1.12.2010

Downtown Chic


I was so very excited to receive a copy of Downtown Chic in the mail. The book is a sort of memoir of the decorating and renovation process from Sixx Design, a New York based design and development firm. I took the weekend and scoured this book from cover to cover. Robert and Courtney Novogratz are the masterminds behind Sixx Design. A company named after their then six children now seven, impressed? I know I am. To be able to see the before...


and after...


of so many of their projects was quite impressive. What I found most appealing is their design although very beautifully put together is made to live in. Even with finds from all around the world it seems they always had their many children in mind. These are just a few that I find to be utterly engaging for me and my kiddos.





Can't you image the fun to be had in these rooms? To see more of their projects you can go here or buy the book here. Also if you happen to be on the Jersey shore and need a hotel then Bungalow 24 looks fabulous and yes it was designed by Sixx Design. Oh, and did I happen to mention they have a reality show coming soon to Bravo called Nine by Design and slated to begin in April I believe, although their site does say January so you will just have to keep a look out.

22 comments:

Adriana said...

Very cool Paula, is that a glass frame of flowers in one of those pics? Amazing!

Melissa said...

YOu know, the color choices don't resonate with me-- but the spaces. Oh, my, the architecture. And that canopied bed in the girls' room-- so perfect!

Donna said...

I have been eyeing this book for a while...can't wait to see their show on Bravo!

Staley Mc said...

I love that top bedroom!!

Smitten Design said...

Great review Paula. I love that last picture with the many bicycles.
I can't wait to see their show.

Joyce said...

I want to pack my bags and move right in! I love how they can find a diamond in the raw and turn it into something so beautiful. Thanks. xo

PS I got up early and started my day off with you and many others. smile... Too bad this doesn't go on throughout the whole year.

doug said...

Love it, how fun! And I'm ready for our show on Bravo...who do I call about that?

Heather said...

Thanks! I have this book...so much fun to look through, isn't it? Your post was really refreshing to read because you've provided lots of good info about this cool couple! It makes me want to move back to Manhattan and have another baby or 6!

Haven and Home said...

I just got my copy this weekend, can't wait to really study it!

Cassie said...

Looks fabulous and that very large round mirror - well just wow!

A Taste of T said...

That mirror, wow. Look forward to the show! Great post!

sarah said...

wow. The first photos of the building transformation are unbelievable! The kitchen is one I would love to have my morning coffee in!

Lavender and Lilies said...

I need that book. Thanks for the tip! I love those rooms. You are awesome!

Kasey said...

looks great...
but i'll take that vespa sitting out front for sure.
xo

megan said...

I will have to check out the book and the show!

Vivi said...

Love that last image with all the bikes. I love spaces that are beautiful, but also look lived in so the bikes and the warn look on the doors makes this house even more beautiful (but then again the yellow and the flower boxes are pretty divine all on their own too...) :)

la la Lovely said...

Oh we must be on the same wave length.... I have been wondering when the show was starting.. was thinking of spending a gift card on this book... Do you love the whole book?

Also, if you say you said, Never to twitter and now you tweet, well that might have just given me the push!
xx Trina

Katie said...

Looove it! Wow! Before and After's are my fave! I cannnnnoootttt WAIT to see the Bravo show!

Gracie said...

How awesome are those rooms?! I love seeing projects and how they are finished. I love the glass on the balconies in the 2nd pic. That looks fantastic! x

Kristin said...

That pretty in pink bedroom is incredible!

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

i love this book. It sits on my coffee table and is flicked through sooooo often. Love the girls bedroom. Also the way their style has evolved with each new project. Super.

Hanako66 said...

i have this book...it is wonderful!