About

Mary Catherine McCarthy, LLC

Mary Catherine McCarthy is an award-winning interior designer with over 25 years of experience, and is the founder of Mary Catherine McCarthy, LLC. Her designs have been featured in Design New Jersey, Gloria Nilson Magazine, The Steinway Owners Magazine, The Coast Star and The Ocean Star.


Her design firm, Mary Catherine McCarthy, LLC is a full-service interior design firm based in Monmouth County, New Jersey providing commercial and residential services including floor plans, furniture and accessories, custom window treatments and green design concepts. The firm also provides expert home staging and model home design services to custom home builders, including Toll Brothers.


Mary Catherine draws inspiration from her previous experience designing showrooms, displays and windows for retail brands and department stores in New York and Italy. Prior to founding Mary Catherine McCarthy, LLC in 1990, Mary Catherine was a creative director for E.T. Cranston, formerly part of Almax International, a leading provider of showrooms, fixtures and mannequins for luxury fashion brands. She also previously worked as the Head of Visual Marketing for Ormond Shops’ chain of over 200 stores.

Mary Catherine is actively involved in her local community at the Jersey Shore. She currently volunteers with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She previously served on the board of The Guild of Ocean Medical Center & Epiphany House, a shelter for women and children located in Asbury Park. She also served on the Wall Township Board of Education from 2013-2014.

 


Mary Catherine holds a bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College.


Mary Catherine proved to be an inspiring designer. She bursts with ideas and enthusiasm. She is also practical and happy to get her hands dirty. On top of it all she's a lovely person.

Sky high recommendations from us.

Ted Howl

Storrington, England

I am a Kitchen Designer and have worked with MCM2Design on several high end projects. Mary Catharine has always been professional in her

work and her communication with the clients. When a client need interior design work done MCM is always my first choice. Definitely recommended.

Dom Ciambotti

Belmar, New Jersey

Mary Catherine has worked with me on several wonderful projects, selecting furniture and fixtures, as well as consulting on design aspects. She has a great working knowledge of products and manufacturers. MC and her staff are enthusiastic, focused and attentive to you and your projects needs.

Cate Comerford Design PLLC

Port Townsend, Washington

Mary Catherine was recommended to me by someone from my new community. My home in fact is featured on MCM2Design's website titled "Traditional".

I was moving into new construction and needless to say, I was in a mad frenzy to be settled in my new home. MCM2Design from the beginning was patient, extremely professional but more importantly, she listened. She offered me the opportunity to finally leave my comfort zone and try new colors and furniture. When people walk into my home, they say it looks like a model home. She worked with me on every room in the house and I can't praise her and her team enough. From window treatments, to area rugs to furniture and accessories, to hanging my artwork, she did it all and she was with me every step of the way until it was completed. I got what I asked for and more. Thank you MC.

-edgefield40

Princeton, New Jersey

Mary Catherine, thank you for the years of transforming our living spaces into warm and comfortable homes. On each of your three engagements with us, you tailored the projects to capture our changing lifestyles and tastes. The unique decorating solutions you provided balanced our traditional antique furniture and original artwork with new contemporary designs.

We so appreciate that you worked collaboratively with us, and your highly qualified team has consistently completed the finest workmanship and impeccable attention to detail. A favorite improvement design of ours was the transformation of our master suite. You created tray ceiling lighting and custom features such as a beautiful pallet of color featuring an original piece artfully crafted by a staff member, an upholstered headboard and matching bench, window treatments that showcase the waterfront, and new traditional furniture inspired by our antique mirror. Others in search of design solutions will surely find your creative abilities as captivating as we have.

Frances  &  Pete

Point Pleasant, New Jersey

After working with Mary Catherine McCarthy, LLC on a home buyers seminar, I recommended her to a new home builder to design his condominium sales model. The builder loved the work so much, he asked her to design another unit. I would recommend them again-they are professional, creative and honest.

-skronenfeld

Lacey, New Jersey

MCM2Design did a staging on two of my condo units at The Emporium at the Beach Condominiums, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.

The models came out absolutely beautiful. Mary Catherine was a delight to work with. She was very professional, her service was excellent and the pricing was fair. I would highly recommend MCM2 Design!

The Emporium at the Beach Condominiums

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.

I have been associated with Mary Catherine and her exceptional team on three homes. I have always found her to be an excellent designer who is professional, knowledgeable, and very creative. She has the ability to envision the entire project and then follow through all the details to completion. Her effervescent personality enables her to be easy to work with and to make the entire experience very enjoyable. I would recommend her very highly and would welcome anyone to my beautiful home to see all that she has done.

-carrieann246

Spring Lake, New Jersey

We have used MCM2Design for several projects, the largest of which was a major renovation of our Queen Anne Victorian in Ocean Grove. Mary Catharine is fun to work with, creative, and uses capable vendors for special items such as textiles and tile work. She is generally punctual, honest, and seems genuinely interested in providing service excellence. Attention is personal and she communicates well. It might not be the least expensive out there, but the service has usually been provided at a reasonable value considering the skill and level of attention we receive. It's especially valuable if you want to buy custom furniture, which saves lots of time and effort.

-oceangrovers

Ocean Grove, New Jersey