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Country House in the Mountains is where Wendy Lewis lives and works. Her 1800 Federal-style white shingled country house in Vermont is her home and her muse. I met Wendy a few years ago at
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Happy New Year! In true Country House style we kick off 2019 with Country House style, of course! Please enjoy our annual gift to you, our 2019 Nora Murphy Country House Downloadable Desktop Calendar. Just
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Calling all tartan lovers! This latest Better Connecticut Lifestyle segment is dedicated to you! I wish I was able to get this uploaded in time for Christmas, but the more I think about it, tartan
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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
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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 &
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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
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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”.
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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
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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
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I love the 4th of July. And I love getting my classic 1767 Cape Cod/Saltbox all decked out for the holiday. But, it’s the first day of summer that inspires me to dig out my
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Summer…it’s here! And with it brings good growing, fresh garden to table eats, and late into the evening campfire gatherings. Life’s lived outdoors, and what living we do indoors now is scaled way back. Summer’s a
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I always ask myself “How can I elevate this _____ with flowers?” The blank can be anything: a place setting, a coffee table, the powder room, the front door, a cake, or a serving tray.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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What a difference a bunch of daffodils make! On my latest market run, gorgeous, long stemmed, bright yellow faced daffodils greeted me. I couldn’t walk by. Potted up in the usual plastic pots, I popped
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