Cathy Carey: My husband and I are the fortunate owners of two beautiful handcrafted pieces of furniture by Brian Murphy! We had our wonderful craftsman chair and ottoman for several years before we commissioned Brian to make a table to fit into a long but narrow space in our kitchen. As an artist myself, I knew I wanted something special and Brian was the only person I considered for this project. We went from a round table seating 4 that took up a wide amount of room no one could get past, to a perfectly sized long table that seats 12 and gives us more room to move around it.
Brian was the consummate professional from the time he came out to measure, suggest materials all the way through to the creation and final delivery. His easy going and knowledgeable manner are the perfect blend of customer service and style. Our Brian Murphy table is the place in our home where our family and friends gather - we always get compliments and are so proud to give out Brian’s name as the creator of our magnificent table!
Kevin & Debbie Svetich: Brian delivered the second piece of furniture he made for us this weekend! It matches our Southwest Book case he made for us in 2012. It is perfect! The detail of the craftsmanship is superior. The creativity Brian has for his work is fantastic. The pride he puts into his work definitely shows!!! We absolutely love this piece of furniture. It is a wonderful addition to our new home in Valley Center.
Lori & Tim wrote: I have long admired Brian's chairs every year at the Arts Partnership auction. Finally we bought two, they are the center pieces of our living room. They are our living works of art. I sit in one chair and just rest, reflecting on the week and the good life I have. Then I begin staring at the other chair and admire the lines of the wood, and the simple lines of the chair. Great art can keep your attention for a good while. After a time, I have to get up and change chairs so I can admire the other chair. It is different, has different wood, different lines, and tells a different story.
These chairs offer a beautiful place to come, rest, contemplate, converse, read and just be at peace, because of the mastery of the craftsman in honing a classic piece of art. Thank you Brian!
Jill and Neil Meyer: We purchased this chair through a live-auction at the Escondido Municipal Gallery in 2011. It was the first new acquisition for our new home. The chair seemed to be a perfect fit for our Craftsman style remodel vision. We love its mix of cherry and quarter sawn white oak. Our staircase was built based on the same combination. We recently ordered the same mix from Brian for a table base for our dining room table. Our chair – we refer to it as a Morris Chair – now sits in its own sitting room surrounded by large windows overlooking San Pasqual Valley.
Denis and Carolyn Royer: We commissioned a kitchen table for a renovated kitchen. Brian came to look at the space, the style of kitchen, and the wood surrounding the area, took some measurements and began creating. We had to wait a bit longer than planned, but the finished product is well worth the wait! My table was delivered this morning and is exactly, perfectly correct for its place in the kitchen. As with the other comments, the craftsmanship, attention to detail, and design are "top drawer". Brian's creativity designed a table I had not even thought about....the end result could not be better! He is going to build a curio cabinet for me after the first of the year!!
Jeff & Nancy Matloff: After researching several retail and commercial sites for a platform bed that met our functional needs as well as added to our existing décor (early American), we decided that our best option would be to have one custom-made for us. After discussing this project with several contractors, we contracted with Brian to build our custom platform bed frame with drawers to go with the early American antique furniture in our bedroom. In this process, he impressed with his commitment to detail and helping us both develop a design as well as adding all the unique features that we have in this beautiful piece of furniture. We enjoyed working with him throughout and he kept us informed every step of the process. In addition to being a highly skilled craftsman who creates beautiful works of furniture, we both felt very comfortable with him. He went the extra mile to ensure that we would be happy with the final product. We continue to deeply appreciate the beauty and function that this platform bed has added to our master suite. We would recommend Brian to anyone looking a craftsman who can create and build quality timeless furniture products of unique beauty.