Testimonials

Testimonials

Grania is an artist. I have seen her work in Ireland where her creative use of color, indigenous art, and light brilliantly transformed a tired uninteresting hotel bar into a “must see” when visiting Dublin. After seeing her work at houses in both Arrowhead and Los Ángeles, I knew she was the person to help us decorate our new home in the South Bay. She can look at an empty room and her eyes light up as she sees potential beyond my imagination. She is not only a brilliant designer, but also a kind and caring person who takes the time to understand her clients and both their tastes and pocketbook. You will love her work and will likely end up also loving her. It is impossible not to!

Sue Hutchinson - Residential

Grania is extremely knowledgable when it comes to design, her keen sense of space and placement is why we chose her for our remodel.
My partner and I enjoy traveling the world, and we usually come home with far too many momentos from our adventures! It wasn’t long before we became overwhelmed, and needed some direction on how to make sense of our home, whilst incorporating all of our beloved treasures.
From her first visit, Grania brought so many fantastic ideas to the table. She led us with great confidence and helped us decide upon exactly what changes to make, guiding us every step of the way and helped us to view our home from a brand new perspective.
We were initially reluctant to make any major changes, but Grania’s holistic approach made so much sense that we were excited to take the leap and make some big decisions that had an incredible impact on our living spaces. We couldn’t have imagined such a personal and welcoming space to entertain guests and family.
We loved all of her furniture suggestions, and her paint selections have wonderfully complimented our artwork. We love our remodel and we truly couldn’t have done it without Grania.

Sara Brown-Hiegel - Residential

Grania has for many years styled our beautiful home. Her first project over Ten year ago was to re-model our house, project managing every aspect of the re-design and decorating. The result was impeccable, greater use of all space and beautiful furniture, flooring and wall covering throughout. Her attention to detail, her capacity to listen and understand what we wanted to achieve was simply wonderful. She has excellent taste and resources. She continues to know where to find the right products and materials, a consummate professional. A recent project in September 2022 introduced new floor coverings, and re upholstering seating and colors in our large kitchen. The project resulted in a very new look, beautiful colors and textures in our large hall area, such a welcome into our home. Again bringing light and innovation. I look forward to continuing to work with her on many more projects, as she has done over the past number of years. Her presence in our home brought happiness, style and comfort.

Mags Murray - Residential

Grania Murray is a professional in every sense of the word. She transforms spaces from ordinary to extraordinary. Her attention to detail and creativity aids her in executing a project suited to the client and within budget. The end result is phenomenal but the best thing about Grania is she makes things happen on a timeline that is hard to believe. Her experience guarantees the client’s vision is brought to fruition. Highly recommend!

Judith Battey- Residential

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.

Rob Bogan, Executive Vice President, Williams-Sonoma

Grania has been a pleasure to work with. She executed our project quickly, creatively, precisely, and well within our budget. She strikes a nice balance between fact-of-the-matter professionalism and down-to-earth warmth. The compliments we receive about our home haven’t stopped pouring in. We are proud to recommend her to our friends and family.

Sophie Shekarchian - Residential

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.

Jane McDonnell, Publisher, The Gloss Magazine

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.

Sarah Williams- Commercial

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.

Jim & Ina Nolan - Residential

On behalf of the entire Mountains Community Hospital family. Thank you for providing us with your expertise and guidance in refurbishing our Solarium and Skilled Nursing Facility. It has been a pleasure working with you and we all learned a lot regarding Interior Design.

Charles H. Harrison- Healthcare

My husband and I live in the mountains and we wanted our living room to be updated and get away from the “lodge” look but still look great with existing kitchen, dining room and foyer. We wanted something more modern yet still appropriate for the mountains. We have a beautiful view of Lake Arrowhead and we wanted to bring in the blue of the lake as well as complement the piece of art over the fireplace.
Grania immediately understood what we wanted and was able to bring us color samples, furniture ideas, wall and floor coverings that we could choose from within 5 days! She was right there to guide us and advise us as to all aspects of the re-design.
The living room is exactly how we pictured it in my head and looks fabulous!
We started the project in mid-July and was finished September 2022. Even with delays related to Covid and supply chain challenges with manufacturers, it was finished in a timely manner!

Cheryl & Barry Robinson - Residential