What do you get when you add one new baby, two household moves, and one shark fin desk? Let's do the math.
The Novogratz family covered a lot of ground last night on 9 by Design. Yes, you counted correctly. The family completed two moves with their seven children in last night's episode. From a remodel home to a temporary space to an entirely new space, it's no wonder the children have had trouble remembering their address in the past.
After a final "funny photo" shoot in their most recent design, Courtney went into labor two weeks early and we welcomed Baby Major. Most couples would be way in over their heads with seven children and a live-in project, but Robert and Courtney take on the task with ease. Setting off smoke alarms, and together in (or without) hot water, the Novogratz family seem ready to handle anything.
Even on the first of April, when the team decides to prank Robert, Courtney doesn't crack (much) at the stress of potentially being locked out of the new home. This family has been training for these moments, and Robert and Courtney keep the kids motivated for each new step.
So what was the grand total of the night? Two, yes, count 'em, two stunning, re-designed multi-million dollar homes on the market. Is this what the Novogratz family considers maternity leave?
just found my new favorite show!!! I love the designs and creativity - but most of all love the family! I come from a family with 6 brothers and sisters and it's so cool to see how another large family works so well together. Way to go Robert & Courtney
04/23/2010 - 12:27am
I just sent this post to a bunch of my friends as I agree with most of what you’re saying here and the way you’ve presented it is awesome.
I just found my new favorite show!!! I love the designs and creativity - but most of all love the family! I come from a family with 6 brothers and sisters and it's so cool to see how another large family works so well together. Way to go Robert & Courtney
Have watched the same 1st episode, 3 times, and find something new in it each time! Love, love LOVE the kids (and oh my goodness...those incredible unique names!) They are bright, funny talented, like Mom and Dad. I love how Coutney and Robert involve them every step of the way, that's so important!! I loved how Courtney had to "feather her nest" for Major's arrival! And the temporary apartment DID look amazing with those Flea market finds! I look forward to every new episode, and will never tire of "all the dimples"!! (I just realized how many times...I said "love"...guess that means...hmmm...I really, really love it!)
The show 9by design - is a great show!! This is an exciting Adventure the hold family can experience and the viewers - love it bravo
I watched the show online for the first time today after reading a blog post on Slate. I thought the show was interesting. The spaces were beautiful. It's an absolute fantasy to be able to create the space you live in over and over again. I don't really understand what all the negativity is about. The husband, Robert, seems a bit immature, but he is creative and he keeps the business going. This is his identity. The wife, Courtney is amazing and talented. The kids act like kids. I don't find them bratty at all. In fact, they are holding it together quite well for being filmed all the time. They are a family being filmed by choice, they don't have to be perfect for us, they have to do their best for each other.I'm looking forward to watching the next episode (4/20) when it is posted online.
Love your interiors! The furniture is out of the world! I flipped over the dining room table. Where can I get one?
Courtney, I have adopted your mantra "I'll figure it out tomorrow" :) I don't know how you keep from going 'crazy' but I like you and your husband's style and really enjoy watching the show. Good luck with all your future projects. and p.s. please do not become one of those NYC housewives! If they approach you, run screaming away as fast as you can :)
I've watched 9 By Design twice and find it very interesting because of my art, design and architectural bent.
I was however very much offended by Robert's use of "Jesus Christ" at least twice in the episode. There is no excuse for this denigration of God. Not only are many in your audience offended by the demeaning of the name of God's Son but God's own law is casually and flippantly violated in Robert's harange.