Seven Kids And A Successful Business

Celebrated design team Robert and Cortney Novogratz tell Ali about how they balance a successful business with raising seven kids in New York City...and how they ran out of names by the time they got to their fifth child. They say their new line at CB2 is inspired by their family trips to Brazil—including a monkey-shaped lamp they named after one of their daughters.

You may know the Novogratz from their Bravo show 9 By Design, or their HGTV show Home By Novogratz. But what Ali wanted to know was how they picked the names for all of their kids: Wolfgang, 15; twins Bellamy and Tallulah, 14; Breaker, 12; twins Five and Holleder, 7; and Major, 4.

Why Five? “He’s the fifth child,” says Cortney. “We ran out of names.”

They clearly got their inspiration back for Holleder and Major, but not without causing some tension in the extended family. “Robert’s mother, I’m not kidding you, wouldn’t talk to us for the longest time,” Cortney revealed. “Of course now, Five is her favorite grandson.”

To hear the inspiration behind the other names, and to see pics from the new furniture collection, check out the video!