Book Signing with Renowned Interior Designer


We are thrilled to welcome Brian J. McCarthy to St. Michael’s Woman’s Exchange on Thursday, January 31. He’ll join us from 2:00 - 3:30 to sign copies of his books, Parish-Hadley Tree of Life and Luminous Interiors.

Brian J. McCarthy creates dynamic personalities within each home he designs. Known for his attention to detail and love of texture, he brings a refreshing, unique perspective to each of his projects, living and working by the motto that no two homes are ever alike.


The legendary interior design firm Parish-Hadley Associates set the standard for American style in the finest homes for more than three decades, from the 1960’s through the 1990’s. The partnership between Parish and Hadley had a great impact on the style, creative process and practices of the designers who worked for them. In Parish-Hadley Tree of Life: An Intimate History of The Legendary Design Firm, 30 of the most well-known designers and architects relate their personal experiences working at the firm and offer images they’ve chosen of their own work. The author, Brian McCarthy, began his Parish-Hadley career in 1983 and luckily is included in this beautiful collection.


In Luminous Interiors, Brian J. McCarthy explores nine of his favorite projects around the country, from the Hamptons to Southern California. Gorgeous, inspiring photographs, alongside McCarthy's personal, informative text, take us through his creative process. Meticulously layering interior architecture, finishes, furniture, art, and decorating objects, McCarthy creates rooms that seem to have lived lives of their own.

McCarthy graduated from New York City's Pratt Institute and has worked on projects around the world. In 2005, he designed the private quarters and refurbished the State Rooms in Winfield House, the official residence of the Ambassador to the Court of St. James. Additionally, he has designed an array of stunning private residences. McCarthy is a member of Elle Decor's A-List, and his work has been featured in many publications, including House Beautiful, Elle Decor, New York Magazine (100 Best), the New York Times, and Veranda, as well as in several books.

So join us on January 31 to meet this warm, engaging and talented designer!