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.

French Provincial Dining Room Furniture Package

French Provincial Dining Room – Shop the Look How to create a French Provincial dining room This French Provincial dining room furniture package is gorgeous.  It’s the little touches that make a statement such as […]

Decorating with mirrors – a designer’s tips

When I think back on all the interior design projects I’ve completed. With all the different clients, different styles, different homes and suburbs, I can honestly say mirrors have not been a big feature. Decorating […]

Boho Bedroom Furniture Package

Boho Bedroom – Shop the Look How to create a classic Boho bedroom I’ve had a lot of requests for colour consultations recently. It makes me realise the power of colour. Colour can add drama, […]

The ultimate rug guide – a designer’s tips

It’s easy to make a mistake with the size of the rug for any space in your home. I can understand that buying a rug can cause confusion. Mainly, because there are fundamental interior design […]

4 Simple Ways to Declutter Your Home

With Spring here and Christmas not far away, now is the perfect time to declutter your home. Like most people you probably have a lot of stuff you don’t need. Stuff you don’t use and […]

Hamptons Bedroom Furniture Package

Hamptons Bedroom – Shop the Look How to Create a Hamptons Bedroom The focal point of this Hamptons bedroom furniture package is the button bedhead in a classic, neutral, linen. On either side of this […]

Scandinavian Living Room Furniture Package with Tan Sofa

Scandinavian Living Room – Shop the Look How to Create this Scandinavian Style This Scandinavian living room furniture package with a tan sofa, is classic because it has all the key features that define this […]

Top 10 questions to ask your custom made furniture designer

I have only once had something custom made for a clients, working as an interior designer on residential projects. This client had two bronze statutes that needed solid plinths to withhold their weight. I couldn’t […]

Mid-Century Modern Living Room Furniture Package

I’m fascinated by the colours of Mid-Century Modern (MCM) interior style.  They’re bright colours, like blue, orange, yellow and green.  With this Mid-Century Modern living room furniture package I wanted to celebrate these bright colours […]

My monthly furniture package faves

The pieces I choose for my furniture packages are selected for a few reasons. Firstly, because they work stylistically.  Secondly, because they’re good quality and reasonably priced and finally because I love them. Here are […]