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Rue Magazine Sneak Peek Issue 5 — Brooklyn Apartment by Robert and Cortney Novogratz

Sneak Peek: Rue Magazine Issue 5!

Rue Magazine issue five hits virtual newsstands on Monday, May 23, and I am pleased to share an exclusive sneak peek with you! Featured in the upcoming issue is a budget-friendly project from design and developer duo Robert and Cortney Novogratz, of 9 by Design fame. Their firm Sixx Design was hired by a young couple just starting their lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and you'll see the evolution of this project on their upcoming HGTV show, Home by Novogratz, which premieres this Summer.

I love how they've given what seems like a cookie-cutter modern kitchen (with gorgeous zebrawood cabinets) a much more lived-in and historical look with vintage furnishings. The colorful, worn, industrial metal stools and bar cart juxtapose beautifully with the shiny new modern appliances, and the delicate, crystal chandelier lends a feminine style to the masculine interior.

The deity artwork above this white cabinet has an eccentric, thrifted look that's quintessential to the Novogratz style; I can just imagine them unearthing it in a Manhattan flea market. The only thing that puzzles me is this mauve appliance — is that a bread box? I guess we'll find out when the issue goes live on Monday! Can't wait to flip through the whole magazine!

Photos by Emily Anderson and Matthew Williams

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mikkiart mikkiart 5 years
Really? The Novogratz's showcased rooms look like my grandma's house. She had no design sense, bless her soul, but could easily make a place look hoarder-esk.
Julia-Millay-Walsh Julia-Millay-Walsh 5 years
Oooh, Sony! Now that sounds familiar. Thanks for sharing, belledame73.
belledame73 belledame73 5 years
those microwaves (sony) were hot back in the late '90s. i wanted to get a hot pink one years back, but they were discontinued.
Elka-Karl Elka-Karl 5 years
Love the kitchen photos! The black walls, industrial stools, and chandelier work so well together.
lauren lauren 5 years
Me too, I can't wait to see the next issue and watch their new show. I loved the old one. Their style is just wonderfully eclectic!
Julia-Millay-Walsh Julia-Millay-Walsh 5 years
Oh!! Great to know! It's very unusual.
nrrawlings nrrawlings 5 years
The mauve appliance is a microwave, I happen to have the same one in white. Great for small kitchens with limited counter space!
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