As a designer and artist, I love artwork. Whether new or old (in some cases very old), the art that I find is usually unframed. While some would be dissuaded from buying it this way, I usually prefer it, as it gives me the opportunity/excuse to go hunting for lovely old frames in antique shops…

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My friend Valerie makes these beautiful mittens! She starts with well-loved sweaters that are, in her words, “looking for a second chance.” Valerie washes, fluffs, and grooms them (“like a rescue pet”) and then sets about cutting them for the least amount of waste, and fitting them with a cozy new fleece lining. When all…

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It’s amazing what a few pillows and throws can do to change up a look! My creamy white denim slipcovered sofa and big comfy chair make a great foundation for a seasonal refresh. The wooly tartan and check pillows are Ralph Lauren, and found at Homegoods. The large square pillows in black and white check…

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This past weekend, I was honored to be invited by the AmericasMart Atlanta team to participate in a panel discussion moderated by Adam Japko: Blog to Brand – Harnessing the Intersection of Online Channels to Build Your Brand at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®. In the great company of two fellow Design…

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Copper is one of those elements that can lend wonderful warmth to a country home. Whether highly burnished like a freshly minted penny, or naturally oxidized to a deep caramel patina, you can’t go wrong with incorporating a few well-chosen pieces. Here, in my friend Valerie’s Adirondack-inspired home, featured in our Winter 2017 issue of…

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I’m thrilled to announce that Nora Murphy Country House Style, Winter 2017 is here! Within its pages, take a tour of my dear friend’s, Valerie and Tim’s, wonderful, woodsy Adirondack-style country house. Shot over two “oh wow moment” days, with the original intent to be a story within the NMCH Holiday 2016 edition, I quickly…

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When you cross the threshold of the main doorway of Connecticut Country House, the first thing that you’ll see, after being greeted by Martha Luther King, the cat, and Fiona our vibrating, tail wagging terrier, is the wall directly across our newly located living room. This area, as well as other key sightlines throughout the…

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We are taught that “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” right? Well, I think creating ice hurricane lanterns is the frosty wintertime version of what to do when the temps dip below freezing and you want to turn the negative numbers into a positive project. It’s easy to create a warm and welcoming, glittery,…

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New year, new Nora Murphy Country House desktop calendars! They’re free! Click here to download. If you like the dreamy frothy goodness featured for January’s calendar (and you’re in the mood for something a little sweet and don’t want to venture out to the market), whip up a batch of Merengue Cookies with simple pantry…

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