In the entry hall, a variety of patterns and finishes play off of one another with a sense of ease, and sets the tone for the rest of the house. Bisazza's Vienna Nero floor mosaics give the decor vintage appeal, while mirrored globe pendants and ornamental wallpaper lend a dash of opulence.
Taking advantage of the hall's length, the Novogratzes installed a series of coat hooks for easy access. With a fast-paced family of nine, keeping organized is crucial, and practical ideas such as this make it possible to minimize clutter.
Pendant lights by Tom Dixon, Y Lighting; Wallpaper, Flavor Paper
Photo: Adrienne DeRosa Photography © 2014 Houzz
Design: Cortney and Robert Novogratz
3. Urban toile. Massie and Ellis say they love the urban toiles that are on the scene right now. The effect is classic traditionalism, but when you look up close, the content is surprising. A few of the designers’ favorites:Brooklyn Toile by Flavor Paper (featuring Coney Island and Biggie Smalls)Bay Area Toile by Flavor Paper (featuring Alice Waters, Too Short, BART and Fairyland)New York Toile by Timorous Beasties (Is that a drug deal in progress with views of the Statue of Liberty?) - kashajoey