A perfectionist with an extensive range, Brian J. McCarthy can do extraordinary in many different stylistic languages. In all cases, he works with a traditionalist’s understanding of history and a modernist’s editing acumen – his clients get “the authentic version” of whatever they ask for, be it 40s Hollywood or French Regency.
New York designer Brian J. McCarthy likens his process to that of a painter, adding one decorative layer upon another to create homes that are intimate portraits of his clients. Starting from a deep understanding of design history, McCarthy—who previously worked for the legendary firm Parish-Hadley—tailors eclectic, welcoming interiors that put luxe materials and handcrafted elements squarely at the fore.
He also prizes curious, artful objects that serve as surefire conversation starters: bronze Claude Lalanne consoles with crocodile-shaped tops, say, or vast Atelier Mériguet-Carrère plaster panels carved with nature scenes. As evidenced by his new book, Luminous Interiors (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), McCarthy’s rooms project a Vermeer-like light all their own. bjminc.com.
With the philosophy that no two homes are the same, interior designer Brian J. McCarthy crafts highly personalized spaces for clients across the globe. At the core of his artful approach to design is a love of layering, by using textures and materials to add depth and character to each unique interior. A former partner of legendary design firm Parish-Hadley, McCarthy has a deep understanding of design history and appreciation for handcrafted objects.
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