Nora Murphy’s Country House Style: Making Your Home a Country House
2018 was a great year for books. And publisher Vendome really hit it out of the park with a lot of great books. One of my favorites is by Nora Murphy, Nora Murphy’s Country House, Making Your Home a Country House. Let’s be honest, almost everyone loves a country house, or dreams of having one. Whether it be full-time or as a holiday home, there’s something romantic about country houses.
In the introduction, Murphy lays out the universal elements of country house style: creating a place where everyone is always welcome; where comfort is always in style; where there’s always room for our favorite things; where there’s always a reason to celebrate; where we honor tradition by changing it up; where home extends well beyond our walls.
Even if you don’t live in a country home, this book provides tons of inspiration that can be incorporated into your home if you’d like to make it a little more country.
The body of the book shows how the elements of this comfortable, comforting, easy aesthetic and approach to life can be applied in different ways and in different locations to striking, individual effect. Murphy features six homes, beginning with her own, each of which expresses a unique take on the style, from elegant country to English cottage country to vintage farmhouse country to historical country.