Think a stylish home and lots of kids are mutually exclusive? Meet Robert and Cortney Novogratz, stars of HGTV’s Home by Novogratz. With seven children (yes, seven), the designing duo is famous for using vintage items to create their fun, downtown-cool interiors, and for a one-of-a-kind decorating approach that puts the fabulous in family-friendly. Who better to curate an exclusive vintage sale on Vintage & Market Finds?
“We’re always reimagining vintage pieces in different ways,” say the Novogratzes. Cortney’s been known to use champagne buckets for storing her bracelets, and the pair once turned an antique trunk into a stylish toy chest. “You just have to look at pieces and keep your mind open to the possibilities.”
The Novogratzes are strong advocates of bringing a touch of vintage to a child’s room. “You’re not going to put your most expensive pieces in there of course, but maybe an interesting desk, vintage globes or map, just so there’s something unique in the room. We have an old Italian foosball table in one of the kid’s rooms.”
“Vintage items are a great way to temper the hard lines of modern furniture and spaces,” say the Novogratzes. “For instance, bringing vintage lighting into a home that’s a new construction, and that doesn’t have any history to begin with, can really transform the space.”
The Novogratzes suggest looking for items that mean something to you. “Pieces with a personal element like your initial or favorite number, can be a fun way to start collecting vintage,” they advise. “Besides things like vintage trophies, we collect pieces with the number seven on them as a nod to our seven children.”