Essary & Murphy is one of the South's oldest and most award-winning
interior design firms. The partners, James Essary and William Murphy,
have been in business together for more than 30 years and have won
dozens of ASID awards. Their work has appeared in numerous magazines
and on television shows such as HouseSmart with Lynette Jennings
and HGTV. Their projects range from homes in the 2,500
to 3,500 square foot range, to over 20,000 square feet.
We are proud to be able to say that our clients come almost entirely from referrals, and from those who view our work at a show house or in a magazine. We often meet new clients who say "I have seen your work for years in magazines and have loved it." Or, "I always love seeing your work at the show house. My eye always has a place to rest."
If you are about to begin decorating your new home, or just want a change in a home you have lived in and loved for years, we know how exciting but intimidating a time this can be. Together, we can make the experience a pleasure.
James W. Essary
VP, Board of Directors, ASID Georgia Chapter
ASID-GA 2003 Designer of the Year
University of Alabama, Bachelor of Arts
William S. Murphy, Allied Member, ASID
Gardner Webb College, Bachelor of Arts
Brenau University Design Department Advisory Board
East Carolina University Design School
As a design team, our hallmark is to achieve a personal style for our clients, projecting their individuality and flair. Understanding and knowing the client well are critical to interpreting their needs and wishes, and translating their dreams into a home of personal comfort, understated beauty, practical livability and lasting pleasure. A successful interior design project should develop naturally, over time, and cannot be accomplished by rushing to fill up a house. A truly beautiful home must evolve through the joint efforts of designers' and clients', and through their mutual understanding and vision.
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