Posts by Nora

I’ve been a Sea Bags girl for many years. Handcrafted from recycled sails on the working waterfront in Portland, Maine, I just love that they once had a life on the water, and now have
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While pops of black add a modern, graphic note to the freshly painted white rooms of Connecticut Country House, touches of warm gray, a wonderful neutral, add a soft sophistication and a soothing sense of
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During the course of Project Refresh, I edited, pared down and simplified, with my mantra being, less is more. But, I have to admit that sometimes, when it comes to setting a table, I just
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When I designed The Coop’s library wall, I knew I wanted something simple, strong and utilitarian ­­­­­– like the shelving from a century-old general store – and something large enough to house our ever-growing book
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We’re putting the finishing touches on something very dear and personal to me. It’s our all new Nora Murphy Country House Style emagazine…AND it’s going live tomorrow! See you tomorrow dear friends. I can’t wait
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There’s a spot in my kitchen, on the counter right next to the stove where I always lean a favorite framed antique print. It’s an unexpected touch that adds a little elegance to my country
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“Mums” are the word this season – and so are cabbages! Ornamental cabbages are beautiful, hearty, and inexpensive plants that have a lot of “wow” to them, whether they’re planted in a grouping or just
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For me, October 1st really, truly is the 1st day of fall. Here in Connecticut, October is quintessential New England. The air gets brisk and crisp, the farmstands are abundant with gorgeous apples, pumpkins and
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Last week, we posted our Mood/Inspiration Board video. So I thought it’s only natural to post the finished board. My process? Simple. As we head into each new season, I make it my practice to
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