I have been a huge fan of designer's Robert and Courtney Novogratz since the day I first saw their show on Bravo (RIP) so when I found out that they had a new book out that featured their family home in Trancoso, Brazil, you know I had to get a copy. Over the weekend I was able to take some time to leaf through it and what can I say? I am INSPIRED. The love this family feels for their home and the country that surrounds it absolutely emanates from the pages and it's reminded me that I really need to make sure that the Costa house has our own stamp on it, and isn't just good design for the sake of good design.
Beachside Bohemian is chalked full of tropical design inspiration, but it's also a love letter to the town that stole this family's hearts. Reading about how they fell in love with the people and the culture of Trancoso, I feel like I could have been taking a page from my journal because it's exactly how we feel about our beloved Nosara. I expected to find modern inspiration in these pages, but instead found a home that was filled with local items, that was on the more traditional side. It looks similar to other homes in the area but it's just done incredibly well.
Their home feels so loved and lived in and I feel so lucky to have gotten my hands on this book now, when we are at the point where we are in our design process. I feel like it's the perfect handbook for how to build a house you love and if you are interested in the Novogratz family, Brazil, or tropical design, I can't recommend it enough. Oh, and the cover is also incredibly beautiful to display, not that we would be buying books for the cover. ;)
Here are a few images of the home featured in the book. This one is going to be front and center on our coffee table for a long time to come and you can bet this is where I will be mentally transporting myself to as winter starts to make it's way to Boston. Xx