If I could describe my dream home design aesthetic, it would be a mix of mid-century, vintage, and modern. Sometimes I look around my second-handedly decorated apartment and mentally fill it with great items from those eras. My college emphasis was in Interior Design, so I have been filling notebooks (and pinterest boards!) with that style ever since studying it in my classes. It makes sense, then, that I do a lot of drooling over the products available at CB2. Even better now that The design duo Robert and Cortney Novogratz have come out with a deliciously loveable line at CB2 inspired by their vacation home in Brazil- the warm wood tones and bright color mixes are the perfect blend of modern and vintage. The signature fearlessness of the Novogratz style is really fun and exciting, and fits so well with the other CB2 offerings! It was a match made in heaven.
The new CB2 and Novogratz Collection has some truly awesome pieces, like this Breaker chair (the blue! It was made for me!!):
Although I think my favorite combo would be the Dupla Credenza and Soneca Pendant Lamp:
That credenza has a beautiful mix of wood tones, color, the industrial feel of the corners... everything about it calls to my someday-home design sense. Love it! The contrast of the angular credenza and the smooth global lamp are a match made in heaven.
In order to help light the flame of the beautiful Brazilian features of the CB2 and Novogratz Collection, there is an amazing CB2 and Novogratz Brasil Sweepstakes where you and 3 friends can win an entire week's stay at the vacation home of Robert and Cortney Novogratz in Trancosco, BRAZIL! You can see exactly where the inspiration came from, live the experience, and revel in design goodness. I have always wanted to spend time in the home of a real designer! This would be the chance of a lifetime! 10 other winners will get a $100 gift card to CB2, plus get an autographed copy of the book, "Home by Novogratz." Simply enter at cb2.com/sweeps between May 2nd and June 3rd. Better hurry- the sweepstakes is halfway over!