MARY CATHERINE McCARTHY, LLC
BEFORE & AFTER
Brielle, New Jersey
I love a collaboration! I listen closely and help bring clarity to clients' visions. Throughout the process, we're on the same ride together.
We wanted it to be an oasis designed to host friends and family. While we incorporated a beach theme throughout, it's subtle enough to remain elegant. All of the bedrooms were a blank canvas which allowed for the selected colors to shine, each in its own way. The window treatments, wall coverings, lighting and fabrics created the inviting boutique hotel style rooms the client was envisioning. A major upgrade to the outdoor entertaining space allowed for Summers to be enjoyed relaxing poolside with the perfect cocktail or float after a day at the beach. This Jersey Girls riverfront home is a gem here at the Jersey Shore.
Sea Girt, New Jersey
The clients decided that their Summer home will become a year round residence in the future.
Our first design challenge was to renovate the twenty year old kitchen layout to incorporate an entertaining island and bar area with beverage center & bar sink. By relocating and replacing the existing sliding door, in switching the location of a window we repurposed, we were able to extend the kitchen floorpan to meet the clients requests.
Then came the second challenge. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, we had to execute & renovate the space in a new way. Each contractor worked separately to accomplish the work needed as the project moved forward. Materials & supplies were often delayed. The extraordinary collaboration of each contractor in the process shows through in the photographs of the final design.
Avon By The Sea, New Jersey
The goal was to redo this kitchen within a reasonable budget before the Summer
(& twins) arrived.
We sprayed the cherry wood cabinets white and changed all of the hardware. The existing countertop was replaced with a new Quartz Pearl Jasmine. The backsplash tile was completely new with a blue subway tile. A picture frame was created to highlight the custom handmade tiles behind the existing range.
Additional space was reconfigured functionally to create a mudroom to accommodate a growing family. The old paver patio was removed and replaced with a fenced deck, which will be accessed by a new dutch door. An awning was added to create more usable outdoor living space for the family to enjoy.
Asbury Park, New Jersey
The kitchen & bathroom was completely gutted and redesigned.
New cabinets, fixtures, flooring and appliances were installed.
In the kitchen, a farm sink, faucet and natural tile backsplash was added to highlight the new cabinets' design. A custom built serving and storage area was added to the kitchen space by extending into the dining area.
The entire bathroom was gutted and a new spacious floor plan was created using a sliding barn door which allows for ADA access. The old sink and toilet were removed to update the master bath floor plan. The new fixtures and sink cabinets were placed next to the walk-in shower.
Avon By The Sea, New Jersey
The addition of the chandelier, light linen drapes and gorgeous four poster metal bed create the vacation mood desired by the client .
The dated fan was replaced by a dramatic chandelier to create a romantic master bedroom. A new paint palette was created for the entire space.
In the living room, the original capped columns were renovated by creating molding detail to match the existing trim. New hardwood flooring replaced the carpet. The lighting was replaced with drum shade with increased wattage needed to light the large space.
The new palette continues throughout the entire home and new hardwood and fans update the light breezy beach look.
The upper shutters in the master bedroom were removed and added motorized shades for sleeping at night. But also allowed more light into the space as desired.
Bradley Beach, New Jersey
The original family home built in the 1920's was a loving restoration incorporating the old and the new in surprising ways.
We removed the dated drapes to open the windows and let more light in with new blinds. The new lighter paint palette was chosen to recall the ocean blends and keeping the original trim painted white.
The addition of a new kitchen and family room invites generations to visit all year round and welcome a family who loves to cook and gather.
Salvaging the original 1920 dining room, we restored the original mahogany molding, coffered ceiling and restored floors. The new glistening chandelier of assembled frosted sea glass is the perfect counterpoint to the mahogany wood.