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Friday
Sep202013

the novogratz in the berkshires

A sneak peek of The Novogratz Holiday Collection
With colorful bold modern pieces combined with vintage finds they’ve gathered, Robert and Cortney Novogratz transform their New England country home every Christmas. Designed exclusively for CB2, the Novogratz Holiday Collection celebrates our favorites—we hope you enjoy this sneak peek and check out the full collection soon at cb2.com!

What do the holidays mean the most to you?
Family.

Robert comes from a big family and ours obviously is too—seven in each—so gathering together for celebrations means a lot of family, friends, good food and fun.

Where’s your favorite place to gather for the holidays?
Wherever we can! Since there are so many of us, our country house in the Berkshires is perfect—we’ve come a very long way since our first tiny apartment when we used folding tray tables for dining.

Decorating the house for the holidays adds visual memories—and we enjoy creating new ones by taking elements of the past into the future. Raw materials like clear acrylic, brass and mirrors—all from the 70s when we were growing up. The mirrored disco gnome is surely the epitome—it’s a trippy ode to the era.

You also bring in elements of antiques…
As much as we can—we love reworking antique pieces and the inspiration they give us. For example, the frame of the acrylic trunk recalls heavy-duty steamer trunks, the ram’s head references iconic taxidermy, and the deuce bed was inspired by “the one that got away” at the Paris flea market.

…and playful elements that remind us of the circus.
When our families and all of our friends are together—it is a circus! The lucky 7 helps create the mood—as well as the flechette dart board which does double-duty by entertaining the kids… and the adults!

How do you keep traditions with so much going on?
Again, with lots of visual cues—like a traditional pattern done in a new way as a brightly colored, over-sized scale on the mod plaid rug.

The acrylic trunk reminds us of the many travels our ancestors experienced to get us where we are today—and the many travels we’ve shared as a large family around the world. Today we use it to organize just about any type of “stuff” we’ve collected along the way.

Tell us about your wreath.
Traditions start by introducing something meaningful and repeating it year after year—so we started a new one by hanging the inner peace wreath on the front door. The modern combination of the twinkling lights with the rustic twigs strikes just the right contrast—and we love sharing and welcoming friends and family with this message since it speaks from our hearts.

Thursday
Nov292012

an evening with houzz.com, vancouver

What: Connecting, Communicating, Collaborating—an evening with Houzz.com
When: Tuesday, December 4 from 6:00 - 8:00pm
Where: CB2 Robson, Vancouver

We invite you to join us and houzz.com Vice President Liza Hausman for the results of a new Houzz study on building, remodeling and decorating from the homeowner’s perspective.

Libations and hors d’oeuvres will be served—
to attend, RSVP here.

Tuesday
Oct302012

watch: halloween

Tuesday
Oct092012

'home by novogratz' book signing events

Join us in select CB2 stores to celebrate the arrival of Home by Novogratz—the latest book from Robert and Cortney Novogratz.

Meet Robert and Cortney, get unique design ideas and inspiration for your space, and see the complete Novogratz Collection.

Most events are 6-8pm—Queen West Toronto is 5-7pm—and attendance is limited so RSVP as soon as possible!

CB2 Eastside New York, October 9
CB2 Queen West Toronto, October 11
CB2 Lincoln Park Chicago, October 16
CB2 South Beach Miami, October 17
CB2 Georgetown, October 23
CB2 West Hollywood, October 25

Thursday
Jun142012

diy with mikel welch: new york

What: DIY with Mikel Welch

Where: CB2 SoHo
When: Saturday, June 16 from 2-4pm

Where else: CB2 Eastside
When else: Thursday, June 21 from 6-8pm

A self-taught designer—and former CB2 Soho team member—Mikel’s vast experience ranges from prop stylist for Jerseylicious to professional set designer.

He loves common sense design solutions and looks forward to sharing many of them during two in-store DIY sessions while his current project—a finalist on HGTV’s Design Star—is in process.