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!