Monday, April 12th, 2010

9 By Design Premieres Tonight!


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Those who know me know I have a very unhealthy obsession with most everything that’s on Bravo (except Launch My Line and Shear Genius, which are not up to snuff). To give those of us who long for the return of Flipping Out a renovation/flipping fix, they are presenting us with 9 By Design. It follows this family named Novogratz – When I saw the previews, I recognized a few of the homes this couple has renovated from magazines past. I never forgot the one in the Berkshires with the yellow striped curtains. The first time I saw it, I assumed it belonged to Kate Spade:

Anyway, the Novogratz clan includes a zillion kids, hence this photo from the Bravo website, the likes of which are usually only seen on TV specials about polygamists. I think someone should send them a better toothbrush holding system as their next house warming present, as this is totally gross – you would NEVER catch Jeff Lewis pulling something like this. I suppose when living in a construction zone, they may all have to share one bathroom like the Brady Bunch? I guess we’ll find out on the show. That would totally suck.

The couple also penned this really cool book, Downtown Chic: Designing Your Dream Home From Wreck to Ravishing. Did I mention that their design firm is called SIXX DESIGN? I wonder if they will change that to SevvenDesign now that they have another kid?

The show starts up April 13 at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 10:00 Central on Bravo. I think I’m taping a half-hour preview show at 3 a.m., which is only three hours away.

  • First image swiped from Moodboard who swiped it from the now-defunct Oprah at Home magazine. Photographed by Joshua McHugh. Also, Moodboard has posted all the pictures from that O spread. I think I might have blogged that photo with the stools like two years ago – it gave me deja-blog when I saw it, and I never forgot that smoking Madonna portrait. That was a pretty cool magazine – I was sad to see it go.
  • Second image from Check out more information about the show and the Novogratz family over there.
  • Third image from – click on that for ordering information.

Oh, P.S.! If anyone wants to have a little chat party about the show on Wednesday, let me know in the comments section here and I’ll start one up! I’ve learned not to commit to one before I find out whether or not a show is worth chatting about.