Robert and Cortney Novogratz have a knack for turning derelict properties into stunning spaces.
The dashing couple and their seven children have their own reality show on HGTV, Home by Novogratz, and the renovations of their quirky houses — the latest is a rambling, 1920s estate in the Hollywood Hills called “The Castle” — have been chronicled in their books.
Their design firm, The Novogratz, has reimagined houses and hotels from New York to New Orleans and Napa Valley. Everything the Novogratzes get their hands on becomes a little more hip, artistic, and loads more fun.
Their new book, Beachside Bohemian: Easy Living by the Sea (Rizzoli, $55), documents their vacation home in Trancoso, Brazil, which they’ve made over to stunning effect.
Part interior design book, part travel guide, it treats us to a room-by-room tour of the house, succinct design and travel tips, and bits on the charming local shops, restaurants, artisans, and nightlife found in the Quadrado, the central hub. The Novogratzes, who write lovingly and enthusiastically about their seaside village and its people, are clearly smitten.
Meet Cortney and Robert Novogratz Thursday, November 17, 6 to 8 pm, at a reception and book signing at The Shade Store in Dallas, 4516 McKinney Ave., 469.619.4942; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Dallas in the subject line.