Director and founder Stephen Murray


Rivamiura is an exciting and innovative design studio that weaves creativity with intuitive thinking to produce engaging interior stories. Informed by the past, created in the present, Rivamiura delivers stimulating interior design for forward thinking clients.

Rivamiura design studio was conceived and set up by Stephen Murray.

“For me interior design is about creating a sense of dialogue, It’s about storytelling. Good design is connecting with your audience – interaction, details ready to be discovered and absorbed. With commercial interiors, I’m particularly aware of the need to influence customer’s valuable decision making.

Having studied film at University, I went onto work for one of London’s leading production companies. With extensive experience both sides of the camera, my involvement within television commercials has had a significant influence in my approach and philosophy towards design. I look to connect everything within an interior space. It’s all in the detail, be it fabric, lighting, furniture, art, antiques or colour. The balance of elements that create an authentic language for the audience to connect with. Ultimately, it’s all about atmosphere.

With a passion for art, travel, antiquities, photography and classic cars, inspiration is never far away. As a ‘visual interpreter’, I edit what I see, mix up the old with the new, modify and reinterpret past and present trends to transform each new assignment.”

Stephen Murray 2016