WTNH– Nora Murphy of Newtown studied interior design at FIT, working for furniture stores and finally ended up at corporate world for Ethan Allen and traveled the world.
One day she decided to call it quits at corporate and set out on her own to develop her brand online.
It all centers around a Connecticut Country House, a 1767 salt box home where she lives with her family. It’s resonating in just a few short years with readers around the world.
“It challenged me to reinvent myself and I feel at this point, I’m in my fifties and I always felt very weird. I’ve always felt growing up that somehow I was going to hit my stride in my fifties. I don’t even feel that being an executive vice president at Ethan Allen was it. It was fantastic but I always felt there was more for me to do and maybe that’s me talking as an artist and a designer that there’s just so much in my head that I want to do. That I feel going on my own is a way to really achieve that and it’s been amazing because I have met the most amazing people in this path. I’m really excited about the future,” said Murphy.
She continued, “I stated Connecticut Country House, again I could not believe that that domain name was not taken. I thought to myself anytime I’ve mentioned Connecticut Country House to anybody , they immediately get this amazing romantic thought of like Christmas in Connecticut. This bucolic thing and I’m like that’s okay, that’s nice and I like the idea of kind of like painting the picture of a refuge and I think that’s kind of where I’m at with Country House too. Let’s face it things are too crazy out there. It’s wonderful that you can have a place to go to and you can have your friends and family and kick back and be comfortable and safe and it’s all pretty and feels good.”
For more information, go to www.noramurphycountryhouse.com.