Alicia Cox Thomson
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 1:10 PM EDT
Last night on Home By Novogratz, Robert and Cortney took on two very different makeovers: a NYC apartment makeover for four young models new to the city and a music room makeover for school kids who won a $50,000 renovation contest, plus two kids' bedrooms for a foster family.
The model apartment was pretty sad -- they couldn't give the girls bed frames at least? The Novogratzes went to work transforming the blank slate into a fun, youthful space the girls could call home.
They visited a wallpaper printer who created one of a kind wallpaper using the models' cards to inspire them as well as patterned paper for the two bedrooms. It was interesting to see how the wallpaper is created using inks and a press! As Cortney suggested, creating unique wallpaper like this would be a cool idea with family photos, vacation shots or any theme you wanted.
An island in the kitchen always defines the space -- I really liked the industrial version they chose as well as the red pendant lights. It was one of the bigger NYC apartment kitchens I've seen!
The Novogratzes took their whole family -- 7 kids and all -- to Florida for the next episode. The kids from Winegard Elementary won a $50,000 contest to have their music/art/reading room made over by Novogratz Design. Wasn't it heartwarming when the principal broke down in tears during the reveal?
The comfy lounging area
The reading area (love the piano key door!)
Another part of this episode was fixing up two bedrooms for a foster family -- a nursery and a boy's bedroom. Seeing those happy boys was so sweet!
The bright and cheery nursery
The boy's room
As I mentioned last week, I visited the Novogratzes New York home last week and got a tour of their house! I'll have that ready for you soon, so stay tuned.
What did you think of this week's episodes? I thought there were some good ideas that could be translated into a family home. Let's chat in the comments!