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Downtown Chic, Designing Your Dream Home, From Wreck to Ravishing

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by Robert Novogratz, Cortney Novogratz, Elizabeth Novogratz

Cortney and Robert Novogratz are a fabulous husband and wife design team that have been renovating their own homes for the past 15 years! Their style is a mix of boho chic with thrift store finds and antiques. This book offers tips, ideas, quotes and huge photographs of their work. This book motivates me to get my wishlist together and just start working on small projects one at a time, taking each step as it presents itself!

Not really a how to book, adding in their 7 kids this is more a story about their lives through their interior design process. A gorgeous coffee table book to inspire!

DowntownChic_white modern kitchen

Modern white kitchen with a few eclectic touches of color.

union jack interior design

Can’t go wrong with a popular union jack decorating element.

white eclectic living room

A white basis in the walls, floor and ceiling combing with pops of bright primary colors and arcade games for a retro vibe.

orange bedroom

Chic, warm orange bedroom. Love this big picture of their twins!

modern living room red and white

Cork board and blackboard decorating element that also helps you get organised!


Vintage salon with light powder blue walls and antique pictures and furnishings.


Check out that mirror!


Comic books used as art to line your walls with!

(All images Sixx Design)

Turquoise Glam Bedroom

Glam, feminine and completely turquoise! Bedroom design by Margaret Donaldson.

Turquoise is the order of the day in this decadent glamorous design, we see it in various shades on the headboard of the bed, the bedspread, the curtains, the settee and even the ceiling. Other ultra feminine touches are seen in the use of gold and silver accents, damask patterns and velvet fabrics.

Large colonial windows flood the bedroom in natural light. A lovely room idea for a teenage girl or any girl for that matter!

turquoise bedroom interior

turquoise bedroom

turquoise bedroom

turquoise bedroom

turquoise bedroom

Rustic Vintage Home in Beverly Hills

Stunning rustic, vintage styled home in Beverly Hills designed by interior and garden designer Sandy Koepke.

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Vintage Mirror Splashback

Gorgeous idea for a unique kitchen splashback using vintage mirrors. Designed by Templeton architects in Australia.

The Apartment

The Apartment in central copenhagen restored by Tina Seidenfaden Busck and Pernille Hornhaver is an amazing showroom which displays their furniture, textiles and accessories in a colorful, enticing and visionary way.