I can't WAIT for the new Rizzoli book called, Downtown Chic, co-written by husband and wife team, Robert and Cortney Novogratz of the world renowned NYC-based firm, SIXX Design. This NYC couple has been designing dream spaces for over 10 year. I first saw their "to die for style" a few years ago in COOKIE magazine. Their space included clean, crisp white walls that popped with the color of high style design items, and crayola masterpieces- flawlessly blended into a fun and fashionable home. (topped off with a caged hoops court on the rooftop -how cool is THAT?) Did I mention they have 7 children? - well, they do. And they prove that it IS possible to have a home full of beautiful design, along with a home full of kids!
The new book features ten projects—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. Due to be released on April 28, 2009, or pre-order at amazon.