PRODUCTION UNDERWAY FOR HGTV'S "HOME BY NOVOGRATZ"
New York, N.Y. (For Release - February 14, 2011) HGTV is welcoming New York City-based interior designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz to the network's family of design experts. The Novogratzes, a successful husband and wife team acclaimed for creating wildly original spaces that showcase an unpretentious, yet funky, downtown-chic design aesthetic, have started production on a new 30 minute series that will premiere this summer on HGTV. Titled Home by Novogratz, the series will follow the couple as they take on residential design projects -- customizing eclectic finds, turning trash to treasure and mixing colors and textures in innovative ways.
Robert and Cortney Novogratz manage design projects from Manhattan town houses to corporate clients such as the Bungalow Hotel in Long Beach, New Jersey and the Fred Segal store in Santa Monica, California. Their client list includes a number of celebrities and sports figures. However, starring in a weekly design show, while juggling dozens of clients and raising seven energetic children, won't stop the self-taught designers who believe that good taste and deep pocketbooks aren't necessarily connected. Each week, viewers can expect to see perfectly customized, spectacular room makeovers that reflect Robert and Cortney's unique ability to identify and determine the practical potential for everything from art to artifacts and furniture to fabric.
"Robert and Cortney's unique approach to design turns the aspirational into the accessible," said Kathleen Finch, general manager, HGTV. "Their amazing work, coupled with their busy lives as Manhattan parents of seven, make this series an exciting addition to HGTV's programming slate."
HGTV, America's leader in home and lifestyle programming, is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households and is one of cable's top-rated networks. HGTV's website, HGTV.com, is the nation's leading online home-and-garden destination, which attracts an average of 5 million unique visitors per month.