20 Questions for Robert & Cortney Novogratz

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Robert & Cortney Novogratz

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My Style

If I Weren’t a Decorator, I Would Be a:
CN: Race-car driver
RN: Film director

Most Inspired By:
CN: My husband and kids
RN: Originality

Style Icon:
CN & RN: Robert Evans

Go-To Hostess Gift:
CN: Wine



Favorite Movie Interior:
CN: Umbrellas of Cherbourg
RN: The Graduate

Favorite Album:
CN & RN: Money for Nothing by Dire Straits

Favorite Museum:
CN: Musée d’Orsay in France
RN: Picasso Museum in Barcelona

Favorite Cocktail:
CN: White wine or straight Jack Daniels, ha!
RN: Jack and Coke

Favorite Restaurant:
CN: Balthazar, NYC
RN: Felix, NYC

Favorite Hotel:
CN: Oustau de Baumanière in France
RN: Delano in South Beach

Favorite Flower:
CN: Roses


CN: Blue Water Flowers in New York

CN: Robert Arbor

CN: Interior Decorating by E&J

Favorite Local Shop:
CN: Paula Rubenstein
RN: Mantiques Modern

Favorite Shop Abroad:
CN & RN: Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt, a flea market in Paris


Favorite Paint Color:
CN & RN: Holleder Punch from our collection with Stark Paint

Favorite Room to Decorate:
CN: Powder Room
RN: Living Room

Favorite Pattern:
CN: Floral
RN: Stripes

Decorating Cheap Thrill:
CN & RN: Flea market finds

Favorite Decoraitng Trick:
CN & RN: Mixing vintage and modern

You’ll Never See Me Using:
CN: Polka dots
RN: Beige

Our approach to design has always been vintage and modern, with a mix of high and low pieces.

— Cortney Novogratz
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