Interior Design – Los Angeles – Dublin, Ireland

      “My favorite moment as a designer?  When my client enters a space that I’ve created just for them and they smile as they say Ahhhhh!”

 

Dublin born Grania Murray is making a splash in Los Angeles as an internationally recognized interior designer. Besides celebrity clients Pierce Brosnan, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, Grania’s clientele ranges from the US to the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Dubai and the Far East.

 

      “Being raised in Dublin – tripping over culture everywhere I looked –  has given me my spirit, my sense of color and  above all, my recognition of objects of exquisite craftsmanship. Now that I live in LA, I’m loving the sunny, edgy, yet casual way of life and naturally my Irish background allows me to add a European twist to the Southern California lifestyle.”

 

About Grania

 

      “Being Irish gives me a lightness of touch, a sense of values and a love of life. Connecting with others comes naturally.”

 

For almost twenty years, Grania has sourced exclusive and unique elements from around the world to design one-of-a-kind environments on both sides of the Atlantic.

 

      “My influences come from my travels throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and, of course, the cutting-edge trends coming out of leading design destinations, France and Italy.”

 

Grania, a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), has distinguished herself by being awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction, by Houzz, the leading website community for interior design, decorating and home improvement.

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 put my heart and soul into every project.”

 

Starting with an in-depth interview, followed by a visit to the space to appraise it, to creating an innovative and inspiring presentation that illustrates the scope, schedule and budget range of the project, Grania collaborates intimately with her clients to help set the bar at just the right place for how they want to live their dreams.

 

      “I don’t have a signature style – that’s because it’s my client’s signature that matters. Not mine.”

Renovate Your Life

      “My job is simple – realizing the client’s dream by truly understanding their wishes.”

 

Sometimes a change in one’s life requires starting anew. Whether it’s divorce, down sizing, or when the kids leave for college, major life changes sometimes require changes in your living space.  Grania excels in making such transitions and design changes as easy as possible for her clients.

 

ReGreen

As part of a small, elite group of interior designers to be certified REGREEN in the US, Grania doesn’t like waste or excess and believes that aesthetic qualities don’t have to be compromised at the expense of ecological goals. Many of the clients she works with are conscious about their lifestyle choices, so being ReGreen Trained™ is a perfect fit.

REGREEN is a resource program with the goal of reducing the environmental impacts of remodeling, including energy, water, and materials consumption, waste generation, and harmful emissions, both indoors and out.

A Seasoned Expert

      “I have led a life of adventure. I appreciate and acknowledge the deep lessons we get from life and always use that experience to design beautiful spaces, that can be enjoyed by everyone.”

 

 

As an expert in her field, Grania has had her work published internationally; as well as acting as guest interior designer on the TV program, At Your Service, for Irish television. She has also hosted House & Home, a design show for CC TV.

 

In Other Words…

“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, Executive Vice President, 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, Publisher, 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, Marketing Chief, Arnotts Department Store

“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, Chief Executive, CRH

Contact

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design@graniamurray.com

Santa Monica, California

Dublin, Ireland

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