taste for me. Through watching the show, I've been surprised to see how much more I appreciate it after understanding the thought process behind it.
Love it or hate it, one thing is for sure, Robert and Cortney's designs are striking, daring, and get people talking. Their show has brought that conversation to a national stage, as they continue to build their SixxDesign empire. Let's hope Bravo brings them back for a second season because as far as I can tell, the design community is totally smitten!
*images via the portfolio of SixDesign