Nora Murphy has turned her passion for country house style and its embodiment–her own home in Newtown, Connecticut–into a multimedia juggernaut. Her blog, website, e-magazine, strong presence on social media, and increasing visibility in print media and on TV have earned Nora Murphy Country House a devoted following all over the country and around the world. And now she has distilled the essence of her knowledge about the fundamentals of country house style and how to achieve it in her new book, Nora Murphy’s Country House Style, Making Your Home A Country House.
Nora’s career is a story of her passion for interior design, the classics, and great new ideas.
Nora launched Nora Murphy Country House in 2011. The lifestyle company, with its focus on decorating, gardening, and entertaining, is the home of the award-winning Nora Murphy Country House blog and the highly acclaimed Nora Murphy Country House online magazine. Nora’s first book, Nora Murphy’s Country House Style (Vendome Press) launching September 2018.
Nora is the on-air Lifestyle Contributor on WFSB’s popular Better Connecticut program. She has been a featured presenter at the Country Living Fairs since 2016, and will present at Country Living’s Rhinebeck and Atlanta fairs in 2018.
As Executive Vice President of Style and Advertising at Ethan Allen, she was responsible for the brand’s global style, image, and creative content–a role she left to build Nora Murphy Country House, though her ties to the company remain strong. As consulting Creative Director, Nora oversaw the creation of the Ethan Allen’s 328-page Muses book in 2015; guided the product design and branding of the Ethan Allen/Disney line, launched in 2016; and advised on the direction of the company’s Print and Digital Advertising collateral. She has also been a Design Project Manager for Polo Ralph Lauren Home Collection.
Part inspiration, part education, the Nora Murphy Country House blog is a wholly unique experience, and is the 2016 Design Blogger’s Conference Hall of Fame Winner For Best Overall Design Blog. She has been nominated 2 years in a row for the prestigious Amara Interior Blog Award for Best Design Inspiration Blog – USA.