For Brian J. McCarthy no two homes are the same. This interior designer crafts highly personalized spaces for clients across the globe. At the core of his artful approach to exclusive design is a love of layering, by using textures and materials to add depth and character to each unique interior. Boca do Lobo brings you some design inspiration through these some of the best projects signed by Brian J. McCarthy:
On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, McCarthy used a pair of rock crystal lamps to a flank a tobacco-colored sofa. A piece by artist Milton Avery hangs over a mirrored wall.
In the same home, a sleigh-style Empire chair is paired with an extraordinary Banc Crocodile bench by Claude Lalanne.
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McCarthy used a fretwork-patterned carpet to introduce a vitalizing element into this simple, predominantly black-and-white contemporary bedroom. The custom-designed paisley curtain and chair fabric connects graphically to both the zebra patterned bench and the rug.
In the lady’s master bathroom — finished entirely in marble — the designed embedded a pair of round mirrors into semi-translucent glass, filling the space with a filtered, natural light.
In this modern living room on the North Shore of Long Island, a diamond-patterned, two-toned hemp carpet adds color and texture.
A pair of Tron de Pauline bronze armchairs, incorporating gingko leaves, by Claude Lalanne were commissioned for the entryway gallery of the home. The graphic mid-century-style painted floor introduces a lively, less-traditional element, enhanced by a zebra-print rug.
In the same home, McCarthy used a Gilbert Poillerat-inspired table base to echo the form of the wall sconces and lantern.
In the New York City apartment that McCarthy shares a 19th-century gilt shagreen bench sits at the foot of the bed.
Custom-carved plaster panels — inspired by the work of 1920s Paris designer Armand-Albert Rateau — punctuate walls finished in lacquer and gold leaf.
On either side of the portal to his modern dining room, McCarthy placed two bronze crocodile consoles. An Empire chair, upholstered in a velvet fabric sits to the left.
The northwest corner of McCarthy’s living room overlooks Central Park.
A Lalanne gueridon, entitled Singe aux Nenuphars, was a rare collaboration between husband and wife Francois Xavier and Claude.
For this Northeastern U.S. home, McCarthy used a stitched-square hide rug in squares to cover the wide plank oak floors of the living room.
In one of the home’s master bedrooms, a photograph by James Welling sits above a shagreen chest of drawers. Papa Bear chairs by Hans Wegner are placed in each corner.
On the East End of Long Island, an articulated ceiling and cabinetry give the space an organized, soothing rhythm.
The home’s living room walls are finished in a wave-patterned plaster to lend a sense of informality to the grand space — a task abetted by white mink and silk pillows, and a silk and hemp key-patterned carpet. The curtains, woven from strands of coconut fiber, capture and glow of the room’s abundant afternoon sunlight.
Photographs by Nicholas Prior, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Loretta Lux lines the walls of McCarthy’s Tiffany-blue guest-room.
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