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Beachside Bohemian: Easy Living By the Sea - A Designer Couple's Refuge for Family and Friends

Written by Robert Novogratz and Cortney Novogratz

  • October 11, 2016
  • Hardcover
  • House & Home - Decorating
  • Rizzoli
  • 9 x 11
  • $55.00
  • $75.00
  • 978-0-8478-4808-9

About This Book

Effortlessly combining bohemian chic style and family living, the fashionable couple serve up fun and practical design tips from their beachfront vacation home. Well known to their fans through their reality TV shows (on HGTV and Bravo) and various home decor lines (Macy’s, CB2, and Walmart), designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz’s third book is dedicated to one of their favorite places to spend time with their sizable brood: their vacation home in the sleepy beach outpost of Trancoso, Brazil. Transforming a ramshackle house into a sanctuary for family and friends, we see the Novogratzes’ relaxed and family-focused style in its purest and most laid-back form. Brimming with great decorating and entertaining ideas that easily translate from vacation vibe to "real life" back at home, the gracious couple excel at living well, in sandals and bare feet, and never sweating the small stuff. In addition to offering up terrific decoration suggestions for every room in the house and the outdoors (including a treehouse!), they have advice on how to make your vacation home pay for itself—advising that small touches add up in big ways when creating the most enjoyable experience for guests and renters—and traveling with kids—with seven of their own, it’s a subject they have mastered.

About the Author

Robert and Cortney Novogratz met at a party twenty years ago and have been together ever since. Native Southerners, and both from large families, they moved to New York to pursue a job on Wall Street (Bob) and acting (Cortney). After realizing they had a knack for renovating derelict properties into coveted, gorgeously designed homes, they put their talents to use full time and founded The Novogratz, their design firm. They divide their time between New York and Los Angeles, where they recently just bought a house.

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Cortney Novogratz

Reviews

  • "The breathtaking view of the Trancoso, Brazil waterfront surrounded by tropical wildlife is 'the best piece of art' in his family’s vacation home, said designer Robert Novogratz. He and his wife, Cortney, transformed a ramshackle dwelling to a sanctuary in paradise for their friends and family, including their seven children. The result of that transformation by the design duo well known from their reality TV shows and home decor lines is the subject of BEACHSIDE BOHEMIAN by Robert and Cortney Novogratz..." 
    —HadleyCourt.com

    "Part interior design book, part travel guide, it treats us to a room-by-room tour of the house, succinct design and travel tips, and bits on the charming local shops, restaurants, artisans, and nightlife found in the Quadrado, the central hub."
    —PaperCity Magazine

    "Thankfully for wealthy wanderers everywhere, the eye-popping decor and beachy but luxe amenities of the South American oasis are not confined to the book’s pages—the home is currently available for rent."
    —DuJour.com

    "Prolific designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz take a break from designing homes, housewares and hotels to focus on their vacation home in Trancoso, Brazil. More than just a travelogue, the book provides tips on how to decorate your home like a boutique hotel in the age of Airbnb."
    —Los Angeles Times

    "This new book, Beachside Bohemian: Easy Living by the Sea published by Rizzoli, showcases the couple's unique way of combining real life, and great decorating in their own beachfront vacation home in Brazil."
    Color Outside The Lines 

    "In person and with the book's 200 color photos, the Novogratzes share ideas on mixing vintage and modern pieces and textiles to create a beach home vibe, whether you're living on the water or landlocked."
    OregonLive.com

    "If the changing of the seasons has got you down, here's one way to take a little mental vacation. Friends of Apartment Therapy Robert and Cortney Novogratz released their new book, Beachside Bohemian, this month."
    Apartment Therapy
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