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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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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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So what’s a Trillium you may ask?  Known for their delicate beauty, trilliums are woodland plants prized by both gardeners and nature lovers—in part because even in the wild it takes four to seven years(!)
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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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We made it! Five country houses in five different states in five weekends! With every country house shoot, we traveled afar to thoughtfully capture each one’s beauty and loving care. As diverse as these homes
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Loody Lady is the name I know her by. For years on eBay I have coveted her gorgeous antique European textiles, and have added items – from French linen sheets to hand stitched quilts –
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I’m dreaming of Ireland, such a magical place. Last summer, the 3 of us Murph’s spent 10 glorious days traveling and taking in as much of the Emerald Isle as we could. We mapped out
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I’m a big fan of a Portland, Maine company called Sea Bags. It started a few years ago, with a bag that I bought while vacationing in Cape Cod, MA. It was white with a
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When in Nantucket, I love to wake up early, grab a freshly brewed cup of coffee, a bucket and head out the door for some beachcombing. This is a peaceful time for me, when I
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While on vacation in Nantucket, one of my favorite ways to embrace the end of a summer day, is with a waterside, sunset on the beach picnic with my boys. Nothing fancy here. Just a
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The past 2 weeks have been a complete whirlwind of activity! One moment we’re setting Connecticut Country House back to rights after Project Refresh, Part 2, then prepping and putting our best face forward for
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The Volvo is stuffed with all kinds of gorgeousness! I’m looking so very forward to not only attending the Country Living Fair, in Rhinebeck, NY today, but also to giving a live presentation and demonstration.
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So happy to announce the winners of the Country Living Fair Weekend Passes Giveaway! Congratulations go to Anne Vradenburgh and Doreen! To everyone that entered, thank you! I loved reading about all your cherished finds,
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Tick. Tick. Tick. . . . . . Just a few more hours left for a chance to win a pair of weekend passes to the Country Living Fair next weekend in Rhinebeck, NY. Here’s
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I’m so happy to announce that I’ve been invited to give a live demo at the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. (ET) If you’re not familiar
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Forever in search of images that capture “a moment,” I love digging into boxes of old photographs at flea markets and antique shows. Last year at Brimfield, armed with an extra dose of patience, and
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My dear friend Marlana Semenza, a talented photographer and stylist in North Carolina, is always searching for new inspiration. She found a treasure trove at her most recent discovery, the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. This
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Sunday, April 10th is opening day for the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT. Whether you’re a flea market aficionado or just a casual shopper, it’s always a wonderful place to poke around,
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When the snow is covering the ground, and the plows haven’t been through, sometimes it’s the best time to get cozy, kick back and catch up on a little light reading. If you have a
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Christmas in Connecticut would not be Christmas without a trip into New York City. Having lived in Fairfield County for most of my life, I’ve been grateful for it’s proximity, about a 75 minute drive,
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When I was at FIT, my dear friend Erin gave me my very first LL Bean Boat and Tote bag.  With a body of creamy, natural white cotton canvas, contrasting forest green straps, and my
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A few years back I signed up to be a chaperone for my son Conor’s middle school field trip to Philadelphia.  Our mission, with hundreds of kids in tow, was to walk the Constitutional Trail. 
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A walk through the gardens of the Governor Stephen Hopkins House is well worth it, even if it’s early in the season. On a recent trip to Providence, Rhode Island, we stumbled upon this beautiful
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