Rosalea and Paul Murphy created Hunter Valley Design in 2002. Rosalea had worked as a Costume and Set Designer for film, TV & theatre for 25 years in Australia & the UK. Paul was as an award winning Director of Photography in feature films & the advertising industry for 30 years in Australia & internationally, particularly in the US. His career was cut short when he injured his back in an accident forcing his retirement from the film industry. Paul and Rosalea’s combined experience of over 55 years designing for the screen bring a wealth of knowledge to Hunter Valley Design.

Opening Hunter Valley Design’s showroom of residential and commercial furniture and lighting seemed a natural fit for their combined talents and shared love of interior design and furnishing.

Having leased and renovated the Historic Wool Auction rooms at 149 King Street, Newcastle, Paul and Rosalea sourced locally and abroad to fill the 500 square metre showroom with European & Australian designer furniture & lighting. Their showcase of original design that is timeless and of a very high quality, and the variety of exclusive brands represented on the Hunter Valley Design showroom floor make them unique in Australia.


Hunter Valley Design is an exciting and inspiring place to acquire your furniture and has been established as ‘The Furniture Showroom’ to go to in Newcastle for your residential & commercial projects, large and small.