- Michael Murphy Design2008 - present
- Lamps PlusInterior Design & Trends Producer, 2011 - present
- Kenneth Brown DesignInterior Design & Business Consultant, 2011 - 2014
- Heidi Klum’s AOL web seriesArt Director, 2011
- Christopher Lowell Inc.Director of Design & Merchandise/Supervising Producer, 1997 - 2011
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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