WOW! We can’t believe season one of 9 by Design is over. What a fabulous experience, and what an amazing year, filled with more joy and excitement than you could hope for. A new baby, a new house, a new hotel, and so much more! Are we the luckiest people in the world? We think so! Filming the show was so much fun, and we all learned so much, made new friends, and got a chance to share our daily lives and work with all of you!
Thanks so much to our talented director, our devoted producers and all the support we could hope for from Bravo! Not to forget, you the loyal viewers. We were definitely nervous before we took on 9 by Design, but in the end, the show was all we were hoping for and more.
The last episode turned out to be one of our favorites (do I say that every week? I can’t help it! ). We got to spend some chill time at our country home in New England, where we can really unwind, and I loved our tag sale, even though it was a bit eccentric! We raised some cash, got rid of the clutter, and gave Breaker a chance to stand on street corners in his pajamas screaming!!!! Pure bliss. Never mind that we used the proceeds to buy more décor for our projects. For us, that is what it is all about. We do love the chase. Unfortunately, we have been so busy this year in NYC, we don’t get to the country as often as we would like, so our time there is especially important to us.
I jus stumbled on ur show surfin' bravo,i love finding treasures..i sooo love ur show.can't wait till next season,i aslo love the names of ur kids,kinda like the way u design,different yet when u all come together,a completed project.bravo to u and urs Novogratz's.keep up the great work,look forward to seeing u guys next season,don't change a thing..... :)
Sad to see the finale of 9 by Design. I always feel good after watching the show. Love your family! Your children are beautiful inside and out.
You guys are great!!!!Love your show ,it is so different in so many aspects!!!Love it!!!I hope we get to see you next season!!Bravo has to renew It!!You should come to Maui to visit it is beautiful and i could use some help decorating my tiny apartment.Great show!!!Aloooooha!!
The best show on Bravo. You save the drama for your creations-which are dramatic indeed. The very best for you and your family. Wonderful kids and talented too. Congratulations to you talented and real people who reaffirm my faith in creativity. Hope to see you all back next year. If not, on to bigger and better projects. Hope one of your houses sells soon!
You and your family are so fun to watch each week! You are hip parents with super cool kids! I love your designs and aesthetic!! Can't wait till next season!
PS, Don't sell that house!! It's breathtaking!
Your kids are beautiful, your family is beautiful, and your designs are beautiful. Your show is a fantastic example in this day and age on how to be family oriented and totally cool at the same time. Keep up the good work!
It was a great first season. Major steals the show. I like the close-ups they do on his cute face. So darling! Tell Bob to skip wearing the neckties over the t-shirts. Looking forward to next season.
Loved the show!!! I must see more!!!! I love all of the beautiful rooms and have used some of the pics as inspiration for a project that I am working on right now! I can't wait for the next season!!! When does it start BRAVO!!!!
Loved the show! Hope we get to see a season 2. It was lot of fun watching you and your husband with your design work.I also enjoyed seeing the family side as well. My only gripe is it seems that Robert likes to interrupt you A LOT when you are speaking, particularly in your interviews. That really irked me. But I like the show, and it is obvious th etwo of you are supremely taleneted. Looking forward to reading the book!
Such a great show! I loved watching your family and all the design. What can we do to make sure that Bravo brings you back soon?
This was by far the best show on Bravo this season. It was so much fun watching you at work and with your beautiful kids. Nice to know that not everyone is crazy in this world. Please do a Season 2. Can't wait to see your business and kids grow.
Love, love, love your show! Your house is filled with such love, laughter and creativity!! You and Bob are such a cool couple and I get a kick out of how Bob dresses, he has so much style. I hope your show will return because I am one of your biggest fans! I wish there was a way to obtain some of the artwork you have but I am certain it is way out of my price range but perhaps some reproductions are in the future. I hope you don't have to sell your NY townhouse, it is so different and you just got settled there and your children appear to love it. I enjoyed all the episodes, each one was different and from someone who loves interior design and architecture as much as I do, it was wonderful to see what new ideas you would implement in your designs. Please do come back and if and when I get to come to NY again, I'm looking you up so we can get together and have a drink. Love your kids, they are too much,especially Breaker! I have ordered your book and am looking forward to checking out all of your design ideas. Have a great summer and come back soon!
I love your show sooooooooo much! I agree with the other viewers... the BEST show on Bravo, or anywhere else for that matter!
I love, love, LOVE, your decorating style. It's unlike anything else I've ever seen. I also LOVE your easy going, down-to-earth personality. And, MY GOODNESS-what adorable and smart children!
I could watch your show all day! I hope there's more seasons to come!
Thanks for allowing us into your amazing life!
God Bless, Sherry Cates
love the show. hope to see 9 by design as part of bravos regular line up. creative, wonderful ideas, no fighting , and adorable kids. what could be better? and your hubby is easy on the eyes ;)
Cortney, Your show is so much fun. I have to say I am writing because I want that big Tourist sign!! Did it sell at the tag sale? I love it. -NY Flea market devotee
Love your show and your family, you have a real and honest way of communicating with your kids and they with you. The mutual love and respect is evident, and I love your whacky design ideas! Hope you do a season 2.
I hate to be a fly in the ointment, but I am pretty sure that The Tides Hotel in Asbury Park is a boutique hotel on the Jersey Shore, and they have been open for years. Doesn't really matter, but I have been there and wanted to give it a shout out!!
Keep up the good work. Congratulations on the success of you show.
LOVE LOVE LOVE your show.
I'm not creative. I'm NOT an architect or a designer. Nor am I a mother. Yet, there's something in you I'm able identify with.
You and Robert are hilarious and clearly have a great relationship that is built on friendship. Your family is remarkable.
Keep up the great work! Can't wait for next season.
My 9 1/2 year old daughter, Lucy, and I have a great time watching your show. She asks on Wednesday after school, "did you tape 9 by Design?" We love watching you and Robert with the kids and the fun you have letting them be "people". On a personal note for me, you have inspired me to, once again, persue my design in hand made hair accessories. After a two year stump, I have found motivation and the ambition to create and enjoy. Looking forward to another season! All the best to your family!
I LOVED your show! I was hooked from the first episode and thought the season was too short! I'm a stay at home Mom and was so inspired by your love, and dare I say, need to create. I love that you guys are a team and that you make your family part of your business. Courtney, when you said that you'd rather be with your kids than be at a party I was thrilled! Your relaxed yet loving parenting style is enviable. Love watching the whole clan! Can't wait for next season!
My son just got married in Long Branch NJ last weekend and after the wedding alot of group went to the hotel Bunalow and everyone just raved about it. Then I see you guys were the ones that designed it. Just wanted to let you know how much everyone enjoyed your vision. Loved the big wood tree they all took pictures inside that. Great job cant wait till next season.
Love your family and the interaction you all have with one another. I am going to miss you all until season two comes out. I am really hooked on your show when I watch it at least 3 times a day in OnDemand through Cox Communications. You provide a different way to decorate that makes me want to try some of your ideas for my home. Love Breaker's energy and what a cutie Major is, all your kids are so adorable. Thank you for letting us in to visit. See you all again.
Love your show and your creativity. I am in the process of designing and decorating a private railcar....do have any ideas?
Absolutely love, love, love your show. I love everything, the kids, the houses and you guys...crazy and fabulous!!! Also love your parenting skills...reminds me of my childhood...youngest of nine! Hope so much that you are back next season!!!!
i have watched your show from the first one and love it..I wish you and your family all the luck in the world and lol i hope you get paid soon lol...please do a second season!!!
This show was fabulous, all the way around, as usual!! Wonderful and precious family. Creative, unique, artistic design. Art to die for.....
I love Ann Carrington's art so much, I nearly keeled over that so much of the show had her working on that flag, and so much of the hotel had her art in it!! There is nothing she does, that I don't love! As it turns out, she's sweet, too.
The party bus you rented looked like a ton of fun! Breaker looked like he had fun dancing. He's really good, too! Good idea.
It was funny when Bob put that sign on Breaker in the bed, at the tag sale. I always love your jokes. And, I think it's funny, you and Bob have to play "good cop/bad cop" with your crew, to get stuff done.
I'm chomping at the bit, to see season 2!!
love, love, love 9 by Design! I'm so sad that this season is over already. Your show really is a breath of fresh air for reality tv. You see the design talent of Sixx Design with the mix of the family dynamics. love, love, love it! Please tell me you are doing another season!!
You guys rock! You make me want to redecorate my house, go on an "all night" date with my husband (in London!), and get pregnant again! As a reality-tv junkie, I'm embarrassed by all the negativity and drama, yet continue watching. Your show proves that reality tv, without all the backstabbing and fighting, is still entertaining... and then some. So refreshing! As a former New Yorker, I miss the city! Your family scenes are so realistic and don't seem contrived at all. I totally forget there are cameras in your faces. Did I mention you guys, and your awesome family, rock?
Your family is beautiful and I love your aesthetic! Good luck in everything you do, I enjoyed takign the ride with you and did not miss a single episode.
I recommend you and Bill create a website on sources. Where can you find the finds? Companies you love can sponsor/advertise and you/Bill can curate and comment. I live in the sticks, can't go to the flea markets but love the look and want to know how to buy! I think you will be successful at anything you do. I wish you luck!
Love your show and appreciate your energy (I have six kids myself). Noticed on the last episode, where you're all settling down and having pizza at home, they mis-tagged Five and Holly.
Anyway, looking forward to next year and keep the energy and fun coming.
I live in Columbus, GA and love the show! Like you and Robert, I'm all about "the chase"! My friends know I love finding a deal so I'm always shopping for them. It's a great feeling when I find that perfect piece and see it proudly displayed in their home! Keep up the inspirational designs and come home soon for a book signing!
Dear Novogratz family,
I love your designs, thinking, style of clothing, your children, enthusiasm, and energy! I always feel so good after watching your show- I love art - almost went to school for art or architecture but my family thought I would never make any good money---so I went into the health field-which is good but art is my passion. You guys are inspiring me to go back and take some classes again in art- I love drawing (doing portraits), color and photography---your photo wall paper of your family was awesome!!! I would love to do that one-day.
Cortney and Bob you guys think and work so well together-your family values, the business and having fun together with and with out your children (when you get a chance to go on a date :) )! My boyfriend and I just moved in together and bought a home. He is creative and very smart in his own ways…but not so so much in art. I’m like hey lets do this or that and he is like ummm welllll---I’m trying to get him into looking outside the box of original into the mind of art… after showing him and having him watch your show he is slowly understanding and looking at some things differently :) … For example I’m like hey lets go to an antique store and find a table and chairs for our kitchen and recreate it to our liking? He was like um no but after explaining he is now thinking it might be ok.
Well before I keep talking more and more… bottom line, I love your show and family and thanks for being so inspirational to me (and I’m sure to sooo many other people) and I hope there will be more seasons to come!! Good luck with everything!!!!
You and your family are amazing! I hope we see you for another season because your shows are fun, funky, and design driven. I love, love, love your philosophy of life and your heart for other people, especially those less fortunate. Your kids are funny, creative, and very confident--which I think reflects your parenting style. God bless. d
Love this show. Just stumbled on it and have been catching up on older episodes. Hope you have many more seasons. Love watching your design ideas come to fruition. You're a very interesting and entertaining family.
Love, love, love your show, style, energy, and the fact that you have a great set of kids who seem so grounded. Congrats on the season finishing... hoping there will be more to come in the future. Good luck on selling your two properties if you haven't already!
Cheers from Chicago!
This show is great, because unlike many of the other "reality" shows, your family does not come across as entitled twits. You are real, your kids are real and you care about other people and issues. You have great values and let them shine through. Even your drama is pretty contained. We get to see you and your work process and the great artists you include in your projects. THANKS!
YOUR FAMILY ROCKS!!! your kids are very intelligent and definitely DO NOT come off as entitled brats! not to mention they are gorgeous!...kudos to all your success~
Love the show. Love the respect that is evident in your interactions with each other, the children and everyone you work with. Is there a website for Anne Cuerington, or a studio that she exhibits her work?
I can't wait to see season 2! I will go through withdrawals until then!! Your show inspired me so much - I felt such happiness after watching each episode. You are an awesome family with amazing values & I am so happy that you agreed to do the TV show! May your lives be forever blessed!
I am your biggest fan, makes me miss NYC so much too. You have an awesome family and are a superb couple. I love how you always manage to smile and reach a compromise and keep pushing forward. I am so certain that soon you will be traveling around the world with requests to design hotels all over the world. I am certain that you will even design cruise ships and become such a mega empire that you will have the best time of your life. I see nothing but the best for people like you who follow their passion and their hearts. What a great example for all your seven children. ElevenByDesign... 2 more kids? why not?
This show is my favorite! I never write on these things, but was compelled to write something. Courtney and Bob are amazing parents, who followed their dreams and passions. I hope to be half the parent that you two are. Truly, I felt inspired after watching each and every episode to accomplish my goals. This first season was too short and I hope for many more to come. Your book is beautiful and your story is amazing! Your family is gorgeous and I wish each and every one of you the best of luck. Thank you for such a genuine show.
see you next season :-)
I just love your show and your family. You are awesome parents AND designers. It took me watching your show to realize how kewl Hotel Bungelow is! I live 5 minutes away and have never gone to see it! Well I did and its fantabulous!!! Cortney, please 'splain your energy!!! Is it Red Bull????
Love you and your family! Your creativity is amazing! So awesome to see a couple able to have the perfect balance between work and family! Love love love the show!!
I love LOVE your show. I wish you could visit the town I live in because the entire main street is nothing but antique shops. Love to You and Yours