Interior Design – Los Angeles

Welcome

I’m Grania Murray and welcome to my well considered space. My style mirrors my easy going outlook with its uncomplicated aesthetic, and illustrates how living with less, offers so much more. My focus is always about the flow of the space and involves textures, patterns, and is supported by natural tones, clean lines and tons of light.

I know that good design makes a space not only look good but feel good too. You certainly do not have to spend a fortune to achieve this.

 

Best of Houzz

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Grania Murray was awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodelling and design. The International Interior Designer was chosen from the voters within the 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

About Grania

As a professional Interior Designer, I’ve managed projects on many international Five Star properties and, most recently, worked with HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates — the world’s number one hospitality design firm, specializing in hotels, resorts and spas and Smith Firestone Associates as a consultant on a range of proposals.

I’ve shared my flair for design with the public by having my work published internationally; I have guest hosted on a number of radio programs and hosted my own design show on national television in Ireland.

I like to take a project and run with it. I’m confident, decisive and focused. I happily spend my free time with my friends, family, on the yoga mat, hiking and volunteering.

Experiences have taught me so much. I enjoy challenges and am deeply sensitive to the needs of others, before they even know they need to be sensitive to them, themselves. I translate my love of Interiors into styling and designing homes that not only work for people now, but in the future.

Some of my favorite projects include the Cellar Bar at The Merrion Hotel in Dublin, event rooms at Leopardstown Race Course, the Irish offices of Pierce Brosnan’s media company Post 22 and a Rancho Santa Fe project for Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf.

Portfolio

Malibu – New build – Point Dume
Beverley Hills – Renovation – Off Rodeo
Dubai – Dubai, UAE.
Dublin, Ireland – Dublin, Ireland
The West of Ireland – Lahinch, County Clare, Ireland
City Centre Historical Home – Dublin, Ireland
Cote D’Azur – South of France
Brentwood – Family Home
San Diego – San Diego, California
Downtown Home – City Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Point Dume

Magnificent private residence. Client’s second home.

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Off Rodeo

Renovation of clients private residence.

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Dubai, UAE.

Complete Interior Decoration of 20,000 sq.ft. private  residence in Dubai.

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Dublin, Ireland

Beautiful apartment completely renovated and sustainably upgraded overlooking the renowned views of Dublin Bay, Ireland.

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Lahinch, County Clare, Ireland

Holiday Home designed for a multi generational family in a very relaxed beautiful setting at the beach within easy access of Shannon Airport and numerous Golf Resorts.

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Dublin, Ireland

Complete renovation and redecoration of a Historical home in Dublin’s Embassy belt.

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South of France

Complete renovation and redecoration of client’s second home in the South of France.

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Family Home

Complete sustainable renovation and redecoration of private home.

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San Diego, California

Historical Home. San Diego. Redecoration of Reception Rooms and design and installation of all decorative draperies.

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City Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Sustainable transformation of a client’s Bachelor Pad in the heart of Dublin City to a home for his new family life.

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Press

Image Magazine
House & Home
The Irish Examiner
The Gloss
The Irish Times
David Harvey
The Sunday Times
The Sunday Tribune
The Irish Times
The Gloss
House & Home
Tom McGurk
Pat Kenny
The Gloss
The Sunday Times
The Gloss
Marian Finucane
San Diego Home & Garden
At Your Service

Image Magazine

Article on the complete renovation of a Historical Home in the Embassy belt of Dublin and it’s resulting success when sold a few years later

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House & Home

Beautiful apartment completely renovated and sustainably upgraded to avail of the beautiful sea views of Dublin Bay.

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The Irish Examiner

Clever Decorating Ideas to style your home for Christmas.

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The Gloss

Article listing design items of interest from the Paris trade show Maison Et Objet.

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The Irish Times

Interior Designer Profile and focus on Dublin Offices.

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David Harvey

An Interview covering a broad range of topics in design and the practicalities of certain ‘whimsical’ items, such as bidets in bathrooms.

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Grania on David Harvey

The Sunday Times

Insider design tips and tricks of the trade.

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The Sunday Tribune

One Sunday in the life of a busy Interior Designer

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The Irish Times

Designer Article and the discussion of Design OnLine.

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The Gloss

Transformation of a home in a day.

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House & Home

I filmed and presented episodes 1 & 2 of their new Interior Design series until they existed no more.

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Grania on House & Home

Tom McGurk

Radio interview with one of Ireland’s leading journalists and television hosts about Design for single men.

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Grania on Tom McGurk

Pat Kenny

An interview about Online Design and sustainability with Ireland’s premier current affairs broadcaster.

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Grania on Pat Kenny

The Gloss

Design Accent Ideas

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The Sunday Times

Interiors article focusing on Sustainability

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The Gloss

Extensive article on the transformation of a client’s Bachelor Pad in the heart of Dublin City to a home for his new family life.

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Marian Finucane

Radio interview with Irelands leading TV personalities on Sustainability in Design

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Grania on Marian Finucane

San Diego Home & Garden

Article on the recreation of a beautiful home after being destroyed in the wild fires of 2003

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At Your Service

At Your Service is an eight part series on RTÉ One presented by expert hoteliers Francis and John Brennan from the 5 star Park Hotel Kenmare. They give business makeovers to a selection of B & B’s, guesthouses and small hotels throughout Ireland that need urgent help with a range of different problems. Grania was their Consultant Interior Designer for a full season of the show.

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Grania on At Your Service

Work With Me

How I Work

I offer you an Interior Design Service that will transform your home and give  you a beautiful space to return to at the end of your day. I achieve this by either providing a full day of styling or if your requirements are more extensive, a design overhaul of your entire home. Your decision entirely.
From concept to reality, you can trust me to first understand your needs, then present clear stages of work while actively providing solutions to your requirements. On larger undertakings I will also assemble and direct a team that will unconditionally assure that your project is finished on time, without complication and on budget.

I know you will be delighted with the results achieved from working with me.

Renovate or Relocate

Sometimes, a radical change in life circumstances require starting all over again. down sizing, divorce or even the kids leaving for college can all require a total change of living requirements.  I make that transition as easy as possible for you, taking care of all of the large and small details that ensure your new house, feels just like home.

I  have worked on several building projects that are quite old, in the United States and Europe. While most have been gut renovations, the teams I’ve assembled have preserved the integrity of the space and it’s historical context; while providing it with a beautiful, contemporary interior that’s energy efficient, chemical free, and healthy.

I specialize in challenges.

I not only exceed but foresee my client’s needs. That’s a promise. That’s why I love what I do !

 

ReGreen

Many of the clients I work with are conscious about their lifestyle choices: they want a well-considered home. Being ReGreen Trained™ was naturally essential. My is a member of the USGBC and operates best practices that offer sustainable integrated strategies for green residential remodeling.

My goal is to reduce the environmental impacts of remodeling and reduce energy, water, and materials consumption, waste generation, and harmful emissions, both indoors and out. I fully appreciate how to optimize form and function while minimizing environmental impact and how to strike a balance between aesthetics, utility and resource efficiency.

Speaking

“I have led a life of adventure. Experiences that have taught me so much and yet I enjoy challenges and am deeply sensitive to the needs of others, before they even know they need to be sensitive to them, themselves. I translate my love of Interiors into building homes that not only work for people now, but in the future. I appreciate and acknowledge the deep lessons we get from life and through my work creating spaces, make them into something beautiful to be enjoyed by everyone.”

Intelligent, Fun, Elegant, Calm, Great Communicator, Approachable, Professional, Visionary, Charismatic.

Just some of the words used to describe what Grania brings to the panel or podium. Her design approach is clear and her ability to convey her ideas for seamless calm interiors is evident. Recent appearances were at “The Conran Store” and the iconic “Newbridge Silverware” in Ireland. Bookings at design@graniamurray.com

 

Praise

“Grania's projects finish on time and on budget. That's why we hire her...”
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“Grania is a very talented designer. She shows it in her work and her dedication to every task. She is very conscientious even with the minor details and always ensures that the client is happy. We have been very satisfied with her design skills and would confidently hire her for the next remodel job. Her projects finish on time, without complication and within budget.”
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– Rob Bogan, Williams Sonoma

“Grania has great taste and her interiors are very stylish, yet function brilliantly...”
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“We have worked with many interior designers over the years and agree that Grania has an impressive level of expertise, a great knowledge of materials and space, and a natural gift for making clients feel comfortable about communicating their own opinions which she always respects. Very professional and efficient, she is also creative and innovative, cleverly putting together plans, managing all the components and implementing the design to exceed expectations. She has great taste and her interiors are very stylish, yet function brilliantly. Her most recent commission, to transform our offices, was executed with style, with minimum fuss and disruption and within budget - and we all love the results.”
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– Jane McDonnell, The Gloss Magazine

“Grania is an excellent communicator, seamless and professional...”
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“I have worked with Grania on two occasions while in Arnotts and have always found her to be an excellent communicator on all interiors matters. She is a natural TV presenter and the recent filming in the Christmas Shop in Arnotts for her new show was seamless, professional and thorough.”
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– Sarah Williams, Arnotts Department Store

“Grania
 listens to her clients and then fulfills their wishes and dreams...”
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“Grania
 is a person who listen to her clients and then fulfils their wishes and dreams, creating homes to live in and enjoy. What more could you ask for?”
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– Andrew Keogh, Marketing Consultant

“We very quickly established a strong working relationship with Grania. Her Interiors are calming and thoughtful...”
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“We worked closely with Grania from the early days of construction on our Summer home in Ireland and very quickly established a strong working relationship. We debated many issues and the final product, with which we are delighted, is due to Grania's ability to translate our very imprecise ideas into reality. She brought her wide experience into our discussions, without ever seeking to impose anything and we developed a substantial trust in her over the course of the project. On a business level too, we found her to be absolutely professional in everything she did with us. Naturally we called on her again to renovate our permanent residence. We've recommended her to our friends and family who all loved working with her too.”
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– Jim & Ina Nolan, Irish Clients

Contact

Email

design@graniamurray.com

Santa Monica, California

Dublin, Ireland

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