Our clients like to tell us that working with us is a fun and rewarding adventure. One of our recent clients called it ‘a blast’!

Whatever you may call it, our collaborative approach is sure to be an experience that you will treasure as much as watching the ‘home of your dreams’ emerge through the creative process.

Endorsements Austin Murphy Interior Design, Bellingham & Seattle

I am very pleased with the results! From the beginning, Rob was very interested in the project and he remained interested throughout the whole process. He was able to envision what I wanted even more than I could! It is pretty amazing to me that he got it so right from the very beginning. It’s the simple, understated things about the house that I just love—the hand scraped oak floor, the trim details, the trim color and the sheen, the woven wood shades. It’s all just perfect.
Barry Quimby

Rob has taken the time to get to know us; enabling him to thoughtfully craft, design and color elements that flow with our lifestyle and the personality of our house. Working with Rob has been an exciting, creative, and collaborative experience!
Cindy and Bob Klein

I can’t quit sitting in my living room!!!
Thank you so much for what we accomplished.  It is such a pleasure (and an education) working with you and you never fail to provide solutions that are such an improvement! You are a delight to work with and I miss our meetings and our laughter.
Irene Rinn

Outstanding – that’s the result of working with Rob to furnish my family, living and dining rooms.  It was a collaborative effort.  Rob presented various floor plans, lighting and furniture options working with my desire of an African theme.  He listened carefully to my feedback and the results are that each room is a work of art.  Rob’s skills also include wall color selection, rugs and accessories not to mention the awesome custom built-in bookcase/entertainment center design.  Each piece works individually and together.  I couldn’t be happier.
Clifford Brown

I have an older home that Rob has helped to preserve its character while updating it to be comfortable and elegant.  I first worked with Rob in 2005 when he designed the revival of the front of my house from previous remodels.  I appreciate his attention to detail and concern with recycling/reusing materials when possible.

Choosing color challenges me, I repainted many a wall before working with Rob.  The colors for my house now come from my bedroom rug which ties the whole house together.  I would never have gotten there on my own.  Meanwhile, my kitchen includes colors I would never have considered.  Rob does an excellent job of making suggestions and also accepting and revisiting when something’s more than I’m comfortable with.

To quote Rob “it’s a process”.  It’s been fun, and I feel that I’ve been part of the process, that my house reflects me, and I’ve enjoyed the learning.  Thanks!
Maggie Murphy

Rob helped us so much with our last home, so when we moved to our new home, there was no question about whom to call for design advice.   His skill and training are at the highest level and he seems to enjoy putting it all to use to make our home beautiful.   He’s not only a trusted adviser, but also a valued friend.

We have worked with Rob on interior and exterior projects with complete satisfaction.  If you knew us, you’d know that this is high praise indeed.  We never felt that Rob was designing for his own tastes; but rather striving to please us with the right colors and style for our comfort and pleasure. Is brilliant too strong a word?  We don’t think so!
Michael and Jeanette Cochrane

We were going to order cabinets from Home Depot or a custom cabinet shop. We decided to use Austin-Murphy Design instead. We got a beautiful professional custom design and cabinets for the same price. Our cabinets look like they were built with the house in mind. Austin-Murphy Design knows style and how to balance elements in a given space. I would highly recommend this company.
Jenny B.