Connecticut Country House Blog

One Fabulous Antiques Diva

November 26, 2018 |

I immediately fell in love with Aidan Gray and The Antiques Diva Collection by Aidan Gray on the High Point Design Bloggers Tour last month! Let’s start with Aidan Gray. Aidan Gray Home is known for its nod to European antiques and wonderfully unique found objects. They pride themselves in bringing updated styling trends in…

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Big On Style: A Connecticut Townhouse Tour

November 24, 2018 |

My dear friends Chris & Dave live their businesses; Dave heads up Visual Merchandising at Ethan Allen, and Chris heads up DC Kingswood, a fabulous lifestyle vintage goods shop within the Fairfield County Antique & Design Center in Norwalk Connecticut. They live with their wonderfully unique finds, styled just right in their Bethel Connecticut townhouse.…

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Giving Thanks

November 22, 2018 |

Thanksgiving Day. A day filled with family and friends, and much gratitude. I thank you for coming on this journey with me. There would be no NMCH without you! xo Thank you to my fabulous NMCH team of dedicated and hardworking people who believe in the journey and are happy to stay on board! I…

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Reimagined & Repurposed

November 21, 2018 |

Cisco Home is about inspiring creativity by reimagining the mix of sustainable materials and textures for today’s home. The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour took us there to experience their environment that was filled with upcycled elements and classic furniture forms treated to unexpected, yet familiar textiles. The beauty of Cisco Home is the…

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The Inside Scoop:Thibaut Fabrics & Crypton Fabrics

November 12, 2018 |

One of my favorite stops on the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour was Thibaut’s showroom. At first glance, we were greeted with a Spring 2019 projection of bright, happy patterns and color…very “House Beautiful”. Founded in 1886, Thibaut is the nation’s oldest continuously operating wallpaper company. Thibaut (pronounced Tee-Bo) Wallpaper and Fabrics is all…

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A Game Day Tailgate!

November 10, 2018 |

My sister Judy from Charleston, SC is visiting us, and I am so happy that she’s here! We’ve got a lot planned for her short stay, and today is very important to her…it’s Game Day! My sweet niece Kate goes to Clemson U., and today it’s Clemson vs. Boston College in Boston. So now you’ll know…

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Harvest Roasted Butternut Squash Dip With Oven Baked Tortilla Crackers

November 2, 2018 |

Happy November! I shared this recipe last year, but I love it so much that I thought you wouldn’t mind if I shared it again! This dip and chips are just so perfect to serve this time of year…and just so different! Please give it a try and let me know what you and your…

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Sweets and Treats this Halloween

October 31, 2018 |

Just in time for Halloween, one of my favorite co-hosts from WFSB’s Better Connecticut came over to Connecticut Country House to see what I had up my sleeves for this Halloween! Kara Sundlun and I got right into the holiday spirit with a few wardrobe enhancements and away we went! It was a lot of…

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The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour Round Up

October 30, 2018 |

Twice a year, designers, buyers, and manufacturers from around the world gather in High Point, North Carolina to take part in the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world. And I am honored to have been 1 of the 10 design bloggers by Esteem Media and the High Point Market Authority to have…

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Making A Colorful Fall Foliage Wreath And Giveaway!

October 26, 2018 |

Country House Style rolls with the rhythm of the seasons. And there’s nothing like the beauty of the fall foliage here in New England! I love hanging wreaths for any season on the front door of the old house. I’m thinking a wreath covered entirely with colorful leaves would be perfect! A quick stop at…

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Courtney’s Beautiful French Country Cottage

October 10, 2018 |

I met my fellow blogger, Courtney Allison a couple of years ago at the Design Bloggers Conference. A super beautiful person, inside and out, Courtney’s style is really a true reflection of her. She’s a can-do woman and I liked her the minute I met her! I also have the unique bragging rights of saying…

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Announcing Nora Murphy’s Country House Style on Better Connecticut

September 11, 2018 |

I guess we can truly say that I launched my new book on my favorite show with my favorite TV crew, Scot Haney & Kara Sundlun on WFSB’s Better Connecticut! The entire Better Connecticut team has been so supportive, I am so looking forward to the new season with them! And today, the book was…

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Homemade Mexican Street Corn

August 16, 2018 |

Yay! It’s corn season! Having previously seen images of this delicious dish, we first tried this corn at our favorite Mexican restaurant in NYC, Rosa Mexicano. The plate appeal is stunning; golden roasted corn, coated with crumbly, salty Cotija cheese, fresh chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of fresh lime. And the blackened cornhusks pulled back…

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Summery Grilled Chicken Salad

August 2, 2018 |

What to do with leftover grilled chicken? Make our savory Summery Grilled Chicken Salad! We know that there are just so many ways to make chicken salad. Quite often a recipe calls for poaching the chicken, which is OK. But here at Connecticut Country House we kick it up many notches from OK. Our secret?…

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A Nantucket Day At The Cozy House

July 20, 2018 |

It has to be authentic. That’s my motto.  And when we head out for a family getaway to Nantucket Island, the Cozy House is just that…authentic. Located on the southern coast of the island, The Cozy House is a throw back to a simpler time. Tiny in scale, yet big on charm and personality. And…

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