Author: Trish Khoury

I'm Trish Khoury, the Founding Director of Grace Interior Designs, Melbourne and The Design Basics is my passion project, aiming to make design achievable through creating carefully selected furniture & homewares packages, in your preferred style, from a range of quality retailers. Designed to be easily re-created in your own home.

The importance of a drop zone  

So my sister and niece were visiting last week and our dining table quickly became a dumping ground for hand bags, toys, water bottles, glasses etc. This meant we couldn’t eat at the dining table […]

Hamptons Living Room Furniture Package

Hamptons Living Room – Shop the Look How to create a Hamptons living room Hamptons style in Australia is defined by a blue and white colour scheme. Floral patterns and natural textures are also typical […]

The Heart of Interior Design – the Brief

I completed a brief for a new project in Preston this week. The project is a full house refurbishment. In any project but particularly in large projects a brief is a critical document. The heart […]

The Basics of Feng Shui

I’m working on a project that has mirror right in front of the entrance. Mirrors always make me think of Feng Shui I’ve been interested in Feng Shui for a very long time.  I’ve got […]

Monochrome Scandinavian Living Room Furniture Package

Monochrome Scandinavian Living Room – Shop the Look An easy to re-create monochrome Scandinavian living room. How to create a monochrome Scandinavian living room One thing I love about interior design are all the different […]

Homewares create a sense of home

I recently watched an interview of young people about the upcoming federal election. Of course home ownership was discussed. So it got me thinking about what is home and can you get the feeling of […]

Furniture Buying Tips

Buying furniture is one of the hardest decisions you can make for your home. To buy the right piece of furniture, whether it’s a sofa or a dining chair requires some thought. That’s one of […]

Mid-Century Modern Bedroom with Spindle Bed Frame

Mid-Century Modern Bedroom – Shop the Look How to create a Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Mid-Century Modern interior design is an enduring style. There are many reasons for Mid-Century Modern style remains so popular. I think […]

Choosing plants for your interior

I’m currently reading Phosphorescence by Julia Baird, which is the 2021Australian book of the year. In one section it talks about the importance of nature, particularly the colour green. How patients in hospitals heal faster […]

Best white countertops for kitchen

The other day I was checking in on a client’s kitchen refurbishment. I asked my client for feedback. How as the new layout working for her? Did they have enough storage? Was the kitchen functional? […]