Meet Bob and Cortney Novogratz. They're a husband and wife design team, owners of the NYC based firm, Sixx Design, and parents of seven! They're also the stars of Bravo's latest docu-series, "9 By Design."
For more than a decade, this young, hip and artsy couple have developed and designed unique properties in Manhattan, rebuilt entire blocks in the city, and turned funky into fabulous with taste and confidence. In any given week, the duo face daunting construction challenges against rapidly ticking clocks, create sumptuous spaces from wrecks and empty lots, and then decorate the spaces with rare and inspiring collectables.
Both hailing from large Southern families, Bob and Cortney shared the desire to have a lot of kids and are parents to seven children. New York City may not be the typical place to raise a large and growing family, but for the Novogratz family there's no place they'd rather be.
The series follows the couple over the course of six months, during which they worked on six large-scale design projects including a 24-room hotel on the New Jersey Shore called The Bungalow Hotel, a 10,000 square foot glass house on Manhattan's West Side Highway and a home conversion of a gun shop located on the edge of Soho.
The series also will give viewers useful advice for their own lives. The couple utilizes their signature mix of vintage and modern, and purchase items that are both high and low end. For example, a treasured family heirloom can be paired with a new piece from Ikea. Or maybe an old coffee table can be painted hot pink and make a fun addition to a girl's bedroom.
Get to know the Bob and Cortney and the whole Novocratz crew when "9 By Design" premieres Tuesday, April 13 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The series moves to 10 p.m. ET/PT on Tuesday, April 20.
And get your first looks at the series right here:
I am so excited about the new show! Im curious about all the different personalities in the house. Has to be entertaining with six children! i cant wait!!!!!!!!!
Can't wait to see the preview tonight at midnight! Way to go Cortney & Robert....I am so proud of ya'll.
loved the preview!!! where do u get all that energy from girl??? wow!! im impressed!! all the kids r beautiful!! cant wait for next show!!! im so ready...april 13th baby!!!! hurry up and get her!!!!
The preview was so cute. Im so ready for april 13th! hurry up and get here! Where do she get all that energy? All i can say is "u go girl"!!
I was surprised to land on this new show. my husband and i love the potential of a good wreck and have invested in a few, but in just 25 minutes of the first episode, i am mesmerized by cortney's instantaneous eye for what to keep, what to trash and what direction to go....rapidly. if i had large hunks of money i would hire them in a minute because of their artistic flair. the kids are beautiful and appeared to be very well behaved. i look forward to episode number 2....Thanks! and,by the way, smartsitting.com, for top quality college graduate babysitters-ask for dara, the opera singer!
Absolutely looking forward to "9 By Design", I'll definitely be watching...counting down the days...34 days to go!!!
talk about 'super mom'- cortney seems amazing just from the first episode! i wish she'd bring her vision to my 1950's new jersey wreck. smartsitters will watch the kids!
I don't have a dime I live in houston and I have a home daycare .I wish you where like house makeover make a wish cause I would send in my application TODAY my house is 1600 sq feet and I can keep up to 12 kids we have no room .I love your style I will be watching but if you ever do a wish show PLEASE send me an email so I can enter.amen I'm praying at the same time.
I'd rather have a show about a daycare center than watch these children crawl all over everything. And by the way, they are not YOUNG or HIP.
OMG this show looks amazing! Cannot wait until April 13! such a talented and interesting family. This looks like such a fun show! The design stuff looks like it has such a funky flair and all while raising seven kids!!!! how do they do it????? CANNOT WAIT UNTIL APRIL 13!!!
I never watch reality TV, but this is interesting, most hipsters barely have talent to tie there shoes or lift a cig to there 100lb frame, anyone who who can make money create art, and at the same time raise 6 kids is alright by me
Hello mates! Just watching this sneak preview..........and I love it so far. They are really cool. I love that they are a family dealing with real life experiences in an urban setting, much like my own life as I commute between Lonon and Atlanta ( He works for Warner Music and I am a Personal Chef) at least once a month because my husband lives there and I here.....so this mimicks my CRAZY LIFE. I love their design looks....absolutely FAB. So this is right up my alley.......and I just love the kids!
Interesting show and great concept but does not seem to pay any respect for the design professionals out there...architects, engineers, contractors, are what make projects a reality for our patrons. While every creative home owner should be encouraged to take on their own projects...or in the case of this family "creative hipsters" with some cash to invest...we have licensed professionals to help clients create their vision...hopefully these guys are also utilizing our services even if it does not seem to be highlighted.
This show looks like a sure fire hit! I recently renovated the Stetson Mansion in Fl and I have an amazing amount of respect for people who take the plunge into a restoration/renovation project of this scope. Awesome family awesome workmanship! By the way..doesn't the dad look like Quentin Tarrantino and Mickey Dolenz?
Can't help but question the uh...perception(?)... of all these viewers who claim to have seen the one preview available and already love this show while also exclaiming how much they "...love the six kids..." when the # of children was not only mentioned more than once in the blurb above but also in the shows preview. Clearly the shows called "9 by design" for a reason, no?
So far all I see are a couble of self absorbed egomaniacs pretending to know design and construction principals. It may make good TV but the people (not the kids) are disgusting
This is why we have no room (seats) open in our schools. Its all about "me, me and me" Give me, give me now !
I love families that actually make life interesting. And I love how first and foremost they make life fun. Not at all too serious and such positive people!! Not fear based at all!! Just full of life! and making art along the way. How do people have a problem with that? :)
Who is dogging on this show???
Great fun. Creative design. Who wouldn't want to have a lovely active family, work well with one's spouse and enjoy life???
As far as hipsters and age... who cares. Just labels. They are cool in my book. Individuality is a treat. I don't think their success or economic status is relevant either. Why should successful people be projected as "bad, greedy or fake"?
Lets not take life so seriously and certainly not entertainment!
I love this show! I hope it comes back, I have been watching the same ones over and over. I love the kids and I think Cortney and Bob are really cool. I love their style of design and their life style is so... cool. I learned a lot about designing and took some of it to my home. Love You guys!
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