Posts by Michelle Konstantinovsky

Besides her well-earned reputation as a designer, stylist, and founder of Murphy Deesign, proud California girl Dee Murphy is known for her expertise in topics ranging from fashion and family to decor and travel, all of which are explored on the Murphy Deesign blog. Drawing inspiration from her home state's surf and sand, Murphy mixes modern and vintage, patterns and prints to create an eclectic aesthetic that is as cool as it is unique. Learn more about Murphy's motivation, dream clients, and ultimate fantasy Sunday fun day in our Q&A below.

Whether you're hunting for eggs or just hunting for a good omelette, you'll want to commemorate Sunday's Easter festivities with a stellar brunch.

1. How did you get the job creating lighting products for George Kovacs?Just out of the Navy, I worked my way through a business degree at LIU, as the sole employee in a lamp and accessory store on Madison Avenue called George Kovacs.

Spring has finally sprung, and there's no better way to step into the season than with a fresh crop of colorful blooms and lush greenery. No matter where you are in the world, you can create the garden of your dreams.

1. How did you first get your start in the design world? Growing up, I was fortunate to travel the world with my family, and it left an impression on me.

Downtown San Francisco may be known as the city's hub for luxury accomodations, but Joie de Vivre Hotels is ready to change that, unveiling their newly renovated Presidio Heights destination, Laurel Inn.

1. Why is sustainability such a core component of the company’s philosophies and how have your sustainable practices evolved over time? When Dennis Allen started building in the 1970s, it was shortly after the first oil shortage.

1. How do New York and Chicago differ in terms of design sensibility and style? New York and Chicago are quite on par stylistically, it depends on the clientele and how daring they allow me to be with their design. 2.

New is nice, but sometimes you want to stock up on items with a story. Here are our picks for the top 10 most interesting vintage and antique flea markets throughout California. 1.