You know when you see someone who looks so familiar and you swear you know them, but you can't quite pinpoint it, and then finally realize that you know them from TV. Well, this is how I felt when I arrived at The Bungalow Hotel. We booked a room here as part of our NY roadtrip as we wanted to spend a few days on the Jersey Shore. After waffling on which hotel book and many trip advisor review reads, we booked our room. Upon arrival, I had the familiar feeling, like I had seen this black bench before, and the Brazillian flag? Hadn't I seen that being stitched? And then it dawned on me that this had been the hotel that the husband and wife team, the Novogratz, had designed on their first (and only) season of a little lost Bravo show called Nine by Design.
Being a sucker for reality shows, I currently only have one on my tivo, but when my kids were younger and we were in baby lock down, I watched quite a bit more television. It was during this time that Nine by Design was in my repertoire. The Novogratz have seven kids and they flips homes in NYC; this hotel was their first big design project. Impressively, their choices still hold strong and the place is pretty much a box of eye candy. Although, there were quite a few families staying there, it wasn't the kid friendliest place (the front desk manager gave my son a "hand slap" stating that that book - that was positioned at kid level - he was touching was "art"-although an adult had be flipping through the book a few minutes earlier), but with the ocean a block away, it was hard beat.
I love the white washed floors and am wondering if I can do that to the floors in my dark, vintage condo?
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