KEVIN J MAHER INTERIOR DESIGN
My company, Kevin J. Maher Interior Design has
provided award winning interior and architectural
design to residential and hospitality clients in the
New York, New Jersey and Southern California
area for over thirty-five years.
How I started...
In 1978 I aquired dual positions in New York
providing drafting and renderings to the world
famous interior designer William Turner and for
Bernard Auffray, drawing custom cabinets and
boiserie paneling for the venerable French furniture
company - Auffray & Company. Subsequently I was
hired by pioneer in the design industry, Lorin
Marsh, designing custom furniture in their
showroom located in the D & D Building.
"From the begining I worked as a furniture designer
before I was an interior designer".
I ventured out on my own and in 1985 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
services to the hotel and their various properties for
over 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 rooms and a fabulous Art
Moderne beach front compound on Peter's Pond in
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 and reflection of our client's design
needs and wishes.
Award winning design...
In 1988 I won the first prize for best use of a Schonbek 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". Through this campaign with Schonbek my work appeared
in every major trade and shelter magazine for over ten years.
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
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 gold damask 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
cabrioles and form a dramatic lighting effect. The entire
ballroom was then gilded, faux painted and marbelized.
Design Services include project
managment, consultation, design
design (CAD) 3-D renderings, color
schemes, style sheets and lighting
We design and manufacture custom
furniture and upholstery and
collaborate with our clients using
our on-line trade sources for the
selection and purchase of fabrics,
lighting and furniture.