Cortney Novogratz

"Bob was not completely happy in the beginning that I took on another freebie, but once he got into it, he had a great experience."

on May 25, 20100

You will all get to share one of the biggest and most exciting projects we have ever worked on, the creation of our first hotel, Bungalow, on the Jersey shore. Developer Dave Barry gave us a chance to realize our dreams to do a hotel, but the pressure of a new situation was anxiety-provoking. With all of this going on, we also decided to put our house up for sale, reflecting the difficult economic situation in America at that time. So many people have loved the house, but so far, no takers. For all the rest of the juicy details, you have to wait until next Tuesday to find out everything unfolds! We hope you will be able to make it to our season-ender. We think it’s a good one. See you there, Cortney.

69 comments
JustMedkw
JustMedkw

PLEASE..........is there going to be a season 2? If so.....when will it begin? I so enjoyed the the first season!!! BRAVO!

Scjhouse
Scjhouse

Just like everyone else I'm anxious for the next season. I loved 9 by Design. I had seven children and love the way Courtney works with her brood. She seems always calm and "normal". Her kids are great and I love their names! Just hurry up and get back to work. Why is it such a secret? Can't find anything out about the other favorites I have; Rescue Me, Terriers etc.

rachel Novetsky
rachel Novetsky

did you ever get a response? I need to know who Lauren's sister, the artist is????

TwinsMom07
TwinsMom07

Could you tell us when the next season will air? I've seen the first season a long time ago - I think a year ago. LOVED IT! In fact, I keep on thinking about it for some reason. Not in a weird way, just that the design aspect has really inspired me to be creative with my own house, not so stuffy and protective. Also, I've become more fun-loving with my twins and not so worried about the details. Bravo, thank you for bringing a family to the t.v. screen that ebodies a "real" family that is inspiring, not fake and unrealistic. I'd love to watch more!!

Barbara Hamilton
Barbara Hamilton

PLease tell us how to replicate the photo wall collage of black and white family photographs you did in the commercial office downtown in one of your episodes. I have to have it!!!!!!!

LOVE YOUR SHOW.

DidiJax
DidiJax

I love your show. I was just wondering how you did the photo collage. Where can I go to do one on my wall!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT IDEA

Traci W
Traci W

Courtney,

Your show is so great. I look so forward to Tuesday's to watch. Why aren't they showing reruns? As a working mother of six myself, Its fun to watch how you are trying to balance everything, and doing a great job. We are so looking forward to the upcoming season! Congratulations...

Jil Mizen
Jil Mizen

Hello Cortney,

I love your show and all your outfits. Can you please tell me where to buy the floral green tunic shirt with the lace ribbon edging? Please! I live in chicago. thanx

Danigirl-OC-CA
Danigirl-OC-CA

Love your show!

You are beautiful your husband is handsome, your children are dolls.... it all just works!!!

Can't wait for season 2!~

Sakinah
Sakinah

Love your show, like everyone else, hated for it to end, like everyone else, hoping that you continue doing the show, like everyone else, read your book cover to cover as soon as I bought it, like everyone else, I have referred you to everyone I know, like everyone else, and they have bought the books like everyone else, I love your kids, like everyone else!

mj
mj

I love your show!!! I can't wait for next season. Why isn't Bravo showing reruns?

mj
mj

I love your show!!! I can't wait for next season. Why isn't Bravo showing reruns?

artgirl7884
artgirl7884

Love your energy. I should watch your show before I go to work so I am pumped up! (and eat a peanut butter and mustard sandwich.)

Wondered if you could give me the information for Lauren's sister, the artist, featured in episode 7. Thanks!

No 1 AK Mom
No 1 AK Mom

I'm not a reality show watcher, but happened upon your show one day and am a HUGE fan. Alaska could use you....you're looking for a new challenge? How about the last frontier?

suzcali
suzcali

Love your family and the show, sad its over already.. cant wait for season 2.. Come to the west coast for a book signing would love to see you guys .. Great book :)

pbw
pbw

Love the show. Wanted to know the name of the Hotel you decorated at the shore. I think it may be in Long Branch, NJ in Pier Village but wanted to confirm it. You all handle 7 kids really well. Hope you return for another season. Thanks

Adriangdo
Adriangdo

LOVE the show, you guys are great inspiration If you are ever hiring let me know Hope to see a second season

Genevieve
Genevieve

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P.S. Luvs ur kids,& and especially the graet job u'all are doin as parents! Bob and Courtney u'all crack me up!!!!

maddiemaesmama
maddiemaesmama

I absolutely love your show! I am so sad for it to be over. You and your family are amazing. You and Bob are great parents, it is so nice to see a somewhat wholesome reality tv show where the kids can be kids! I am a single mom and a business owner - my 2 year old daughter has been raised in my office - it is such a blessing to be able to balance both a career and parenthood! Keep up the great work - can't wait for next season!

Cheers -

Danielle

bethViewer
bethViewer

it's awesome to see such a positive mother, your family and designs are extemely cool

phillymomof4
phillymomof4

I Love Love Love your show! I just found it tonight on comcast on demand. I can't believe tonight was the season finale. I really hope your show is on for years and years! You guys are fantastic, down to earth and just proof that parents with lots of kids can still be hip and cool. Not everyone with lots of kid have to look awful and dowdy like the Gosselins (I hate to even compare them to you b.c you are so out of their league). You guys are a perfect match (balanced) and i love how you raise your kids with good values, lots of love and common sense!

Shhhhhh....
Shhhhhh....

Please stop talking over people. You talk over Robert. You talk over clients. You talk over other professionals. When do you listen?

gayeann
gayeann

Your show is so uplifting. I have the feeling that you are exactly who you are portrayed to be on television. Your enthusiasm for enjoying life is contagious.

I love the way you interact with your children ...and the way you move and arrange things that somehow end up dancing together when before they may have sat on the sidelines when the music began.

Thank you for helping all of us learn to dance.

hugs from guntersville alabama

ElizabethA
ElizabethA

I really do enjoy your show, but please try and get your facts staight. In the remodeling job on the Hotel that you placed the different flags in each room, the flag that represented Cuba was a disgrace. The symbol of the "Che" is an insult to all Cubans, he was a murderer a cold blooded killer. Please read up before doing something so insulting, it's like putting up the face of Hitler. Thank You.

SusieQ
SusieQ

I love this show. Your design sense is so fun, and has inspired me to redecorate my home. And bob, love your quirky personal style as well--especially all the hats!! And I love your family and how well adjusted your kids are. They are the total antithesis of almost all of the "Housewives" kids who are so spoiled and entitled. I was really struck by the fact that Wolfie allowed you to spray paint his basketball trophies to use for the basketball charity party. Most kids in Manhattan would have a medltdown and throw a fit if their parents even suggested painting them. You guys should be proud to have raised such decent kids. Please, Bravo, renew this almost unheard-of "feel good" reality show.

9fan
9fan

Love your show and your family!!! You guys remind me of my family but we only have 4 kids. Keep rockin and I really hope there are more seasons to come!!!

C allie
C allie

Courtney Love the show, love the kids love the designs and even your husband....what I want to know is where do you get your clothes,and the cowboy boots,( are they golden goose boots)your style is so easy and fun....

Elizabeth9
Elizabeth9

After stumbling across your show a few weeks ago I immediately ordered Downtown Chic. I read it cover to cover in one sitting. You gave me many ideas for my house that didn't cost anything - it was a matter of rearranging and using things I'd put in the attic.

I normally avoid reality shows with children because of the exploitation but like the fact that your show focuses on the design aspect. And when you do show the children it is always in a flattering light. You don't embarrass them. You boost your kids up and unlike Kate Gosselin, you appear to truly like and love your children. I hope, if Bravo decides they need to inject conflict into your marriage and family life, you resist and protect the children.

ViewerBetty Lee
ViewerBetty Lee

Love your show-hate for it to end each week! You're the antithesis of the Gosselins.Hope you'll be renewed for next season.

mindy504
mindy504

Cortney ordered an oven for the beach renovation bright colored what is the brand name?

Charitymrie
Charitymrie

As a mom. I am curious as to how often you have your nanny watching the kids? And if the younger ones are on some sort of schedule? How they sleep at night? They don't really go into detail in the show. And you guys seem like you have a good amount of time without having to worry about the kids while working on your design. And you guys seem to have all of them sleeping at a certain time everynight. I was just curious if it really is that way or if there are just things that they don't show. Like kids fighting with you to go to bed. The baby up and awake all night. Love the show hope it comes back for another season.

Suzanne Potter-Thomas
Suzanne Potter-Thomas

I found you on U-verse on demand, didn't know about your show until tonight. I have watched all 4 episodes!

I love you guys!! Your family is sooo cool and you guys are great parents and a great couple! I love how well you communicate and throw design ideas around together.

I can't believe how cool you are under pressure! How do you do it? I totally agree with the other viewer that you should write a parenting book!

You are the ultimate mom and your work is awesome! I totally get how you love to create and make things beautiful, even when you aren't getting paid!

Can't wait to see the "Season Finally". I am looking forward to many seasons with you guys!

P.S. You look sooo awesome for having 7 kids!! I can't believe you have had TWO sets of twins!! I am bowing to you!! :O

Nicol in NY
Nicol in NY

Just discovered your show (on demand) my 6 are camping and I can't wait to share it with them when they return. I love your zest for gettin' it done.

LadyTron
LadyTron

Love the show and love that you make having a large family seem so cool. I come from a family of nine and this is the first large family reality show I actually enjoyed watching (and didn't roll my eyes at).

You guys have great taste (your website needs work, though). :)

Can't wait for Season 2.

Stay real!

Luv9
Luv9

Bravo must have you back next season. I'm so inspired by your ideas and have started the clean up and transformation. Thank you Courtney The kids make me laugh and Major is sooooo cute..hope to see you next year!

Ritamac
Ritamac

We watch your show as a family. Thanks for giving us something fun to watch. You are a wonderful mother and inspire me! p.s. BRAVO please don't cancel this show!

tatie
tatie

Love this family, love this show! So creative, inspiring and fun. I'm so sad to see it ending so quickly.

Of all the shows BRAVO does, this is the best. Real people, with real talents, admirable qualities, and admirable lives that don't get dragged down into pettiness and the worst of behavior because they're busy living their lives.

Courtney, you and your family are a real an inspiration. Thank you for sharing a little glimpse of that ....

Oh, and by the way- LOVE your energy and style. wish I had even half of either one!

9byDesignFan
9byDesignFan

dear courtney: i'm so sorry your season got caught up in the wake of the housewives - you and your family are awesome, creative, resourceful, and just a joy to watch... best of luck for season two - i'm totally there!!!

Lauren01132010
Lauren01132010

I just became a first time mommy 4 months ago to a beautiful baby boy! You're such an amazing mother. You make it look so easy. I only wanted 2 kids and was VERY strict on my decision but after watching your show i'm considering have a few more. Also my absolute dream is to flip homes. My husband and I talk about it all of the time. That is one of my biggest goals on my "bucket list". Just watching your show has me reallllly considering seriously researching what it will take. All of my husbands aunts ask me for advice on designing their home because they love the way i've designed mine. Your show is so inspiring in many ways and I just love the fam. I hope for a second season!!!

crazylawyer
crazylawyer

Courtney, I have to say that I love you. You are fantastic and really a great mom and wife. You truly are an inspiration and really your "go getter" attitude is what is so inspiring. I really enjoy the fact that you are resiliant and have what I call a "yes I can attitude". I especially love the fact that you do not have all the answers and you allow the audience to see your fears and anxiety. You are a great designer and woman. Love Love you.

EJFAN
EJFAN

I LOVE your show! Your family is the one we all wish we grew up in! -all your terrific designing is an added bonus! I love the kids names!

Lisa67
Lisa67

I enjoy watching your show! You both are so talented, it is great to watch you succeed in making a business and family all work. You both seem to have balanced your life. If I ever hit it big I would love you to decorate my home! Have a wonderful Summer!

Lisabeth Burnett
Lisabeth Burnett

The Novogratz family is like a breath of fresh air. I look forward to Tuesday to watch your show. Love your style, the way you raise your family and your sense of style is breathtaking....I hope to see you and your family for many, many seasons.

Liz Burnett New York City

nancy22
nancy22

Love the show. I get new ideas every week. I love how your so relaxed with the kids. Nothing seems to bother you. Im trying to follow your lead.

ymh
ymh

Love love love you show and your lovely family! It's so inspiring! Please come back!

irena19
irena19

Love the show! Best show on Bravo right now!

Viewer wcmom
Viewer wcmom

Not enough shows! Please come back for a second season!

artgrlb
artgrlb

Courtney, I just love watching your show. You have such a loving family and you can tell you all enjoy each other. Most of all, your work inspires me to make changes in my own home! Thank you for that!

Bostonminded
Bostonminded

Cortney, Love your show! Would you ever consider helping out other single moms rearrange their apartments even if you had to travel to another state? I live in Florida but I don't think the kids would complain (think Disney World:). It's nice to see a drama-free show on Bravo. Your work is amazing!!

knh
knh

OK- I've never commented on a show before but I feel I have to!! I LOVE your show, without a doubt my favorite show on TV right now. I love your eclectic style-I feel inspired every time I watch an episode. See you do all of this great work while raising your family makes you so easy to relate to and so real....LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!