Meet Claire Murray
“I have never regretted my move from New York to Nantucket. I traded skyscrapers for rose-covered cottages, the Empire State Building for Sankaty Light, and an island surrounded by bridges for an island accessible by boat or small plane. While much of my work today takes me back to New York, Nantucket is where it all began…”
Who could have foreseen that designer and entrepreneur CLAIRE MURRAY’s decision to leave the hustle and bustle of New York City for the small island of Nantucket to open a country inn, coupled with a passionate interest in reviving the traditional crafts of rug hooking and the needle arts, would develop into a flourishing international wholesale and retail business.
Today, CLAIRE MURRAY’s reputation for design and product quality is known throughout the world. Claire has been featured in numerous major magazines, including Better Homes & Gardens, Country Living, House Beautiful and Victoria, to name but a few. Claire has also been a feature on several television programs, including Home Matters on the Discovery Channel, the Home Shopping Network and on QVC in both the USA and Great Britain. In New York, the home textile industry has recognized the significance of her contribution with the prestigious HomeTex Design Award.
It is CLAIRE MURRAY’s unprecedented style, which combines classic coastal living and contemporary Americana in rich colors and beautiful motifs, that has brought this historic handicraft in step with today’s designing needs.