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We made it! Five country houses in five different states in five weekends! With every country house shoot, we traveled afar to thoughtfully capture each one’s beauty and loving care. As diverse as these homes
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Dear friends! I hope you’re ready for this exciting announcement because Nora Murphy Country House is nominated for the international, prestigious Amara Interior Blog Award 2017 for Best Design Inspiration Blog! The voting stage of the
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Kara Sundlun, co-host of WFSB’s Better Connecticut never went “mossing” before…so when she came to visit me at Connecticut Country house, I showed her just how easy it is to use this favorite year round
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Petunias are my perennial favorite. This sweet and simple annual is a must-have at Connecticut Country House. I love their delicate flowers and bold, brilliant colors. They’re pretty when tiny and potted up individually, as
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Summer Anniversary Issue Is Here (Again!)


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I started the Nora Murphy Country House emagazine for 1 simple reason…my “blog shoes” were too tight. I loved my little blog, Connecticut Country House, but in the state it was in, it was limiting
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I have been a Bunny Williams fan forever. She’s one of my favorite decorators, and I absolutely love her style. This spring, I had the great honor of joining 9 of my fellow interior design
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It’s really amazing just how easy it is to freshen a room for summer – inside and out! We’ve partnered with Country Curtains to bring you a fabulous Summer Giveaway for a $500 Country Curtains
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So what do you get when you mix ballet with bridle stirrups, dressmaker details, rich gold tones, and a neoclassical style? Why, you experience the beautiful world of Windsor Smith! All her favorite things inspired
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It’s Flag Day! Out comes my beloved American flag collection from the old wicker hampers in the Summer Room. I’ve been collecting vintage flags for some time now, and it all started with just one
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This upcoming weekend, Connecticut Country House is hosting a private event for WSHU and Suzanne Bona’s Sunday Baroque radio program. I want to make it really special, so the most beautiful and striking way to decorate
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I have been a lover of Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic style for a long time. When I finally met Rachel in her showroom at the High Point Market a few weeks ago, I totally understood
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Loody Lady is the name I know her by. For years on eBay I have coveted her gorgeous antique European textiles, and have added items – from French linen sheets to hand stitched quilts –
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Whether it’s to indicate to Mama that’s she’s intended to sit next to Aunt Ann, or to personalize a nature inspired Easter basket for a gardening friend, be sure to click here to download our
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Springtime tulips and hyacinths are a natural go-to for Easter decorating and gift giving. By simply taking market or nursery purchased plants, removing them from the confines of their plastic, foil shrouded pots and placing
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While you’re busy juggling the timing of the eggs Benedict and hash browns, I say let’s get the party started with a simple self-serve brunch bar for your guests! Nothing elaborate here, just an offering
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Not just for Easter, but also for the entire spring season, these wild vine baskets echo the beautiful woodlands that surround Connecticut Country House, and do a wonderful job of setting the tone for my
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Setting a spring themed table for Easter? Don’t just stop there. Look up! Create a lovely birds nest effect around your chandelier by simply resting a few freshly cut branches of varying lengths on the
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Scot Haney of WFSB’s Better Connecticut stopped by Connecticut Country House where I showed him a simple technique for creating tartan-like Easter eggs. We donned our aprons, snapped on gloves and had a wonderful time
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Whether your kitchen is in a home from the 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, or beyond, it’s never too old, or too new, for a Country House perspective. Throughout the pages our new Nora Murphy Country House
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“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” – Oscar Wilde I couldn’t agree more! What does the art you surround yourself with say about you? You be you! Love,
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My friend Maria’s country house has a style that truly epitomizes who she is. Like her home, this guest bedroom embodies grace, charm and simple elegance. Just like Maria, its style is warm and welcoming.
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