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Imagine an atmosphere of warmth and welcome, both down to earth and elegant. It rolls with the seasons and has an easy grace. It makes you feel happy and creative, content and refreshed, surrounded by beauty and most important, at home. That’s Country House Style, and my online shop, Hunt Club, is where I curate collections for you that express the many ways you can add country house style to your home and make it feel like a year-round retreat!

Connecticut Country House Blog

Make Your Own Flowering Branches

April 3, 2023 |

I love blooming branches in the spring, they make such a grand style statement! But sadly the flowers don’t last very long. A few years ago I bought Quince branches…

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A Mid-Winter Decor Refresh

February 24, 2023 |

I am so ready for spring! So when WFSB, CBS’s Channel 3 in Connecticut called and asked me to do a decorating segment, I knew right away what I wanted…

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Setting a Casual or Classic Thanksgiving Table

November 10, 2022 |

So good to be back at WFSB Channel 3! The producer of the morning show, Great Day @9A reached out and asked me to create a Thanksgiving table. I just…

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Springtime Beauty Now & Forever

March 8, 2022 |

I adore flowers of all kinds, but it’s the flowering branches that always make my heart sing. Quince branches kick off the spring season here at my Country House. I…

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Cozy Up Top 10

January 21, 2022 |

In the middle of January, with these frigid temps here in Connecticut, all I want to do is stay warm and cozy. For me, that starts with my home. There…

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Last Minute Holiday Place Cards

November 24, 2021 |

I love using place cards for the holidays. And here on my site, I can go to ‘Goodies’ and print out all the cards that I need…and so can you!…

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Too Many Tomatoes

October 18, 2021 |

Summer tomatoes…nothing like them. We anxiously wait all year for the real deal. Here in Connecticut, the best tomatoes start their glorious ripening in August. We can’t get enough of…

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August 17, 2021 |

A most beloved Murphy family member is gone. Fiona was our “Sweet Fi(Fee)” We adopted this little then-feisty Cairne Terrier on 7/7/7. As we were driving her home, Rick, Conor…

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A Little Charleston Garden Tour

May 22, 2021 |

It’s gardening season, and I’m always looking to be inspired! So on my last visit to Charleston, South Carolin a couple of weeks ago, my sister knew just what would…

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An Unexpected Adventure

April 22, 2021 |

When my dear friend Holly called and asked if the Murphy’s would like to join them in St. Thomas and St. John on their 45-foot Catamaran, The Orion, in April,…

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2020 |

Merry Christmas dear friends! Where did the last 6 months go?! After 18 years, we left our beloved Connecticut country house in Newtown, and started a new chapter at our…

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May 15, 2020 |

Well, it’s official. Two weeks from today, we will have sold our beautiful 1767 Connecticut country house in Newtown to a lovely couple from New Jersey, and moving to a…

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What’s Coming Up At Connecticut Country House

March 30, 2020 |

Being homebound, I’m gazing at the gardens outside our windows that are ever so slowly coming back to life. This is what I look forward to each year. But this…

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Learn How to Make a Spring Wreath

March 11, 2020 |

Spring is literally around the corner next week, and even though my long bank of Forsythia at Connecticut Country House is not yet in bloom, the faux forsythia wreaths and…

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Holiday Door Quick Fix

December 22, 2019 |

For last minute holiday door styling, I highly recommend my 5-step simple trick: 1. Pick any wreath at your local supermarket (just be sure it’s still green!). 2. With pruners…

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