About

About

For almost twenty years, Murray has sourced exclusive and unique elements from around the world to design one-of-a-kind environments on both sides of the Atlantic. Grania's vision remains consistent with her reputation for creating timeless spaces. Always with a nod to classic design, her work is never without an intuitive and contemporary twist and an unwavering eye for detail. With over 20 years experience in the design and interiors business, Murray’s work is ultimately rooted in European design. Sustainability is always at the core of her projects.

Grania was influenced by her mother Teresa's affinity for design at a very young age. She often returned from school to hear the sewing machine running and she was making her own clothes by the age of 10. From her mid teens she was doing set design on school plays. She attributes this era to have been the birth of her interest in interiors. 

While electing to study academia in college, the spotlight was nevertheless thrown back on her ability to create beautiful spaces by Jane McDonnell, publisher of The Gloss Magazine, in the 90s.

Residences:
Dublin, Ireland
Los Angeles, California

Alma mater:
Trinity College, Dublin

Occupation:
Interior Designer
Founder of the Irish Collection
Business Owner

Years active:
1990's to present

Known for:
Hospitality, commercial and residential interior design

Companies:
Grania Murray Interior Design - Dublin, 1996
Grania B Design Associates - San Diego, 2000

Publications:
Image Magazine, 1996
San Diego Home and Garden, 2005
The Gloss Magazine, 2007, 2010 & 2013
The Irish Times, 2008
The Sunday Tribune, 2008 & 2009
The Irish Examiner, 2009
The Sunday Times, 2010

Radio:
RTE Radio 1 with Marian Finucane, 2008
RTE Radio 1 with Pat Kenny, 2009
4fm with Tom McGurk 2009
4fm with David Harvey, 2010

Television:
Guest designer on 'At Your Service', 2011
Presenter on 'House and Home', 2010 & 2011

Notable works:
The Cellar Bar at The Merrion Hotel, Dublin
Post Production Offices of Pierse Brosnan, Dublin
Derrynane Hotel, Kerry
Brubecks Restaurant, Dublin
Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin
Home of Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf

Grania, a member of The Irish Institute of Interior Design, The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and 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.