KEVIN J MAHER INTERIOR DESIGN
My company, Kevin J. Maher Interior Design has
provided award winning design for residential and
hospitality projects to discerning clients in the New
York, New Jersey and the Southern California area
for over thirty-five years.
Graphic design, drafting and illustration training
landed me dual-positions in the late Seventies as
assistant and draftsman to the world famous interior
designer William Turner and as showroom
designer/draftsman for Bernard Auffray, creating
custom cabinets and paneling for the venerable
French furniture company - Auffray & Company. I
was subsequently hired by Lorin Marsh, a pioneer
in the design industry, drafting and designing
custom furniture in their New York showroom.
"From the begining I worked as a furniture designer
before I was an interior designer".
I ventured out on my own in 1985 and scored the
renovation of the Grand Ballroom at the Garden
City Hotel "at that point I realized I had a firm". We
provided custom furniture, interior and architectural
designs to the hotel and their various properties for
the next 10 years. Collaborations with the hotel
owners at that time included "Club G" Long Island's
premiere nightclub, The Societe and Cotillion
Rooms, The Polo Bar and Grill, The Presidential
Suite, Parlor and Guest room designs.
My company intergrates architectural backgrounds, provides
project managent and oversees every aspect of a project to
successfully deliver beautiful, elegant interiors. We work with the
client on every level providing comprehensive design plans,
architectural designs, acquisitions of antique furniture, lighting,
rugs and art. The result is comfort, durability, quality and style - a
distinctive mark of my work.
In 1988 I won the first prize for best use of a chandelier in a
residential setting judged by Architectural Digest. It was my design
for a living room in Warren, New Jersey and a perfect example of
how I blend architectural modifications, custom furniture, lighting,
art and accessories to create a classic look. The Schonbek
Chandelier company sponsored the competition and used the
room in their campaign "The New Classicism and how to light it"
Not tied to any one particular style, my projects truly are a
reflection of the clients wishes and needs imbued with a clear
My speciality is exquisite custom furniture, built-ins, architectural
woodworking and paneling, luxury kitchen and bath design,
lighting, art and antiques.
|Auffray & Company "Bressan" Louis
XV Lighted Display Cabinet
1988 Award Winning Design. Kevin Maher's "Best Use of a Chandelier"
in a residential setting. Photo courtesy Schonbek Chandelier Company
Kevin Maher, Rancho Mirage 2015
Now based in Palm Springs,
California, Kevin J. Maher Interior
Design brings a highly skilled hand,
transparent business practices and
creative solutions to his design
projects to both coasts.
A bit of design history...
The design of the Regency Grand
Ballroom for the Garden City Hotel,
Garden City NY was a very special
project. The mandate was to create
a ballroom inspired by the luxury
liner "Normandie" with backgrounds
in the style of Versailles. We
developed the architectural plans
and elevations for the paneling,
woodworking, lighting and drapery
designs. KMID was involved in
every aspect of construction. The
backgrounds were constructed
off-site and installed in the ballroom
room during a two-month period to
avoid lost revenue. The lighting
was especially fabulous with
sublime Deco sconces and
modifications to the existing
chandeliers simulating inverted
towers of illuminated crystal.
|Ballroom Chandelier Design, Garden City Hotel
Louis Baldinger & Sons, Astoria NY
|Design for the Regency Grand Ballroom Garden City Hotel
American Wood Work, Old World Modlings, Louis Baldinger & Sons; Sconces.
After the plans and elevations of the ballroom were drawn up
we developed the sketches for the faux window concept. Each
simulated mirrored "window" is capped by a zigurat cornice
and keystone. An Austrian shade in a gold damsk fabric
completed the look. Based on sketches I submitted to the
lighting company, a full size shop drawing was developed. I
then choose custom metal bowl spinnings which contain the
lucite cabroiles and form a dramatic light effect. The entire
ballroom was gilded, faux painted and marbelized.
Now, I am pleased to provide my
services in a digital format. Digital
Services include consultation,
design development of floor plans
and elevations using
computer-aided design (CAD) and
3-D renderings, color schemes and
Custom furniture and upholstery
may also be designed and ordered
through our on-line sources.
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