If you loved the last Novogratz for CB2 collection, then you'll flip for the latest collaboration inspired by the designer couple's family vacation home in Brazil. Filled with playfully modern pieces like swing chairs and monkey lamps, the Novogratz Brasil Collection for CB2 launches tomorrow, along with a sweepstakes contest that boasts a pretty sweet prize — a slumber party at the couple's vacation pad in Brazil! Seriously. Keep reading for a first look at the whimsical new collection and details on how to get in on the grand prize.
Built in 2009 and featured in the April 2010 issue of Dwell magazine, this gorgeous modern home, situated in Yucca Valley, is absolutely dreamy. Even better: it's available to rent. Before you head to the Southern California desert for your picture-perfect design vacay, though, why not take a virtual turn around this house, built by Blue Sky Building Systems? With features including large sliding glass doors that lead out to decks and patios, a home theater A/V system, perfectly selected modern furniture, and a picturesque swimming hole, you may want to book a stay today!
They've been called "the coolest family in the world," but for Bob and Cortney Novogratz, just being family is enough. The stars of HGTV's Home by Novogratz and mom and dad to seven kids ranging from 3 to 15 have made family their mantra and are now putting it on their designs. The founders of Sixx Design have partnered up with CB2 for a line of products, aptly named FAMILY, that reflect their signature style. According to Bob, "We came up with the idea of FAMILY a long time ago. Maybe six, seven years ago we got some light boxes and made the letters ourselves. We have a big family, so we thought we should really create a family brand, because we didn't feel like there was anything out there like that."
The first piece, a colorful rug emblazoned with the word FAMILY that appeared on the show last season, will be available at CB2 stores and online in July (starting at $399). We were invited to the Novogratzes' home along NYC's Hudson River as the family posed with the rug for CB2's Summer catalog. With Justin Bieber and Fun blasting on the stereo, Cortney negotiated her teenagers' wardrobe issues, separated bickering twins, and goaded all seven kids into smiling for the camera (and yes, plenty of jellybeans and promises to play with her iPhone were used). Between shots, Bob discussed the collaboration with CB2 and decorating with kids.
We recently swung by the Fall press previews for Crate & Barrel, CB2, and Land of Nod, and were utterly delighted by the new Fall lines. Most of these pieces won't be available until July, so you're getting an exclusive peek at what to expect from these companies in the coming months — make sure to bookmark your favorites so you can look for them online or in-store after July. Here are some quick notes on each collection:
- Crate & Barrel: Gorgeous Marimekko fabrics, natural woods, plaid and stripe upholstery, organic, handmade-looking tableware, pops of blue, and beautiful pendant lamps are some of the highlights for us.
- CB2: A fun, urban vibe, big pops of color, especially yellow, experimentation with pattern (see the red gingham lounge chair and various rugs), and natural woods.
- Land of Nod: This kids' retailer provides major inspiration for weddings or outdoor party decor thanks to the lanterns, garlands, string lights, and textiles. We're also loving the throw pillow, pendants, Sante Fe-style rugs, wall decor, and more.
Keep clicking to see everything we loved from the retailers!
All photos courtesy of Tanya Salazar for Crate and Barrel
CB2's new overscaled Tie-1-On sectional is a weather-friendly, water-resistant polyester chair with black nylon straps that allows you to tie two chairs together for a loveseat, sofa, etc. It's basically a bean bag chair for the outdoors with an extra convertible feature. I don't have a backyard pool or lawn to decorate, so it may be a moot point, but I think I'd prefer a cushioned, teak chaise or something of the sort for my imaginary outdoor space. How about you? Do you love this?
Ready to revive your patio for the Spring and Summer seasons? Start with some great seating. I've found options for pairing bistro tables as well as more laid-back loungers. Take a look, then snap one up. Come on — sit down and stay for a while.
It looks like Spring has arrived and CB2 is bringing the discounts along with it! The affordable modern furniture shop has kicked off its Spring sale with discounts of up to 50 percent off top-rated items. From the Rose Line Lamp ($80) that goes with everything to the Peacock Rug ($250) that brings a little sass to your floors to the Flatiron Dinnerware ($3-$5) that gives your dinner party an edge, there's something for everyone, whether you want to make a statement or keep your cool quiet.
Here are a few more of my picks from the sale!
Since I'm an admitted sucker for orange, I of course love it. I also love that a geeky, tech-focused design has found its way into a mainstream retail outlet. What do you think?
When I saw CB2's Dangerous Liaisons Rug ($229) — a reproduction of the Canberra Repertory Society's 2009 theater poster for Les Liaisons Dangereuses — I thought the fat-cat floor covering could be a funny and interesting conversation-starter. However, when I showed it to a co-worker (and cat lover), she deemed it "frightening." What's your verdict? Would you sport it in your home?
CB2 goes RGB this season with its new Digi Pop Bed Linens ($30-$140), duvet and shams featuring a band of pixelated prism of web colors on crisp, white, 250-thread-count cotton. Now you can work, play, and dream in cyberspace!
What do you think? Is CB2 trying too hard with this Internet-inspired design or have they created a picture perfect color scheme? Vote below!