Robert and Cortney Novogratz, the husband and wife design team who juggle seven children and dozens of clients, will now star in HGTV's new series "Home By Novogratz"
. During the series, which premieres Saturday, July 16, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the couple takes on a new residential design project each week and creates wildly original spaces that showcase a funky, downtown-chic aesthetic and unpretentious design sensibility. For their clients, the Novogratz pull together an eclectic mix of shopping finds and then present a spectacular custom room that surpasses every expectation. Beginning July 16, visitors to HGTV.com can view photo galleries of the room designs and follow Cortney as she posts a weekly blog about the show. (Source:
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The Novogratz are off to Washington Square Park, where they meet the Ellant family. They have a tight three-bedroom apartment, with a living area that is in desperate need for some so definition and decluttering. They decide to use bold and fun wallpaper to designate and separate the space. Cortney & Bob decide to turn this project into a friendly design competition, with Cortney taking on the adult side, and Bob the kid's side. Cortney gives the adult-side a relaxed vibe, with a blue color palette, a soft rug, and a fancy chandelier over the dining room table. She also gets a tired old chair reupholstered, completely revitalizing it. Bob, meanwhile, gives the kids side some much needed storage. He covers the walls, and even the doors, with creative wallpaper, and adds unique touches specific to the kids' tastes. Cortney & Bob show that with the just a little bit of work, you can define any space.