10 Years of ‘NYC&G’: In Manhasset, a 1940s Home Gets An Update

The colorful colonial bursts with grace and character.
Blue Built In Cabinets In Home Office

In the office, faux gold leaf and blue lacquer lend extra shimmer to a pair of slipper chairs covered in an Osborne & Little fabric. Photography by Michael Partenio.

Revisited for the 10th Anniversary issue of NYC&G. Previously featured in the May/June 2021 issue of NYC&G.  Read the full story here.


People who understand the challenges and pitfalls of the interior design business are rightly offended by the snarky comment “Anybody can be a decorator.” So not true. In a former life, Kevie Murphy was a lawyer, but she later switched gears and enrolled at the New York School of Interior Design to pursue her true passion. She and her family eventually moved from a Brooklyn Heights apartment to a 7,200-square-foot center-hall Colonial in Manhasset, where Murphy put her freshly honed skill set to work. To my mind, the house is a stellar example of classic design reinterpreted for 21st-century living. —K. C.

The print version of this article appears with the headline: Classic Comfort.