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Coastal lifestyles ...... for wherever you live.

​Create your perfect place – find your style and decorate down to every detail. Bring the outdoors inside, bring the coast to your doorstep, and make your home a destination! Each rug is hand-crafted, unique, and tells its own story. They are truly art for the floor. Claire knows that people want to live creatively, and there is no better way than to make each room in your home be its own special environment.  And, with her home accessories, bedding, pillows, tote bags,  and other lifestyle products,  Claire Murray’s vision and love of nature, the sea and the coastal lifestyle are evident.  

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Behind the Design:  The Button Rug Collection

Behind the Design: The Button Rug Collection

In the early days, Claire made all her own rugs hooking them with wool strips - the more traditional or "primitive" method of hooking.  Wool strips...
Behind the Design:  The Gray Lady

Behind the Design: The Gray Lady

As the mariners would approach the small island of Nantucket, it would often be shrouded in fog.  Only 7 miles wide by 14 miles long, it was once t...
Behind the Design: the Nantucket Girl's Song

Behind the Design: the Nantucket Girl's Song

This evocative rather tongue-in-cheek poem was found in the journal of Eliza Brock who was the wife of Master Peter Brock on a whaling trip onboard...
Behind the Design - the Sea Turtles

Behind the Design - the Sea Turtles

In April of 2010, the Gulf of Mexico suffered what was considered to be the largest oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry with the exp...
Behind the Design - The Nantucket Sleighride

Behind the Design - The Nantucket Sleighride

Lest one thinks this is a Christmas or holiday rug, it is not necessarily so!  The phrase has its origins from the long-ago days of whaling.  After...
Behind the Design - What is a Cat Boat?

Behind the Design - What is a Cat Boat?

If you are from New England, or a mariner who loves to sail the waters of the islands off the Massachusetts coast, you will easily recognize the ic...