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Michael Murphy
Works at Michael Murphy Design
Lives in Los Angeles, California
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Interior Design, Television Production, Brand Management, Product Development, Publishing
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  • Michael Murphy Design
    2008 - present
  • Lamps Plus
    Interior Design & Trends Producer, 2011 - present
  • Kenneth Brown Design
    Interior Design & Business Consultant, 2011 - 2014
  • Heidi Klum’s AOL web series
    Art Director, 2011
  • Christopher Lowell Inc.
    Director of Design & Merchandise/Supervising Producer, 1997 - 2011
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Interior Design is about using what you LOVE; COLOR dramatically changes everything; and GREAT STYLE doesn't have to cost a fortune.
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After living in one white box after another, this army brat finally had enough. With my parents gone for the day, I scavenged paint from the neighbor's garage and restyled our family's cookie cutter army base housing into a designer showplace. (At least that's how I remember it). Today, I am a interior designer  that still relies on the same principals that guided that 10-year-old boy: Use what you love; Color dramatically changes everything; and Good style doesn't have to cost a fortune.

After extensive careers in home furnishings (selling furniture at Sears) and women's fashions (dressing window's at Talbot's), I decided to head west to California. Actually, those were just two of the many part time jobs used to work my way through college. Shortly after arriving in California,I met a dramatic personality who was just launching an interior design show called "Interior Motives with Christopher Lowell."

For nine seasons, I was an integral component in Christopher Lowell Enterprises. Beginning as Mr. Lowell's design assistant, I was been actively involved in every aspect of the home design arena. As Merchandise and Design Producer, I styled hundreds of rooms for television, print, and advertising. My designs and styling have been featured on numerous US television shows and internet media. I have also coordinated the launch of an international furniture line and national linen and bedding line.

With this extensive background in the home arts, I has founded my own design studio aptly titled Michael Murphy Design. With the same foundation that guided me on that army base in Kentucky several years ago, I am designing rooms using the things you love, accented with dramatic color and a few inexpensive flourishes to give your room or house the revitalization it deserves.

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Los Angeles, California
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Cincinnati, Ohio - Louisville, Kentucky

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1 Room, 5 Ways: Inside HuffPost's Office Makeover---Thanks +The Huffington Post +Lamps Plus   +Rich Pedine +Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson 
Interior designers have the ability to find hidden potential in places that the untrained eye might overlook. We put that notion to the test when we asked three designers to reimagine HuffPost's meeting rooms. The potential of our five small space...
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+Diana Hathaway Timmons thank you! Yes, I love a challenge. 
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What's your take on gray? Yay or Nay?
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The right gray? Definitely a yay!
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Lighting trends and more!

Thank you +Alexa Boschini with +Home Accents Today for the feature on +Lamps Plus.

It was a pleasure discussing lighting and interior design trends.
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 Fall's Hottest Lighting Trends and More.

Thank you +Diana Hathaway Timmons  for the +Lamps Plus  feature on +About.com , http://color.about.com/od/Decorating-Trends/ss/Falls-Hottest-Lighting-Trends-for-Your-Foyer-and-Beyond.htm

It was great to discussing lighting trend and design tip with you.
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Inspiring Interior Design in Unexpected Places: Destination Scotland

Blog post for +Lamps Plus on The Outer Hebrides and a talented couple who turned am old sheep corral into a self catering cottage with furnishings they ordered from a dial up modem.

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http://www.lampsplus.com/info-center/b/blog/archive/2011/04/18/inspiring-design-in-unexpected-places-destination-scotland.aspx
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Thanks for including me and +Lamps Plus . We enjoyed having you in our booth. 
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Do you have design and lighting questions that you need answered?

You're in luck! Join our very own Trends Producer, +Michael Murphy, in a live chat with +Jura Koncius from the +Washington Post tomorrow morning at 11am ET.

Submit your questions now using the link below.
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Loving these videos by +Lamps Plus

3 ways to get a luxurious designer look – without the luxury price tag.
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Funny what happens when you catch up with old friends. Fun before and after images.
Get inspired with our daily interior design ideas blog - Style Illuminated! Enjoy interviews with celebrity interior designers, interior design photos, lighting and decor ideas for today’s home, discover new products and more!
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Behind the making of the 2014 #palmsprings #modernism #designer #showhouse
 
Christopher Kennedy Interview - Modernism Week 2014

Hear how the show house for Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 was conceived and constructed!

Christopher Kennedy interview by Lamps Plus' very own Michael Murphy inside the Christopher Kennedy Compound.
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The real "green" #designsolution  -use what you already own.
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