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.

Luxe Velvet Bedroom Furnitre Package

In this Luxe velvet bedroom furniture package I focus on the curved line.  Which is found in the round side table and the round table lamps. I’ve selected a velvet bed head because velvet is […]

Mid-Century Modern Kitchen Tour

I recently completed a kitchen refurbishment in Brunswick.  The client engaged me to specify the selections for the kitchen.  As always, I started this project by defining a design strategy. This means confirming the clien’s […]

Best black decor and homewares

Technically black is a shade not a colour, either way I love it.  I have lost count of how many black dresses I have.  My black jeans are my staple.  In my home, I have […]

Pink Industrial Living Room Furniture Package

Industrial interior style is mostly a masculine style but with this industrial living room furniture package, I wanted to add a feminine touch through colour and texture. Industrial interior style also appeals to women as […]

Over capitalising on your home renovations

This week I spoke to a prospective client in Frankston.  They want to renovate or refurbish their home.  This includes the usual updates such as kitchen and bathroom.  But they were also talking about ‘opening […]

French Provincial Bedroom Furniture Package

For this French Provincial bedroom furniture package I have kept the pieces minimal but elegant. The bedhead comes in both white and oak. For this furniture package I have selected the white option. This piece […]

Neutral colours don’t have to be boring

There are some clients who want neutral colour schemes because they think it’s easier to achieve.  What a neutral colour scheme is varies from person to person.  Some people think that an all white space […]

Neutral Boho Living Room Funiture Package

The appeal of Boho interior style is the effortless carefree mix of interesting pieces. Which I have tried to bring to life in this neutral Boho living room furniture package. Boho is short for bohemian.  […]

Dining chairs for your interior style – part II

Last week I suggested ideal dining chairs for three popular interior styles, such as Hamptons, Boho and French Provincial.  This week I’m suggesting the ideal dining chairs for Industrial, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian and Luxe interior […]

Why I hate interior design trends

I was motivated to post about interior design trends today because of my experience looking for floor tiles for a client.  My client wants to update their upstairs toilet and the bathroom.  I have already […]