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Brian J. McCarthy

Interior Designer

After receiving his BFA from Pratt in 1983, New York–based interior designer Brian McCarthy joined Parish-Hadley Associates, working alongside the venerable Albert Hadley. There, his credits included the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. McCarthy opened the doors of his eponymous firm in 1992. In 2005, McCarthy was commissioned to redecorate and refurbish Winfield House, the official U.S. ambassadorial residence in London. McCarthy was named to the Architectural Digest’s AD100 list in both 2014 and 2015; he is also a member of Elle Décor’s A-List. McCarthy is also the author of Luminous Interiors, an in-depth look at the creative process behind nine of his luxurious residential designs.This fall, he will release The Parish-Hadley Tree of Life: An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm, a history of the legendary interior design firm that he co-authored with Bunny Williams. Scroll McCarthy's selection of 1stdibs picks then head to The Study to see 18 of his inspiring interiors.

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Hans Wegner "Valet" Chair

Hans Wegner "Valet" Chair

By Hans J. Wegner
Hans Wegner "Valet" Chair
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Oak, Teak
Rare Art Deco Two-Tiered Straw Marquetry Side Table by André Groult
Rare Art Deco Two-Tiered Straw Marquetry Side T...
Andre Groult
20th Century French Art Deco Side Tables
Hans Wegner Office Chair

Hans Wegner Office Chair

By Hans Wegner Fritz Hansen
Hans Wegner Office Chair
Hans Wegner Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1950s Danish Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Metal
Pair of Louis XVI Style Side Chairs by Armand-Albert Rateau
Pair of Louis XVI Style Side Chairs by Armand-A...
Armand Albert Rateau
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Side Chairs
Bronze Settee in the Style of Rateau
Armand Albert Rateau
20th Century Unknown Settees
Bronze
Pedro Boregaard Oxidized and Bright Silver Sea ...
Pedro Boregaard
21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Flatware and Serving Pieces
Other, Silver, Sterling Silver
Paul Frankl: In the Manner, A Rare Early Modern...
Paul Frankl
Early 20th Century American Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Bakelite, Paint
Retro Compact Owned by Joan Fontaine
Unknown
20th Century Art Deco Boxes and Cases
Diamond, Ruby, Sterling Silver
Jules Leleu, Walnut Cabinet, France, C. 1944
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Cabinets
Bronze
Michael Kanners Gold Lip Cufflinks
Michael Kanners
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Cufflinks
18k Gold
Carlo Scarpa for M.V.M Cappellin, Rare Lattimo ...
Carlo Scarpa, MVM Cappelin
Vintage 1930s Italian Modern Lanterns
Blown Glass
Vintage Four-Piece Stick Wicker Suite
20th Century American Armchairs
Wicker
Kurt Ostervig, A Pair of Rare Danish Oak and Sh...
Kurt Østervig
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak, Sheepskin
Brass and Black Mirror Cocktail Table with Liqu...
Willy Rizzo
Vintage 1970s European Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass
Pair of Kalmar Ice Glass Sconces
Kalmar Franken KG
Vintage 1960s Austrian Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces
Metal
Rare Station Wagon High Dresser by Paul Frankl,...
Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Co.
Vintage 1940s American American Modern Dressers
Pair of Chairs and Table Attributed to Janine A...
Janine Abraham, Janine Abraham / Dirk Jan Rol
Vintage 1960s French Chairs
Metal
Adrian Pearsall Sofa with Travertine End Table ...
Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Travertine
Set of Four Eero Saarinen Tulip Chairs
Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Aluminum
Pair of Italian Geometric Glass-Top End Tables
Unknown
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Metal
Rare Ico Parisi Lounge Chairs
Ico Parisi
Vintage 1950s Italian Lounge Chairs
Metal
Red Pulley Ceiling Light
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount
Brass, Metal
Alexander Calder Aubusson Tapestry
Alexander Calder
Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Tapestries
Wool
Unique Porcelain Vase by Sandra Davolio
Sandra Davolio
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Vases
Ceramic, Porcelain
Flamboyant Nine-Drawer Chest by Tommi Parzinger...
Tommi Parzinger, Willow and Reed, James Mont
20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dressers
Brass
Pair of Iconic John Dickinson Skyscraper Bookcases
John Dickinson
Vintage 1970s American Bookcases
Wood

Flaque Table by HéLèNe De Saint Lager

By Hélène de Saint Lager 1
Flaque Table by HéLèNe De Saint Lager
Hélène de Saint Lager 1
2010s French Modern Tables
Aluminum

Signed John Dickinson Table

By John Dickenson Vii
Signed John Dickinson Table
John Dickenson Vii
Vintage 1960s American Side Tables
Brass
LAutruche
Diego Giacometti
1970s Sculptures
Willow Sculpture by Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1970s American Sculptures
Stainless Steel
Paul Briggs "Foliage Vase 2" Hand-Pinched Ceram...
Paul Briggs
2010s American Vases
Ceramic
Jean Prouvé Red Daybed, circa 1935
Jean Prouvé
Vintage 1930s French Daybeds
Metal
Fine and Rare Leather Coffee Table by Jacques A...
Jacques Adnet
20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Bronze
Jean Dunand French Art Deco Red, Gold, and Blac...
Jean Dunand
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Vases
Copper
"Three Waves" by Richard Filipowski
Vintage 1960s American Sculptures
Silver
Sculpture Front Cabinet by Paul Evans, USA 1969
Paul Evans
20th Century American Cabinets
Steel
Flamed mahogany cabinet, France, c. 1940
Unknown
Vintage 1940s French Cabinets
Bronze
Pair of armchairs designed by Philip Arctander,...
Philip Arctander
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Jean Dunand French Art Deco Sterling Silver and...
Jean Dunand
Early 20th Century French Art Deco More Furniture and Collectibles
Silver
Vessel by Sandra Davolio, Denmark, 2014
Sandra Davolio
2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Ceramic
Jules Leleu, Sycamore armchair, France, c. 1940
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs
Sycamore
Prestige Hat from Cameroon
20th Century Cameroonian Sculptures
Cotton
Teapot, Anonymous Maker for Svenskt Tenn, Sweden
Svenskt Tenn
Vintage 1940s Swedish Tea Sets
Pewter
Daniel Arnoul, Unique precious stones Jewelry C...
Daniel Arnoul 1
20th Century French Jewelry Boxes
Marc Bankowsky, Ginkgo, Pair of Bronze Candlest...
Marc Bankowsky
21st Century and Contemporary French Candle Holders
Bronze
Illuminated Desk by Guglielmo Ulrich
Guglielmo Ulrich
Vintage 1940s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Aluminum

Jules Leleu Buffet

By Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu Buffet
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Buffets
Bronze