A pretty spring table or host/hostess gifts for the holidays need not be expensive or become a ‘dog and pony show’ (one of my favorite sayings) to create. A quick trip to my local market and craft store gave me plenty of materials to choose from. I’m sharing all these quick and easy…and not to…

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What an exciting week! My upcoming book, Nora Murphy Country House Style – Making Your Home A Country House, published by Vendome Press, and to be released in September, debuted on Amazon as the #1 Interior Design book! To say you could have knocked me over with a feather is truly an understatement. This book…

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It’s time for a Sea Bags & NMCH Easter Giveaway! We’re giving away 2 SEA BAGS BUCKET BAGS: A BLUE COTTONTAIL & A FUCHSIA COTTONTAIL ($45 value each) to 2 LUCKY WINNERS! ?  And of course, I’m adding a sweet scented NMCH CHOCOLATE BUNNY ($18 value each) soy candle to each bucket bag!? To enter, click here…

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Last year’s Easter table was a biggie. Very much inspired by nature and the woodlands that surround Connecticut Country House, I set my table using lots of interesting textures and colors from twig placemats intertwined with faux moss and clover to soft Robin’s Egg Blue salad plates to faux mossed bunnies and birds nests. Creating…

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Looking for a hearty dish for a cold snowy day? You’ve got to try Alex Guarnaschelli’s, Beef Brisket Soup With Quickie Parmigiano-Reggiano Dumplings. It’s kind of like if onion soup and pot roast had a child. The deep, rich mahogany broth, flavored equally by the beef, onions and garlic make this a super tender, falling apart…

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For ’tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray, And it’s green, green, green, all the happy night and day; Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall, And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all.
 ~Mary Elizabeth Blake Happy St. Patick’s Day! Love, Nora

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To keep Connecticut Country House looking fresh, there are a few key things I change-up every new season. So, Scot Haney, co-host of WFSB’s Better Connecticut, helps me show you just how easy my seasonal ritual really is…and what a difference it makes! Enjoy our video! Love, Nora

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Inspired by weathered wood, baskets, concrete planters, clay pots, galvanized and painted wood buckets all have a couple things in common: They make great containers for planting and cut flowers, and their tints of grey work effortlessly as a beautiful soft neutral in any interior. Even when a stalky flowering plant needs staking, I use…

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It may be snowing outside, but on the inside of Connecticut Country House, we’re changing it up and heading into spring! I invited Scot Haney of WFSB’s Better Connecticut to come on over and help me show you how easy it is to refresh your bed for spring. With one heave ho, it’s out with…

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