Inside the house of interior designer Robert Novogratz
The husband and wife duo of Cortney and Robert Novogratz have made a name for themselves in the interior design world with their “more is more” approach, as Robert describes. Their projects, hosted primarily in New York and LA, are full of graphic prints, geometric shapes, and an overall sense of modern glamor. However, a recent house on Bird Street fell mainly into Robert’s hands. In which, he was able to flex his creative muscles in isolation and explore what an isolated approach looked like aesthetically. The result was something much more refined. As one of his friends told him, it was the “most edited” space he had ever worked on.
While the Novogratz prefer to leave the original structures intact, a bad case of spoiled soil forced them to demolish it and restart. The challenge then became to rebuild the house while paying homage to its original facade. Despite this seemingly tragic loss, Robert’s favorite aspect of the house prevailed: the interior courtyard. A rarity for homes in America, the Spanish-style architecture surrounds a tiled nook of a courtyard, lined with steel and glass doors that allow the inhabitants of the house to blur the lines between exterior and interior. .
This resort-style design approach extends to other aspects of the home, such as the bachelor apartment disguised as a pool house – complete with a fully stocked wet bar – in which you’ll find the woodwork that has absorbed a significant portion of it. budget. Robert hired the carpenter for the appropriate hotels to create the surfaces above that look more like art than panels. We discovered a similar almost sculptural effect with the rest of the architecture among an eerie curvature of the stucco, an art deco fireplace and an interesting arch.
Subsequently, the purpose of the decor was not to obscure the deep nature of the architecture. Instead, the pizazz came from the art collection, a pretty impressive gathering that the Novogratz have cultivated for decades. The striking photography and modern art against a white stucco background is pretty much the only color you’ll find in the space, but somehow it all works together perfectly. Scroll down to learn more about Robert’s process for cultivating space.