Design Secrets from the Novogratz Family

You can channel the spunky style of Cortney and Robert Novogratz, who have written a book and have a furnishings line.


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The Novogratzes

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All nine Novogratzes, camera-ready in their Big Apple digs.


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Chandelier

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Every home needs a little bling. Try a chandelier in an unexpected place, like over a bed or kitchen island.

AF Lighting Elements Mini Chandelier 4 Light in Blue, amazon.com, $129

amazon.com


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When entertaining, think simple. Buy a bouquet of supermarket roses the day before a dinner party so they're in full bloom when guests arrive.


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For the ultimate kids' hangout, start with a cozy rug and keep furniture and toys to a minimum so everyone can lounge, read and create in an open zone.

Family Color Rug, cb2.com,from $399

cb2.com


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Wallpaper

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Damask wallpaper works in neutral tones in a dining room, or it can be kicked up with a shot of hot pink for a teen girl's bedroom.

Graham & Brown Majestic Wallpaper, grahambrown.com, $60/double roll

grahambrown.com

See more of the Novogratzes' picks at pinterest.com/familycirclemag


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Paint the walls a crisp shade of white—it's a clean, fresh backdrop for furniture and collectibles. Novogratz for Stark Paint in Tudo Bem.

Originally published in the February 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.