#WEARING WHILDEN - MICHELLE MURPHY
NAME? Michelle Murphy
OCCUPATION? Interior Designer
HOW DID YOU GET INTO DESIGN? Growing up, my mother ran a non-profit art gallery, which helped me discover a love of the arts and all things beautiful. This led me to Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia.
WHAT IS YOUR “GO TO” OUTFIT? A dress with pockets. This helps me feel put together for clients, but also allows me to have my keys and phone on me at all times. I am in my car and on job sites all day, so carrying a purse is not really practical for me.
WHAT IS YOUR DATE NIGHT STYLE? Jeans, t-shirt/top, heels and BIG statement jewelry.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP FOR THE HOME? Because I get everything wholesale, I would say my website – Demi Ryan. I carry a lot of my fave brands on my site. If I am shopping local for last minute accessories, Zest in Raleigh has great things!!!
CAN YOU TELL US ONE TIP FOR DESIGNING THE PERFECT SPACE? Paint & lighting are the most important things. You can refresh any room with a fresh coat of paint or perk up an ordinary room with the light fixtures. I am obsessed with lighting and light fixtures!!!!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN CHAPEL HILL? Bin 54. It has a chill vibe, food and staff are great.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR DESIGN INSPIRATION FROM? Everywhere!!! Fashion, fabrics, Insta, nature - you name it!!!
WHAT COLOR WILL YOU BE WEARING THIS FALL? I am in a very black, white and gold phase. I am totally obsessed with gold right now. Then punch it with hot pink.
FAVORITE CITY TO VISIT? NYC! It is the first place my husband and I lived and it’s where I started my design business, so when we go, I feel like I am going home. There is art and inspiration everywhere!!
WHERE CAN OUR READERS FIND YOU? My web site DemiRyan.com, Insta or Facebook – Demiryanhome. THANKS!