Core Values:

COURAGE
Boldness to make changes in environments to express inner strength and beauty.
Courage to be creative, rising above commonality to deliver elevated designs.
Optimism to see the good in all situations and work for the shared benefit of all.

TEAMWORK
Relationships to bring talented people together and create success through collaboration.
Inclusiveness and Open-Mindedness to welcome all types of budgets, people, and styles.
Public Service to connect with community needs and support the well-being of others.

LEADERSHIP
Resilience to face difficult times with fortitude and grow stronger as people and a business.
Influence to inspire others within the industry and to heighten local design.
Communication to facilitate participation, progress, and effective partnerships.
Dedication to our craft and our high level of training and education for the benefit of customers.

WARMTH
Genuineness in our manner and attitude for sincerity, transparency, and clarity in all that we do.
Acceptance to welcome all people, all styles, and all views with respect and empathy.
Compassion to practice empathy during difficult times and patience in all things.
Love for our craft, our vision, and for all those who join our journey.

About the Team

Rachel Thomas-Murphy, Interior Designer and owner.  Rachel was born in Kansas City but raised in McKinney, TX. In fact, even though she currently resides in Wichita, KS, part of her heart still lives in the South. In 2006, she began working at a local high-end furniture store and graduated from the Art Institute in 2008 with a B.S. in Interior Design. She has had the pleasure of interning and working as an interior designer at GLMV architectural firm, Cessna Aircraft, and Koch Business Solutions. In 2012, she officially opened Thomas Grey Interiors. Rachel is a single mom to three super cool kids and two ornery cats. Brynn, Jackson, and Ella are her driving forces for success. She believes that being a mother has been her life’s single greatest gift.

Sid Washburn, Project Manager. Sid Washburn has always had a passion for the creative arts. She attended Ft.Hays and Washburn Universities working toward her Fine Arts degree. After school, she used her creative skills working at a local interior design firm, she then made a course change and studied Graphic Design at a time when the design softwares were burgeoning in to the business world. She used all her creative and design skills to have 29 year career. Sid retired for a short time and then joined Thomas Grey Interiors in 2017 where she is a project manager and does all their 3D renderings.

Brynn Alloway, Jr. Interior Designer. Brynn graduated from the CIDA Accredited Interior Design program at Kansas State University. The program at Kansas State applauds problem solving, creative thinking, and risk taking, which have been instilled in her since day one. During her time in the program, she acquired a set of skills that she is excited to put to use in the future. She’s proficient in AutoCAD and Revit. Hand sketching, space planning, and conceptual development are her three biggest strengths throughout the design process. Conceptual design and hand sketching are her favorite elements of design because she believes that it creates a bridge between the clients ideals and how the designer chooses to implement product into the space.

Awards and Certifications

2017

Pick of the Parade winner (model home in Sandcrest addition)

Effective Design winner (model home in Sandcrest addition)

Kitchen Design winner (model home in Sandcrest addition)

Master Bedroom and Suite Design winner (model home in Sandcrest addition)

Pick of the Parade winner (model home in Iron Gate addition)

Effective Design winner (model home in Iron Gate addition)

Kitchen Design winner (model home in Iron Gate addition)

Streetwise MBA alumni

Selected as an Emerging Leader through the Wichita Business Journal

Invited and competed in National Championship for an Olympic distance triathlon

2018

Effective Design winner (model home in Castlegate addition)

Kitchen Design winner (model home in Castlegate addition)

Decorating/Merchandising/Color winner (model home in Iron Gate addition)

Decorating/Merchandising/Color winner (model home in Castlegate addition)

Advance Kansas Class X alumni (received scholarship)

Leadership Wichita alumni (received scholarship)

Selected as a Career Woman through the Wichita Business Journal

Selected as Innovations and Enterprise Honoree through the Wichita Business Journal

Appointed as District Advisory Board member to City Councilman Bryan Frye

70.3 Ironman finisher

2019

Spring Parade of Homes – Pick of the Parade winner (model home in Castlegate addition)

Spring Parade of Homes – Kitchen Design winner  (model home in Castlegate addition)

Spring Parade of Homes – Master Suite and Bathroom Design winner  (model home in Castlegate addition)

Spring Parade of Homes – Effective Design winner  (model home in Castlegate addition)

Civic Engagement Academy alumni

Old Town Association Board member

Fall Parade of Homes – Pick of the Parade winner (model home in Castlegate addition)

Fall Parade of Homes – Most Effective Design winner (model home in Castlegate addition)

Fall Parade of Homes – Effective Design winner (model home in Estancia addition)

WBJ Diversity and Inclusion Honoree

MarkArts Holiday Tables – Favorite Winner

MarkArts Holiday Tables – Most Overall Creative Winner

Opened Thomas Grey Interiors Atelier in the heart of downtown

121 North Mead Suite #107

Wichita, KS 67202