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 has been a labor of love. It features, my home, Connecticut Country House, as well as 5 beautiful country houses. Our small, but mighty team of Carol Hubner, my art director, DuAnne Simon, my photographer, and Conor Murphy, my shoot assistant, spent the summer driving and flying to our book locations. Good thing we all like each other! The book’s text was written with Deb Golden, and we worked hard to make sure that my thoughts and ideas were all perfectly communicated in conjunction with the images.

Miraculously, I found all my country houses via all kinds of friendships: Amy Chalmers from Facebook, Wendy Lewis from Brimfield, Tessa Foley from her blog, and Dana Schwartz and Shawn Lang, former work associates. All of our homes are very unique to each of us, yet there’s a common thread that runs through all. What an honor it was for our team to be so warmly welcomed into the privacy of their homes, has truly made this book all the more meaningful and special. Amy, Shawn, and Tessa are fellow bloggers (maisondecor8.com, thefarmhouseproject.com, and nineandsixteen.com), Wendy has an on-line shop (thetextiletrunk.com), and Dana will be launching her blog later this year, so I encourage you to visit their sites and introduce yourself! As I said, they’re terrific people!

For pre-orders, the book’s cover is the only visual clue to what my book is all about, so I thought it would be a great idea to share with you exclusively some photos that did NOT make the book. We took thousands of photographs, and these were just some of my very favorites. Unfortunately because of space (each house could have been a book all on its own!) they did not make the cut (other versions may have).

If you would like to pre-order a copy of my book, you can click here.

Thank you, and enjoy!

Love, Nora






  1. june fisher on March 25, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Congratulations, Nora!! I can’t wait to own it.

  2. Nan, Odessa, DE on March 25, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Can’t wait! My first official read of the fall.
    What is under the glass on the cake dome?
    Love you, your friends, you wonderful ideals, and that you share!

  3. Lorraine on March 25, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Nora you have taken country to another level – white – colors rule ! wish your book was out sooner ! keep the blog, snippets etc going …..as I said I have shared so much of your eMagazine to all my friends and customers – I sell some old linens and dishes small furniture here on cape cod – and we all love the look you have ! I hope they signed up for more of these blogs from you – even put you on my facebook page …. keep the inspiration coming …hugs Lorraine – Happy Easter

  4. Shirley Graham on March 25, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Congratulations! Am waiting for the book in September. Cannot order right now – maybe later!! Exciting!

  5. Diane Ruebel on March 26, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Dear Nora,

    Your long awaited book is a gift for those of us inspired by your uniquely elegant country home making. Thank you for the peek into the pages of inspiration. In the meantime, may you breathe deeply into your time of joy.

    Creating my seaside country home on Camano Island while wishing you a blessed Easter,

  6. Linda on March 26, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Absolutely Wonderful!!!! The photos speak volumes.

  7. Katherine S on March 26, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Congratulations on the approaching release date and your success on Amazon (the latter was no surprise to your readers!). Have my pre-order in for several copies – just know this book will be a treasure – way to special not to be shared!

  8. Susan on March 26, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Many CONGRATS!! I have already ordered TWO. One for me and one for my best friend whose Birthday is in September!!

  9. Barbara S. on March 26, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Congratulations Nora! Can’t wait for your book to come out in September! I will be waiting patiently for it’s arrival! Barbara xo

  10. Janice Gurshin on March 26, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Dear Nora,
    Congratulations! How wonderful! Looking forward to it in September! Happy Easter…….Happy Spring!

  11. Andie Farnsworth on March 27, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Just ordered it. Oh my! It will be so hard to wait!!!!! Congratulations Nora! So happy for your and happy for us, too. Your inspiration is a blessing.

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