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: